SEAT Arona Primavera Weekend

Back to Barcelona with SEAT for the Primavera Club Weekend. This time we would get time with the new SEAT Arona urban SUV.

Primavera Club is a small music festival run by renowned Festival Organiser Primavera Sound.  The aim of the Primavera Club festival is to identify potential upcoming international bands. 

On the Friday night we went to El Molino which dates from 1908,  when it was then known as the “Petit Moulin Rouge”, and put on Spanish versions of French cabaret. It is now part of the eclectic nightlife of Barcelona. 

Here we were treated to the best gastronomy and delicious cocktails. The mouth-watering food came from the creative Michelin starred chef Carles Abellán, one of the world’s top chefs. One of Ferrán Adriá’s protégés, he learnt from him in the mythical El Bulli. Our amazing cocktails were conjured up by Barcelona based mixologists Giacomo Gianotti and Adriana Chía. It was then on to watch some cool new bands.

It was a memorable evening where music, food, art and SEAT all merged into the claim “Created In Barcelona”. 

A short video of our night with SEAT at Primavera Club and our test drive of the SEAT Arona around the streets of Barcelona.

Here are some of the shots I took on our test-drive of the urban SUV.

I stayed on in Barcelona to catch up with friends for the next few days. it was great to get to explore the city a bit more. Even though I was suffering with a bad cold I still made the effort to get out early and hit some great locations on my photographic list.

I was blown away by some of the modern architecture in Barcelona. Especially along the waterfront.

As some of you may know I love taking photos on London's Underground so I was really excited to be shown some amazing Barcelona Metro stations by my friend Monicá. So much pleasing symmetry to be had.

One of the best discoveries I made on this trip was thanks to Elena @elensham . It is the newly restored Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. Built between 1902 and 1930 by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the complex fell into neglect. However, now the renovated buildings are magnificent once more, with elaborate design both inside and out. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and well worth a visit.

So I can highly recommend Barcelona as a city that will meet most people's needs whether it be music, great art, street art, food, drink, Modernisme architecture, modern architecture, friendly people and a few rays of golden sunshine thrown in.