Things to Do

Essential museums, monuments, walks, talks and tours in Barcelona



Upcoming festivals and major events

It's not just about Sónar and Primavera Sound. For an unforgettable year of music, art and cultural experiences, follow Time Out's guide to festivals and events. The coming months promise an endless array of events showcasing the best in Catalan and international culture - from hip hop and documentary filmmaking to religious and traditional celebrations. Plan your year here.


This week and beyond

Wok stir-fry for under €1!

Fast-food stir-fry restaurant Wok to Walk is sparing no expense to celebrate their tenth anniversary. The whole day on Friday November 28 they're offering their base ingredients at just 10 percent of the regular price, which means you can get a noodle stir-fry for just 49 cents! The regular menu gives you a choice of base ingredients (rice, noodles or vegetables), extra ingredients you choose, and the sauces. The base always comes with a mix of fresh veg and egg, and the sauce is always free, so if you don't add extra ingredients, the normal price is €4.95. But to celebrate their birthday, you pay just 10 percent of that. If you want to add more sauces or ingredients, you'll have to add that onto the price of the 49-cent base, but you'll still get a scrumptious, healthy and filling meal for a fantastic price. This Friday, run to Wok to Walk for your stir-fry for under a euro! There are three establishments to choose from in Barcelona: - Wok to Walk Jaume I - Wok to Walk Sant Pau 27 - Wok to Walk Ramblas 95

  1. Wok to Walk Jaume I Jaume I, 7
  2. Fri Nov 28
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Renova la Roba clothing exchange

  • Free

From November 10 to 30 there are 25 clothing exchange points set up around Barcelona. Clothing exchanges allow us to reuse, share and consume responsibly. The initiative is sponsored by local organisations, associations and municipal facilities with the support of the Ajuntament city government. Remember, clothing should be clean, with no holes, stains or other damage. Check the Ajuntament website for the exchange point nearest you.

  1. Various venues
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sun Nov 30
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World Press Photo 14

The 10th edition of the World Press Photo international exhibition, organised by the Photographic Social Vision Foundation, sets up once again in the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) with the 130 photos that have won this prestigious international photojournalism award. This year, the selection includes four winners from Barcelona: Pau Barrena, 3rd prize for singles in the category of Observed Portraits; and the team of David Airob, David Ramos and José Bautista, who won third prize in the category of Short Feature in the Multimedia section of the contest. This edition of the contest featured 5,754 photographs, of which 254 came from Spanish photographers, and included the participation of 123 different nationalities.

  1. CCCB. Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona Montalegre, 5, El Raval, 08001
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sun Dec 7
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Mr. Brainwash

  • Free

Born in France but now living in LA, artist Thierry Guetta (Paris, 1966) – who goes under the moniker of Mr Brainwash – is today a global name in urban art. Since his early days in LA in 2006, Mr Brainwash has shown his work in cities such as New York, Miami, Toronto, LA, London and Cape Town, collaborated with Madonna and Seth McFarlane, and starred in a documentary directed by urban art icon, Banksy. 3 Punts Galeria is showcasing a selection of his most emblematic works for the first time in Spain, amongst which you'll find unique pieces on material, cardboard and paper, in small, medium and large formats. In addition, there is a series of small-sized works specially created for this exhibition, as well as a sculpture focusing on one of the city's most-loved and much-missed symbols, the albino gorilla Floquet de Neu (Snowflake).

  1. Galeria 3 Punts Enric Granados, 21, Eixample, 08007
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sat Jan 17
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We love cats market

  • Free

Third edition of the 'We Love Cats Market, a craft show perfect for fans of all things hand made who are also cat lovers. This charity market raises money for homeless felines, either because they have been born wild or abandoned by their owners, who deserve a second chance. 

  1. Blesa, 27, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Sat Nov 29 - Sun Nov 30
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Night of Texas terror: The Cabin in the Woods + The Texas Chainsaw Massacre + You're Next + The Evil Dead + Surprise film

Ten-hour marathon of Texas terror with the showing of five films that will let you spend an entire night watching five horror classics. Screams with mix with humour at the first screening of the night, ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ (8pm), which mixes up and plays with the genre’s rulebook to mess with the audience’s heads, while the hand of co-writer Joss Whedon is evident in its ironic tone; things get more serious with Tobe Hooper’s iconic ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ (10pm) and Leatherface’s mechanical saw; the macabre games in the terror-comedy ‘You’re Next’ (midnight) are following by another classic, ‘The Evil Dead’ (2am), Sam Raimi’s first full-length feature. If you’re feeling brave enough, stay in your seat for the surprise screening, which will see the marathon viewing end around 4am. All the films are shown in English with Catalan subtitles, and to make the experience even better, Mexican restaurant ‘Sabes una cosa’ is offering a well-priced pre-cinema supper, free Moritz beers will be served throughout the night, and there will be a prize draw thanks to Annexia Shirts, with film-themed t-shirts up for grabs.

  1. Cinemes Texas Bailèn, 205, 08037
  2. Sat Nov 29
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The Chemical Brothers (DJ Set) + Playless

The Chemical Brothers - Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons - have been one of the most famous duos in electronic music for the past 25 years. Along with Fatboy Slim, Propellerheads, Prodigy and The Crystal Method, they are responsible for creating big beat, the style that made them into world leaders of the genre, and features their irresistible cocktail of techno, electro, rave and pop, which is clearly inspired by the Madchester clubs where they started.

  1. Razzmatazz Almogàvers, 122, Sant Martí, 08018
  2. Fri Nov 28
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