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  • 48h Open House Barcelona

    48h Open House Barcelona

    This is the main architectural event in Barcelona, a weekend in October where over 200 buildings of every shape and size open their doors to the general public. It is an initiative of the 48h Open House Barcelona association, which began in London in 1992. From then on, the concept of an 'Open House' has been implemented around the world: New York, Dublin, Galway, Tel Aviv and, since 2010, Barcelona, have their own week dedicated to local architecture. 'Open House' offers the opportunity to understand and experience architecture in a unique way, through an architectonic experience.

    The program invites everyone to explore and understand the value of a well-constructed and designed space. In the last few years, this event in Barcelona has expanded to include cities and villages from the metropolitan area and the Maresme Coast, and on the roster of buildings to visit we will come across churches, schools, sports centers, apartment blocks, libraries and restaurants.

  • Wine of the Week at Mirador de Colom

    Wine of the Week at Mirador de Colom

    Every week the Wine Tourism Information Point and Mirador de Colom Wines recommend a different wine. Visit the Mirador +wine or cava tasting, plus a second tasting of the Wine of the Week. If you like the wine, you can purchase it at a discount. Don't miss this unique experience: A journey through the true flavors of the territory from the city center!

    Activity canceled until further notice.

  • Festival Grec Barcelona

    Festival Grec Barcelona

    The 2020 Grec Festival will showcase 108 events throughout the summer beginning on 30th June, with the emphasis on contemporary performance and a new three-pronged format: Grec Festival (48 events throughout July), Grec en Obert (36 activities designed to be performed digitally, including plays, dance, open rehearsals, talks and walking tours) and De Grec a Grec, a series of performances by the city’s different theatres with 24 plays that have been postponed and will begin in September and run throughout the 2020-2021 season.

    The opening events on 30th June and 1st July will be a tribute to the healthcare staff and key workers in the form of the entertainment "A tocar" brought to you by the company Baró d'evel and other performers. The festival will feature La Veronal, Mal Pelo, Compagnie XY, Sergio Blanco, Angelica Liddell, Silvia Pérez Cruz, La Ribot, Tiago Rodrigues, Angelica Liddell, and the Belgian dance troupe Peeping Tom, to name but a few.

    The Grec venues will include the open-air Teatre Grec on Montjuïc, the Mercat de les Flors, Teatre Lliure, TNC, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Born CCM, the Museu Marítim, Jamboree and the Palau de la Música Catalana.

    This year there will be music galore, with names including the Cuban singer Omara Portuondo, Manel, Els Amics de les Arts, Mayte Martín and Stay Homas at the Teatre Grec. There will also be concerts at the Palau de la Música Catalana with names such as Xavier Sabata, the Orquestra Simfònica del Liceu and a session dedicated to Mahler. Other venues, like Jamboree, will host a series of concerts.

    The festival will take into account the current circumstances and new safety measures. Audience numbers will be limited and venues will be cleaned constantly. There will be new venues that will allow a different relationship between the performers and the audience.

    Take a look at the programme. This summer you'll be able to enjoy the festival to the full!

  • The Casa Batlló returns with new activities for the family and live music with its 'Magical Nights'

    The Casa Batlló returns with new activities for the family and live music with its 'Magical Nights'

    Casa Batlló reopens on 1st July with innovative hygiene and safety measures in place using the latest air-purification technology, UV-light disinfection and a carefully thought-out protocol throughout the visit.

    Antoni Gaudí's building will be extending its range of activities for families and relaunching its "Magical Nights" concert season adapting it to the new situation. The new opening times will be Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

    Admission will be free for Spanish healthcare workers until the end of 2020 and for residents of Catalonia until 31st August. Other members of the public will be entitled to special admission prices. The visit includes a SmartGuide, which will enable visitors to enjoy a real immersive, augmented-reality adventure. The visit is also adapted for children and features free admission and special discounts for them plus a new courtyard terrace with a bar.


    The Casa Batlló will also be hosting a new season of its "Magical Nights", that have accompanied summer evenings for the past decade with live music on its rooftop. The season returns with two daily concerts at 6pm and a new layout of the space, with tables for audience members, an expanded bar service and all the necessary measures in place to guarantee a safe experience.



    Take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the cultural, artistic and sensory experiences Gaudí's magnificent landmark has to offer.

  • La Ribera

    La Ribera

    La Ribera neighbourhood is a must for anyone taking a walk through Barcelona. Whether you get there from the Via Laietana or the Arc de Triomf, as you explore the maze of narrow streets in this neighbourhood where merchants, artisans and guilds once, you’ll discover the city of design, leisure and fashion.

  • Language

    Language

    There are two official languages in Catalonia: Catalan and Spanish, and there are more and more people in the region who understand and speak English. You’re sure to get by.

  • Customs

    Customs

    Prices and long hours to shop and eat… and to work! Get an insight into the routine and the way people live in Barcelona.

  • Where to sleep

    A hotel with views, a tent in a campsite in the countryside, a city-centre apartment… Barcelona offers a wide range of accommodation so that everyone can find their perfect base camp. Here are some great ideas.

  • Getting around by bike

    Getting around by bike

    The bike is an original and different means of transport to discover the city. Barcelona has fully integrated cycle lanes and you can cycle through the city’s open spaces and parks. These conditions and the mild climate are ideal for this alternative means of transport. You can choose from organised routes or bicycle hire.

  • Sightseeing transport

    Sightseeing transport

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