Barcelona, Dubai and Berlin are cities that have broken the monopoly major capitals held on being the world's most visited destinations. This is no accident – and even less so in the city where Picasso, Dalí and Miró created most of their work. Year after year, European professionals select Barcelona as the city they most prefer to work in. And the thing is, what makes Barcelona one of the most desirable cities in the world for living is also what seduces the thousands of visitors that choose it as a weekend destination. What most surprises these visitors are not the houses of the brilliant Gaudí, closer to paintings or sculptures than mere buildings, but rather the discovery that it is hundreds of buildings that make Barcelona the global epicentre of art nouveau architecture. Heir to a design culture that permeates everything, Barcelona is constantly reinventing itself, from the celebration of the 1992 Olympic Games to the recovery of its Gothic Quarter, not to mention the city's opening-up to the sea and its miles of beaches. Even its football team has broken with tradition as the only club in the world whose fans prefer jogo bonito, or playing beautifully, a style whose current standard-bearer is best player in the world Leo Messi, to winning titles. Barcelona's agreeable climate throughout the year is ideal for exploring its streets and dining outdoors in restaurants where you can enjoy some of the best food in the world. From very traditional dishes to the most extraordinary flavours, it isn't for nothing that Catalan cuisine has become a global reference, with Ferran Adriá leading the way.
On your right, you will find all practical information to make the most out of your time in Barcelona.
What: Third edition of the market dedicated exclusively to graphic art. National and international artists offer the latest works in graphic panorama with very affordable prices. An opportunity to give away art for Christmas and also to make your own work in the print workshop.
When: 20th of December from 12h to 22h, 21th of December from 12h to 20h.
Where: Miscelanea c/ Guardia 10 – Raval district
Getting there: Metro L3 “Drassanes”
Price: Free pass
When: 27th december – 4th january
Where: Fira Barcelona – Recinto Montjuic
Getting there: Bus: TMB 72 or 79 / Train FGC S8, S33, R6, R5, S4 "Europa/Fira"
Price: From 8€ Buy tickets
What: The city receives the 2015 in Montjuic with traditional show of lights and music of the magic Foutain, open to all who want to start the year in the most magical way. The festival will include fireworks, a performance by the theater group La Fura dels Baus, and also the tradicional show of human towers in catalonia: the castellers.
When: 31th of december, 11.30h to 00:15h (it's appropiate to arrive arrive one hour before)
Where: El poble Sec, Pl. Carles Buïgas, 1
Getting there Metro L1 or L3 “Espanya” / Train FGC “Plaça Espanya” / Bus: 9, 13, 23, 37, 46, 50, 65, 79, 91, 109, 150, 165, D20 and H12
What: One of the best parties of new year in Barcelona. 25 consecutive years saying goodbye to the year in the best way: grapes, cotillon and 3 ambiences with good music until the morning.
When: 31th of december, 22:30h – 6:00h
Where: Poble Espanyol
Getting there: Metro L1 or L3 “Espanya” / Train FGC “Espanya” / Bus 13, 23 or 150 “Poble Espanyol”
Price: About 35-45€ Buy tickets
What: The great ballet in Christmas arrives at the city filling it with the magic and music of Tchaikovsky. A Christmas classic focused in longing for the lost childhood and showing the contrast of adults reality and the world of dreams of children.
When: 25th of december, 21:30h
Getting there: Metro Línea 3 “Liceu” / Bus 14, 59, 91
Price: From 21€
What: A big show for jazz and tap lovers inspired in the gangsters era. The best artists like the trumpeter Longineu Parsons, Cornelius MD singers and others, invite to public to move their feet and be happy.
When: 23th of december, 21:00h.
Where: L’auditori, Calle Lepant 150
Getting there: Metro L1 “Marina”
Price: From 25€
What: Fito& Fitipaldis concert, presentation of his new musical work "Huyendo conmigo de mi”
When: 20th december, 20:50h
Where: Palau Sant Jordi
Getting there: Metro L3 “Espanya” / Autobús 50, 55 “Palau Sant Jordi”
What: Lost&Found is a second hand market that wants to offer a ludic place of sustainable trade exchange. This space becomes a showcase to show and discover forgotten things like music, comics, books, computer products, clothing, ideas, etc.
When: 13th – 14th of december
Where: Estación de Francia, Barcelona (Av. Marquès de l'Argentera, s/n)
Getting there: Renfe “Estación de Francia” / Metro L4 “Barceloneta”
What: M-Clan presents their new cd in the tour 'Dos noches en el Price' which will review the best hits of his career
When: 13 of december
Where: Sala Razzmatazz
Getting there: Metro L1”Marina” or L4 “Bogatell”