Light Festival

Llum BCN will transform Poble Nou’s neighborhood into a light masterpiece. This is the second year that Barcelona puts this artistic and amazing event together. The event takes place on the 15th, 16th and 17th of February.

The open-air exhibition is a creative and innovative way to promote art, technology and the city itself. Some of the techniques used are dynamic lighting, large-scale projections and interactive environments. There’s 20 different artists making it possible. Moreover, international artists like Rafael Lozano-Hemmer or Daniel Canogar also participate in the event.

The 3-night event will certainly change the urban landscape in Barcelona. Different types of buildings like Torre Glòries, Fundació Mies van der Rohe or Espai Simon take part in the light festival. Around 80 buildings participate every year. Choose the best location and date to visit them and make the most of your time.

Gastronomic Space – Van Van Light

If you get peckish, make your way to the Van Van Light gastronomic space at Tánger Street or Sancho de Ávila. Grab some food at the different food trucks and a nice cold drink!

Practical Information

The light festival starts at 7PM and ends at 12AM on the 15th and 16th. However, the festival is only on from 7PM until 11PM on the Sunday. Access to all buildings is free but there’s limited space in some of them. You can find information points at The Hub Design Barcelona (Floor B), Pamplona Street and Sancho de Ávila Street.

Some of the exhibitions can be cancelled or changed due to technical issues or weather restrictions. And, specific lights on some buildings are not recommendable for people with epilepsy.

They’ve also advised people to be careful during the evening time and at night. Some lampposts within the area will be turned off to highlight the Light Festival which might lead to deorientation.

Public Transport Access

Metro : L1 Glòries, L1 Marina, L4 Llacuna & L4 Bogatell

Tramvia: T4 & T5

Bus nº: 6, 7, 62, 136, 192, H12, H14, V23, V25, N2, N6, N8 & N11.

Rodalies (Train): R1, R2, R3, R4, R7, R2N, R11 & R12.

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