THE FIRST GUIDE MADE USING A VISITOR'S' PHOTOS
This is Thomas and he spent a year in Barcelona. He didn’t miss out on a single thing and this inspired us. Discover 56 of Barcelona’s best plans for 2017, some of them experienced by Thomas last year. We’re sure you’ll want to enjoy more than one of them, just like he did.
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from 11-17-2016 to 2-26-2017
"I already knew that Picasso had a special relationship with Barcelona but I discovered the influences of medieval art on some of his works at this exhibition at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya."
"A tribute to this architect, politician and archaeologist who was one of Barcelona's most influential figures. His art nouveau, or modernista, landmarks are must-see attractions. You'll be able to enjoy walking tours, exhibitions and talks about Puig i Cadafalch and his works."
from 1-28-2017 to 1-29-2017
"I discovered this conductor at the Munich Philharmonic and I was amazed at his passion and energy as he conducted an orchestra of more than 100 people. The peculiarities of this piece make it a must for all music lovers."
from 1-30-2017 to 2-3-2017
"A showcase for all the coming styles, trends and concepts. It doesn't matter if you wear labels by Catalan designers or buy leading international brands, you'll love the creations by young designers. Now I'm a bit more of a fashion lover."
from 3-30-2017 to 4-2-2017
"An unmissable date for comic fans. Authors and illustrators from around the world, workshops, exhibitions and lots more activities. I really enjoyed it."
from 4-22-2017 to 4-30-2017
"An opportunity to see a match played on clay close-up. An amazing event with a strong following that is part of the ATP World 500."
from 4-25-2017 to 4-30-2017
"If you're thinking of getting married or work in the weddings sector, make a note of this date in your diary. Home-grown and foreign brands present their creations at this four-day event showcasing beautiful bridalwear for a memorable wedding."
from 5-11-2017 to 5-25-2017
"An opportunity to discover Barcelona's three main classical concert halls at eight concerts with prestigious musicians."
from 6-2-2017 to 6-11-2017
"There are views of Barcelona you won't be able to see if you don't visit the roof terraces of Barcelona's most iconic hotels. An opportunity to enjoy their rooftops and entertainments, cocktails and tapas. Unbeatable."
from 6-5-2017 to 7-15-2017
"A fantastic experience at the magnificent palace of Pedralbes with big names like Tom Jones and fine dining brought to you by prestigious chefs. It also hosts a day specially for families and another dedicated to electronic music."
from 6-8-2017 to 6-11-2017
"This event proves that Barcelona is a showcase for the finest food. One of the city's iconic avenues serves up Catalan recipes, tapas and signature cuisine as well as a plethora of sweet treats. A delight for people like me who love good food."
from 7-1-2017 to 7-31-2017
"I've seldom enjoyed such an eclectic culturefest. Theatre, dance, music, circus performances and activities for kids liven up the long summer days Barcelona. The iconic Teatre Grec hosts some of the most inspiring performances."
from 7-6-2017 to 7-9-2017
"A true spectacle where aerostatic balloons from all over the world fill the skies above Igualada. In the evening you can enjoy Night Glow when the balloons are lit up and a festival of music and fireworks puts the cherry on the cake."
from 7-28-2017 to 9-3-2017
"There's no let-up for music in Barcelona, and one of the city's leading music promoters stages concerts at its iconic venues, including the Palau de la Música, Jamboree and Moog, with performances by local and international artists. I discovered Silvia Pérez Cruz here. What more can I say?"
from 8-5-2017 to 8-20-2017
"If you're on the gay scene you can't miss the world's biggest LGTBI festival. A unique atmosphere with packed events all over the city. The festival at the water park is one of the most fun I've ever seen."
from 8-15-2017 to 8-21-2017
"I'd already enjoyed visiting the Gràcia neighbourhood, but when its main festival arrived and its streets were decked out in amazing decorations on different themes, and the squares hosted concerts and other events, all I could do was think of moving here to live."
"One of the Catalan traditions that had the greatest visual impact on me. Working in teams, groups of castellers build human towers until the structure is solid enough for a small child to climb right to the top. If you really want to enjoy castellers, a visit to Vilafranca del Penedès on this day is a great choice."
from 9-22-2017 to 9-25-2017
"The city pulls out all the stops to celebrate the festival dedicated to one of its patron saints. Hundreds of free activities all over the city blending tradition and the latest trends. You'll be able to see gegants and capgrossos as well as concerts by the latest big names."
from 10-2017 to 12-2017
"An iconic event for jazz lovers. Barbara Hendricks gave a concert the year I was there and that alone made it worth going to. I also discovered up-and-coming performers who keep the passion for jazz alive. The festival also hosts other activities including free concerts, master classes and Jazz&Food, 12 hours of music and food. What more could you ask for?"
from 10-5-2017 to 10-15-2017
"An event that is a must for fans of gore, horror and fantasy film. I was one of the first in line. It was great to be able to enjoy film marathons, premieres and screenings of alternative movies. There's also a Zombie Parade through the streets of Sitges to kick off the festival."
from 10-5-2017 to 10-8-2017
"You'll be hard pushed to find another festival like this one. Visual arts, circus performances, dance, art, storytelling and theatre are combined with classic elements of Catalan culture including castells, correfocs and gegants."
"I enjoyed it as a spectator but there's also an amateur category. The triathlon is now included in the Olympic and Paralympic Games and seeing professionals like the Brownlee brothers enjoy this sport boosts people's interest in swimming, cycling and running."
from 10-11-2017 to 10-15-2017
"When you visit this vast boat show you can't help seeing yourself at the helm of a boat. There are also demonstrations of water sports like paddle surfing, kayaking and canoeing. And if that wasn't enough, it stays open at night with live music, dance, fashion shows and entertainments."
from 10-27-2017 to 10-29-2017
"If you like wine you can't miss this wine fair. Catalonia has a long-standing wine-making tradition and has earned respect and recognition from the sector around the world. It offers an unbeatable range of wines and cavas accompanied by fine foods."
"Barcelona is art nouveau; it's Gaudí. I visited the Sagrada Familia, the Palau Güell and even the Torre Bellesguard, but the Casa Vicens was closed this year. You'll be able to visit in 2017 when it opens to the public for the first time."
from 11-2017 to 5-2018
"A music festival that showed me Barcelona attracts a wide range of top-quality established and up-and-coming musicians. The festival runs for several months and hosts some 50 concerts to suit all tastes, including Colour Scene, Simple Minds and Ara Malikian."
from 12-2017 to 1-2018
"It's a really tempting prospect to do some shopping in areas of the city where you can enjoy the majestic architecture and history of Barcelona, while you discover shopping quarters with distinctive local shops and markets selling local produce. You're sure to find everything you're looking for."
from 12-31-2017 to 1-1-2018
"You have to experience New Year's Eve in Plaça Espanya at the foot of Montjuïc at least once. After you've eaten the twelve grapes there are hundreds of parties to enjoy. I chose to stay at the Poble Espanyol, but you'll be really spoilt for choice."
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