July evenings at Montjuïc Castle

On Sunday evenings in July, Montjuïc Castle will be the scene for four open-air concerts. The first is on 2 July, with In The Mood, while on 9 July it’s the turn of Pixie Dixie and on 16 July it’s Laia Badrenes with her Ànima Groovera project. The series rounds off on 23 July with…

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…

Rooftop Terrace Week

This year sees 73 hotels organising over 250 free activities for Hotel Terrace Week, including live music, dances, cooking workshops, family and children’s activities, synchronised swimming and more. For ten days, the public will be able to discover the terraces of many of the city’s hotels and enjoy the views in a summer atmosphere with…

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…

International New Roses Contest

This event takes place every year and coincides with the when roses first bloom. The contest features a prestigious international jury and showcases the finest new creations by rose cultivators from all over the world. All the varieties in the contest have been created by rose growers who have crossed existing varieties. The flowers are…

Museum Night

This initiative by the Council of Europe involves thousands of museums across Europe and this year reaches its thirteenth edition. The activity forms part of International Museum Week and consists of open days at museums. Participating museums will be organising various activities such as concerts, poetry recitals, dance displays, workshops and guided tours, enabling the…

Weekend: Grand finale for the Sagrada Família local festival

The Sagrada Família neighbourhood goes into the final days of its local festival with a programme brimming with tradition and some thirty activities for all sorts of tastes. Culture also features strongly in the city over the three-day weekend with the children’s film session Un Dia de Festa at the Cinemes Girona, and the thirteenth…

Stroll with a Hat

Inspired by the annual Easter Parade in New York, the Stroll with a Hat aims to regain the popularity this accessory used to have. Anyone wanting to take part just needs to come along with a hat on, whatever its shape and style, and be ready to walk along Rambla Catalunya. This year, given the…

World Press Photo

World Press Photo 17 has been brought forward and sees the city become one of the first in the world to display the winning photos from this highly prestigious photojournalism award. The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) will be one of the first venues to present the images and results of the Digital…