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…

Night-time visits to the Fabra Observatory

Built in 1904 and designed by the Modernista architect Josep Domènech i Estapà, the Fabra Observatory enjoys a privileged position on the Collserola mountain range, where visitors can observe the firmament through a powerful telescope. Friday’s guided tours cover the museum and Modernista hall, offer observations through a telescope and include visitors to the outside…

Guitar BCN 2019: 30 years, 30 concerts

Guitar BCN is marking its 20th anniversary with 30 concerts and a top-class programme. The line-up features established artists such as Andrés Calamaro and Estrella Morente, who will be offering their latest work at El Liceu. Adrià Puntí will also be presenting his new disc with two concerts, one in a theatre format and another…

International Markets Week

The sixth edition of International Markets Week sees the city’s markets open up to the general public with a wide array of cultural activities, gastronomy, recreation and family fun. Highlights include the tapas night at the Mercat del Guinardó and the 50th anniversary of the Mercat de Vall d’Hebron (18 May), and a communal botifarra…

Local festival in Dreta de l’Eixample and 15th Modernista Fair

The best-known activity during the local festival in the Dreta de l’Eixample neighbourhood is the Modernista Fair. Now in its fifteenth edition, this is one of the highlights on the city agenda, drawing more and more visitors every year. The fair takes place in the upper section of C/ Girona and offers visitors a chance…

European Congress on Mental Health and Intellectual Disability

The 12th European Congress on Mental Health and Intellectual Disability focuses on people and their families to improve the welfare, service and support they need. The congress will use debates and presentations of scientific studies by prestigious international speakers to address behavioural disorders from the perspective of different services (education, health, community), as well as…