In recent years the neighbourhood of Poblenou has become Barcelona's district of artistic and creative innovation par excellence. It's an area that's thriving with old warehouses and restored factories living alongside modern buildings of the latest generation.
To make it more visible and accessible, the Poblenou Urban District is putting on heaps of activities having to do with art, creativity, gastronomy, theatre arts and music, brought to you by the spaces that make up their community, many of them normally closed to the public but open their doors on this fifth edition of the Open Day. You're invited to get to know some of the most emblematic spaces and projects in Poblenou between noon and 10pm.
Art galleries, creative centres, artist studios, ad agencies, audiovisual producers, showrooms, gastronomic spaces, shops, cocktail bars, hotels and restaurants join in, offering a programme with plenty of free things to do and special promotions, with creativity as the driving force, and all organised specially for the occasion.
You'll also find the Makerspaces Circuit, the first prototype from Fab City, with a route around different spaces in Poblenou – laboratories and coworking spaces related to digital and traditional creation that open their doors and offer demos of robotic fabrication, 3D printing, laser cutting and much more.
Where the streets Almogàvers and Ciutat de Granada meet, you'll find the Urban District Art Festival, a festival of multidisciplinary contemprary culture in an environment where various artists exhibit their works as well as work on current projects. There will be an art market, live music, and a wide gastronomic offering.
Also taking place during the Open Day is the second edition of the Independent Barcelona Coffee Festival, the first festival dedicated to coffee in Barcelona. The festival aims to spread the culture of specialty coffee and create a forum for strengthening the concept of this drink, both nationally and internationally. It will be held at Espacio 88".