Barcelona is a sporting city

Barcelona is a city that clearly intends to promote a healthy lifestyle because it offers a wide range of natural spaces plus outdoor and indoor sports facilities that make up its ‘Sport, city and well-being’ side. A sports facility next door The offer generated by the Barcelona Sports Institute and the city’s sports organisations includes many facilities that make it…

Spring operating times start at the Magic Fountain

Operating times for the Magic Fountain and the city’s ornamental fountains have been adapted for spring, coinciding with the start of sequences at sunset and in line with criteria on sustainability and the rationalisation of schedules. The Magic Fountain and the city’s ornamental fountains will start operating their spring schedule on Thursday 5 April. From then…

Ideas for the long weekend

This is a long weekend for anyone taking Monday off. Either way, people staying in the city have plenty of cultural and leisure options open to them. ‘World Press Photo’: The fourteenth edition of the ‘World Press Photo’ international exhibition is on at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB). Feria de Abril: Catalonia’s…

Primavera Sound

This year’s extensive line-up includes the comeback tour by the Arctic Monkeys; the first visit to the festival by Björk; Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, presenting Skeleton Tree; The National; The War on Drugs; A$AP Rocky; Migos; Lorde and Jane Birkin, who will be singing songs in homage to Serge Gainsborough with an orchestra made…

Barcelona cycling guide

There’s never a shortage of things to see in Barcelona, but for visitors, there’s often a shortage of time. Cycling around to take in the city’s sights is an incredibly efficient, fun and healthy way to enjoy everything Barcelona has to offer, from the sea to the monuments to the vibrant streets that make this the energetic place it is. Taking a spin around a…

Barcelona’s best clubs

You may have heard there’s quite a nightlife in Barcelona. The rumours are true, and these are some of the city’s favourite clubs. Whether you want to groove to R&B, funk or jazz, bang your head to rock, dance until sparks fly to disco or pop, or squint and nod your head to the best…

Barcelona Sona

This twofold initiative aims to warn of the increase in noise, as well as promoting certain sounds (water jets in fountains, birds, bell towers etc.) as audible heritage. To this end, and coinciding with International Noise Awareness Day on 25 April, various free activities are being organised around the city for all sectors of the…

Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’

Concert Hall The violin concertos The Four Seasons are Vivaldi’s best known work, one of the most popular in classical music. The Palau de la Música is offering a chance to rediscover the work on 28 April with a concert by the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès, the Cor Madrigal and the violinist and conductor Sergei Malov. Malov…

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite met each other thanks to John Lee Hooker. The legendary musician thought they should play together and so they recorded No Mercy in This Land, an incredible blues disc which they will be performing live at the Sala Barts on 27 April as part of their international tour. No Mercy in…

‘Inject Love’ at the Casa Batlló

The art exhibition ‘Inject Love’ can be seen in different parts of the Casa Batlló from 20 April to 12 March. The display consists of sculptures, photographs and installations offering a slightly ironic dialogue on love, and at the same time creative ideas on demonstrations of love. The Belgian authors Brusse and Hanse Cora have…

Spring festivities in Barceloneta

A new edition of Barceloneta’s spring festivities takes place from 20 April to 27 May. Once again this year the Barceloneta neighbourhood is gearing up to give spring a festive welcome. The numerous acts being organised include a tribute to the poet Paco Jover on Sant Jordi’s Day, and International Dance Day on 27 April….