MOTORBIKE MUSEUM, EXPOMINER and BARCA vs AC MILAN
In the past, we´ve mentioned the annual Harley Davidson festival that usually takes place at the FIRA and attracts thousands of motorbike enthusiasts from all over the world. We´ve recently found out that there is a Motorbike Museum in Barcelona where you can learn more about anything that goes really fast on 2 wheels!
Located on Calle Palla number 10 (between Liceu and Jaume 1 metro stops), this museum currently has an exhibition of some of the most original models, which means that they were very unique and purpose-built with excellent craftsmanship. This also means that they were never mass produced and therefore very limited. There is for example and motorbike with a 2.3 meter diameter back wheel and a scooter that apparently aimed to reproduce the comfort of a car!
The museum is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10.00 – 14.00 and from 16.00, and also on Sundays from 10.30 – 14.30. General admission is €6 and €4 for students or pensioners. Children under 8 enter for free. More information on their website.
The 35th edition of the Expominer will be taking place at the FIRA from Friday 8 – Sunday 10 November, and is the leading European event for lovers of natural gems. Yes, it does sound rather boring, but interestingly it attracts over 14.000 visitors and 140 exhibitors from 16 countries. Precious stones, fossils, minerals and jewels can all be seen on display and this event is regarded as the benchmark viewing, selling and buying minerals. The event takes place at the same time as the Coin and Stamps Collector´s fair (Colecciona Barcelona), which not only has coins and stamps, but also old photographs and postcards. Two great events for those who have a passion for collecting. The opening times for the Expominer event will be from 10.00 to 20.30 and entrance is free as far as we could tell. Exhibitors however would need to pay for a stall. More information is available here
FC BARCELONA VS AC MILAN
Unless you´ve been living in a cave on the moon for the last few months, you will undoubtedly be aware of the nail biting game that will take place on Wednesday evening at Camp Nou : BARCA VS AC MILAN. You may also remember Barca´s comeback in March when they beat Milan 4 – 0 – hopefully this Wednesday´s game will be just as exciting! If you can´t make it to the stadium, head down to your nearest bar on pub with some friends and be part of the excitement of this game!