Weekend: When the sun goes down it’s time for open-air film!

Watching films in the open-air becomes something of a ritual on summer evenings every year. Various film sessions are being organised in the city, mostly with free admission, offering a chance to enjoy quality films by the sea, next to a castle under the stars, or in front of a community centre converted into a…

Grec 2017

July sees El Grec fill Barcelona with theatre, music, dance and circus. The festival is over forty years old and has become the main cultural attraction in the city in the summer. The numerous spaces which make up the festival circuit have been grouped together under the names of Grec Montjuïc and Grec Ciutat. They…

Barcelona gears up for the most magical night of the year

The mid-summer solstice brings with it the eve of Sant Joan, a magical occasion which the city of Barcelona celebrates intensely. As ever, the traditional Canigó flame arrives in the city on 23 June ready to light the bonfires around the city for Sant Joan. After that the city celebrates the liveliest night of the…

Barcelona Design Week

This meeting of companies, entrepreneurs and professionals from the world of design and innovation is one of the most important international events in this sector and an opportunity for the general public with an interest in creativity. The most notable activities at this year’s edition are once again those at the Disseny Hub Barcelona (DHUB),…

Festival Jardins de Pedralbes

Musicians and groups taking to the stage for this edition of the festival at the Jardins del Palau Reial de Pedralbes include Yan Tiersen, Sting, Rosana, Ludovico Einaudi, Rufus Wainwright, Noa y Pasión Vega, Manel and Tony Bennett. Family Music Day is on 11 June and includes a host of activities, workshops and concerts for…

Nou Barris holds its local festival

Thanks to the collaboration of residents’ associations, local organisations and retailers, Nou Barris is holding its festa major from 9 to 14 May, with a variety of activities for young and old alike. You’ll find processions, gatherings of giants, trade fairs, human towers, havanera singing, fire runs, concerts, dances, communal meals, theatre, competitions, a healthy…

Tapa Tour

The challenge for this initiative is to open up hotel restaurants and to promote hotels as gastronomic venues. Around thirty hotels, with four or five stars each, will be participating around all the city’s districts. Over the course of ten days, the public will be able to try different tapas, accompanied by wines and cavas,…

Barcelona Science Festival

Over the course of two weeks, various locations around the city will be offering a string of activities aimed at all sectors of the public and forming the backbone of the new Barcelona Science Festival. The festival gets under way from 15 to 17 May at seven city bars as part of the Pint of…

Architecture Week

Architecture Week 2017 is on from 20 to 26 May and sees the city become the epicentre for a wide array of activities related to the world of architecture, enabling the public to experience it in a comfortable, informative and attractive way. Films using Barcelona’s architecture as a backdrop will be screened, there will also…

Weekend: Books, roses and solidarity!

Sant Jordi is a love for literature, in the city. As ever, 23 April sees the city’s streets and squares fill with books and roses for one of the most special days of the year. This year over two hundred activities are being organised around the city’s neighbourhoods, with something for everyone. On Saturday, the…