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Events Calendar Barcelona 2022/2023


The cooler days have now finally arrived in Barcelona. But as with every other month, there is still a lot to do and see around the city.

We have gathered some tips from a resident in Barcelona to help you escape the hustle and bustle of main tourist traps, improve your lifestyle and live like a local.

Discover the true nature of Barcelona by watching some of the many TV series and documentaries that are based here. Check out our list of ‘must-sees’ here.

Discover the art, culture and history of Barcelona at one of its many museums. Take advantage of the free museum days on offer. Read our blog to find out more.

Public Holidays

The first thing to know about bank holidays in Spain is that they are divided into three different categories depending on whether they are national, regional or local.

  • (NAT) National holidays for the whole of Spain
  • (CAT) Regional holidays in Catalonia
  • (L) Local holidays in Barcelona

There are usually seven dates in the calendar which are national bank holidays celebrated across the whole of Spain. Many of these correspond to important dates in the Christian calendar. There are a further five dates which may be swapped for another important date if decided by the local authority.

In addition, each local authority can select two days a year which will be local bank holidays.