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Experience La Mercè festival like one of the locals

Seasonal

If you're thinking of heading to Barcelona for a break in September, there are five key dates on the calendar when the city opens its doors and celebrates its festivals in style. The Catalan capital dresses up for the occasion to pay tribute to the Mare de Déu de la Mercè, patron saint of Barcelona since 1687.

  • Casa Batlló. Antoni Gaudí

    Plans for summer 2021 in Barcelona. Enjoy!

    Seasonal , For family

    Look no further, because Barcelona has everything you want. This summer, the city has the best plans for the summer: more than 400 live concerts, international festivals, plans for the evenings so you can escape the heat and enjoy the peace and quiet of the night, cultural activities across the city, food to suit all tastes… and the sea, beaches, boulevards, gardens, shops… Welcome to the summer of your life.

  • Summer festivals in Barcelona: the definitive guide

    Seasonal , BCN Life

    Summer nights have so much to offer. For instance, summer wouldn't be summer without a festival. Barcelona's fine weather and eclectic, cosmopolitan spirit make it one of the world's festival capitals, and summer features some of the most eagerly awaited ones. And we're not just talking about music (although in summer there are concerts to suit absolutely all tastes) but practically every artistic trend: literature, film, design, theatre, dance, food… Get ready to cool off with our great choice of culture, concerts and leisure attractions.

  • Summer nights in Barcelona: the definitive guide

    Seasonal , BCN Life

    The golden hour begins, the sun is setting and the city become the focus of cultural, art and food-related events. These are the "Nits d'estiu" (Summer nights), an ambitious project that makes the city the go-to place for an unforgettable summer.

  • Cava & Sunset Sailing Experience

    The Ribera, between art and the sea

    BCN Life

    The Ribera neighbourhood has its own unique charm. The streets of the Ribera are a living time capsule of the city-s history, and the neighbourhood still provides a window onto the Mediterranean. It is a charming spot with a wide range of options for you to enjoy the sea and culture. Below you-ll find some suggestions for activities you can enjoy for a day.

  • The olives at Bodega 1900 are the famous spherified versions developed at el Bulli.

    On the vermouth trail: discover some of the best places to have an aperitif

    BCN Life , Gastronomy

    Do you want to feel like a true Barcelonian? Well, if you do, you can't miss out on going for a vermut. For years this aromatic, herby wine has been the favourite Sunday pre-lunch tipple with local families.

  • The Gothic Quarter and Olimpic Marina by land, sea and air

    BCN Life

    Can you imagine what Barcelona looks like from the sea? And from the sky? Well, now you can find out with a water-based activity in the Olympic Marina combined with a unique cultural tour of the Gothic Quarter, which will ensure you enjoy Barcelona to the full while gaining a different insight into the city.

  • Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. MNAC

    From Port Vell to the Parc de Montjuïc

    BCN Life , For family

    Barcelona can boast of many things, but it is its status as a Mediterranean, historic, cutting-edge, cultural and cosmopolitan city that make it truly special. Here are two great ideas for your visit that will take you from the old harbour, the Port Vell, right by the sea, to Barcelona's green lung, the Parc de Montjuïc, to make sure you enjoy your visitor experience to the full with a perfect combination of sea and city.

  • #ExperienceBarcelona, an alternative way of enjoying an intensive weekend in the city

    BCN Life

    Art, gastronomy, views, excursions by sea and historical secrets… you can do a lot in Barcelona in 48 hours, and we had the opportunity to take advantage of all of it on June 16th and 17th with #ExperienceBarcelona. How would you like to discover it too?

  • Family-friendly Barcelona: Things to do and places to eat with kids

    For family , Gastronomy

    Barcelona is bursting with things to do for all the family. You'll find a whole host of fun activities all over the city to make sure you never get bored. And you can do all this without having to pack a lunch box in your rucksack, as most of Barcelona's restaurants are considered family friendly.

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