Italia Repubblica Creativa

Italia Repubblica Creativa is a programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Italy’s Republic Day in the city. This year’s event offers some of the most important contemporary experiences from the artistic and cultural scene of Apulia, the guest region for 2019. The programme runs from 14 May to 3 June and explores the artistic…

‘Tast a la Rambla’

The sixth edition of the ‘Tast a la Rambla’ Barcelona Gastronomy Week is set to turn the avenue into a showcase for the finest city cuisine. In the Rambla de Santa Mònica, the central venue for the event, forty of the most important restaurants and cake shops from the city (including Michelin-star holders such as…

City of Barcelona International Artistic Swimming Trophy

Barcelona is hosting the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2019, which also constitutes the 5th City of Barcelona International Artistic Swimming Trophy. The competition is being held at the Piscina Sant Jordi and offers a chance to see world-class swimmers from this sport in action. The event in Barcelona is the eighth round of this…

Barcelona Surf Festival

The Barcelona Surf Festival has a new location in an ideal spot. This year’s edition is being held in the Barceloneta neighbourhood, in front of the sea. The facilities at the Club Natació Barcelona, with direct access to the beach, will be hosting this year’s programme. Three days of music, films, exhibitions, talks and many…

7th Festival Jardins Pedralbes

The 7th Festival Jardins Pedralbes once again offers summer evenings full of musical attractions, with a line-up including the likes of Diego el Cigala, Joan Dausà, Los Planetas, Woody Allen, Izal, The Beach Boys, Ramon Mirabet, Juanes, Gilberto Gil, Christopher Ross and Gipsy Kings. The Italian singer-songwriter and French national Carla Bruni will be opening…

Guided tours of the air-raid shelter in Plaça del Diamant

In 1992, due to some building work being carried out at the time, the air-raid shelter was discovered underneath Pl. Diamant, in Gràcia. Built twelve metres below the surface by local residents during the Spanish Civil War, the shelter protected over 200 people during the numerous attacks on the industrial area of Gràcia at the…

Visits to the City Hall

Every Sunday morning, the City Hall will be opening to the public free of charge and allowing visitors to discover the history and architecture of the building. Guided tours will be offered in Catalan, Spanish and English and will take in the most important rooms. These are free visits and no prior registration is needed….

A visit to Gaudí’s Casa Vicens

As a young architect, Antoni Gaudí’s first main commission was to build a summer home for Manuel Vicens i Montaner, a wealthy businessman who owned a tile and brick factory. Since November 2017 the house has been open to the public to visit. Located in C/ Carolines in the Vila de Gràcia neighbourhood, it has…

‘The art of visiting a garden: Parc del Laberint’

Availability according to the schedule of occupation of the organizer, the Sun Factory. La Fàbrica del Sol is organising a guided tour for groups entitled ‘The art of visiting a garden: Parc del Laberint’. The two-hour route is a chance to discover the flora, hedge maze, water, mythology and hidden spots in this unique city…

Theatricised visit to the Casa Batlló

The Casa Batlló is one of Antoni Gaudí’s most unique and best-known works. Originally built in 1877, Gaudí reformed the building between 1904 and 1906. The architect completely changed the façade, redistributed the interior partition walls, made the patio bigger and turned the inside of the building into an authentic work of art. The building…