New Year

Av. Maria Cristina, with the Palau Nacional in the background, will once again be the perfect setting for the New Year’s Eve party in Barcelona. Fireworks designed by Pirotècnia Igual, our prestigious home-grown international company, will combine with a musical accompaniment and the water display at the Magic Fountain to turn the show into a…

Things to do this Christmas and New Year in Barcelona Tradition, concerts, sport, fairs… everything you need to get into the Christmas and New Year spirit

Barcelona is bubbling with revellers at Christmastime. The city offers a variety of things to do, in the form of concerts, art exhibitions, dressed-up buildings, sporting events, markets, and of course the parties. And remember that the winter holidays in Barcelona go on until Kings’ Day on January 6, so here are some suggestions to…

Activities in Plaça Catalunya

From 17 December to 4 January, Pl. Catalunya will be a magical and participatory space for the Christmas season. The square is offering recreational activities and a cultural programme for everyone, with spaces for young and old alike to dream. Come along and share your dreams and wishes with others, play and enjoy shows by…

The Responsible Consumption Fair is back (Social and Solidarity Economy)

The second edition of the fair, organised by the Commissioner for the Social, Solidarity and Cooperative Economy and Consumer Affairs at City Council, once again presents products, services and activities from companies and entities promoting a responsible and local consumer model. You’ll find projects, entities and companies which are driving the economy rooted in the…

‘It’s snowing at the Casa Batlló’

Snow takes centre stage at the Casa Batlló from 19 December to 9 January, with a visual show to wish the city a happy Christmas. The Casa Batlló will also be donating a percentage from entrance tickets sold over the festive season to a training and ethics project by the Fundació Aldees Infantils SOS Catalunya…

‘The Light of Sant Pau’

The Sant Pau Art Nouveau site is marking the winter solstice with ‘The Light of Sant Pau’, a symphony of light which also acts as an invitation to celebrate this time of the year. ‘The Light of Sant Pau’ is also a homage to modernista architecture, in particular the work of Domènech i Montaner, who…

‘A Thyssen Never Seen’

‘A Thyssen Never Seen’ is a display of 63 works of art from the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection which had never left the Madrid museum together before, 42 of which had never been seen before in Barcelona. The works are grouped into five themes: religious painting, portraits, still life, landscape and urban landscape. This establishes a dialogue…

Get to know Horta-Guinardó on the Labyrinth Tour

If you want to taste the flavour of a neighbourhood that preserves Barcelona’s traditional, working-class spirit, this tour is your best opportunity and we are sure you will enjoy it. Getting away from the city centre will allow you to discover the city’s third biggest district on a tour round its most emblematic locations. After…

Weekend: Torrons and culture!

There’s plenty in store for all the family this weekend. Between tasting one torró and another, if you fancy a taste of culture too the city has plenty on offer for young and old alike. Circus takes to the streets and squares of the Ciutat Vella district, and at the CCCB the film cooperative Zumzeig…

Discover Barcelona with Dos de Arte books

Travelling with a book in your pocket is the best way to get to know a city. In a place like Barcelona, where art and architecture abound, books by Barcelona publisher Dos de Arte provide essential reads on emblematic places such as La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló and Park Güell. Any visit to…

(Almost) all you need to know about: Tió de Nadal and the Caganer

The Tió is a much-loved Catalan tradition used to celebrate the Christmas season. It’s a log that is given human physical features, such as eyes, eyebrows, legs and a nose. It’s wrapped in a blanket for warmth and is crowned with the traditional Catalan barretina. The whole family customarily comes together before the beginning of…