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On September 11th 1714 the city of Barcelona fell after a long siege by the duke of Berwick in the War of the Spanish Succession. The French Bourbons were fighting against the Austrian Habsburgs to obtain the control of the Spanish Crown. This date also represented the abolition of the Catalan civil institutions and rights. September 11th was chosen for its symbolism to commemorate Catalonia's National Day (Diada Nacional de Catalunya). During the whole day protest activities, as well as entertaining ones, take place in Barcelona and in other towns throughout the country. Traditionally, in the morning of September 11th the political parties and entities bring floral tributes to the monument of Rafael de Casanova, who had an outstanding participation in the War of the Spanish Succession. Many museums of Barcelona also take part in this event with an open day.
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.
It dates back to over half a century and can boast that it offers live music 356 days a year. The Sala Jamboree is the Barcelona temple of jazz par excellence, where great legends and young promises of jazz have played. Figures like Bill Coleman, Kenny Drew, Chet Baker, Ponny Poindexter, Art Farmer, Lou Bennet, Stéphan Grappelli, Kenny Clarke, Cecil Taylor, Elvin Jones, Steve Grossman and Al FosGordon have all been on stage.
All styles are represented, from vanguard to Dixieland passing through bop, fusion, vocal jazz, mainstream, nu-jazz, tango-jazz, flamenco jazz and Latin jazz, without forgetting other Afroamerican styles such as blues and gospel.
This venue is a cultural benchmark of Barcelona, which won the Gold Medal of the city.
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 weekend, 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 many more surprises!. In short, a wide range of activities for all the family.
This summer the Dragon Roof Terrace becomes the most elegant setting of the heart of the city!
Live the most intimate, fresh and distinguished evening of the summer season on top of Gaudi's architectural jewel. Become immersed in the universe of Gaudí through the new 10D Experience. Spend an evening on the terrace of Casa Batlló and vibrate to live music. Choose the concert that thrills you most and enjoy two drinks and raise a toast to a wonderful summer's night.
Visit Casa Batlló and end with an open-air concert with views over the city.
Nits d'estiu in Poble Espanyol offers you different proposals for cultural and leisure activities to enjoy these nights in a magical environment.
Blues Nights: Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. Up to August 25th.
Rock & amp; Grill: Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Up to August 26th.
Sing Fight Fiesta: Friday, 8:30 p.m. Up to August 27th.
RiuEstiu 2021: Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. Up to August 28th.
Rumba Evenings Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Up to August 29th.
Candle Light Open Air Concerts. July 21st and 22nd; August 19th and 20th; September 16th and 17th. At 7:30 p.m.
CosmoCaixa's CosmoNits bring back the best sci-fi movies and the best live music to the city. A wide range of science fiction films for all audiences that will make you enjoy these summer nights in Barcelona.
Let yourself be transported to Las Ramblas and enjoy a very special night in front of the stage of the Tablao Cordobéswith a cast of top-notch artist, a unique spectacle that will surely remain in the retina of those who see it.
Enjoy the show with a drink or after a special dinner with more than 44 specialties of Spanish and Catalan cuisine.
It is now 15 years since the Palau de la Música Catalana introduced its Cycle of Family Concerts at the Palau, an initiative whose goal is to kindle the passion for and appreciation of music to the youngest members of the household. These are shows conceived and created so that music interacts with other forms of artistic expression such as dance, theater, poetry or the plastic arts, aimed at encouraging the curiosity, imagination and creativity of young and old alike.
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