Weekend: It’s time to eat chestnuts!

All Saints’ Day is nearly upon us and the smell of chestnuts, sweet potatoes and panellets fills the air. The chestnut fest is here and brings with it a string of activities around the city’s civic centres. This weekend also see the Big Draw in the Ciutat Vella district, while the CCCB is offering a…

Gaudí Barcelona: Nine of the architect’s greatest hits

You’re likely familiar with Gaudí’s masterwork La Sagrada Família or even his stone treasure, La Pedrera, but the modernisme king’s unique style can be seen in architectural wonders dotted around Barcelona. No matter if you’re taking in Casa Batlló or wandering the paths of Park Güell, you can see the influence of Gaudí’s three greatest passions…

Getting around

Public transport in Barcelona consists of metro, bus, tram and train networks and generally works very well. Taxis are also a popular option, often proving cheaper than in other places, although rates have risen steadily in recent years. Private vehicles are more problematic due to cost and availability of parking and traffic. http://www.barcelona-metropolitan.com/visiting/getting-around/

Lesser-known Modernista jewels

If you can’t face another trip to the Sagrada Familia with visiting family, it’s time to take them off the beaten track and explore some of the city’s lesser-known Modernista architecture. Beyond the star attractions, Barcelona is also home to a wealth of lesser-known Modernista heritage that the city is working hard at renovating and…

Barcelona’s best museums for the whole family

Finding a day out that appeals to the whole family, particularly an educational one, can be a challenge no matter where in the world you live. Indeed, for many, the word museum is wont to conjure up images of yawning youths, temperamental teens and frazzled parents. Thankfully, many of Barcelona’s museums are fighting against this…

Beefeater In-Edit

Dedicated to exploring the intersection between music and films, Beefeater In-Edit screens musical documentaries from around the world. This year’s screenings include A Poem is a Naked Person (1978), which explores Leon Russell’s world in Seventies Oklahoma, Strike a Pose (2016), a deeply personal story about Madonna’s backup dancers from her ‘Blonde Ambition’ tour and…

Chemical Brothers

Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons formed their band in Manchester in the late Eighties during the height of the Haçienda era. In their extensive career, the musical duo have become pioneers of the English electronic scene, producing unforgettable tracks such as ‘Galvanise’ and ‘Hey Boy, Hey Girl’ alongside several number one albums and hit singles….

The Open Walls Conference urban art festival is back

The fourth edition of the Open Walls Conference sees the bulk of activities take place at the Nau Bostik. The Open Walls Conference, a leading festival on the international urban art circuit, goes into its fourth edition with a wide array of activities and a programme of international seminars at the CCCB. One of the…

“1,000 m² of desire. Architecture and sexuality”

The CCCB has some 250 items intended to illustrate the relationship between architecture and sex. How have places for sex been designed since the 18th century? How have places for sex been conceived and built over the centuries they have existed? Is the place where sex takes place important? Can a space provoke desire? These…

Children’s paint bot workshop

This workshop gives young children a chance to create a paint bot which can draw on its own. The workshop is aimed at families with children between 3 and 8 years old and takes place on Saturday at the Nau Bostik. The activity is being run by Makerkids, a group of professionals who work to…