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September 2017
The summer district festival season is still in full swing in mid-September so head over to the Festa Major de Poblenou (8 to 17 September, www.festamajorpoblenou.org) for al fresco concerts and DJ sets day and night. Later in the month Europe's biggest open-air fiesta La Merce (22 to 25 September, lameva.barcelona.cat/merce/ca/) throws on street theatre, parades, art installations and, yes, more parties.

August 2017
One of BCN's best loved festivals the Festa Major de Gracia (15 -21 August) sees the district's streets decorated in fine style by residents, whilst bands and DJs keep the party rockin' from early evening to the wee hours. Later in the month the Festa Major de Sants kicks off, when Catalan traditions are accompanied by plenty of streetside mojitos. More on all the city's district festivals here: www.barcelona-life.com/barcelona/festes-majors

June 2017
One of Barcelona's most innovative parks, Diagonal Mar was completed in 2002 and is a potent symbol of the El Poblenou district's regeneration. Different eco-systems are produced by a variety of plant life, which in turn brings diverse wildfowl and other birds to the area. Gaudi-inspired sculptures show an appreciation of heritage.

May 2017
The former industrial zone of Barcelona, Poblenou, continues to evolve: the latest development is a car-free "superblock" making the zone increasingly attractive. Tourism highlights include Park Diagonal Mar and the buzzing Rambla del Poblenou thoroughfare.

September 2017
With a beach that stretches several kilometres, a pretty string of beachside properties, the ruins of a Roman villa and a grandiose castle, Altafulla is well worth a visit, and can be reached easily by train (around 1 hr from Barcelona Sants). The local Club Maritim offers kayak hire and other water sports. www.altafullaturisme.cat

August 2017
Not to be mistaken for the bigger and brasher resort town of Calella, Calella de Palafrugell is a picturesque fishing village on the Costa Brava with blue flag beaches, pretty coves and a few high-end restaurants. It's about two hours away by car.

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