Visiting Barcelona In APRIL
Barcelona has to offer a big range of alternatives planes in April 2019; we have all kind of festivals, from Comics to Flowers and Independent movies. Also on the art scene we have show openings, World Press Photo exhibition, installations and performances.
So put your comfortable shoes on and let´s have a walk into Must to See on April in Barcelona.
4-7 April: Pecatta Mundi, an installation by Antoni Miralda host on National Museum of Art of Cataluña with Free entry. The Lamb of the Apocalypse, the 18×15 meters tapestry-bedspread recreates the Agnus Dei of the Romanesques mural of Sant Climent de Taull, part of the Honeymoon Project (986-19992), for the wedding between the Statue of Libert and the Columbus Monument. The installation is completed with a selection of drawings and multiple works by Miralda. If you are in town this weekend I think it is a great opportunity to see.
5-7 April: we have the 37th edition a Comic Barcelona Fair. Prepare yourself for a great walking moment as you have 52.000 meters to trail it. You have 3 full days to immerse yourself in the Comic universe. Fira Barcelona Montjuic host this event (like the other years) but this time the National Museum of Art of Cataluña (MNAC) will host 2 exhibitions – the new adventures of Corto Maltés, by Juan Díaz Canales and Rubén Pellejeroeo & Underground comic exhibitions that celebrate the 40th annivrsary of the “El Vibora” magazine.
8 April: we celebrate the International Gipsy Day (beside of my B-day J but as I´m not international my event will be just something quiet and private). Well, for the International Gipsy Day the city offers various official and festive events to make known to the whole world the reality and the rich and diverse culture of the gypsy people. In front of the Cathedral, on Plaza Nova (our 1st stop in our photo walking tour) between 18:00-20:00 will have Concert & Flamenco Shows where you can see different local artist. If you decide to make a tour on Magical Fountain the show between 21:00 and 22:00 will be decorated with gypsy music and them flag colors will be reflected in the lights.
All the month and until Jun 9th: On Abortion, photo exhibition by Laila Abril. We meet Laila Abril on the inauguration day (March 28th) at Foto Colectania. Her photo exhibition is impacting, “On abortion” is the 1st chapter from an ongoing project call the “ A History of Misogyny”, a visual investigation about the misogynistic made by comparing history facts with contemporaries one. She documents and conceptualizes the dangers and damages caused to women due to their lack of access to abortion in a legal, safe and freeway. Seeing the exhibition, I got the chicken skin, weird sensations surprised me several times. I remembered the stories that, probably, most of our mothers have lived it.
7 April- Free admission at Foto Colectania– first Sunday of each month
9 April – 24 September: Quantica CCCB. Exhibition that gives us the keys to understand the principles of fundamental physics and does so through the joint creative work of scientists, disseminators and artists. The project invites the public to browse freely, to awaken their curiosity and to critic the new paradigms of modern science. The inauguration takes place on Tuesday, 9 April at 19:00 on CCCB.
11 April – 24 September: Christian Marclay: Compositions on MACBA. This exhibition will examine Marclay´s work through his engagement with composition, understood as the ordering of sounds in time and space, but also a visual composition. Marclay has consistently focused on the relationship between sound and vision, exploring the ways that sound can be manifested visually. The inauguration takes place on Thursday 11 April at 20:00 on MACBA
until 14 April: MECAL, International Festival of Short Film and Animation of Barcelona. Veteran festival committed to the dissemination of the short film genre that celebrates its 21st edition in full form. More than 350 short films from 400 different countries. 5 euros daily pass, 25 euros Festival Pass at the Box Offices: 25€
19- 22 April: Festival of Flowers and Gardens in Poble Español. During of these 4 days attendees can enjoy floral decorations on the streets, alleys and squares of Poble Epañol. Also is a large list of activities for the whole family: orchids exhibition, a sample of bonsai, workshop of fat plants and cactus. Adult 1 day: € 6 advance online / € 7 at the box office Child 1 day: € 6 advance online / € 7 at box office. This is a place where you can take good photos at flowers, you can play with macro camera settings
21 April: Easter. For Easter will have a different Post specially made for it. Stay tune!
23 April: Sant Jordi is just right after the Easter this year. This holiday is pretty unique and also is an important Catalan symbol, is like a local Valentine’s Day. In this day the boy receives flowers and the girl books. The streets are full with flower kiosks (most of them roses) and Las Ramblas is the place to be for buying a book. Maybe you can meet your favorite writer as are a lot of book signature.:) If you are in Barcelona this day it is a great photo opportunity for you as the street atmosphere is really special. My advice: go out and find the stories to shoot.
26 April – 5 May: Feria de Abril on Forum. If you want to have a taste of Spanish culture, Flamengo, music, colorful dresses and tasty food this is place for you to be. Ok, is not Seville but if you are in Barcelona is an opportunity that you don´t want to miss. You will find different tents, each one with his music, people dancing and how else: a lot of dots and colors.