Barcelona needs no introduction. The capital of Catalonia, is a popular tourist destination. As well as being a vibrant, contemporary city, it boasts a long history. You will find Roman remains, medieval quarters and Modernist monuments in Barcelona. Architectural works by both Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Doménech i Montaner greatly contributed to the reputation of this Unesco listed city. Barcelona's cultural identity is tied up with its long history and its wealth of culture.
Art and the awakening of conscience.
Environmental issues are ever more at the forefront of our consciousness, and both documentary and fiction film can be used to explore and address these issues. The Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival offers the opportunity to see the latest and most important films made relating to the environment, including food, health and the future of the planet. As well as being an art form, film is a great method of communication and offers a starting point for discussion and debate.
A programme of screenings will take place and awards will be presented to the best films. This festival aims to raise awareness but also to reward great film-making that pushes boundaries.
Notes of autumn.
In the middle of the colourful autumn season in Barcelona, the weather still allows for walks around the city by day and the colder evenings encourage visitors to take refuge indoors. The inclusive and accessible Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival in Barcelona offers a current and dynamic programme of events to discover and enjoy.
Jazz is on the cards in Catalonia.
It is one of the major jazz events in the world.
During the Voll Damn International Jazz Festival, numerous sites and concert halls in Barcelona get in the jazz mood and welcome illustrious representatives of this musical movement.
This major event is also the chance to showcase new-comers on the Jazz scene to the general public. What a formidable springboard for these emerging artists!
Enjoy your end of year stay in Barcelona to the jazz sounds and rhythms of this festival.
Barcelona celebrates Catalan culture.
The feast day of Saint Mercè, the patron saint of Barcelona, is celebrated every year around September 24th. More commonly known as Mercè festival, it is attended by over two million people. Positioned at the crossroads of culture and the arts, it is brimming with creativity and good humour.
The Catalan capital hosts a total of 600 dance shows, circus acts, street theatre performances, fireworks displays and brass bands, with more than 2000 artists from 200 companies taking to the streets from 11am to 4am.
With over 200 years of history, the famous Mercè festival celebrates Catalan folklore with a cavalcade of giants, Sardana dances, castells and falcons (human pyramids). Each year the chosen city features as a special guest, setting the tone for the party.