What’s on in September 2020 in Barcelona?

Are you at school in September to learn Spanish but you wonder what you can do in your free time? Although there will be a lot of things different this summer, you don’t have to get bored for a moment! Here are some cool suggestions…

We will keep adding new proposals for you, so come back regularly!
(All events in this blog post observe the COVID-19 security measures.)

17 – 20 September 

  • Barcelona Gallery Weekend:
    An annual four-day event promoted by the association Art Barcelona open to all the galleries of the city and its outskirts. It gathers a general programme of exhibitions in art galleries and a parallel programme of guided visits by the gallerists, artists and curators, performances, talks, presentations and other special activities around contemporary and avant-garde art. There are routes you can sign up for and a full calendar on their website.


24 to 27 September

  • La Mercé:
    This year, Fiesta Mayor de Barcelona recovers the public space, brings the celebrations to all the districts of the city and, with Barcelona as a guest city, puts local talent at the center of the program.
    With proposals ranging from street arts to dance, circus, popular culture and, in this edition, even theater. Everything will happen closer to home than in previous editions of the festival, since La Mercè is approaching the neighborhoods this year, occupying new spaces and proposing activities closer to the public. Take a look at the entire program and what your barrio is offering here.


Until 27 September 

  • Objetos de deseo, Caixa Forum:
    From the beginning, surrealism was inspired by design and everyday objects. However, the impact that this artistic movement later had on design is little known. The exhibition explores the two-way exchange between surrealism and design, juxtaposing surrealist artworks and outstanding pieces of design from the last hundred years.Until the 27th of September at Caixa Forum, Av. de Francesc Ferrer I Guàrdia 6-8, metro Plaza Espanya (L1, L3, L8). Get your tickets in advance (€6 for all expos).


    Until 20 September 

  • Nits del Primavera
    Primavera Sound festival has a new proposal for this summer. Late night concerts, with limited seating, at Parc del Fòrum, the usual setting for Primavera Sound.
    They have announces a long list of artists who will participate in Nits del Primavera during the next months of July, August and September! Visit the festival’s official website to find out about tickets, dates, times and news.

Until 30 September 

  • 30% discount at Hospital Sant Pau: It’s time to go out again. It is time to enjoy one of the most magical spots in Barcelona. Welcome outside. Breath in Art Nouveau! You can visit Hospital Sant Pau this summer with a 30% discount on your entrance ticket. Really worth going here during you visit to Barcelona. The big garden, the amazing ceilings, every tile is an art piece! Check out their website for more info and tickets.


    Until 27 September

  • This exhibition covers the fifty-year career of Barbara Hammer, one of the most influential voices in American experimental and activist cinema. It is the first retrospective exhibition of her work in Spain. For more info, check the website.


    September

        • Second hand market: For those who want to safe money this summer but still want to fill up the wardrobe or shop new decorations for the house…the second hand markets organised by Two Market are great. Markets named as “Tardes vintage a la Bostik “Todo a 1€” and “Give’me 5!” can’t disappoint you. Some are in the open air and others inside. Check their websites for dates, places and more info.

    September

    • BUS Terraza: BUS is a terrace located in Parc del Fòrum, right next to the Mediterranean Sea! Your food and drinks are prepared in a red double decker bus parked next to the terrace. Not only good food, drinks and live music, also the place to dance! Go and visit this unique spot when you can. Check out their instagram to see the program.

    • Every day from 17:00 to 00:00 – Weekend 12:00 to 00:00

      • Camping bcn: No its not a campsite where you can put your tent, its a Chiringuito in park del Poble Nou with a nice green field in front. Sit down and relax, have a vermouth or borrow a basket ball and try to throw an Air-ball on the basket ball field next door. Check out the program they offer every week, out door cinema, cooking workshops, ping pong contests and much more. Camping, Carrer de Carmen Amaya 18, metro Llacuna (L4).

      • The Smallest Museum in the world: If you live in Gràcia or pass through the neighborhood regularly, perhaps you have seen them. Small steel boxes where the old water pipe of the buildings were and that, in the last few months, have been transformed into the Smallest Museum in the World.
        Behind this project is Noemí Batllori and her daughter Gala. In the building where Naomi has her Hospital de Juguetes –calle de la Virtut, 14 – there was one of these old doors and, last summer, Gala and a friend played hiding objects in it. That is how things remained, half forgotten, until that little door was reopened and mother and daughter were clear that this game had to continue. They placed an art object behind the door and now there are at least 10 of these little museums in Gracia. It is a lot of fun for kids and adults to search them. We made a route on Google maps so you know where to search.


          • Until 7 February 2020
        • Action: A provisional history of the 90s (exhibition MACBA):
          • While in Europe the 1980s represented a return to order, to the demand for a certain formality in art and to the conventional formats of painting and sculpture widely accepted by the market, the 1990s revived a large part of the Conceptual experiences of the preceding decades, notably the sixties and seventies. In this way, practices related to the human body were recovered, which we jointly call action art. In Spain, this history has a particular relevance, with multiple initiatives that had an immense impact on art from then onwards. This art of action was frequently expressed in the form of performances – which usually occurred in very restricted or unconventional contexts such as festivals or gatherings – and their more heterogeneous expression that has come to be called performativity. Go check it out at MACBA this month. https://www.macba.cat/en


  • Visite parc de Laberint d’Horta:
    The Labyrinth Park is the oldest park in Barcelona en not that well known among tourists. That’s why it stays an undiscovered treasure. The park is located in the district of Horta in the north part of the city.
    The park was built in 1791 by the marquis and landowner Joan Antoni Desvalls of d’Ardena. It is divided into two gardens: the older garden in a neoclassical style and the younger garden in a romantic style. Inside the old garden is a labyrinth. In the center of the labyrinth is a statue of Eros, the god of love.
    We often go there with students, to try to be the first one who finds the centre of the Parc and to enjoy the trees and flowers in the beautiful garden around the labyrinth.The entrance is €2,23, on Sunday or Wednesday it is for free.
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