Twenty five years of Ciutat Flamenco

Ciutat Flamenco marks its 25th anniversary this year with eleven shows around nine different venues in nine different city neighbourhoods. The festival has become firmly established as a leading flamenco event in Barcelona, not only because it brings top names and the most interesting acts to the city, but also as it acts as a platform…

Barcelona’s taste trends

Dining out in Barcelona is a dizzying affair. With around 7,500 bars and restaurants scattered citywide, culinary allegiances run deep and turnover of new ventures is high. Catalunya’s is a cuisine of contrasts—be it sweet and savoury, or mar y montaña—and it should come as no surprise that strong regional pride and ties to Catalan identity…

Jazz it up

Where are the best jazz venues in Barcelona? More here: http://www.barcelona-metropolitan.com/in-the-city/things-to-do/best-jazz-clubs-barcelona/#page=1

Artisans and artists open their doors to the public

A new edition of Tallers Oberts BCN, with more than sixty scheduled activities, will take place from 11 to 13 May. What do you like best? Sculpture? Drawing? Jewellery? Or maybe you’re drawn more to photography or video creation? Are you, perhaps, interested in the entire field of textiles, printing and clothing? Luckily, you don’t…

11th edition of A Night at the Museum

Over eighty venues in Barcelona, Badalona, Cornellà, Esplugues, l’Hospitalet, Sant Adrià, Santa Coloma and Sant Joan Despí will be open free of charge until 1 am, offering exhibitions, concerts, workshops, guided tours and lots of activities for all the family. So clear your diaries because you’ve got a date for A Night at the Museum 2018: it’s…

Open workshops

Places where art and crafts are cooked up in Barcelona are opening up to the public again over the weekend of 11 to 13 May. The new edition of Tallers Oberts BCN, organised by the A-FAD (the artists and artisans association belonging to the FAD) with collaboration from Barcelona City Council and the Government of…

International New Roses Competition

A new edition of the Barcelona International New Roses Competition is being held at Parc de Cervantes from 11 to 13 May. The competition was created in 2001 to raise not just public awareness of rose cultivation but also the profile of the Parc de Cervantes’ rose garden. A space has been reserved ever since…

Sam Smith

The London musician is presenting his second disc, The Thrill of It All, with a tour taking in Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania. His first album topped the charts in the UK and became a global success, with over 12.5 million copies sold. At just twenty five, Smith has received numerous awards, including four Grammys,…

A visit to Gaudí’s Casa Vicens

The newly-renovated Casa Vicens, Gaudí’s first masterpiece, is now open to the public. As a young architect, Antoni Gaudí’s first main commission was to build a summer home for Manuel Vicens i Montaner, a wealthy businessman who owned a tile and brick factory. Since November 2017 the house has been open to the public to…

Visits to the City Hall

Guided tours are being offered at the City Hall on Sunday mornings from 10 am to 2 pm. Every Sunday morning, the City Hall will be opening to the public free of charge and allowing visitors to discover the history and architecture of the building. Guided tours will be offered in Catalan, Spanish and English and will…

Colonia Güell

When, in 1890, industrialist and patron of the arts Eusebi Güell decided to move his textile mill away from the social unrest of Barcelona, he commissioned Antoni Gaudí to design Colonia Güell, a purpose-built industrial colony in Santa Coloma de Cervelló, 23km south-west of the city. Unlike many large business owners of the time, Güell…