“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…

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…