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Every summer museums in the city propose a wide range of interesting activities. We can choose from the array of themes from the museums, including art, Natural Sciences, Applied arts, history, archaeology…, and we can take part in many different ways: in workshops, clue games, routes and itineraries, dynamic tours… Summer holidays are an ideal time to discover another dimension within the city's museums, a more leisurely and fun dimension. We can come across more than 140 activities and exhibitions for all ages, as of three years, an ideal alternative for our leisure time spent in the city. Consult theagenda of the BCN Guide
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Poetry is experimented from new perspectives with the Poetry Slam Barcelona Festival. This contemporary format gives the word and stage to the leading players using Slam and the Spoken Word as essential elements, thereby converting it into a social network of creators/poets which use language as a tool to develop their creativity.
Throughout the summer, most evenings see special cultural and gastronomic activities held at venues around the city. Many modernista spaces, such as La Pedrera 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 like Sala Montjuïc, which shows movies at the castle on top of Montjuïc, Gandules, an event at the CCCB where the audience sits in deckchairs (gandules in Catalan), and Cosmonits, a whole programme of sci-fi films at CosmoCaixa.
So, if you are looking to enjoy summer nights, Barcelona has a wide range of options for you.
The Barcelona Maritime Museum is running a varied program of leisure activities for all the family, aimed at arousing the curiosity, respect and appreciation for maritime culture.
The independent film festival, "L'Alternativa" is now celebrating its 28th edition. All these editions have been characterized for defending creative independence of the author, diversity, innovation, freedom, commitment and reflection. The Festival includes projections and also complementary activities, such as debates with authors, round tables, symposiums, creative workshops for all the family and activities by Film Schools.
May sees two excellent events for those who love visiting museums. On May 18, International Museum Day is celebrated, a European initiative that sees numerous institutions open their doors for free and put on a special programme of activities. The aim is to raise awareness in visitors about the key role museums and other cultural centres can play in the development of society.
At the same time, Barcelona holds its Night of Museums, when participating venues stay open until night, offering a different way to experience the permanent and temporary exhibitions currently on show, as well as the chance to enjoy different activities, such as family workshops, live performances and guided tours. This is also a global event, one that started in Berlin in 1997 and is now celebrated in around 120 European cities each year. Signed up to the two events in Barcelona are a wide variety of centres whose specialisations include art, archeology, history, author, ethnology, paleontology, ceramics, zoology, movies, design and much more.
Discover the most impressive works of art at the Museu Nacional D'Art de Catalunya from home with its virtual tours. Additionally, the museum shows its works to the public in high resolution through an app called "Second Canvas".Finally, you can also visit the different areas of the museum from a bird's eye view thanks to a virtual tour.
Now that it is open again, let's visit it!.
Museu de la Música Youtube channel has a series of educational and fun videos. On one hand you can discover the magic of the museum or learn about the kora instrument. On the other hand, you can enjoy live concerts in the museum's surroundings. You can also access Spotify and search for the Museu de la Música de Barcelona user to access all its playlists.
The Picasso Museum is very active on Twitter, providing fascinating content for culture buffs and fans of the great artist.
The Muhba -Museum of the History of Barcelona- has made available a series of digital and online resources so that everybody can discover the city: from the 'Carta Histórica de Barcelona', a complete historical map of the city, to its online collection, also including virtual tours, sacred Jewish texts, the first Neolithic settlements, images from the religious wars... and endless further surprises.
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