This November, Pope Benedict XVI will visit the Catalonian capital to consecrate Gaudi’s masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. Find out all about his plans for his trip to Barcelona, how you can see him during his time here and some interesting facts that you might not already know about the Pontiff.
The Barcelona International Boat Show 2010 has something for everyone, whether you are a nautical enthusiast or you simply like the smell of the sea air. Filled with exciting activities and products there is no wonder why some 70% of all the boat sales in Spain are initiated here.
Last year over 80,000 people enjoyed this festival and it is increasingly seen as the highlight of Barcelona’s crammed cultural agenda. Stylish, fun and effortlessly modern, Sónar is now seen as one of the best festivals of its kind.
It's one of the most hotly anticipated events of the Barcelona calendar - yes, it's September's Festa de la Mercè. A 4-day festival that offers music, art, street performers and a fair few fire-breathing dragons, just for fun. Find out more about what this year's La Mercè has in store.
Of all the different regions in Spain, no-one knows how to throw a party better than Andalusians, - and in April, they bring the party to Barcelona. Head down to the Feria de Abril at Diagonal Mar and take full advantage of the carnival atmosphere – think flamenco, sherry and foot-stamping fun by the sea.
Barcelona at its best and most alive, a week packed with culture, debate, parties, film, sport and entertainment. Barcelona once again stands up and over as a diverse and respectful city. One of the for sure good time parades of the year.
With its reputation as a party city, it's no wonder New Year’s Eve in Barcelona is one of the best nights out of the year! Barcelona has so much to offer - from street parties to beach clubs, from gala dinners and grape eating in Plaça Catalunya. Check out our guide to what's what this New Years in the cool Catalan capital!
Throughout July, Barcelona hosts the much anticipated Grec Festival. It's a summer stalwart that features a jam-packed programme of concerts, theatrical shows, dancing and the odd bit of circus tomfoolery. Even better, most events take place in the unique atmosphere of a secluded amphitheatre cut into a Montjuïc cliff.
In Barcelona, the best artists in the world will join the production company POEMA S.L organising on a monthly basis fifteen concerts in a number of extraordinary locations. Let yourself be taken away by the sounds of the best guitarists in the world playing the most beautiful melodies of their repertory live.
The Marathon of Barcelona was held for the first time in 1987 in the suburbs of the city. In 2005 a total revamp of the marathon gave it a new popularity that it fully deserved. Over 10,000 participants each year take part. Check out this article to find out more about the race and how to take part.