Coinciding with the Santa Eulàlia festival, Llum BCN is a celebration of light, design, art and technology. Light displays and installations take over the Gothic area in various squares, courtyards and on the facades of buildings such as La Pedrera, the town hall and Plaça del Rei. The installations are designed and created by artists and students of architecture, design, art and lighting.
This isn’t just some multi-coloured fairy lights hung up or some disco lights revolving round the room. There is a massive variety of spectacular light displays involving musical performances, dancers and the use of technology.
The installations can be seen in different routes taking you through the narrow streets and corners of the Gothic area. It is a great way to explore the often unseen parts of the city as you explore sights of cultural and historical significance.
Llum BCN 2017
It does get crowded for some displays, some are worth queuing for; others have ridiculously long queues not worth waiting for as I discovered the hard way. So it’s well worth doing some homework beforehand to check out which displays you really want to see.
However, it is a perfect accompaniment to the Santa Eulàlia festival which makes for a very busy but fun-filled and entertaining weekend.