What to do in BCN

Santa Eulàlia's retinue

Santa Eulàlia

Don’t miss the city’s winter festival, with a string of traditional activities from 10 to 12 February. Laia the minigiant turns 25 this year.

Carnaval de Barcelona

Barcelona Carnival

Barcelona is gearing up to welcome carnival, with over a hundred activities to fill the city with festive fun from 16 to 22 February. Not to be missed! 

Robot Biennal

Science Biennial 2023

Enjoy a hundred or so activities for discovering the science promoting relations and positive community life in a human and digital environment, from 21 to 26 February.


Authors of noir fiction are set to turn Barcelona into the capital for crime novels again from 6 to 12 February. This is a new edition of BCNegra, the literary fair which brings together local, national and international writers.

Enjoy Montjuïc Park

Montjuïc mountain is a big green space in Barcelona offering everyone sports, leisure and cultural facilities. Discover the park and enjoy it!

A musician playing the guitar at a concert

Barcelona Districte Cultural

Barcelona Districte Cultural returns to the city’s neighbourhoods this autumn, with 230 shows around 34 venues. Don’t miss it!

Sons de ciutat

Sons de ciutat

Enjoy live music in all the city’s neighbourhoods and hubs, with the spring edition from 4 February to 25 March. Check out the programme.

Two people run in a park

Enjoy the parks

The city’s parks and gardens transform it into a living, breathing space. You’ll find them all here. Explore and enjoy them!

Panoramic view of the city

Gaudir més

Join the “Gaudir més” programme and make the most of its discounts, free admission and advantages for enjoying your city’s various spaces.

A man and a kid playing basketball

Discover the BCN Guide

All the city’s activities you can imagine are at your fingertips in the BCN Guide: music, shows, festive holidays, courses, workshops, and much more. 

Visit La Model

Discover the history of La Model and explore the inside of this former prison with a guided tour or an open visit. Find out more!

A monitor attending to children playing in a school playground

School Playgrounds open

Did you know that every district has playgrounds that open outside school hours as safe public spaces for children, young people and their families? Check out their opening times!

A group of women attending a Pilates class

Choose your course

Check out the new range of courses and workshops on offer at civic centres, libraries and other centres in the city. You can pick and mix!

Outdoor concert

Cultural calendar

You can find full information on the main events planned for Barcelona’s cultural calendar.

A woman walks with a surfboard and a man warms up at the athletics track at the Mar Bella municipal sports centre

Municipal sports centres

Make the most of the city’s municipal sports centres. There are over a hundred of them throughout the city, with a wide range of offers and prices.

Commerce in Barcelona: Two women in a shop

Commerce in Barcelona

Find out about the wide range of shopping possibilities Barcelona offers you and discover sustainable local options.

Beaches and bathing

See full information on Barcelona’s beaches: location, state of the sea, flags, occupancy control and plenty more. Meanwhile, the ban on smoking this season applies to all beaches.

Go to the zoo

An enriching experience


Head up to Tibidabo

Fun makes the world go round


Come over to the Sala Ciutat

Discover a bookshop specialising in Barcelona


Discover Rambles ticket

The gateway to culture


El Born CCM

Past, present and future


Discover Last minute (ES)

Same-day discounts



Art and history


Visit the Picasso Museum

Enjoy art


Experience the magic fountain

A feast for the eyes


Take a ride up Montjuïc mountain

Enjoy a unique panoramic view of the city


Aquàrium de Barcelona

Discover Mediterranean marine fauna