What's On in Barcelona
Make sure your trip is as memorable as possible with a visit to one of hundreds of annual events. From music festivals to more obscure local events, there's something to do every month of the year. A great way of engaging with the local customs and Catalan life, make sure you've checked ahead and planned your schedule before you arrive to make the most of your time in town.
International Jazz Festival
This is an absolute must for any music fan and essential viewing for jazz enthusiasts. Held annually every autumn, the event is one of the biggest of its kind in the world. Expect top-flight talent and the biggest names in jazz, with plenty of other exciting activities surrounding the main event itself.
If you're one of those who prefers to keep active during their trips away, this marathon is a great way to get the muscles fired up and work up a sweat. Make sure you register your interest early if you intend on taking part, and don't forget to do a little training beforehand. The event is held annually every March.
Spanish Grand Prix (May)
Formula 1 enthusiasts have to make time for a visit to the Spanish Grand Prix. This Formula 1 event is held annually in May and is one of the biggest parts of the Formula One World Championship, so avoid disappoint and book your tickets early.
Sonar Music Festival (June)
If you're visiting in the summer, this June event is a great way of enjoy innovative new tracks and a host of new performers and producers. This event is split into day and night schedules, with the daytime events focusing on new talent and emerging musicians, with the evening events reserved for more popular names and headliners.