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…

Primavera Sound

The Primavera Sound 2019 music festival includes a new set curated by Yung Beef. The Grenadian artist, an icon for an entire generation, has chosen seventeen artists, local and international, emerging and legendary, to open up a route for street music (trap, reggaeton, rap) in the Parc del Fòrum. Primavera Sound is also offering more…

Brunch In the City

Brunch In the City is an open-air music event at different venues around Barcelona, with tables and shaded areas for people to rest between dances. The programme includes the following performances: 17 March, Parc del Fòrum: Marcel Dettmann, J-E-T-S (Jimmy Edgar × Machinedrum), Egyptian Lover. 31 March, Parc del Fòrum: John Talabot, Ben Ufo, Upsammy,…

‘Barcelona capital mediterrània’

‘Barcelona capital mediterrània’ looks at the role that Mediterranean commerce played in generating the resources and social diversification which enabled the municipality of Barcelona be conceived. This exhibition forms part of the MUHBA cycle devoted to the link between the sea and the history of Barcelona, which started in 2017 with ‘El port franc i…

Marnaton

Barcelona’s open-water swimming event is the first round of the 8th Marnaton eDreams Cup. The competition consists of three individual events of 6.5 km, 4 km and 2 km, setting off from the Fòrum, Mar Bella and Somorrostro beaches respectively and finishing at the Sant Sebastià beach. A non-scoring 4x500m relay race will also be…

‘Luxury. From Assyrians to Alexander the Great’

The ancient Assyrian, Babylonian, Phoenician and Persian empires shared with Alexander the Great the goal of extending their power beyond their own borders. Their territories were the scene of incessant struggles, but also intense commerce in raw materials, precious metals and manufactured items. Evidence remains of the exceptional quality and refinement of the luxuries acquired…