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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.

  • Barcelona's best shops

    BCN Life , For family

    Barcelona is the perfect place to go shopping whether you're wanting to renew your wardrobe with clothes by leading brands, or want to browse shops with soul and take away some local products. As you wander through its streets, you'll find everything from fashions and hand-made items to decorative goods and gourmet produce. A love of design is part of the city's DNA so if you're interested in unique and inspiring shops, you've come to the right place.

  • Can Calopa. Barcelona

    Wine culture in Barcelona

    Gastronomy , BCN Life

    Enjoying good wine in Barcelona is one of the activities you should not miss out on during your visit to the city. It is an experience to complement your discovery of the city's history and architectural heritage, along with its varied and diverse cultural offerings.

  • Barcelona kicks off the Christmas season

    Barcelona kicks off the Christmas season

    Seasonal , For family

    This years, Barcelona kicks off the Christmas season with a packed calendar of festive things to do and new unmissable attractions and events to put in your diary. Don't miss them!

  • Vermouth time: the best moment of the day.

    Gastronomy , BCN Life

    It's not long before lunchtime, and the bars and terraces are packed with people sit-ting at tables enjoying themselves. Did you realise this is the much-anticipated "vermouth time", a widespread social event that Barcelona locals are unwilling to sacrifice. Read on to find out why!

  • #BarcelonaENOTurisme: discover wineries you would never have imagined

    Gastronomy , BCN Life

    You know wine tourism isn't just about drinking wine. You can do that at a pavement café, at a restaurant table… or even at home! Wine tourism is much more than visiting a winery. It's culture, landscape, heritage, history, adventure, food and getting away from it all in the heart of nature. Discover the many wineries near Barcelona.

  • 10 reasons to come and celebrate Christmas in Barcelona

    Seasonal , For family

    Celebrating Christmas is, in itself, an eagerly awaited event. But celebrating Christmas in Barcelona surpasses all expectations. Here are 10 enchanting reasons to come and visit. Enjoy Christmas in Barcelona: you'll remember it all year.

  • Christmas with the family

    Christmas with the family

    Seasonal , For family

    Nativity scenes, parades, workshops, fairs and lots of things to discover. This December and January, Barcelona will have lots of plans for the festive season. Here's a round-up of the ones you can't afford to miss when you go out with the kids.

  • Give the gift of Barcelona

    Seasonal , BCN Life

    From Christmas sweet treats, like turrón and neules, to decorations, hand-crafted goods, jewellery, fashion and details that the whole family will love. Here are a selection of places where you can buy the most traditional and most original gifts!

  • A taste of Christmas

    Gastronomy , Seasonal

    You can taste Christmas in Barcelona too. Traditional festive fare, both sweet and savoury, to suit every palate. The kitchens at the city's restaurants and hotels stay open and make the most of the season to prepare mouthwatering menus full of traditional Christmas dishes. You can sample specialities such as the broth with pasta shells and the meat cooked in the broth, escudella i carn d'olla, and cannelloni, and round off your meal with nougat, or turrón, and tubular wafers, known as neules, washed down with a glass of cava. Come and try them!

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