We Love Cats Market

The We Love Cats Market first started in 2012 and sells handmade products to raise money to help abandoned and stray cats in Barcelona. All the items sold at the fair are handmade by designers and artisans who opt for more sustainable and local forms of production. Since it started out, the We Love Cats…

Christmas lights

This year’s Christmas lights will stay on for an extra half an hour in line with opening hours at shops. The idea is to add vitality to the city’s network of commerce, and at the same time, for the lights to go off earlier on ordinary days to respect people’s hours of rest. The Christmas…

The Magic Fountain in Montjuïc

The Magic Fountain in Montjuïc offers traditional sequences of light, colour, water and music. The installation is able to produce 7 billion different combinations of water and light thanks to its capacity to conjugate all of its hydraulic and lighting elements. The Magic Fountain in Montjuïc and the other ornamental fountains in Av. Reina Maria…

‘From Bubble’

From Bubble, the contemporary art project by the artist Daniel Bagnon, kicks off a programme of a hundred activities based around Alzheimer’s. The goal of the activities is to raise public awareness and understanding on the effects of this illness and its social cost. The initiative involves the Associació de Familiars de Malalts d’Alzheimer de…

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…

‘Circo mágico’

In this circus a magic tree explains how the first great magician came down from the stars to our world to stay here. Fairies, jesters, fauns and other fantastic characters accompany him with acrobatics and dances to transfer the spectator into the wonderful world of magic. Using a set and a wardrobe packed with magic…

Slow Food Earth Market

The Slow Food movement holds an Earth Market every Saturday in the Jardins de les Tres Xemeneies, in the Poble-sec neighbourhood. The market promotes seasonal local produce obtained from traditional methods which respect the environment and are sold at a fair price for customers and producers alike. The main aim of the activity is to shorten the distance…

24th Barcelona Manga Fair

Pavilions 1, 2, 2.1, 3.1, 4, 5 and Square Universe Manga fans have an unmissable event to attend from 1 to 4 November in Plaça de l’Univers at Fira de Montjuïc. This edition brings more participatory activities than ever to make interaction with the public one of the main pillars of the fair. As ever,…

Smart City Expo World Congress

This year’s Smart City Expo World Congress will be reflecting on what makes a city liveable, what happens when gentrification changes the social make-up of a neighbourhood and how exchanges and sharing can make the city more sustainable, resilient, inclusive and of course, smarter, with a people-focused approach. The summit is organised into five main…

Photogenic Festival

The Photogenic Festival is an initiative to promote and showcase the work of emerging photographers, getting their work seen by a broader audience. The photos of these new talents are being displayed in unique commercial establishments in Barcelona for the two weeks of the festival as part of an exhibition route to boost photography, small…