The best ‘xiringuito’ beach bars on the Barcelona coast

Eating well with your feet in the sand is possible in Barcelona and along the whole county coastline, especially now that we’ve travelled from Castelldefels to Montgat in search of the best urban ‘xiringuitos’, or beach bars.

Summer evenings at the Casa de les Punxes

This year the Casa de les Punxes is opening up its roof terrace in the evenings on Fridays, ofefring a combination of music and gastronomy. Various jazz formations, jazz fusion and other outfits will be performing. One of the artists playing on the roof terrace of the building by Josep Puig i Cadafalch is Carlos…

‘The Way Things Do’

In 1987 the Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss presented the film Der Lauf der Dinge, known internationally as The Way Things Go. The film looks at the chain reaction of numerous objects and substances which are activated and linked in some way as if they were part of predetermined and ongoing action of cause and effect….

The Circuit Festival is back

Barcelona once again presents the Circuit Festival this summer, now in its tenth edition and offering numerous activities for the gay and lesbian community, with international artists playing a part. Thousands of people from around the world take part in this festival, a well-established and world-renowned event. The programme includes concerts, DJ sessions, sports activities…


There’s no let up in culture and leisure proposals in the city in August. There are all sorts of options, from having fun at local festivals in neighbourhoods such as Gràcia or Sants to any of the numerous concerts offered by the Mas i Mas festival. The Circuit Festival is another option, as are open-air…