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Fairs
Manga Fair

Manga Fair

The Barcelona fair is the key event for Manga enthusiasts and fans of Japanese culture in Spain

Where
Fira de Barcelona
When
October-November
Music

Millennium Festival

The Millennium Festival is noted for its eclecticism and brings great artists to more intimate venues.

Where
Various venues
When
November-May
Popular festivals
Trabucaires at the Festa Major de Sant Andreu

Festa Major de Sant Andreu

This old town, which was annexed to Barcelona in 1897, celebrates its traditional Festa Major, the main festival, in honour of its patron saint, Sant Andreu.

Where
Various venues
When
November-December
Festivals

L'Alternativa

The Barcelona Independent Film Festival presents creative, original films that steer clear of conventional approaches and have difficulty getting into commercial film circuits. 

Where
Various venues
When
November
Festivals
The In-Edit Festival venue

In-Edit Festival

Since its creation in 2003, In-Edit Barcelona has become the world's biggest music documentary festival in terms of audience numbers.

Where
Various venues
When
October-November
Literature
Martín Caparrós and Jon Lee Anderson at the CCCB

Kosmopolis

Kosmopolis, the Amplified Literature Festival, is held every two years at the Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture (CCCB).

Where
CCCB
When
Biennial
Nightlife
Barcelona Shopping Night

The Shopping Night

One night a year, the shops on Passeig de Gràcia open their doors and allow you to enjoy shopping and many other activities in a festive atmosphere. 

Where
Passeig de Gràcia
When
November
Theatre and dance
The Sâlmon Festival at Mercat de les Flors

Sâlmon Festival

This innovative dance festival features a programme of artists with new ideas who are not afraid of going against current trends.

 

Where
Mercat de les Flors
When
November-December
Music
The Barcelona Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival

Barcelona International Jazz Festival

This is the oldest jazz festival in the country and in the autumn it makes Barcelona a paradise on earth for jazz lovers. 

Where
Various venues
When
October-December
Festivals
Poster for the Eme3 Architecture Festival

Eme3 Architecture Festival

This festival is free of charge, open to everyone and includes several disciplines. The aim is to let you discover and experience other ways of creating architecture.

Where
Various venues
When
June and November
Children
Children at El Meu Primer Festival

My First Festival

Founded in 2008, this children's film festival promotes the screening of films that have not been released or which are not commonly seen on commercial screens.

Where
Various venues
When
November
Festivals
Poster for the Environmental Film Festival

Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival

This is the oldest of its kind and it has become one of the most important festivals in the world concerning ecology and the environment.

Where
Various venues
When
November