‘Prehistory. Catalonia before Catalonia’

The new long-term exhibition at the Museu d’Arqueologia offers a tour through the Palaeolithic Age, the Bronze Age, Megalithic art and the Iron Age to discover the origins of today’s Catalonia. There were significant technological advances in the prehistory period, as revolutionary as those today but more spaced out over time. These improvements helped consolidate…

Visits to the Casa Batlló

The visit to the Casa Batlló includes the main floor (the former residence of the Batlló family), the attic, the terrace and its mythical chimneys and the fabulous stairwell (once the communal stairwell). The visit concludes with the splendid foyer and main staircase. Visitors can tour the building accompanied by an audio-guide which, thanks to…

Solidarity gospel in aid of Proinfants

As part of Universal Children’s Day the Santa Maria del Pi church is hosting the fourth solidarity concert ‘Gran nit de gòspel’ in aid of the NGO Proinfants. The choir performing in the concert is the Cor Gospel Gràcia. This well-known formation, made up of eighty people and directed by Oscar Altilde, has been going…

Stargazing and guided visits at night at the Observatory Fabra

Guided tours of the museum and the modernista function room at the Observatori Fabra are being offered on Fridays. The visit includes an observation session with the telescope and a visit to the outside of the dome. Duration: 1 h 30 mins. In Catalan and Spanish. On Saturdays there are guided visits to the museum…

Drap-Art

Art, design, sustainability, reflection, the environment and the search for joint solutions for the most pressing social problems come together at the 23rd edition of the Drap-Art, the International Sustainable Art Festival of Catalonia. This collective exhibition features artwork designed to denounce the current rampant consumerism or to highlight the enormous quantity of waste we…

The Nose Race

Before the New Year’s Eve chimes, there’s a chance to take part in the last sports event of 2019. The traditional Nose Race bids farewell to a year full of sport in Barcelona and takes place on Tuesday 31 December, at 5.30 pm. The start/finish line is in C/ Selva de Mar, where a really…

Giant Tió pooping log at the Santa Llúcia Fair

The giant Tió pooping log is back again for Christmas at the Santa Llucía Fair in Av. Catedral. He’s so full of food he’s going to be pooping presents for all the children in Barcelona! This is a free activity. The log will be open from 30 November to 18 December, except on the morning…

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December to remember the global epidemic caused by HIV and work towards prevention in the public sphere, providing people with proper information. Barcelona is joining in again by lighting up the façade of the City Hall (29 November in the afternoon) and the Catalan government headquarters (30 November…

96th Jean Bouin Fun Run

The Jean Bouin is an athletics classic for amateurs and professionals alike and was one of the first city runs in Europe. Over half a million runners have taken part since 1920, in an event which has hardly suffered any interruptions in history. This international event has fifteen runs for school children, professionals and federated…