Gràcia’s 10 Blaus run returns

Run around Gràcia on Sunday 6 May in the seventh edition of Els 10 Blaus, organised by the Castellers de la Vila de Gràcia. The 10 Blaus is a city run offering a 10 km route and a 5 km option, to be held on 6 May. A children’s run is also being organised, with…

Barcelona Walk

Barnatresc is organising this walk, with two routes to choose from. The next outing being organised by Barnatresc is the Barcelona Walk. Two different options are available, with a 10 km route and a 20 km route to choose from. The starting point is the same for both routes: Plaça dels Països Catalans, in front…

Sagrada Família Mile

 Take part in the new edition of this solidarity run. A new edition of Barcelona’s oldest one mile athletics event takes place on Sunday 6 May, with activities for all sectors of the public. The mile-long run (1,609 metres) is open to runners aged 9 and over, while the Three Mile run is designed for…

Summer music festivals

1. Primavera Sound Seventeen years on from its first edition, Primavera Sound has gained recognition as one of the most important music festivals in Europe, attracting more than 200,000 pop, rock and dance music lovers every year. This year’s edition will see more than 200 international artists perform, including Lorde, HAIM, Warpaint, A$AP Rocky and Björk. The…

Sin city Gaudí’s proposed redemption for the ‘City of Bombs’.

On the Rosary portal of the Sagrada Família, which leads from the Nativity facade into the cloister, a sculpture entitled the ‘Temptation of Man’ can be found. It depicts a worker dressed in overalls turning away from a demonic figure, which proffers an Orsini bomb. This particular type of bomb—an improvised explosive device—was used by…

Catalonia’s short break holiday market

The Mercat d’Escapades is on in Pg. Lluís Companys for the fourth year running. Holiday getaways to enjoy nature, adventure, mountains and rural surroundings; holidays to disconnect and enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle on the Catalan coast; itineraries to discover a little country which is big on culture… Catalonia is a territory with a highly diverse…

Weekend: Solidarity, festive culture and craft secrets

The first weekend in May brings an event in support of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms at the Museu Marítim, as well as a festival at the Parc del Turó de la Peira backing cultural and social diversity, and ‘Entre tallers i museus’, an initiative by various city museums to rediscover crafts and artisan professions….

‘Atrapa la tapa’

The fifth edition of the tapas route ‘Atrapa la tapa’ is on every Thursday from 3 May to 22 July in Sant Andreu. This year’s edition offers a wider array of culinary offerings, with tapas based on traditional cooking and other cuisines from around the world. The tapas have a fixed price of 1,95 euros….

Fira del Mar comes to Avinguda Bogatell

  The Fira del Mar is a commercial fair where you can find craft, fashion, accessory, food and restaurant products. It will be offering free activities for the whole day, including dance, music and magic shows, sports and children’s activities and traditional games and drawing, painting, modelling and creative-technology workshops. There will be a paella…

Spring in the neighbourhoods

Completely free live music is coming to civic centres and cultural venues in Barcelona’s neighbourhoods (Poblenou, Congrés-Indians, Poble-sec and Gràcia) and Sant Adrià de Besòs from Thursday, 3 May to Thursday, 24 May. “Primavera als Barris” (Spring in the Neighbourhoods) will be offering an opportunity to discover up-and-coming talent from the Barcelona scene in all…

Michael Jackson Forever

Billie Jean, Beat it, Thriller… all the songs that immortalised Michael Jackson are being performed at the music show tribute to the King of Pop Forever, now playing at the Teatre Coliseum until 27 May. Music, dancing, special effects and audiovisuals come together on stage in this production described by Jackson family as “The best…

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…