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Santa Eulalia Festival

The city’s co-patron saint, Santa Eulàlia, lives her finest days with the Festa Major d’Hivern, or winter festival, from 11 to 14 February. Tradition and popular culture feature heavily in the celebrations and children and youths have a prominent role to play. The opening ceremony is on Thursday at 8 pm. Entitled “Dansem amb la […]

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Carnival arrives to Barcelona

Barcelona’s Carnival tooks place between 4th and 10th of February. The festival recuperates Queen Belluga, a traditional figure from the 17th century, prior to King Carnestoltes. Belluga is the queen of nutters and nerds, of fun and disobedience. This year’s programme includes over 30 parades, which take place all around the city. Celebrations start on […]

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Baroque Festival at Barceloneta

From 3 to 6 February the Barceloneta neighbourhood is remembering historic moments from when it was founded in the mid-18th century, organising a series of activities to add value to its cultural heritage. This is the fifth edition of a festival which gains more significance every year in the neighbourhood’s festive agenda. Workshops, talks, tours, […]

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BCNegra16: crime writing festival Barcelona

BCNegra is an annual celebration of crime and mystery fiction writing in Barcelona. The 2016 BCNegra offers the fans a chance to meet around 80 crime writers and to participate in more than 20 activities during the festival. The highlight of BCNegra is the annual Carvalho award. The recipient of the 2016 Pepe Carvalho Prize […]

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A special view of the city

Discover Barcelona from a new point of view, and get the chance to reinterpret the cityscape altogether at the current exhibition on view through February 28th at the Montjuïc Castle (in the Parade Ground). Because landscape is not just a physical place, it’s a space imbued with feelings, sensations, and ideas.   This kaleidoscopic photography […]

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Airport-Barcelona-Airport by Metro

We are excited to announce the arrival of a new Metro line connecting the Barcelona Airport to the city. Next February will see the coming into service of a new stretch of metro line 9, from Zona Universitària to Barcelona-El Prat Airport, known as L9 Sud. The stretch between Santa Coloma de Gramenet and La […]

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Barcelona’s parks: a green oasis in the city

Do you know…? There was a time when there were no parks in Barcelona. Gardens were private and belonged to rich families and science academies. Land without buildings were rural properties, used to grow crops. The first park established expressly as a place of public leisure did not open until 1872, when the Ciutadella was […]

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Sant Antoni is celebrating its festival

From 15 to 24 January, the Sant Antoni neighbourhood will be celebrating its festa major, filling its streets with activities ranging from talks and book presentations to sports activities and workshops and games for children. On the last day the festa major the Diables de Sant Antoni organise a correfoc, in which the fire-totting devils […]

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Panot, a symbol of Barcelona

Inside the foyer of Casa Ametller, in Passeig de Gràcia, the ground is covered by tiles designed by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Its pattern, a flower with four petals, is reminiscent of the flower-shaped panot typically seen in Barcelona. However, according to the industrial designer, master in Urban Design and author of the […]

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Barcelona in numbers

All of us know about the city of Barcelona, to one degree or another. We’ve heard of its attractions, its different neighborhoods, its uniqueness… But do you know how many streets the city has? How many telephone booths? Or the most popular names for boys and girls born in the Catalonian capital? Barcelona has 4,027 […]