What to do in BCN

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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. 

Barcelona Carnival

The arrival of the Carnival King and traditional Taronjada (orange confetti fight) at Plaça de Sant Jaume on 20 February will signal the start of a week of festivities and revelry with communal snacks, mask balls, street processes, sardine burials and a whole host of other activities. 

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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!

Festa Majors

Find out about the wide range of festa majors on big annual festivals taking place in Barcelona’s districts and neighbourhoods and take advantage of the good weather for enjoying them.  

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Cultural calendar

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

Joan Maragall Library’s information panel

Free film screenings in libraries

Come over to the city’s libraries from February 3rd to April 3rd and enjoy a free cycle of documentaries.

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Commerce in Barcelona

Full information on the city’s commercial network: commerce in the districts, local offers, activities calendar, consumer assistance, shopping centres and outdoor markets.

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Sports calendar

Check out the key dates on the city's sports calendar and the spaces and options for getting into shape.

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Barcelona Districte Cultural

Enjoy local culture. Check out the range of offers on music, theatre, dance, circus and performing-art shows playing at your neighbourhood’s cultural facilities.

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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 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.

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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!

Facade of a grocer's shop

Iconic Shops Route

 Discover the online guide to Barcelona’s most iconic shops and make your own route.

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Castell de Montjuïc

Explore Montjuïc Castle, enjoy the events and activities held there and relive our history.

Street market

Sustainable commerce

Discover the municipal More Sustainable Commerce programme, which is aimed at over sixty trade associations and professionals that have signed the Citizen Commitment to Sustainability.

The Magic Fountain light show

Enjoy the Magic Fountain

Enjoy the sound and light display at the Magic Fountain in Montjuïc. Find out about display times, the range of sequences and much more.

Go to the zoo

An enriching experience

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Head up to Tibidabo

Fun makes the world go round

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Come over to the Sala Ciutat

Discover a bookshop specialising in Barcelona

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Discover Rambles ticket

The gateway to culture

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El Born CCM

Past, present and future

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Discover Last minute (ES)

Same-day discounts

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Mnac

Art and history

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Visit the Picasso Museum

Enjoy art

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Experience the magic fountain

A feast for the eyes

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Take a ride up Montjuïc mountain

Enjoy a unique panoramic view of the city

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Aquàrium de Barcelona

Discover Mediterranean marine fauna

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