Luxury Business Hotel in Barcelona
The recently opened W Hotel in Barcelona features fully adaptable conference equipment that makes business meetings memorable and special events spectacular.
With natural daylight created by floor-to-ceiling windows the main meeting room spans 988 sq meters and can comfortably accommodate 1,000 guests for a wonderful cocktail event, presentation or conference. It is the largest single meeting room in any W Hotel in Europe and is fully-equipped with luxury meetings and events technology.
Whether you’re hosting a company conference or celebrating a special event the new W Hotel in Barcelona can make it an affair to remember, set against a backdrop of beautiful views of the Mediterranean. Continue reading
The Arts Hotel in Barcelona has recently opened two new floors of event space with fantastic views of the Mediterranean and the city. ‘Arts 41′, located on the 40th and 41st floors, offers six individual spaces, each with full length windows, that can cater for up to 200 guests. Until now, the Arts Hotel had only one meeting space with natural daylight.
One of the main reasons people stay at the Arts Hotel is for the spectacular views (All accommodation has panoramic views of the city or sea) and as all of the meeting spaces were on the ground floor, they didn’t have any with great views up until now which was a shame; clients often prefer to have natural daylight and wonderful views if given the choice.
This new Arts41 event space was originally going to be an residence for the owner, Continue reading
The official opening of the museum Prado was organized on 19th November 1819. At that time the museum had only 311 paintings from Spanish painters. The number of works is constantly growing. Paintings from the Italian school were brought in the large gallery, so after six years the museum had 755 paintings.
MUSEUM OF FERDINAND VII
German painter Anton Raphael Mengs had a prominent position at the court of King Charles III and under his influence the king got interested in science and art. The King made a decision to equip a building that belonged to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts to place artistic and scientist collections there and to raise a museum next to it.
The construction of the museum Prado (Spanish Prado – “Meadows”) from the 18 century was not very smooth. The reason for the delay was the death of Charles III in 1788. However, in the early 19th century plan of building the museum began to receive an official form.
When the Museum Louvre in Paris was established in 1791, Spanish government ordered the transfer of Murillo paintings from Seville to Madrid. The tendency of opening museums next to palaces was followed by all European countries. This idea was widely accepted in high government circles. Napoleon’s intervention in Spain and the appropriation of the Spanish throne had an impact on the achievement of this plan. Thus in August of 1809 the Museum Prado was founded in Madrid.
Nationalization of the Museum
Architectural building of the Museum Prado also deserves special attention because it is a bright example of Classical art in Spain.
Elegant lines, harmonious proportions, the height of the walls, dimensions of the hall are exactly as they should be in one magnificent museum area. In 1930, a magnificent rotunda was constructed in the basement of the Museum Prado. This outstanding architectural achievement is with no natural light. Additional parts of the building built in the 19th and the 20th centuries have not violated the harmonious appearance of the building.
Until 1868 the museum was getting most of the works from the royal collections. However, when it was nationalized after the revolution, painters were in charge of it. The most significant event in the life of the Museum Prado is the creation of the patronage in 1912. This patronage decided to extend the building with additional 24 rooms. The expansion was completed in 1920. The main gallery was changed, the central stairway was built and two new buildings with 16 halls were attached.