16 Apr The reasons Barcelona brings out creative minds
1. A summertime atmosphere: source of creativity
It is common to say that working in a good environment helps us to work more energetically. It stimulates our mood and creativity, that’s why Barcelona is the perfect place to work! Very near your workplace you can find a wide range of traditional restaurants, such as tapas bars and Latin American restaurants that will make you drool. On weekends, you can admire the various monuments that adorn the city, thanks to all the metro and bus routes that connect the whole city. So let’s start with a tour designed for admirers of contemporary art!
2. The city of the artists
This famous museum, five minutes from el Parque de la Ciutadela, has over 4,251 permanent works by Pablo Picasso. Among them, you can see his 58-painting-series from 1957 as well as a complete engravings collection, without forgetting some of his works from 1917, and others linked to the painter’s well-known blue era. Picasso is a major influencer in the world of art, that is why his works could be a good source of inspiration.
Museu d’Art Contemporani
Designed by the American architect Richard Meier between 1987 and 1995, this museum of contemporary art located in the El Raval district contains works mainly from the second half of the 20th century and exhibits lots of work from young contemporary Catalan artists. Its glass front lends to a bright and luminous inside and immediately reminds us if the very modern side of architecture, which is in contrast with the more traditional architecture we can find in Barcelona’s areas such as El Barrio Gótico.
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
Located ten minutes from the Parque de Montjuïc, this huge museum with gothic architecture offers exhibitions from the Middle Ages, inspired by Roman and Gothic art. Thus, you can contemplate the various collection of coins, engravings and photographs, as well as browse the Biblioteca General d’Història de l’Art.
3. Architecture : a Barcelona keyword
Torres Toyo Ito
These impressive buildings created by the Japanese architect Toyo Ito are located in Hospitalet de Llobregat, en la plaza de Europa. They are the second largest buildings in the district. The red building, which is inspired by nature and especially the lotus flowers, a Japanese emblem, has become a 26-storey luxury hotel and the second one has offices on its 23 floors. It is obvious that this mix of architectural styles are the charm of the city!
If you liked this topic, have a look at the influencers of Barcelonian architecture, which goes into even more depth on the subject!