Details, Barcelona

Details

GETTING THERE

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Multiple airlines offer connecting flights from all three Washington-area airports to Barcelona.

WHERE TO STAY

Andante Hotel

Drassanes 23-25, Barrio Raval

011-34-93-441-25-45

www.andantehotel.com

Modern, sustainability-minded hotel features a rooftop terrace and outdoor pool within easy walking distance of puppetry venues. Rooms from $140.

Hotel Barceló Raval

Rambla del Raval 17-21, Barrio Raval

1-800-227-2356

www.barcelo.com

This cylindrical hotel’s 186 rooms and suites are decked out with “raindance” showers and Nespresso machines. Rooms from $170.

WHERE TO EAT

Tickets

Avinguda Paral•lel 164, Poble Sec

www.ticketsbar.es

Experience the Adria brothers’ molecular gastronomy — including puffed manchego “airbags” and spherical “olives” (both around $10) — in a carnivalesque setting.

Suculent

Rambla del Raval 43, Barrio Raval

011-34-93-443-65-79

suculent.com

Find tasty Spanish/Mediterranean classics with a modern, market-inspired twist. Entrees from $14.

WHAT TO DO

The Barcelona puppet season runs from September through June.

La Casa dels Entremesos

Plaça de Beates 2, Barrio Born

011-34-93-268-35-31

lacasadelsentremesos.cat

See a collection of gegants, capgrossos and bestiari, as well as a small collection of marionettes dating to the early 19th century. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. About $2.

Casa-Taller de Marionetas

Carrer Guardia 11, Barrio Raval

011-34-93-301-11-57

tallerdemarionetas.org

This workshop and performance space is at the center of Barcelona’s puppetry scene. Admission to performances may vary (around $10).

Sala Fènix

Carrer Riereta 31, Barrio Raval

011-34-93-441-34-67

www.salafenix.com

Small venue hosts puppet performances, art shows and other events. Admission varies.

The Marionetarium

Parc d’Atraccions, Plaça del Tibidabo, 3-4

011-34-93-417-68-43

www.marionetarium.com

Puppet theater on Mount Tibidabo features more than 300 puppets created by European masters over the past six decades. Free with park admission.

Marionetas Travi

Carrer Amargós, 4, Barrio Gótico

011-34-93-412-66-92

marionetastravi.com

String marionette workshop and store with more than 25 years of history in Barcelona.

La Puntual

Carrer de l’Allada Vermell 15, Barrio Born

011-34-63-930-53-53

lapuntual.info

Puppet theater housed in the former workshop space of Toni Rumbau’s puppet company, La Fanfarra. Admission $11.50.

INFORMATION

barcelonaturisme.com

puppetring.com

M.K.

 
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