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The Stanley Kubrick exhibition at CCCB (Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona) reviews the creative career of the well-known director Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999), from his formative years as a photographer at Look magazine, to his 12 feature films, closing with his projects that remained uncompleted or were taken on by other filmmakers.
Some of their most iconic objects featured in his films are shown as a unique treat in this exhibition: the man-ape costume from 2001 A Space Odyssey, the dresses of the twin sisters of The Shining, the masks from Eyes Wide Shut or even the helmet Full Metal Jacket, among others.
Price 6€ / 4€ Reduced
The guided visits are only offered in Catalan and Spanish, however Audioguides have the possibility to be offered in English, plus on wednesday you get the audioguide for free.
The festivities of Santa Eulàlia also known as the winter festival is a good opportunity to get closer to the popular culture and traditions of the city.
Santa Eulalia is a symbol of justice since with only 13 years old rose against the unfair acts that took place in the 4th century in which all the Christians of the Empire were persecuted. Her rebellion cost her her life. Due to these acts Santa Eulàlia became the patron of Barcelona until the seventeenth century.
These are the main important events taking place during the festivities of Santa Eulàlia:
- Dance of Sardanes:
The typical traditional Catalan dance is taking place February 12. On the Plaza de Sant Jaume while the ‘Procesión de les Laies’ arrives. During the days of the festival the Sardanes dance is held in different places of the city center.
The correfoc is another of the cultural manifestations which is held in many popular festivals of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. It is a show in which different characters called ‘diables’ (devils) and ‘dracs’ (dragons) make a pyrotechnic show while walking through the streets.
This show begins on the Rambla with different percussion groups until it reaches Plaça Sant Jaume. From there a children Correfoc takes place ending in the Pla de la Seu where it starts a bigger Correfoc.
One of the most stunning activities are the human towers. During the Santa Eulàlia festivities the ‘Castellers’ make a parade from the Plaza Nova to the Plaza Sant Jaume where you can enjoy the human castles made by different “Colles” (groups of people).
- ‘Los protocolos y bailes del Àliga de la Ciudad’:
This event starts in the Plaza de Sant Jaume and ends in the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. It involves different characters such as the ‘Àliga de Barcelona’, the ‘Lleó’ and the ‘Giants of Santa Maria del Mar’ who end up dancing in front of the altar of the basilica with the traditional music of the 'ministrers'.
- ‘Séquito de Santa Eulàlia Parade’:
This parade is done through the streets of the Gothic in which participates different characters of the traditional parades of the city such as giants, dwarfs, big heads and the giantess Laia, another possible denomination of the name of Eulàlia.
- ‘La procesión de les Laies’:
This is the oldest act of the Santa Eulalia festivities. And it is another parade in which the giants of Ciutat Vella, renamed ‘Laies’, walk through streets of the old town. The parade starts at seven o'clock in the afternoon in the Plaza de Sant Josep Oriol the Santa Eulalia’s
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