A worded walk around Collserola

Now you can get closer to the Collserola mountain range in a very unusual manner, thanks to the walk being organised by the Vallvidrera – Vázquez Montalbán civic centre entitled ‘El sol de l’hivern’ [winter sun]. The sun conditions the walk, which takes in the part of the mountains which gets the most sunlight. During…

BCNegra, Barcelona’s meeting for crime novels

This year’s edition of BCNegra gets under way with the 8th edition of the Crims de Tinta award on 26 January. Up until 3 February, the city will be welcoming authors, editors, critics, journalists and readers of thriller and crime narratives to discuss the genre, currently in an exceptional state of health. Highlights at BCNegra…

The best films of the year

The Filmoteca de Catalunya is screening a selection of the best films of the year according to national critics and culture journalists. The films being shown are considered by critics to be the most interesting works to be released between 30 October 2015 and 30 October 2016. The selected films include Spotlight, El hijo de…

Barcelona tours: Walk, cycle, run, shop…

Whether it’s Gaudí, the beaches, or just the beautiful people that attract you to this city by the sea, we want you to see everything you can while you’re here. We’ve included the essentials – a stroll down La Rambla and a gaze at the Sagrada Família – but also some tours that will take…

The best views in Barcelona

There’s never a shortage of things to do and see in Barcelona, whether you’re into museums, beaches or historical sites. One of the best things to lay your eyes on though, is, well, all of it. Barcelona is home to many places that boast incredible views of the entire city, and taking one of the many opportunities to…

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…

‘Els Tres Tombs’ in Sant Andreu

The tradition of ‘Els Tres Tombs’ returns to the district of Sant Andreu in January with the blessing of animals and the procession. The Sant Antoni Abat carriage, jennets and other animals, and a wide array of carts and carriages take to the street in a procession around the old town of Sant Andreu de…

Picasso Night

On Saturday, 14 January, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) is organising an open session in the afternoon for visitors to see the exhibition ‘Romanesque Picasso’, with comments on the most outstanding works. The afternoon also includes a screening of the 1955 documentary Le Mystère Picasso, by Henri-Georges Clouzot. The documentary was filmed in…