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  • Theatre and Music

    Enjoy musicals, international drama and classical music

    • Club Capitol Telephone: 93 412 20 38 / Address: La rambla 138, Barcelona

     

    • Teatre Coliseum Telephone: 93 317 14 48 / Address: Gran via de les Corts Catalanes 595, Barcelona

     

    • Teatre VictoriaTelephone: 93 329 91 89 / Address: Avinguda Paral·lel 67-69, Barcelona

     

    • Teatre TivoliTelephone: 93 412 20 63 / Address: C/ Casp 8, Barcelona

     

    • Teatre Nacional de CatalunyaTelephone: 93 306 57 00 / Address: Plaça de les arts 1, Barcelona Gran

     

    • Teatre del LiceuTelephone: 93 485 99 00 / Address: La rambla 61, Barcelona

     

    • Teatre PolioramaTelephone: 93 317 75 99 / Address: Rambla dels estudis 115, Barcelona

     

    • Teatre BorràsTelephone: 93 412 45 82 / Address: Plaça Urquinaona 9, Barcelona

     

    • Teatre ApoloTelephone: 93 441 90 07 / Address: Avinguda Paral·lel 59
  • Cinema

    Do you want popcorn and a good movie?

    • Cinesa Diagonal Mar 3D – Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 3

     

    • Cinesa Diagonal 3D – Address: Carrer de Santa Fe de Nou Mèxic

     

    • Cinesa Maremagnum 3D – Address: Moll d’Espanya, 5

     

    • Sala Gran Sarrià – Address: Ronda de General Mitre, 38-44

     

    • Cines Verdi – Address: Carrer de Torrijos, 49

    Movies in original version

     

    • Cinema Bosque – Address: Rambla del Prat, 16

     

    • Balmes Multicines – Address: Carrer de Balmes, 422-424

    Movies in original version

  • Museums

    Art, history, science, and much more. There are museums to suit all tastes in Barcelona.

    • PICASSO MUSEUM
      The Picasso museum opened in 1963, and covers the artist’s life and work. More than 4,000 works on permanent display highlight his close links with Barcelona.

    Address: C/ Montcada 15-23, Barcelona

    Telephone: 93 256 30 00

     

    • COSMOCAIXA

      A museum dedicated to science, where visitors of all ages can enjoy and interact with the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions. The magic of the digital planetarium and the fish aquaria with piranhas are just a couple of the activities that the museum offers.

    Address: C/Isaac Newton 26, Barcelona

    Telephone: 93 212 60 50

     

    • MNAC – Located in the National Palace of Montjuïc, and built in 1929 for the International Exhibition, the National Art Museum of Catalonia contains various works that will take you from the Romanesque period to more recent art noveau.

    Address: Palacio Nacional, Parque de Montjuïc, Barcelona

    Telephone: 93 622 03 60

     

    • MACBA – The Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum is in the heart of the Raval district, just a few minutes from the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. It contains permanent and temporary exhibitions featuring works by various artists produced during the second half of the twentieth century.

    Address: Plaza de los Ángeles 1, Barcelona

    Telephone: 93 481 33 68

     

    • JOAN MIRÓ FOUNDATION – Created by the artist himself, the museum combines the Joan Miró exhibition with temporary exhibitions featuring artists from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

    Telephone: Parque de Montjuïc, Barcelona

  • Libraries

    Find your perfect read at one of the city’s libraries.

    DISTRICT OF  CIUTAT VELLA

    • Biblioteca Barceloneta – La Fraternitat

    Address: Compte de Santa Clara, 8-10 –

    Telephone: 93 225 35 74

     

    • Biblioteca Gòtic – Andreu Nin

    Address: La Rambla, 30-32 – Telephone: 93 343 73 69

     

    • Biblioteca Francesca Bonnemaison

    Address: Sant Pere més Baix, 7 – Telephone: 93 268 73 60

     

    • Biblioteca Sant Pau – Santa Creu

    Address: C/ Carme, 47 – Telephone: 93 302 07 97

     

     

     

    DISTRICT OF  EIXAMPLE

    • Biblioteca Esquerra de l’Eixample – Agustí Centelles

    Address: Comte d’Urgell, 145-147 – Telephone: 93 453 98 81

     

    • Biblioteca Joan Miró

    Address: Parc Joan Miró / Vilamarí, 61 – Telephone: 93 426 35 32

     

    • Biblioteca Sant Antoni – Joan Oliver

    Address: Compte Borrell, 44-46 – Telephone: 93 329 72 16

     

    • Biblioteca Sofia Barat

    Address: Girona. 64-68 – Telephone: 93 231 77 67

     

    • Biblioteca Sagrada Familia

    Address: Provença 480 – Telephone: 93 450 87 33

     

    • Biblioteca Fort Pienc

    Address: Ribes, 12-14 – Teléfono: 93 265 24 35

     

     

     

    DISTRICT OF SANTS – MONTJUÏC

    • Biblioteca Francesc Candel

    Address: Amnistia Internacional, 10 – Telephone: 93 332 53 75

     

    • Biblioteca Vapor Vell

    Address: Passatge Vapor Vell, s/n – Telephone: 93 409 72 31

     

    • Biblioteca Poble Sec – Francesc Boix

    Address: Blai, 34 – Telephone: 93 443 01 05

     

     

     

    DISTRICT OF LES CORTS

    • Biblioteca Can Rosés

    Address: Carrer Deu i Mata, 57 – Telephone: 93 419 19 29

     

    • Biblioteca Les Corts – Miquel Llongueras

    Address: Travessera de les Corts, 58 – Telephone: 93 449 31 07

     

     

     

    DISTRICT OF SARRIÀ – SANT GERVASI

    • Biblioteca Clarà

    Address: Dr. Carulla, 22-24 – Telephone: 93 280 15 47

     

    • Biblioteca Sant Gervasi – Joan Maragall

    Address: Sant Gervasi de Cassoles, 85 – Telephone: 93 417 83 47

     

    • Biblioteca Collserola – Josep Miracle

    Address: Reis Catòlics, 16-34 – Telephone: 93 406 91 11

     

     

     

    DISTRICT OF GRÀCIA

    • Biblioteca Jaume Fuster

    Address: Plaça Lesseps, 20-22 – Telephone: 93 368 45 64

     

    • Biblioteca Vila de Gràcia

    Address: Torrent de l’Olla, 104 – Telephone: 93 284 77 90

     

    • Biblioteca Vallcarca i els Penitents – M.Antonieta Clot

    Address: Pg.Vall d’Hebron, 65-69 – Telephone: 93 211 23 51

     

     

     

    DISTRICT OF HORTA-GUINARDÓ

    • Biblioteca El Carmel – Juan Marsé

    Address: Carrer Murtra 135-145 – Telephone: 93 407 28 70

     

    • Biblioteca Horta-Can Mariner

    Address: Carrer del Vent, 1 – Telephone: 93 420 82 85

     

    • Biblioteca Guinardó – Mercè Rodoreda

    Address: Carrer de les Camèlies, 76-80 – Telephone: 93 453 31 70

     

    • Biblioteca Montbau – Albert Pérez Baró

    Address: Carrer Arquitectura, 8 – Telephone: 93 427 07 47

     

     

     

    DISTRICT OF NOU BARRIS

    • Biblioteca Canyelles

    Address: Ronda de la Guineueta Vella, 34 – Telephone: 93 274 94 74

     

    • Biblioteca de Nou Barris

    Address: Pl. Major de Nou Barris, 2 – Telephone: 93 291 48 51

     

    • Biblioteca Zona Nord

    Address: Carrer Vallcivera, 3 bis – Telephone: 93 535 75 19

     

    • Biblioteca Les Roquetes

    Address: Via Favència, 288 B – Telephone: 93 276 87 85

     

    • Biblioteca Vilapiscina i la Torre Llobeta

    Address: Plaça de Carmen Laforet, 11 – Telephone: 93 408 06 67

     

     

     

    DISTRICT OF SANT ANDREU

    • Biblioteca Bon Pastor

    Address: Carrer Estadella, 62 – Telephone: 93 498 02 16

     

    • Biblioteca La Sagrera – Marina Clotet

    Address: Carrer Camp del Ferro, 1-3 – Telephone: 93 340 86 75

     

    • Biblioteca Ignasi Iglésias – Can Fabra

    Address: Carrer Segre, 24-32 – Telephone: 93 360 05 50

     

    • Biblioteca Trinitat Vella – José Barbero

    Address: Carrer Galícia, 16 – Telephone: 93 676 29 68

     

     

     

    DISTRICT OF SANT MARTÍ

    • Biblioteca Camp de l’Arpa – Caterina Albert

    Address: Carrer Indústria, 295 – Telephone: 93 450 86 46

     

    • Biblioteca Poblenou – Manuel Arranz

    Address: Carrer Joncar, 35 – Telephone: 93 485 66 22

     

    • Biblioteca Sant Martí de Provençals

    Address: Selva de Mar, 215 – Telephone: 93 256 57 75

     

    • Biblioteca El Clot – Josep Bonet

    Address: Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38 – Telephone: 93 309 51 99

     

    • Biblioteca Ramon d’Alòs – Moner

    Address: Carrer Prim, 87-89 – Telephone: 93 256 49 29

     

    • Biblioteca Xavier Benguerel

    Address: Avinguda del Bogatell, 17 –  Telephone: 93 255 18 64

     

     

     

    GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK TO CONSULT LIBRARY OPENING HOURS: https://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/biblioteques/es/

  • Gardens

    Stroll through Barcelona’s parks and gardens.

    THE CITY HAS SEVERAL PARKS AND GARDENS THAT ARE PARTICULARLY INTERESTING FOR VISITORS:

    • Garden of the Palau de les Heures

    Located above the Montbau neighbourhood and at the foot of the Collserola mountain range is one of Barcelona’s most unique buildings, Palau de les Heures, or “Ivy Palace”, which was built in the late nineteenth century. You can enjoy natural beauty just a few minutes from the residence, in the gardens of the Palace. 

    Address: Pg Vall de Hebrón, 171

    Opening hours:

    • From 10 am to 8 pm between 1 April and 30 September.
    • From 10 am to 6 pm between 1 October and 30 March

     

     

    • Horta’s Labyrinth Park

    The park contains the city’s oldest garden, which was created in a neoclassical romantic style in the eighteenth century. Not only can you enjoy nature in its purest form a few minutes from the residence, but you can also spend a while trying to find your way around the maze…

     

    Address: Passeig dels Castanyers 1-17

    Opening hours

    • From 10 am to 6 pm, January, February, November and December.
    • From 10 am to 7 pm, March and October. From 10 am to 8 pm in April. 

    • From 10 am to 9 pm from May to September.

    Access to the park is subject to an admission fee: €2.23 Adults / €1.42 Students and children under 14 years of age. Admission is free for children under 5 years of age and pensioners. 

     

     

    • Parc Güell

    This project was designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí. It was commissioned by Eusebi Güell in the early twentieth century, and opened in 1926. The park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. The park shows Gaudí at the height of his artistic powers, using organic forms of nature.

     

    Address: Carrer d’Olot s/n

    Opening times:

    • From 8:30 am to 6:15 pm from 1 January to March 28 and from 25 October to 31 December.

    • From 8 am to 9:30 pm from 4 May to 6 September. 

    •  From 8 am to 8 pm from 29 March to 3 May, and from 7 September to 24 October. 

     

    Admission to the park is priced at €8 at the ticket office, with discounts available for children, people with disabilities and people over 65 years of age. Admission is free for children under 6 years of age and for senior citizens holding the city’s Pink Card. 

     

     

    • Ciutadella Park

    Located in the heart of the city, just a stone’s throw from Barcelona’s Zoo, is the Ciutadella Park, a historical landmark in the city, linked to the War of the Spanish Succession, and the home of the Parliament of Catalonia. Visitors to the park can enjoy anything from a pleasant walk or bicycle ride, or go for a relaxed trip on a rowing boat. 

     

    Address: Passeig Picasso, 1

    Opening times: From 10:00 am to sunset

     

    • Parc de l’Oreneta

    The Parc de l’Oreneta, or Swallow Park, is located in the Sarrià neighbourhood, and it has attracted young and old since 1978 as it provides the opportunity to enjoy nature in the heart of the city. The park is located at the foot of the Collserola mountains, which means the views from it are spectacular. It is an interesting place to spend a quiet hour surrounded by greenery. 

     

    Address: Carrer de Montevideo, 45

    Opening times:

    • From 10 am to 6 pm, December, January and February.
    • From 10 am to 7 pm, March and November. 

    • From 10 am to 8 pm April and October, and from 10 am to 9 pm from May to September.

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