What’s on in February in Barcelona?

Will you be in Barcelona this February, studying Spanish with us ? Are you still wondering what you will be doing in your free time? Although some things are still a little bit different this winter, you for sure will not get bored for one minute! Here are some cool suggestions…

  • Watch a thrilling Futbol Club Barcelona football match: The knock-out stage of the play-offs for the Europa League takes place this month, and the Spanish Premier League goes on too! It’s a fantastic opportunity to buy tickets and go to the famous Camp Nou stadium, watch a match and feel the cracking atmosphere of being surrounded by “culés”. Here you have the FC Barcelona calendar.

  • Buy vintage clothes at Boom Market: Every Thursday, from 10h to 19h, you can go to the Nau Bostik space, where you will find the Booom Market, a very original pop-up with an incredible selection of vintage clothing, footwear and accessories, various brands which specialize in vintage and second-hand. An ideal opportunity to recycle and to find hidden gems: more than 1,500 kilos of vintage clothes from stores for 1 and 5 euros. Recycle, reuse and repair and get ready to find some treasure. See you there!
  • Visit Museums: The museums are now open with a 100% capacity. ¡CCCB, MACBA, Picasso, Joan Miró, Cosmo Caixa are worth a visit!
  • Discover the other side of Gaudí: An ambitious exhibition at the MNAC breaks myths about Gaudí, who has always been considered a misunderstood genius, touched by divine inspiration and isolated from society and the art world of his time. Can we rethink the image that we have of him today? You will find the answer in this exhibition, which offers a new look at the architect and an exercise in deconstructing the man, the myth and his work, which are so often reduced and simplified to the point of turning them into a brand.

  • Get inside the former prison of Barcelona: La Model is the penitentiary building that has accompanied the contemporary history of Barcelona. A prison with great symbolism for the citizens that is now beginning the path to become a new place of reference in the city, ending the urban barrier that was this installation for more than a century. Within the years, this prison became the place where people involved in riots of all kinds were imprisoned. During the Franco regime, the cells of this enclosure took in thousands of political prisoners, especially during the 1940s, the post-war repression. Now you can visit it and even have a guided tour, which will help you learn and understand more about the history of Catalonia.
  • What about a book fair? In Nou Barris a book and philately fair is organized every Friday. The Passeig Valldaura hosts lots of stalls where you can find old and second-hand objects, like books, magazines and collectible stamps. During the years this fair has established itself as one of the weekly appointments for lovers of philately and old books. If you are looking for an out-of-print book, an old edition or a stamp for your collection, this is a good place to visit.
  • Take a unique sensory journey to Van Gogh’s universe: The most complete and technologically advanced exhibition to date invites you to discover the world of Van Gogh in a captivating and unique way. Let yourself be enveloped by the color and moving brushstrokes of the great Dutch artist, understand his concerns and enjoy analyzing every detail of his work while letting yourself be enveloped by the music for just 13€! Book here your tickets.

  • The audio-visual show of “Parabòlic Gaudí”: During the 20th century, the Palau Güell by Antoni Gaudí became a meeting point for the artistic and musical avant-garde of the moment, and organ concerts were really frequent in the central hall with the dome working as a huge speaker. With the purpose of continuing this spirit of creation, the Palau offers the mapping Parabòlic Gaudí. Every Friday the dome is transformed into a canvas for the projection of abstract geometry digitally generated. The projection of the light is synchronized with the music of a new organ, which integrates the original organ’s whip tubs from 1888. More than 125 years after the construction of the building, it’s a unique show in which light, architecture and music are once again merged. Get the tickets in the official website.

  • Have a fabulous cocktail at Orient Express Cocktail Bar: Enjoy a fun atmosphere as mixologists dressed as station masters prepare the drinks and a model train brings them right to your seat. The staff is friendly and qualified, so they will help you choose the drink you want the most. There is a varied range of cocktails, gins, whiskey and other international spirits. Here you will find some of the best cocktails in all of Barcelona!
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