19/9 Barcelona won the Mayors Challenge

The Mayors Challenge awards goes to Barcelona as an innovative city in its first edition in Europe. In the USA this is the second edition of Mayors Challenge but in Europe is the first. Barcelona won the first prize among 155 proposals submitted.

15/9 Discover the history of art through small-format works

Until January 5th you can visit the exhibition “Captive Beauty. Small treasures at the Prado Museum”. This is a selection of 135 small-format works by authors such as Hieronymus Bosch, Rubens, Goya or Fortuny, becoming the largest exhibition ever presented outside of the Madrid gallery using its collection. It is a big opportunity to see these paintings and sculptures in Barcelona as it contains the hidden details of each artist.

12/9 La Mercè 2014 plays music to take all sorts

Every year Barcelona closes the summer at the end of September with its local holiday, La Mercè. Those looking for a town where boredom does not exist, the big Barcelona’s Festivity La Mercè offers a wide range of activities, concerts, performances and lots of festive and cultural events, most of which are in the street and completely free. Hotel Omm selects the best music plans that we think you must not miss from 19 to 24th of September.

10/9 Catalonia gets ready for its National Day

Every September 11th takes place the National Day of Catalonia, a celebration well-known as “la Diada”. Hotel Omm tells you what Catalans celebrates in this journey. 2014 is a special year because Barcelona commemorate 300 years of this celebration. A big V-shaped demonstration for independence will gather hundreds of thousands of Catalans this Thursday, from Diagonal and Gran Via to Plaça de les Glories.

1/9 Barcelona Route 3: Enjoy the sun in urban parks

During this we’ll Route 3 different parks each with its features. The parc Güell, located in the district of la Salut de Gracia, one had to become a model development, a garden city had to build Gaudi for Eusebi Guell.

22/8 The OBC, at La Mercè festival

The Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (Barcelona and Catalonia National Symphony Orchestra – OBC) will participate in the Festival of Barcelona, La Mercè, with a concert where the most popular classical music repertoire will be played. The show will take place on September 22nd and 23rd at Avinguda de la Catedral, one of the most emblematic places in Barcelona’s Gothic Neighbourhood.