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Autumn in Barcelona: what to see and do this fall

Autumn in Barcelona: what to see and do this fall
Written by Paula

Barcelona is a fantastic city to visit any season of the year. During the fall, leaves start turning red, and the city becomes even more colorful. And as the cold starts coming, so do new and exciting events that happen only during this time of year.

If you are considering the possibility of visiting Barcelona in autumn and are wondering what is there to see and do, here is a list with some of the most interesting events you can take part of:

autumn barcelonaFestival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona

From the 26th of September, Barcelona host another edition of Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona. One of the most important jazz festivals in Europe, FIJB has featured performances of artists like John Legend, Taylor McFerrin, the Wayne Shorter Quartet.

The shows will happen in various different venues around the city, including Casino de Barcelona, Palau de la Música, L’Auditori, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Harlem Jazz Club, and Gran Hotel Havana.

Swab Barcelona 

Swab Barcelona is an international contemporary art fair that showcases works by emerging artists and art galleries from around the world. The aim of this festival is to make contemporary art more accessible and appealing for the general public.

Swab will take place between the 1st and the 4th of October, at Fira de Barcelona.


On the 3rd of October, Barcelona will receive another edition of the Hipnotik. This hip-hop festival will last more than 12 hours, featuring concerts, dance competitions, graffiti, exhibitions and talks.

The Hipnotik festival will take place at CCB – Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.


One of the most important film festivals in Europe, Sitges  will celebrate its 48th edition between the 9th and the 18th of October. Also known as Festival de Cinema Internacional de Cataluña, Sitges specializes in fantasy and horror films. This year the festival show films by directors like Nicolás Gutiérrez Wenhammar, Tadayoshi Yamamuro, El Roth and Jaco Van Dormael.

The festival will take place at Auditori Mella Sitges at Carrer Joan Salvat Papasseit 38, in Sitges.

autumn barcelona48H Open House BCN 

During the 24th and 25th of October, the city will open 150 buildings to the public. During 48 hours, visitors will get to explore the inside of all sorts of buildings, discovering new shapes and sizes. 48H Open House BCN  is a festival that aims to enhance the public’s architectural knowledge by allowing them to experience and discuss the buildings they will get to visit.

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Paula is an experienced content writer, translator and editor.

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