World Press Photo 2016

Using the slogan ‘Seeing is Understanding’, the World Press Photo exhibition presents the photos which have received the prestigious photojournalism award. The exhibition brings together the 155 winning photos from the event and looks to open up the debate on the value and the challenges of photojournalism. This year’s winning photo is Hope for a…

Unlock fair

Unlock is the first international publishing fair for graffiti and urban art. Coinciding with the programme for the Open Walls Conference at the Nau Bostik, the Unlock fair includes lectures, talks, book presentations and the participation of over fifty publishing companies from Europe and America. Books and magazines on graffiti and urban art are increasingly…

The International Environmental Film Festival

The 23rd edition of the FICMA turns Barcelona into the world capital for films on environmental awareness. From 3 to 11 November, the 23rd edition of the International Environmental Film Festival (FICMA) is on at the CaixaForum, CosmoCaixa, Cinemes Girona, Institut Francès de Barcelona and the universities of Barcelona, Pompeu Fabra and Blanquerna. The festival…

The flamenco dancer María Pagés, at the Mercat de les Flors

The flamenco dancer, or bailaora, María Pagés uses the title of a poem by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz for her show. Óyeme con los ojos tells the story of the life and concerns of a woman who is a professional dancer. Accompanied by six musicians, the piece is a compendium of words, rhythm,…

Barcelona’s best paellas: the rice stuff

Finding a truly good paella in Barcelona can be complicated, especially these days when anyone with a handful of rice, a jar of broth, and a picture of the dish outside their tourist-trap establishment can claim to have the best paella in town. Don’t worry, you don’t have to go to Valencia to taste this…

Barcelona cycling guide

There’s never a shortage of things to see in Barcelona, but for visitors, there’s often a shortage of time. Cycling around to take in the city’s sights is an incredibly efficient, fun and healthy way to enjoy everything Barcelona has to offer, from the sea to the monuments to the vibrant streets that make this…

Barcelona terraces with views

A great way to fall in love with Barcelona is from on high, with a drink in hand and the stance of an Olympic god or goddess looking out over all you see before you. And what better way to do that than to head up to these rooftop terraces and feel like you’re in…

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…

Market of Markets

The grand celebration of Barcelona’s local produce and gastronomy is back. Once again this year stallholders from all over Barcelona will be setting up their stalls in the street to offer the finest products and chefs from all around the country will be giving free cooking displays focusing on local gastronomy. The initiative will also…

Multiculturalism, on show at Barcelona Ciutat Diversa

The Municipal Immigration Council is organising a new edition of the festival in Pg. Lluís Companys Showing how diversity makes the city richer, creating an interactive space between different entities and the public, and breaking down stereotypes about entities and immigrants are the aims of Barcelona Ciutat Diversa, a festival being held in Pg. Lluís…

The most up-and-coming circus comes to Nou Barris

The Ateneu Popular 9 Barris is holding the 52nd edition of the Combinat de Circ. Ever since 1996, the Combinat de Circ has been a meeting point for the sector. The event is a platform for the development and presentation of circus acts in good technical conditions. The result is a show which comes from…