Municipalities along the Besòs river celebrate their shared heritage with “Va de Besòs”

The final stretch of the Besòs river sets the scene for ‘Va de Besòs’ on 15 October, a festive event with a hundred activities along 7.5 kilometres next to the river, thanks to the involvement of facilities and organisations in four municipalities.

03/10/2022 12:30 h

Districte Sant Martí

The seven and a half kilometres making up the final section of the Besòs river provides the scene for a public celebration on 15 October, with an event designed to unite neighbouring municipalities which share the riverbank here and highlight its heritage value.

The programme includes a hundred free activities, held from 10 am to 5.30 pm, with the opening ceremony in Parc de les Aigües de Montcada i Reixac and the closing ceremony at Can Zam, in Santa Coloma de Gramenet. The final ceremony features music from the Balkan Paradise Orchestra.

Four municipalities, four sections and four themes

Va de Besòs’ is the result of the shared desire of the four councils to work together and develop an event to highlight scommon values and elements. Organised in conjunction with the Besòs Consortium, the event will see the final section of the Besòs become a living scenario with four nuclei of activity.

  • Montcada i Reixac with the main stage in the Parc de les Aigües
  • Santa Coloma de Gramenet and Zona Nord de Barcelona, centred around Can Zam
  • Sant Andreu, with the stage at the raised paving area in Bon Pastor
  • Sant Martí and Sant Adrià de Besòs, with the stage in the Parc del Litoral

Practically all the activities will be at points next to the river, as set out in the regulations on the preservation of flora and fauna, and most of them will be offered with the support of local organisations, association and facilities. This collaboration has helped towards a programme based around four themes: historical memory, sustainability and nature, culture, welfare and health.

A hundred free activities in 7.5 kilometres

Putting rings on birds for scientific purposes, discovering butterflies which live along the Besòs in an activity by CREAF, a sensory walk for young children by Science for Change, a Nordic march or a yoga class (CEM Bon Pastor), repairing your bike thanks to an activity with Biciclot, personalised bottle tops with the Fundació CET10, a climbing wall and skating tips in a session by Convivim are just some of the activities planned.

In addition, the four sections will be offering musical and arts performances throughout the day, along with the chance of a guided route around ten country houses in this stretch of the river and the cheap low-build houses in the Bon Pastor neighbourhood.  The programme includes something for everybody.

Activities are free and can be found on Some activities required booking in advance.