Do not miss this event in the Gracia area...The neighbors of Gracia have worked very hard to decorate streets of this area with really beautiful self made decoration. Go and see the streets at night ! How to get there : Metro station Joanic or Fontana. The carrer Verdi is one of the nicest decorated street. They often win the First … [Read more...]
The number of celebrations and festivals which take place in Barcelona throughout the year has no equal in other cities, and you'll find parties and events not only in the city center but all over Catalunya.
Just to make an example we can mention Calella de Palafrugell, a small fishing village a little up the coast that hosts a funny festival called "Cantata de las Habaneras". If you are in this area or if you feel like having a trip "out of town", it could be fun to visit it. Traditional sea shanties and drinking rum are just 2 of the customs you might find yourself joining in!
The Festival International organized by la Porta Ferrada is the oldest arts festival of Catalunya. Celebrated during the summer months, it has been going on since the late 50’s and has a great selection of music, theater and dance.
Booking one of the luxury Barcelona apartments is the perfect way to explore the city and choose the festival you prefer.
The city’s main festival is the "Fiesta de la Mercè". It takes place in September and offers a huge choice of over 500 events to keep you amused.
If you are in the Catalan capital, don't miss the famous "Sonar Festival". It's all about music and art and offers technology fairs and several events and music performances going on all night.
These are just some of the delights Barcelona has to offer. We will keep you constantly updated on festivals, event, exhibitions and much more. Don`t miss anything!
Primavera Sound Festival Barcelona Concerts Dead can dance, Nick Cave and the black seeds, Blur, Phoenix, the Jesus and Mary chain, My bloody Valentine ... So GREAT ! Rodriguez is coming in Barcelona Primavera sound festival on Saturday May 25th, the incredible history from this singer (71 years old ) which we discovered in the documentary … [Read more...]
If you are in Barcelona this week don´t miss the most popular Festival off the Gracia area: La Fiesta Mayor De Gracia. The neighbors of Gracia have worked very hard to decorate 18 streets of this area with really beautiful self made decoration. There are different themes like the world of the bees & the flowers, Sun & Moon decorated … [Read more...]
This Saturday the 14th of July the most well known museums of the Montjuic hill open their doors for the night of the Montjuic (Montjuïc de nit). Their expositions can be visited FOR FREE between 8pm and 1am and are accompanied with live music. Free entrance for the MNAC, The Caixa Forum, Fundació Joan … [Read more...]
Tonight the Grec Festival of Barcelona 2012 will have it´s kick off with two free concerts at the Arc de Triomf! From 9pm you can show your rumba movements dancing on the fusion rhythms of Canteca de Macao and the Catalan rumba and rock band La Troba Kung-Fú. In between enjoy a mix of magic and poetry with the show … [Read more...]
More than 250 groups will be acting from today until Sunday at the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona. As 34% of the visitors are coming from foreign countries like England, Italy and France - a great party atmosphere in the whole city is guaranteed for the whole weekend. To get into the festival vibe, just check out this short, official … [Read more...]
Children will love the Les Festes de Santa Eulàlia 2012, which is held annually in Barcelona and is regarded as one of the biggest festival for the little ones. It takes place between the 11th and 12th of February and during the festival, many attractions in Barcelona are open to the public such as the Cathedral and more than 30 museums as well as … [Read more...]
Every year in september Barcelona becomes a city of traditional spectacles side by side with the most contemporary artistic shows like theatre and independent musician. La Fiesta de la Merce is Barcelona most important festival of the year. The distant origin of the festival today: in the 17th century the city asked the Virgin of Mercy, la Mercé, … [Read more...]
August 15 to 21st 2010 The Neighborhood Festival of Gracia, celebrated during the last half of August, is an incredibly well-organized and artsy local fiesta. Gràcia's residents spend months planning parades, concerts, floats, arts & crafts activities and more. During the day, events are held in the area's brightly decorated streets and … [Read more...]
The 24th of June is the celebration of Sant Juan ( or San Joan in Spanish) in Catalunya and in some other places like Valencia. It´s a bank holiday, but more important is the "Magic Night"of the 23rd of June when the beginning of the summer is celebrated. People have dinner at home or in a restaurant with afterwards a special desert which is … [Read more...]
Bullfighting is not very popular in Barcelona. The Barcelona regional government banned bullfighting in 2004 but the decision was overturned. Last bullfight in Barcelona on Sunday 25th of September 2011. 28 of July 2010 Bullfight to end in Barcelona with region's parliament to vote its ban, with the ruling coming into force on January 1, … [Read more...]
Spring Time ( means Primavera in Spanish) offers in Barcelona three days full of music, friends, drinks and sun in the Parc del Forum. It is located in the new Diagonal Mar area of Barcelona. The complex is perfectly connected with the city centre and other key points of Barcelona by bus, metro and tram; and the layout of its elements over a wide … [Read more...]
The Sónar festival is one of Europe’s premier electronic music and audiovisual art festivals and takes place every year in June. The seventeenth edition of this festival will be held on the 17th, 18th, & 19th of June 2010. Sónar counts yearly around 80,000 visitors and with this number of visitors you can call it one of the biggest … [Read more...]
The Innovation Festival Barcelona (IF Barcelona), organised by BCD Barcelona Design Centre, is an initiative promoted by the European Commission as part of the PRO INNO Europe initiative, aimed at raising awareness about the crucial role that creativity, design and innovation can play in the progress and development of society and in enhancing … [Read more...]
The Barcelona International Jazz Festival is coming for the 41st time in Barcelona, offering over 70 concerts. This year it will be paying tribute to the legendary trumpet player Miles Davis with variations on his album 'Kind of Blue' performed by several artists. This time the festival, which will taking place from 18 October to 6 December … [Read more...]
The 12th of October is the Spanish National Day., it is a bank holiday. It celebrates the day where Christofer Columbus first arrived to the American continent, expanding the Spanish Empire to unknown limits. 12th of October is called Columbus day in USA. It is also Saint Day for the women called Pilar (in the older generations, people celebrate … [Read more...]
Every year in september Barcelona becomes a city of traditional spectacles side by side with the most contemporary artistic shows like theatre and independent music. La Fiesta Mercé is the cities most important festival of the year. The distant origin of the festival today: in the 17th century the city asked the Virgin of Mercy, la Mercé, to save … [Read more...]
Do not miss this festival event if you are in Barcelona. The Festa Major in Gracia is from August 15th to 21st 2009. This year's theme is the "Nova Canço" , because of the 50th anniversary of the catalan songs from years 60's to 70's : singers : Maria del Mar Bonet, Marina Rossell, Quico Pi de la Serra, Santi Arisa, Roger Mas, Joan … [Read more...]
The Grec Festival of Barcelona takes place ever summer since 1976. It´s organized by the Institute of Culture of the townhall of Barcelona and this year the opening is on the 24th of June. The Grec Festival brings together big stars of music, dance and theatre. The main stage is in the beautiful and open Grec Theatre in Montjuic. This theatre … [Read more...]
Primavera Sound ‘09 May 28th to 30th at Parc del Fòrum This years line-up of artists is again highly eclectic and alarmingly extensive. Among the 150 or so bands, there’s a handful of real newcomers which makes this festival every year really interesting and special. Some of the well know bands this year are Neil Young, My bloody Valentine and … [Read more...]