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As during each summer, the city’s museums propose a range of varied and 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 200 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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The European Museum of Modern Art, the MEAM, located in a Baroque building of the 18th century (Palau Gomis), is offering more than contemporary figurative art. A series of activities related to music is planned throughout the year, to enjoy a different kind of program.
Every Friday evening, the museum is filled with music. The Friday's Blues cycle offers the possibility of enjoying a concert of bluegrass blues, swing and jazz. Bands bring their instruments to accompany the works and fill the museum with music for visitors to enjoy. Saturday evenings are reserved for classical music. The concerts usually start at half-past five and include an afternoon snack.
Before the concerts, you can visit the collection exhibiting the best of contemporary figurative art. This is a feature of MEAM and highlights it from other contemporary art museums.
The original inhabitants of the house, the chocolate manufacturer Antoni Amatller and his daughter Teresa, will once again receive visitors and explain the history of their family and modernism. They will also tell visitors about the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, who refurbished the house between 1898-1900. The original furniture and art collections are preserved inside the house.
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 augmented reality of our SmartGuide. 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.
On Wednesdey evenings in summer, enjoy performing arts, plastic arts, dance, concerts and a lot more. An essential event for all music and culture enthusiasts, every Wednesday to enjoy the most stimulating creators of today's scene.
Similarly to other summers, gastronomy and the stars once again take the leading role at the Fabra Observatory. An original suggestion that combines scientific dissemination and astronomic observation with gastronomy, at one of the most privileged viewpoints of the city of Barcelona.
After enjoying a menu designed by Miquel Guimerà, executive chef of Paradís Gourmet, a scientific dissemination conference will be given lasting around 30 minutes, to reveal the mysteries of the universe.
The evening ends with a visit to the museum, through the Noucentist room and the telescope, to the large dome, which preserves original elements. From the dome you will be able to observe distant constellations, stars and a large part of the solar system, with a telescope from 1904. This is one of the largest and oldest telescopes still in use in Europe.
An exclusive visit for small groups means that you can wander through one of the most special churches of the city practically on your own. The galleries, the crypt and the neoclassic chapel that normally cannot be visited, are included in this visit. The silence, the monumental lighting and the vastness of the building make it a unique experience.
Access to the terraces through the towers gives you a new perspective of the building and enables visitors to come closer than ever to the rose window, the picture windows, the buttresses and the gargoyles. From different levels of the roofs, you can see the narrow alleys of the Born, the main buildings of Ciutat Vella and an impressive 360º panorama view over Barcelona at twilight.
This is an intimate, extensive tour, about an hour and a half long, to peacefully wander through all the different parts, and at the same time, delve into the history, learning about anecdotes and historical events of the most emblematic building of Catalan Gothic style until today.
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 of Viñedos Singulares in the exterior patio of the house.
The Mediterranean sea breezes mean that Barcelona enjoys pleasant weather. Find out for yourself and check the forecast!
There are many different sides to Barcelona: the Barcelona with its traditional neighbourhoods, the Gothic, modernista and contemporary city… but there is also a green Barcelona, the Barcelona of parks and gardens. You’ll find them dotted around the city. These green spaces are always interesting, whether it be for their plants, urban design or sculptures.
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