With stunning architecture, world-class museums, legendary nightlife and beaches a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, Barcelona is great to visit any time of year. From May to September, the warmer months are packed with outdoor events like the Sónar electronic music festival and the eclectic Primavera Sound, as well as jazz nights in the open spaces of gorgeous Gaudí buildings around the city.
Indoors or outdoors, there are cultural festivals featuring amazing human towers, fashion shows, Christmas markets and top sporting events like the Barcelona Marathon and the Spanish Grand Prix, and the neighbourhood of Gràcia welcomes visitors to what is arguably Europe’s best street party. It’s a landmark year for the city’s wonderful museums and galleries, with a major new Dalí and Picasso exhibition and shows at the brand new Design Museum and Museum of World Cultures.
If you’ve never been to Barcelona, or if you’re making a return visit, 2015 is the year to experience all the city has to offer — download the guide in PDF format to see the full list of the 50 top events taking place in Barcelona in 2015.