Weekend: Grand finale for the Sagrada Família local festival

The Sagrada Família neighbourhood goes into the final days of its local festival with a programme brimming with tradition and some thirty activities for all sorts of tastes. Culture also features strongly in the city over the three-day weekend with the children’s film session Un Dia de Festa at the Cinemes Girona, and the thirteenth…

Stroll with a Hat

Inspired by the annual Easter Parade in New York, the Stroll with a Hat aims to regain the popularity this accessory used to have. Anyone wanting to take part just needs to come along with a hat on, whatever its shape and style, and be ready to walk along Rambla Catalunya. This year, given the…

Bizbarcelona

Bizbarcelona is a major event which acts as a platform for entrepreneurs and small and medium sized businesses. This meeting place offers them advice, information on new trends, finance, business opportunities, tools for digitalisation and business services for the social economy. The fair also features a section on franchises, with a zone for exhibitors and…

World Press Photo

World Press Photo 17 has been brought forward and sees the city become one of the first in the world to display the winning photos from this highly prestigious photojournalism award. The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) will be one of the first venues to present the images and results of the Digital…

Weekend: Books, roses and solidarity!

Sant Jordi is a love for literature, in the city. As ever, 23 April sees the city’s streets and squares fill with books and roses for one of the most special days of the year. This year over two hundred activities are being organised around the city’s neighbourhoods, with something for everyone. On Saturday, the…

Sant Jordi is Love

Sant Jordi is all about culture, flowers, love and public participation. And just as Barcelona is an open, inclusive and participatory city, so too is Sant Jordi. No other festival unites Barcelonians with their city as this saint’s day does. This sunday enjoy Barcelona with a good book and roses, poetry, activities and a lot…

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…

Weekend: A date with the Romani people and children’s literature!

As a way of discovering the cultural wealth and diversity of the Romani people, various acts are planned in the city for International Roma Day and are open to the general public. In the heart of the Raval neighbourhood, children and youths who are keen readers will find nearly a hundred activities as a taster…