Catalunya celebrates the Diada on September 11th. Join in with a tour of the Generalitat building on Plaça Sant Jaume, which will be open to the public for the occasion. Just turn up and join the queue.
BACK TO SCHOOL
Put that September energy to good use and sign up for a course at your local civic centre. All centres offer reasonably-priced courses in just about everything you can imagine, from African drumming to video production. See centrescivics.bcn.cat for details.
Have you checked out the dancing fountains at Plaça Catalunya yet? From Thursday to Sunday, from 9pm till midnight, the newly renovated Fonts Bessones puts on a dance and light show at 30-minute intervals.
GO THE DISTANCE
With three big 10kms this month, there will be plenty of motivation to get your running shoes on. If you really want to aim high, you have six months to train for the Barcelona 2016 marathon. Try Meetup group ‘Casual Road Runners’ for some company and moral support.
Presided over by the royal Palauet Albéniz, the Jardins Joan Maragall on Montjuïc are among the quietest and most beautiful gardens in the city, with lush greenery, sculptures and ornamental fountains. They are free and open from 10am till 3pm at weekends and holidays.