Evening meals with the stars at the Observatori Fabra

The Observatori Fabra once again makes use of its privileged vantage point on the side of Tibidabo mountain this year to hold the now traditional ‘Sopars amb Estrelles’, evening sessions where gastronomy and astronomy combine. The stargazing meals will take place from Tuesday to Sunday, from June to October. The sessions include talks on topics…

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…

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,…

‘Atrapa la Tapa’

‘Atrapa la Tapa’ starts on 11 May and runs until the end of November, with tapas from 40 bars and restaurants in the district of Sant Andreu and including a tapa based on oriental cuisine for the first time. Every Thursday, as from 7 pm, participating bars and restaurants will be offering a special tapa…

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…

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…

Sant Jordi is Love

Sant Jordi is all about culture, flowers, love and public participation. And just as Barcelona is an open, inclusive and participatory city, so too is Sant Jordi. No other festival unites Barcelonians with their city as this saint’s day does. This sunday enjoy Barcelona with a good book and roses, poetry, activities and a lot…

Barcelona’s best paellas: the rice stuff

Finding a truly good paella in Barcelona can be complicated, especially these days when anyone with a handful of rice, a jar of broth, and a picture of the dish outside their tourist-trap establishment can claim to have the best paella in town. Don’t worry, you don’t have to go to Valencia to taste this…

April Fair at the Fòrum

The marquees for April Fair of Catalonia’s return to the Parc del Fòrum this year. The lighting up of the gateway to the enclosure officially inaugurates the event and will take place on Friday, 28 April. The enclosure is open until 7 May. This is the twelfth time in a row the fair has been…