Festivals & Fairs


Cavalcada dels Tres Tombs de Sant Andreu, Barcelona, Jan 13, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Ajuntament de Barcelona (CC BY-ND 2.0).

The vibrant central Sant Antoni "barri" plays host to the city’s first major neighborhood festival of the year, with events happening over a nine-day period. We round up some of the “must-sees” taking place over the biggest weekend of the festival. Read more

Things To Do


Entrance to the MIRA Digital Arts Festival, photo by Harry Stott.

With sound coming from inaudible sources, domes filled with kaleidoscopic creatures, and the world’s leading avant-garde electronic musicians on show, it’s safe to say MIRA Festival 2019 was a lot of fun. We’ve narrowed down our four favorite things. Read more

Previews and reviews

This April sees the return of the annual Fira d’Espàrrecs Gavà, a celebration of traditional farming and a humble vegetable with a unique taste. Read more


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Photo by Mpellegr. (Flickr)

Creative cuisine and classy restaurants may have put Catalunya on the culinary map, but it’s food of a far more primitive nature that provides the real flavor of the place — and this season. Read more



Chinese New Year. Photo by España Global (Flickr).

The Chinese New Year celebration in Barcelona is not only a harmonious blend of Catalan and Chinese traditions, but also a conveniently condensed representation of what might occur in China over 15 days into one single afternoon near Arc de Triomf. Read more



Fira de l'Avet

Treat yourself to a trip outside the city and venture to these regional town holiday markets to find gifts for everyone on your list. Read more

Best of Barcelona


Capgrossos. Illustration by Tara Shain.

Barcelona takes on a new life towards the end of the month, when its streets and plazas are awash with festivities in celebration of the city’s patron saint. Read more

Things To Do

This year, the Festa Major de Gràcia celebrates its 200th anniversary. Read more


Primavera Sound’s evolution in 16 years from small indie festival to major music event has been spectacular. Read more


Batch 2: More reviews of the winningest films from the Sitges Film Fest. Read more


Batch 1: An extensive look at the featured films of the Sitges Film Festival. Read more


The winner of Gràcia’s best decorated street has been announced. And it's not what we expected. Read more

In the City

Eimear Corrigan previews this three-day electronic and advanced music festival. Read more

Eimear Corrigan reviews the inaugural gig of the Primavera Sound festival, held at BARTS on Tuesday evening. Read more

Catalunya’s annual romantic tradition returns, with rose sales expected to be higher than ever. Read more

In the City

This month-long event has carved out a niche for itself in Barcelona’s jam-packed festival calendar. Read more

In the City

We've chosen five ways to spice up your February 14th for a night you won't forget. Read more

Things To Do


Photo by Sonia Lucas

The Festes de Gràcia once again brings color, joy and revelry to the streets this month. Tori Sparks gets behind the scenes at the city’s favorite neighborhood festival. Read more


Enjoy music, art and architecture as night falls at some of Barcelona’s most renowned museums and monuments. Read more


Escape the city and discover a multitude of festivals outside of Barcelona. Read more


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    Tres Tombs in Sant Antoni, Barcelona 2014

  • Festa Major l’Esquerra de l’Eixample

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    festa major de l'Esquerra de l'Eixample

  • Festa Major de Poblenou

    Festa Major de Poblenou

  • La Festa Catalana

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