Institut de Cultura

Culture Institute

The Culture Institute was created by Barcelona City Council in 1996 to position Barcelona's culture as one of the primary assets for the development and projections of the city, through the management of municipal cultural facilities and services, and to promote and facilitate the emergene and consolidation of numerous private iniciative cultural platforms and projects throughout the city.


Picture of an open book

A new programme is being created with different styles of poetic performances, following always the necessary sanitary rules.

the cultural sector

The municipal government will also be calling on the Spanish and Catalan governments to implement several proposals, such as reducing cultural VAT to zero until the end of the year.


In view of the situation caused by the COVID-19 virus, the municipal government has announced a series of measures, which have been taken in coordination with the Spanish and Catalan governments and which will initially be in force for the next 15 days, from Thursday, 12 March to Friday, 27 March. 

la Mercè

Havana, the capital of Cuba, will bethe guest city at the La Mercè Festival 2020. Between 23 and 27 September 2020, we’ll have the chance to sample some of the Cuban capital’s lively culture along Barcelona’s streets, with different theatre, dance and music shows and film screenings.