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The Barcelona Forum of Cultures was an international event that took place in 2004. It was the first of its kind to be celebrated in the world as an attempt to advocate for causes such as peace, human rights and sustainable projects.

After the 1992 Olympic Games, it was the most ambitious undertaking to take place in Barcelona in recent years.

Nowadays, its former grounds have become a huge multipurpose area in Barcelona with squares, a marina, museums, skyscrapers and parks.


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A new area for Barcelona

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As a major international event, the project called for an ambitious layout of new infrastructures that would revamp the all the area between the Besós river and Sant Adriá del Besós.

Currently, the space is mainly used for massive music events during the year like the Primavera Sound Festival and La Mercé, Barcelona’s biggest holiday.

The Barcelona Forum is open for everyone. It’s a popular spot for skating, jogging and a paradise for cycling, not to mention that it’s a lovely place to watch the sunset with the Barcelona skyline as a backdrop.

What to see in the Barcelona Forum

The Forum occupies an area of 30 hectares and it features a very mixed group of spaces.

Photovoltaic Plate

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The impressive Photovoltaic Plate stands out like a gigantic sculpture. It’s a nice place to catch the view of the surroundings and the Barcelona coastline.

Blue Museum

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The Blue Museum is an interesting visit if you travel to Barcelona with kids. This giant, tringle shaped building, clad in blue hosts the Barcelona Natural Science Museum.

The Forum Beach

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The Forum area is generous with urban parks and squares. In fact, it holds the record for being the second largest square in the world. You can also visit the only sandless beach in Barcelona, called the Forum Beach (Banys Fòrum).

Port Forum

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The Port Forum is probably the bussiest area in the whole complex. It features a mix of nautical and sports related stores, as well as a marina.


Discover the Barcelona Forum and the coast from the sea taking a cruise on a wooden boat. Or if you prefer, rent a scooter and drive at your own pace through its open spaces.

How to get to Barcelona Forum

Metro: Line 4, El Maresme I Fòrum Station.
Tram: Line T4, Fòrum Station.
Bus: 7, 41, 141.

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The best tours in Barcelona

Sagrada Familia guided tour + fast track entrance and towers

Admire the most famous monument in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia through this 1,5 hour guided tour that includes fast track entrance and visit to the towers for extraordinary views of Barcelona.

Sagrada Familia and Park Güell Fast Track Guided Tour (with transfer)

Discover two of the most precious landmarks in Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell. This tour includes fast track entrance, guided visit and transfer to both of these monuments designed by Gaudi.

Park Güell Fast Track Entrance and Guided Tour

Visit one of Barcelona’s most amazing landmarks in this 1,5 hour guided tour of Park Güell. Learn all about this magnificent modernist work by Gaudi, one of the places that make Barcelona a unique city.

Sagrada Familia guided tour - Fast Track entrance

This 1,5 hour guided tour will give you instant access to Barcelona’s biggest landmark: Sagrada Familia. Enjoy the most impressive architecture and ornaments with a Fast Track entrance.

Camp Nou & FC Barcelona Museum 3-Hour guided tour

Discover the Camp Nou Stadium and the Barcelona Football Club Museum, one of the most emblematic visits in the city. This 3-hour guided visit will take you through Camp Nou Stadium and the amazing history of the Barça football club.

Montserrat morning tour from Barcelona

Immerse yourself in the magic of Montserrat, one of the most special locations near Barcelona. This morning guided tour invites you to explore this mountain retreat, as well as its monastery, funiculars and mountain paths leading to spectacular views.

Game of Thrones Girona guided tour

Experience the magic of the fabulous Girona’s historical center through the scenarios of Game of Thrones. Explore the medieval city, one of the settings of the famous hit TV show, in this 6 hour guided tour from Barcelona.

Day trip to Girona and Figueres with Dalí Museum

Enjoy Girona and Figueres, Salvador Dalí’s hometown in this guided full day tour. Walk through the picturesque streets of medieval Girona and visit the Dalí-Theater Museum in Figueres, the biggest collection of the surrealist artist.

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