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  • Castellers

    Castellers

    One of Catalonia's most famous traditions is that of the "castells" (castles), which are human towers that are lifted by building different levels of people until reaching insane heights that can go up to ten stories. There is no mechanical help, and tens and even hundreds of people can take part in it. The "castellers" are the people who carry out this activity, which is over 200 years old.

    Acknowledged as Immaterial Cultural Heritage by Unesco, his origin is believed to be around the area of Tarragona, Catalonia's second most important province after Barcelona. During the 20th Century this practice spread all over Catalonia. The "castellers" are grouped in "colles" that normally take the name of its place of origin.

  • Family Activities at Poble Espanyol

    Family 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.

  • L'Aquàrium, Feeding Time

    L'Aquàrium, Feeding Time

    Did you know that over 150 different types of meal are prepared for its inhabitants? Come along and don't miss out on feeding time! If its lunch time during your visit, you could be in for a pleasant surprise…

    Shark food
    Have you ever wondered how sharks are fed? The divers feed the sharks with the help of rods onto which is impaled their favourite food, such as oily fish and squid.
    Tuesday and Friday between 12 noon and 1.00 pm. *

    The greediest of them all – the penguins!
    You can watch how they are fed in the Planeta Aqua Room twice a day every day of the week.
    Everyday at between at 11.30 am and 4.30 pm.

    Rays
    The rays don't want to go without their food either. As soon as they see their keepers, they move in to eat. Be careful you don't get splashed though!
    Every day at 2.00 pm. except Sunday*

    Eagle rays and Morays
    Monday to Friday at 12:45pm at the Oceanarium's tunnel. An amazing show! *

  • L'Aquàrium, shark cage diving

    L'Aquàrium, shark cage diving

    L'Aquàrium has organised exactly what you've been looking for. Become a scuba diver for a day, and when you're underwater in the Oceanarium, you'll have sharks and thousands of fish swimming beside you.

    Your adventure as a scuba diver begins with your first dive. Then it's time for L'Aquàrium de Barcelona's main tank. With one of L'Aquàrium's instructors by your side, and while breathing underwater, you'll be able to observe all of our guests: sharks, rays, moray eels, moonfish, etc. And you'll be sharing the experience with your family or friends watching from outside the water.

    Come and enjoy our facilities and you'll discover all of the hidden mysteries of marine animals.

  • Medieval Fair at Poble Espanyol

    Medieval Fair at Poble Espanyol

    The Spanish Village is traveling back in time to the Middle Ages to celebrate its Medieval Fair, filling the venue with heraldic shields, tents, standards, markets, entertainment and a host of other activities for all the family.

    The Fair takes off on 5 October. From then on, the Village plunges into three days of genuine medieval life, with a huge market in the main square featuring artisan stalls selling charcuterie, cheeses, pastries, sweetmeats and even a tavern.

    There are a range of activities for children. The typical attractions of the medieval age such as the wheel and merry-go.round will be installed in the Village. There will also be a public scribe workshops, which is a good option to not only learn writing of that time, but also the history of Barcelona. A school of knights of the age, with archery, rings, gallops on horses, and other options to practice the skills and precision of children.

    Typical gastronomy of the time will fill the hungriest of people, with taverns and other points of sale. The area of flavored tea will also have a place in Arab tents that will take you to another dimension.The shows planned include a fakir who will play with fire, magic carpets and other events, to amaze the public of all ages, plus knights who will walk through the market on camels, and musical artists with instruments of the age, such as the gralla and the tarota.

  • Family activities at Zoo de Barcelona

    Family activities at Zoo de Barcelona

    Barcelona Zoo is holding activities for all visitors and are included in the entrance ticket. Choose what you like best from among our activities held every week.

    Let's feed penguins:
    Come to the penguin pool and see how they eat top-quality fish!
    When: Everyday from 11 am to 1.30 pm (announced on the loudspeaker).

    Dolphin watching:
    Everyday, the dolphinarium opens its doors so that everyone can observe these magnificent animals.
    When: Everyday from 11 am to 3.30 pm.

    Elephant training:
    Elephant keepers give you a close-up view of elephants and how they train every morning, to care for the animals and do any veterinary procedures needed.
    When: Weekends and holidays from 12 noon to 2 pm (announced on the loudspeaker).

  • TOTEM - Cirque du Soleil

    TOTEM - Cirque du Soleil

    The Cirque du Soleil, one of the world's largest theater companies, is returning to Barcelona with their new show, Totem, at the Gran Carpa Blanca in the Cultura District of L'Hospitalet.

    Every new show by the renowned Cirque du Soleil is a sell-out wherever they perform. This time round, Totem features a total of 46 artists on stage including acrobats, actors, musicians and singers who perform 12 incredible numbers involving juggling, aerial acrobatics, contortionism and action. It is inspired by the ancient civilizations and depicts the evolution of the human species, from its amphibian origins to the final desire to fly. Attractive and cosmopolitan characters will excite and thrill the audience as they perform on the trapeze, skates, trampoline, hanging rings and much, much more.

    An elegant and visually dazzling spectacle that strikes the perfect balance between high technology and the timeless allure of the circus.

  • Llum BCN 2018

    Llum BCN 2018

    Running since 2012, Llum BCN is a festival of light that aims to counter the darkness of winter with the splendour of light (llum means 'light' in Catalan) reflected on some of the city's most beautiful buildings and spaces. This year the Llum BCN festival has not only doubled in size, it's also moved to a new home: Poblenou, a district currently immersed in an intense process of transformation.

    Over a dozen well-known Spanish and international artists have created installations that bring transformation by using light in six of the most emblematic locations in Poblenou; this year's guest artist is the Canadian Monique Saboya, who brings a selection of immersive art projects. At the same time, to demonstrate the city's emergent creativity and talent, students from 14 Architecture, Art and Design schools have prepared special artworks based on the creative use of illumination. Both series can be seen by following an easy-to-walk itinerary around the district.

  • Disney. The art of telling stories

    Disney. The art of telling stories

    Disney imaginary dates back many years. The childhood of millions of children from all over the world was marked by the versions that the Disney studios made of classical tales and legends, like King Midas, Hercules, The Three Little Pigs, The Grasshopper and the Ants, Snow White, Cinderella or Robin Hood. All this wealth of inspiration is now displayed at the exhibition "Disney. The art of telling stories". Through a wide range of drawings, visitors can wander through the creative background of the Disney studios.Thie illustrated material is complemented with production notes, storyboards and studies on people, which help to understand how classical stories became cartoon films.

  • Ferrari Land at Port Aventura World Parks & Resorts

    Ferrari Land at Port Aventura World Parks & Resorts

    Already declared the best theme park in Spain by TripAdvisor users, PortAventura World has now taken visitor experiences to a whole new level with the 2017 opening of Europe's first Ferrari Land. This adrenaline-filled place with thrills for all ages covers 60,000m2 and has numerous attractions, such as the Vertical Accelerator that offers a lifelike Formula 1 experience as you accelerate in your F1-style cars from 0 to 180km/h in just five seconds and climb to a height of 112m along a 1km-track!

    What's more, this year sees the inauguration of a new kids's area in Ferrari Land with five attractions aimed at different age groups: Junior Red Force is a mini roller-coaster that gives children the chance to experience the speed of the vertical accelerator, while Kids' Tower is a ricochet and freefall tower of nine metres, Flying Race and pilot your own plane, Champions Race lets all the family feel like the drivers of a mythical Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa or get in the gondolas and get ready to spin with Crazy Pistons.

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