This Weekend in Barcelona

Easter eggs, popular culture, family activities, processions and many, many more activities here: http://lameva.barcelona.cat/capdesetmana/en

Family activities at the Zoo

Every weekend, including public holidays and the school holidays, the Zoo offers activities which are included in the admission price. Some of the most interesting ones are as follows: Take good care of it: The Zoo Farm is the ideal place for educators to explain the difference between wild animals and those we keep in…

Guitar BCN 2018

Bob Dylan and Ringo Starr head the line-up for this festival, which gets under way in January and runs through until the end of June. Over the coming months Barcelona will welcome artists such as Joe Satriani, John Petrucci and Uli Jon Roth —G3— Tony Levin’s Stick Men, Pat Mastelotto and Markus Reuter. This edition…

The oceans, seen as never before

Oceans is the most important filmic account of the sea bed ever produced. This highly-acclaimed documentary involved seven years of work, 75 expeditions and the work of 500 people. A selection of 480 spectacular and previously unpublished images from the project now make up this exhibition at the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona – Museu…

De Flor en Flor

The third edition of De Flor en Flor is on at the Poble Espanyol from 29 March to 2 April. The third edition of De Flor en Flor, the Flowers and Garden Festival of Barcelona, offers a very special stroll around the squares and streets of the Poble Espanyol. Floral decorations will again take centre…

Float on

With a number of operators across Catalunya, hot air ballooning is a chance to see the region from a new perspective and discover places that are inaccessible or can’t be easily explored by land, from the peaks of the Pyrenees to the crystalline Mediterranean. In the age of Google Earth, when aerial views are no…

In fashion

Almost 100 years on, Barcelona is returning to its textile roots and proving to be a fertile ground for fashion and design entrepreneurs. As a creative powerhouse widely celebrated for its culture and innovation, the city’s ability to attract international investment, together with a growing infrastructure for new designers, means that it is both keeping…

Colonia Güell

When, in 1890, industrialist and patron of the arts Eusebi Güell decided to move his textile mill away from the social unrest of Barcelona, he commissioned Antoni Gaudí to design Colonia Güell, a purpose-built industrial colony in Santa Coloma de Cervelló, 23km south-west of the city. Unlike many large business owners of the time, Güell…

Castles of Catalunya

Medieval castles dot the land of Catalunya, all at one time or another populated by feudal lords, beautiful maidens and valiant soldiers—characters who now only exist in history books and fairy tales. While there are many ways to discover the region’s vast history, none are quite as enchanting as hunting down one of these formidable…

Illumination of the Passion Facade

To celebrate the start of Easter week, a light show, accompanied by music and narration, will take place at the Sagrada Família on March 25th, 26th and 27th. Projected onto the church’s passion facade, the show will detail the passionate death of Christ. The passion facade itself was sculpted by Josep Maria Subirachs to depict Jesus’ final…

Glenn Miller Tribute

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, together with The Irresistible Andrews Sisters, perform at the Liceu for one night only. This Glenn Miller tribute pays homage to the great Twenties and Thirties jazz band, whose famous leader was tragically lost at sea during the Second World War. The English tribute band, the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, which has covered jazz hits…