Spring awakens in BarcelonaEnjoy the season of flowers with all the spaces and activities the city has to offer!
On Saturday we welcomed the spring and the good weather that comes with it. The arrival of the season of flowers means we’re closer to hanging up our coats in the wardrobe. Because of this, Barcelona has all sorts of things for you to enjoy over the coming weeks. Give them a go!
Parks and gardens
Who would have thought it’s so easy to read, do some drawing or let our minds wander surrounded by peace and greenery? If you’re the sort of person who needs to connect with nature to be happy, you’re in the right city. Barcelona has a wide array of parks and gardens for you to enjoy nature very close to home.
The good weather offers a chance for you and yours to make the most of the city’s green spaces, go for a stroll, relax outdoors, engage in leisure activities of just take it easy. Places such as the Parc de Josep Maria Serra Martí, the Jardins de Can Castelló, the Jardins de Laribal, the Parc de Cervantes, the Jardí Botànic and the Turó del Putxet all await you!
Places for sport
Getting your trainers and sports kit on is easier when you know you’re getting out into the fresh air. Doing sport is more pleasant in the spring: no chilly winter air creeping inside your shirt and no suffering that cocktail of fatigue and high summer temperatures. You just need the ideal setting so that getting in shape becomes a dream scenario. There are plenty such places in Barcelona, including:
- Passeig de les Aigües: running, bars, exercising your muscles… This place has everything you need for a complete exercise circuit. You can get from one end of the Collserola mountain range to the other while you get in shape. Are you up for it?
- Pont de Mülhberg: who would have imagined such great views while running? Located in the Parc del Guinardó, this bridge enables you to get in a good run beforehand, with uphill and downhill sections, rugged paths and a good difference in ascent and descent. The goal? An authentic treat.
- Parc del Fòrum: typical, but worth it all the same. The dimensions of the Parc del Fòrum and its spaces allow for all types of sport and many other things! Its steps and esplanades mean you can run, skip and jog all you like. The good weather also means you’ll get a pleasant sea breeze while you train, a real privilege.
- Nike Training Outdoor Project: the social and health measures for Covid-19 mean sports facilities have had to adapt to continue offering services. One of these is the Nike Training Outdoor Project. Located at the Espigó del Gas, the area at this groyne takes the form of an outdoor gym, with all the equipment needed for up to eighteen different exercises.
There’s no let-up in culture in the spring either! The coming months offer a chance to enjoy a wide range of activities in the city. If museums, films and concerts are more your thing, there’s plenty to choose from:
- Exhibitions: these include “Mars: the Red Mirror” (CCCB); “Women Photographers in Barcelona” (El Born, outdoors); “Plague” (MACBA), on until 2 April, and “The American Dream. From Pop to the Present” (CaixaForum).
- Music: don’t miss the performances for Barnasants, Festival de Cançó d’Autor; the Festival del Mil·lenni 2021; Guitar BCN, and the Barcelona Obertura Spring Festival, the temple for classical music.
- Shows: mime, comedies and adaptations of iconic books… Pick the show which best matches your tastes: Els dimarts amb l’Albert (Teatre Borràs), The Postman (Centre Cívic Besòs), Canto jo i la muntanya balla (Biblioteca de Catalunya), Asesinato en el Orient Express (Teatre Condal), La nit de la iguana (TNC), until 28 March, or Bitácora de ida y vuelta 2. El espíritu de Moctezuma (Sala Fènix).
- Cinema: if you like painting, theatre, dance, architecture and music, the cycle “Per amor a les arts” covers them all in different films. At the same time, the BCN Film Fest is back in April to pay homage to Charlie Chaplin with over fifty screenings.
The city offers a great range of activities for youngsters:
- Sala Univers: delve into the new exhibition at the CosmoCaixa and discover the cosmos and its evolution in this new room. The space is designed to stimulate the curiosity of visitors through interactive experiences, real objects and high quality scientific and artistic reproductions.
- “Petits cinèfils: del llibre a la pantalla”: the CaixaForum is offering a series of films bringing together great literary adventures on the big screen. The films chosen on this occasion are La malvada guineu ferotge (Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert) and Ernest i Célestine: contes d’hivern (Julien Cheng and Jean-Christophe Roger).
- La petita flauta màgica: the show is a children’s adaptation of the classic tale featuring the bird catcher Papageno and his friend Prince Tamino. The show sees the Gran Teatre del Liceu rekindle one of the best loved stories among different generations.
- MACBA with the family: the museum is offering “For families”, an initiative promoting artistic exploration through two workshops for family bubble groups: “House of the seas” and “Coses, cossos…, acció!”. The activities are designed for single families or bubble groups with children between the ages of 2 and 12.