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The Cemetery Route is an activity that reminds us that Barcelona is not just a city, but many cities, a journey into the past and the present in which we find historical, popular and adventure characters, wealth, poverty, love and death.
Poblenou Cemetery Route
The Poblenou Cemetery Route is a journey to nineteenth-century Barcelona through the different pantheons and the characters of the most interesting, historical and cultural burials. A brief but fantastic and evocative reconstruction of a hundred years of history through 30 tombs, most of them, in neoclassical style.
Montjuïc Cemetery Route
The Montjuïc Cemetery Route is focused chronologically between the years 1883 and 1936. The route includes 37 graves and is conceived as a sample of the rich heritage of the cemetery. It combines graves of artistic interest with graves of historical interest, all of them included in the two main routes.
Route of the Fossar de la Pedrera of the Montjuïc Cemetery
The Ruta del Fossar is a memorial space with the mortal remains of the victims of Franco's repression and bombing, as well as a good number of people who were shot dead in Barcelona during the post-war period. It was reopened in 1985 as an architectural ensemble of great historical interest, where, among other monuments, are the tomb of President Lluís Companys.
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.
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.
Visit the Casa Amatller from June and September, in a very different way. Modernist evenings give you the opportunity to enjoy a dramatized visit, to learn about this gem of Puig i Cadafalch, by those who actually lived in the house. You will be able to see the rooms and hear about their everyday life, the chocolate factory, their travels all around the world, their friends, etc.
A visit to learn about the curiosities and the best kept secrets, which will end with a glass of of wine tasting in the exterior patio of the house.
Come and see the collections and the restoration workshops with the professionals that look after them!
On 19th June, the museums of Barcelona will open the areas that are normally restricted to the public, to show the work done by professionals who work there. Take a close look at the collections and discover a new way of viewing works of art, in the company of guides, curators, and directors.
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.
Night of the Museums: 15th May, from 6pm to 9pm.
If you want to know more about this architectural gem and discover some of its secrets, discover the Basílica Sagrada Família through a virtual tour. Do not miss it!
The Gran Teatre del Liceu opens its facilities to access Internet users around the world thanks to the Street View visualization that allows you to visit the Liceu in 360 virtual reality format. The panoramic service of Google Maps allows access to many corners of the theater, from emblematic places such as the Hall of Mirrors to spaces unknown to the public such as the departments of tailoring and characterization or the interior of the stage. Don't miss it!
The Museu Marítim brings you different online experiences so you can keep enjoying its heritage. You can take two virtual tours. The first shows you the medieval galleries that are currently hosting the exhibitions "Shipyards and Galleys" and "7 Boats 7 Stories", and the second takes visitors to the viewing gallery where they can see the exhibition "Antoni Benaiges, the Teacher who Promised the Sea". In recent weeks, the museum's blog has also been packed with interesting articles and links.
Do you want to find out how Barcelona's bourgeois households lived and decorated their houses? Discover them and gain a first-hand insight into the history of the city, the people who lived there and the architects who built them. Now in its tenth year, Cases Singulars open with a great deal of enthusiasm, having put in place all the health and safety measures to ensure visitors can enjoy and see Barcelona's unique heritage up close in a fun and interesting way. Tours of the Cases Singulars are always guided and pre-booking is essential. They are available in different languages. Group numbers are limited and the houses are opening at reduced capacity.
Enjoy the experience of Cases Singulars!
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