Check out the last activities of the year on this website!

The countdown to the end of the year, marked by clocks striking midnight, will turn into an impressive show along Av. Reina Maria Cristina, combining light, water, fireworks and music. Av. Reina Maria Cristina, with the Palau Nacional in the background, once again provides the perfect setting for Barcelona’s New Year’s Eve party. The combination…

Enjoy Christmas in Plaça de Catalunya

Plaça de Catalunya this year becomes the city of 800,000 ‘ingravidolles’, representing each of the households Barcelona currently has. This is a place where everyone’s imagination can soar as they share Christmas and cast out bad dreams. The ‘ingravidolles’ are a common thread in the various Christmas activities Barcelona is offering. They refer to the sensation of…

New Year’s Eve concert by the Municipal Band

Strauss’s The Blue Danube combines with Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake in this concert by the Barcelona Municipal Band. The band’s director, Salvador Brotons, has prepared a programme which also includes the most upbeat music from the operas of Rossini and Offenbach. A great chance to see out 2017 in the best way possible. For more information click here. http://agenda500.barcelona.cat/en/detall/new-yearrsquos-eve-concert-by-the-municipal-band_99400498194.html

Great New Year Concert with the Strauss Festival Orchestra

The New Year concert is one of the most eagerly-awaited musical events of the season. The Strauss Festival Orchestra will be offering a programme inspired by the famous yearly concert by the Vienna Philharmonic at the Musikverein in the Austrian capital. The programme includes some of the most famous waltzes by Johann Strauss II, such…

Trix, the world’s best preserved Tyrannosaurus

In 2013 a team of Dutch palaeontologists found the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex in Montana which was very complete and in excellent condition. Over half of the bones have been conserved and the skeleton is one of the largest ever found. Although the study of the skeleton shows that Trix led a life fraught with infections,…

‘Andy Warhol: The Art Mechanic’ at the CaixaForum

Up until 31 December, the CaixaForum is offering an exhibition on the creative development of Warhol, from his initial work in graphic design through to his becoming a universal pop art icon. Warhol used all sorts of gadgets and industrial techniques to create, such as video recordings and screen printing. The artist himself defined his…

Suggestions for the long weekend

Even though it’s a very long weekend, Barcelona doesn’t stop and offers a broad array of cultural, leisure and traditional options. Theatre: Christmas is drawing near, with its traditional family meals. Every Christmas season the Maldà offers Thornton Wilder’s classic El llarg dinar de Nadal (The Long Christmas Dinner). The play is on until 14 January. Exhibitions:…

Know Barcelona´s popular culture like a local!

Ever wonder what is going on with the local festivities and their origins? Check out this website by the Barcelona City Council and learn about this wonderful city! : http://lameva.barcelona.cat/culturapopular/en  

Barcelona restaurants with Michelin stars

Barcelona continues leading the way in cutting-edge, international cuisine. In the wide range of quality restaurants in the city, 24 stand out above the rest: those that have the honour of receiving a Michelin star or two… or three. If your wallet allows and you want to pay tribute, here’s the list of Barcelona’s 24 star-studded restaurants….

Depeche Mode

The ‘Global Spirit Tour’ reaches the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy Fletcher return to the city to present their new work and offer some of the songs which have made them one of the most mythical groups of all time. The band has sold over a hundred million discs…