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Mobile World Congress in February 2017

Casa Vicens, by Gaudí, opening Fall 2017

Festes de Santa Eulàlia, co-patron of Barcelona

Kickstart. 4YFN. Fira de Montjuïc 2017

Sant Medir, Gràcia's Sweet Winter Fair!

Sant Jordi

2017 International Year for Sustainable Tourism and Development.

2017 The Year of Josep Puig i Cadafalch


CASA VICENS, opening soon!

CASA VICENS, special offer!

SANT MEDIR, the "sweetest" winter event in Barcelona!

Barcelona International Jazz Festival

La Castanyada

Tolouse Lautrec through... Catalan eyes.

Fungi craze.

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The ocean is often the star of Catalunya’s food scene, but in November seasonal produce moves in-land, where the mushroom—or bolet in Catalan—is the protagonist of the plate. Mushroom foraging is a big deal: There’s a TV show called Caçadors de bolets ("Mushroom Hunters") that’s devoted to the earthy pursuit, a GPS shroom-spotting app to accompany it, and national park authorities have even started charging small access fees to control visitor numbers at the most-fungused spots. Back in the city, the best mushroom shop is considered to be Bolets Petràs. Nestled deep inside La Boqueria market, its owner, Llorenç Petràs, is famous for his next-level mushroom smarts, having supplied the legendary El Bulli restaurant in its time. For a day tour to forage first-hand, contact Aborígens, which specializes in local foodie excursions. Wicker baskets, ready. Alternatively - and much safer option - join one of my walking tours and I will make sure you enjoy a good lunch!
See Toulouse-Lautrec through another culture French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec may not be the name that immediately jumps out when you think “artist” and “Barcelona,” but a bold new exhibition at CaixaForum Barcelona ensures he fits right into Catalan life. The self-titled showcase displays 350 of Toulouse-Lautrec’s works against CaixaForum’s noteworthy Modernist backdrop—the impressive former factory by local architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Back to the prints, and it’s a riot of Parisian life: decadent snapshots of bohemian society, plus Toulouse-Lautrec’s iconic primary-colored posters, such as the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret. The gift shop will be calling you afterwards. Take a photography shopping tour Want a ready-made address book of Barcelona’s chicest boutiques? And to see art produced by the city’s up-and-coming photographers? Right on cue, the Photogenic Festival—running from November 5-8—does both. Created to show off young talent in an environment that’s a bit more, well, dynamic than your traditional white-walled gallery space, Photogenic Festival takes photographs out to local shops and displays them in inventive ways across their interiors. The route covers 38 boutiques in Gràcia and 15 in El Born, all detailed here. The best bit is that, by clicking, you get an insider’s edit of the coolest retail haunts—from interior design and fashion to… a cheese shop.
La Castanyada Where: all over Barcelona When: Oct 31 – Nov 1 All Saints’ Day and the evening before are known as the Castanyada, after the traditional treats of 'castanyes' (roasted chestnuts) – consumed along with 'moniatos' (roasted sweet potatoes) and 'panellets' (small treats made of almond paste and covered in pine nuts). The imported tradition of Halloween has grown in popularity of late, and there are now several celebrations around town. Tots Sants (All Saints’) is also known as the Dia dels Difunts (Day of the Dead); the snacks switch to white, bone-shaped 'ossos de sant' cakes. Thousands visit local cemeteries over the weekend to sprinkle the graves with holy water, leave flowers, hold vigils, and honour and pray for the dead.
Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona Where: various venues When: late Oct – early Dec Tel & website: 93 481 70 40/ One of Europe’s most well-respected jazz festivals has grown to embrace everything from bebop to gospel, around a core of mainstream performers that have recently included Chucho Valdés and his Afro-Cuban Messengers, Taylor McFerrin, John Legend, Soweto Gospel Choir, Brandford Marsalis Quartet and Wayne Shorter Quartet. Venues included in the festival’s programme range from the Palau de la Música, Luz de Gas and Razzmatazz to the Liceu, L’Auditori and BARTS; there are also big-band concerts and swing dancing in the Ciutadella park.
FESTES DE GRÀCIA, the most fun summer festival taking part in Barcelona!2017 marks the 200 year anniversary of this important event - which means this year is going to be extra special!!
Catalan Modernisme is one of Barcelona’s most defining features. I goes beyond architecture, expanding into a cultural movement championed by Catalan intellectuals, artists and writers who believed a cultural revamp of Catalonia was the only way to get their society on par with its European neighbors.
The UN General Assembly has declared 2017 as the International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development. The idea behind is to support Tourism and by doing so, make people aware of how important this industry is for mankind if we all act responsibly and with a clear mind.
April 23, Roses & Books. You don't know how fortunate you are to be here in Barcelona during the festivity of “Sant Jordi”...
4th edition of the increasingly successful startup business platform of Mobile World Capital Barcelona.
This is the city’s biggest winter-time celebration honouring the co-patron Saint of Barcelona, Santa Eulàlia.
Great news for Gaudí lovers! Casa Vicens is almost all done and ready to show her new self to the public.