April is approaching fast and with it, comes the spring excitement. Obviously, a city like Barcelona has to increase its variety of cultural offerings during this time of the year. So if you live in Ciudad Condal and want to make the most of this wonderful time of the year, here are a number of suggestions that will occupy your free time.
Take part in the Salomon Run
Just like every year, the Salomon Run offers all those lovers of 'running' the possibility to enjoy the best panoramas of Barcelona's skyline. Specifically, it is a 10-kilometre race that runs from the mountains to the coast. Without a doubt, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy the city through exercising without the hassle of driving.
Saint George's Day
April 23rd is a very special day in Barcelona and throughout Catalonia. On the same day, 'Book Day' is also celebrated. Beyond giving a book to your friends, relatives or partner, you have the opportunity to enjoy several street markets in the city in which to buy titles that are practically impossible to find at any other time of the year. In addition, many prestigious authors come to give talks and sign autographs.
Photo: © Jordi Folch
Cinema in the Film Library of Catalonia (Filmoteca de Catalunya)
The Filmoteca de Catalunya is preparing a really intense month in April. First, it will start this time of the year with a trailer that will show the five best Brazilian films of recent years. Later, it will continue with showing the works of Jules Dassin, Gian Maria and Elio Petri, before paying a final tribute to the recently deceased artist, David Bowie.
A musical comedy at the Condal Theatre
Under the title 'Homes, the musical', Sergi Belbel and Carol López propose a play inspired by the phenomenonal 'Holmes!' Which, back in the mid-1990s, was a real success. It reveals a fresh perspective on the relationships between men and women based on small stories based on everyday situations.
To all this must be added that, during the month of April in Barcelona, there will be a great variety of thematic markets, especially at weekends. This will be the case of the Zoco Barcelona Market in Claustro de Santa Isabel, the Rastro de la Virgen in the la Virgen Street and Fleadonia in Plaza de Salvador Seguí in El Raval. In short, a very wide cultural offer designed for all audiences.