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  • September 11th Catalonia’s National Day

    September 11th Catalonia’s National Day

    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.  

  • Sant Medir Festival

    Sant Medir Festival

    Every March, the children of Barcelona enjoy one of the "sweetest" festivals of the city. The streets and squares of the charming district of Gràcia become a festival of sweets, bands and horse carriages. This is the Sant Medir Festival and according to tradition originates from the Saint who lived in the year 303 in Barcelona under the Roman rule of Diocletian, who intensely persecuted Christians. According to legend, Sant Medir's beans grew immediately after they were planted and for this he was taken prisoner. A hermitage was built where the Saint lived to mark the starting point of the pilgrimage. In 1830, a baker from the district of Gràcia made a pilgrimage to the hermitage on his Saint's Day to thank the Saint for a honoured promise. Today, this pilgrimage has become a popular tradition with the participation of "colles" from the districts of Gràcia, Sarrià and Sants. Each year,

  • Santa Eulàlia Festival

    Santa Eulàlia Festival

    The Santa Eulàlia Festival, the winter festival of Barcelona, is for all the family. During these magical days, tribute is paid to the brave Laia, the girl who rebelled to defend her aims. For the city of Barcelona, this girl was a symbol of solidarity, in defence of justice and commitment to young people. Santa Eulàlia and la Mare de Déu de la Mercè are co-patron saints of Barcelona. To celebrate this festival, different activities are organized for all the family. You can't miss the giants, the processions or the firework street run, human towers, sardanas dancing and musical bands throughout different routes of the city, apart from other activities for both young and old.
    On 12th February, the Santa Eulàlia feast day, several events are held, such as raising the Penó de Santa Eulàlia (reproduction of an old banner of the city) on the balcony of City Hall, sardanas dancing, giants...

  • Barcelona 1700 From stones to people

    Barcelona 1700 From stones to people

  • Xcèntric 2024

    Xcèntric 2024

    True to its interest for the avant-garde and the unconventional films, CCCB's cinema cycle is a commitment to personal, free, independent and experimental cinema, far from the dictates of the market.

  • Jamboree

    Jamboree

    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.

  • Family Activities at Poble Espanyol

    Family Activities at Poble Espanyol

    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 year, before the Futbol Club Barcelona matches, enjoy the Barça Fest: music, entertainment, gastronomy and many activities for the whole family to enjoy in the hours before the match. Experience the culé passion on the way to the stadium!*

    *This activity is not included in the general admission to Poble Espanyol.

  • Circ d'ara mateix

    Circ d'ara mateix

    Circus has experienced changes in its staging, increasingly becoming closer to dance and adopting narrative resources of the theatre and becoming more professional in a commendable way. The Festival Circ d'ara mateix programmed by the Mercat de les Flors takes us closer to extremely interesting companies and works, such as Les Filles du Renard Pale, Andrea Salustri, Cia. Doisacordes, and Movedbymatter & Collectif Malunés.

  • Talents Jazz a La Pedrera

    Talents Jazz a La Pedrera

    Talents Jazz a La Pedrera, a unique experience, enjoying La Pedrera at night with live jazz on the roof terrace while contemplating one of the most spectacular views in Barcelona.
    Talents Jazz includes a free visit to the roof, the attic and the terrace, an emblematic, evocative place that invites you to experience the architecture, the night, the city and the music.
    These year La Pedrera presents a series of proposals with the most representative talent in jazz made in Barcelona to achieve an unforgettable live soundtrack for enjoying summer nights.


  • Sant Jordi dialogs

    Sant Jordi dialogs

    With the arrival of one of the most long-awaited dates for the Catalan people, that is the Sant Jordi, the Barcelona City Council and the Barcelona Institute of Culture, are organizing the "Sant Jordi Dialogs". This is nine days dedicated to authors and their works. Hence the literary tradition of Barcelona is consolidated. It was declared in 2015 City of Literature by Unesco.

    During this event, we will be able to hear outstanding national and international authors at diferent venues in Barcelona, where conferences and talks will take place on the art of writing.

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