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  • Children's activities at Poble Espanyol

    Children's activities at Poble Espanyol

    A large area, totally free of traffic, with different places to explore, most of them in the open air. That’s the Poble Espanyol de Barcelona, an iconic visitor attraction in the heart of Montjuïc. Every Sunday, there’s a different activity: theatre, dance, music, magic, treasure hunts, etc. Throughout the year there are loads of activities to ensure you have a great day out with the family: Carnival, a Giants’ Parade, a Puppet Festival, the Click and Go Fair, the Main Festival, the Medieval Fair, Christmas at the Poble, Halloween... and new additions, including a fantastic flower festival and Midsummer Eve party tailored to all the family. In short, a wide range of activities for all the family.

  • Tast a La Rambla

    Tast a La Rambla

    Barcelona's global reputation as a city where you'll find some of the finest food you can eat is well-established. Around every corner, it seems, is a much-more-than-decent eatery serving up traditional Catalan recipes, creative cuisine, international fusion, snacks and sweet treats. It's no real surprise then that world-class events such as Tast a La Rambla spring up (the name means Tasting on La Rambla). This is basically four days of heaven for foodies that takes place on Barcelona's most famous street. And it's advisable to head there with an empty stomach because there will be so much deliciousness on offer. Choose among tastings of signature dishes, Barcelona sandwiches, pastries and cakes, tapas and traditional cooking, all prepared by some of the city's best chefs and food experts. If you feel an itch to get creating yourself, there are also workshops and cooking demos, and the cherry on the top is the live music that will accompany this culinary celebration each evening.

    "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."

  • A Vista d'Hotel. Barcelona Hotel Terrace Week

    A Vista d'Hotel. Barcelona Hotel Terrace Week

    The sights of Barcelona are a pleasure to behold, from the mix of architecture to the seemingly endless lines of trees, the café terraces full of people enjoying the al fresco Med lifestyle to the seafront with its bars, bustle and bathers. But there is another side of Barcelona that deserves to be seen, and that's the view across its rooftops. Now in its sixth year, Barcelona's Hotel Terrace Week is the perfect time to head to the top of some of the city's finest hotels and appreciate the expansive panoramas you can enjoy from these privileged terraces. What's more, it's not just a question of savouring a fine mojito or refreshing G&T accompanied by lip-smackingly good tapas (although that is clearly worth doing), because all the places taking part lay on special events to make the experience even more memorable. Live music performances, DJ sets, magic shows, wine and other tastings, even synchronised swimming displays – this is no ordinary way to watch the sun set over the city on a balmy summer evening.

    "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."

  • Festival Jardins de Pedralbes

    Festival Jardins de Pedralbes

    Only created in 2013, it's enjoyed a rapid rise to success thanks to three key features. The first is the setting. Pedralbes Palace is a splendid 1920s building located in the uptown part of the city, and its landscaped gardens of fountains, statues, lawns and many types of flora play host to the festival's concerts. The second key is the programme. From esteemed stars such as Tom Jones to cult figures including Patti Smith and relative newcomers like The Lumineers, the bill is always carefully curated. In addition, there's a special day dedicated to families (June 11st) and another focusing on electronic music. Finally, festival organisers Concert Studio have consistently made gastronomy a priority, collaborating with top chefs to ensure the whole festival experience is one to remember.

    "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."

  • Nits d'Estiu (Summer nights)

    Nits d'Estiu (Summer nights)

    Throughout the summer, most evenings see special cultural and gastronomic activities held at venues around the city. Many modernista spaces such as Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, Palau Güell, Casa Amatller, La Pedrera, Torre Bellesguard and Casa Batlló host concerts, suppers, drinks and audiovisual shows. In turn, several cultural venues, including Poble Espanyol, CaixaForum and El Born Centre de Cultura i Memoria, open late at least one night a week, allowing you to enjoy their exhibitions and special activities away from the daytime crowds and heat. Film fans can head to open-air screenings such as Sala Montjuïc, which shows movies at the castle on top of Montjuïc, Gandules, a free event at the CCCB where the audience sits in deckchairs (gandules in Catalan), and Cosmonits, a programme of sci-fi films at CosmoCaixa. Finally, the city's parks host evening concerts and the Liceu goes al fresco with the screening of one its operas at the Arc de Triomf.

    "It's impossible to get bored on a summer night in Barcelona. The art nouveau landmarks and other places in the city offer music, food and entertainments including open-air films."

  • Grec Festival de Barcelona

    Grec Festival de Barcelona

    For many Barcelona culture lovers, summer means one thing: the Grec Festival, a wide-ranging arts event that sees the city through one of the hottest months of the year and into its traditional holiday period. Theatre, dance, music, circus and children's activities fill Barcelona's venues, although it is the iconic Teatre Grec that not only gives the festival its name but also provides the location for some of the most atmospheric performances.

    On 1 and 2 July, the Frankfurt Dresden Dance Company, a highly prestigious company directed by the choreograph Jacopo Godani, is officially opening this year's Grec Festival of Barcelona, with a Mixed program: Metamorphers, Echoes from a restless soul, Moto perpetuo. The Festival will be directed for the first time by Cesc Casadesús.

    This year, the Grec Festival is divided into two sections: the Grec Montjuïc that gathers performances, often from international companies, which can be seen for a few days, offering a good display of contemporary creativity, particularly focusing on the Mediterranean.  Some of the performances programed are the latest creation of the prestigious company, Complicité with the  Schaubühne de Berlín, “Beware of pity”  (8 and 9 July; Teatre Lliure - Sala Fabià Puigserver). The new creation by Dimitris Papaioannou, “The Great Tamer”, (2-4 July; Mercat de les Flors- Sala Maria Aurèlia Capmany). The Aerites Dance Company will present the choreography “Cementary” (7 and 8 July; Mercat de les Flors- Sala Maria Aurèlia Capmany) and with “Clean City” (13 and 14 July; Teatre Lliure - Sala Fabià Puigserver), Anestis Azas and Prodromos Tsinikoris make all the cleaning ladies of Athens go up on stage.
    Also speaking about Greece is Wajdi Mouawad, a producer of Lebanese origin, who brings to Teatre Lliure (21 and 22 July the diptych “Des mourants”, and the director Carme Portaceli, who directs “Troyanas” with actresses and actors such as Aitana Sánchez–Gijón, Ernesto Alterio, Míriam Iscla and Pepa López, plus others (Teatre Grec; 30 July). The new proposal from James Thierrée and the Compagnie du Hanneton, “La grenouille avait raison” will be held at Teatre Lliure - Sala Fabià Puigserver (26 and 27 July,) his new magical fusion of various performing arts.

    At Grec Ciutat, we will find long-standing suggestopms by local companies such as a sala BARTS, Jamboree, Harlem Jazz Club and loads of theaters, from the Biblioteca de Catalunya “Bodas de sangre” (Blood Wedding) , directed by Oriol Broggi (until 28 July), to Teatre Romea with “E.V.A.”, by the T de Teatre (from 3 to 30 July), or Sala Beckett with “Un tret al cap”, by Pau Miró, interpreted by Emma Vilarasau, and others (from 5 to 30 July) and “Tender Napalm” by the Sixto Paz company, (8. 9. 15 and 16 July).
    These are just some of the names that form part of a wide and diverse program, which this year is structured in itineraries in order to facilitate selection by spectators.

    You will find the whole program and details of the itineraries in the website.
    Enjoy the Grec Festival and have a good trip!

    "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."

  • Mostra de vins i caves de Catalunya

    Mostra de vins i caves de Catalunya

    Wine and cava aficionados shouldn't miss this fair, which this year marks its 37th edition and is an excellent opportunity to get to know many of the locally made vintages, along with some typical regional foods. Catalonia has a long history of wine-making, with the Greeks first introducing vines to the northern Empordà area, and the Romans following suit albeit further south in Tarragona. In recent times, the profile of Catalan winemakers has grown significantly among both the critics and the general public, and the quality of their output is generally agreed to improve year on year. Areas such as Priorat, Montsant and Costers del Segre are renowned for their products, while the one with the largest number of vineyards, Penedès, is the source of many popular cava varieties. The weekend wine fair, promises once more to be a time of sampling fine wine, brilliant bubbly and appetising bites to eat.

    "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."

  • Mercat de Mercats

    Mercat de Mercats

    This 'market of markets' has become an unmissable event on Barcelona's calendar for lovers of good food and drink, featuring three days of the best that the city's many fresh food markets have to offer. Anyone who's been in Barcelona for more than about a day knows full well that its food markets (of which there are an impressive 39), are a joy to behold. From the smallest neighbourhood establishments to the world-famous Boqueria, the products on sale are varied, colourful and endlessly enticing. Fish, meat, fruit and vegetables, eggs of all sizes, pre-cooked legumes, dried fruits… and all served by really knowledgeable stallholders. Visit the Mercat de Mercats to try tapas, buy fresh, healthy food, and see some of the best chefs in the city and from around Catalonia show off their know-how and the traditions of local cooking. If you're so inclined, there are also wine, cava, vermouth, coffee and even olive oil tastings, among numerous other such activities.

    "Lovers of fine food and drink shouldn't miss out on the opportunity to discover all kinds of food at some of Barcelona's 39 markets. Everything from creative tapas to traditional dishes."

  • Guided tours of Palau Requesens

    Guided tours of Palau Requesens

    Come and discover Palau Requesens and all the history of this magnificent building and its architecture, built on top of one of the original towers of Barcelona's Roman walls We'd also like to introduce Isabel de Requesens, the Vice-Reine of Naples, and how she lived at that time. We start the tour with a glass of cava in the central courtyard and finish with a swordfight!

    Come and immerse yourself in the experience!

  • Sopars Lírics al 7 Portes

    Sopars Lírics al 7 Portes

    Over its 181 years of history, the Restaurant 7 Portes has hosted a range of cultural and artistic activities. It was the regular meeting place for leading people like Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Rafael Alberti, García Lorca, Salvador Dalí. The walls of this establishment have been and are the testimonial of viewpoints and opinions from many different fields.

    Following this vocation and commitment, 7 Portes is presenting the 6th season of Lyrical Dinners. Three dinners based on a lyrical vocal performance, with the participation of young talents, accompanied by Josep Buforn at the piano. An opera informative activity to present young opera singers, some of whom are already well-known to the public and critics. And with the collaboration and expert assessment of Roger Alier and Jordi Maddaleno.

    Gastronomy naturally plays an important role. A perfect balance for all senses.

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