If you’re visiting Spain’s buzzing avant-garde city Barcelona this spring, apart from the must-visit museums, galleries and magical Gothic Quarter, there’s a lot going on to keep you busy. Be sure to catch collectors’ pieces on show throughout 2011 at the Fundación Suñol (www.fundaciosunol.org). Paintings by Andy Warhol, Man Ray, Antoni Tapies and Jean Arp are amongst the works of 18 artists to be displayed there.
There’s also a cool Puppet festival from the 18th-27th of March at the Poble Espanyol (www.poble-espanyol.com), with more than 12 International companies from around the world appearing. And for something more hands-on, try the 29th Barcelona International Comic Show (www.fitcomic.com) at the Fira Barcelona (www.firabcn.es) from the 14th-17th of April, with workshops, exhibitions and small concerts.
Finally, if you’re up for a spine chilling experience, the illusionist Anthony Blake, is performing at the Teatro Arteria Paral.lel (www.arteria.com) from the 3rd of March to the 3rd of April. Entitled ‘Don’t Come On Your Own’, the production is not recommended for the under 14s or people of a nervous disposition. So if you’re up for a spooky experience, make sure to book your ticket.
Low cost company Easy Jet flies to Barcleona's main airport and Ryanair flies to Barcelona/Girona.