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…

‘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…

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…

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…