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Carnival in Barcelona The special costumes, the typical disguises and wizards make this carnival so worth seeing. Children will love the carnival in Barcelona, also. If you tend to dislike carnivals and would like to take refuge from the clownish goings, we can relieve your mind. In Barcelona, El Carnaval is not as ubiquitous as in Mainz at the carnival or the Swabian-Alemannic Fasnet. The carnival begins in Spain with "Dirty Thursday", in Barcelona this day is called Jueves Ladero…Find out more »
If the words: “free sweets” sound like music to your ears, then brace yourself for this epic parade between Carrer de San Salvador and Gran de Gràcia, in the Gracia district. The procession is a Mardis Gras of sorts and an occasion where an obscene amount of free sweets are thrown out to the crowds lining the route. It's more fondly known as La festa més dolça (the Sweetest Festival) so if you have a sweet tooth, you should definitely jet into the city to celebrate this one.Find out more »
The calçotada is a feast which has as its starter specially grown spring onions – calçots – which are chargrilled and served in one of the curved earthenware roof tiles that are so common is Catalonia. They are eaten by stripping off the outer skin and dipping them in a special sauce. Pa amb tomàquet, which is toast smeared with overripe tomato, salt and olive oil, is served to accompany the calçots and mop up any left over sauce.Find out more »
Sant Jordi, or Saint George's Day is much more than a simple feast day in Barcelona. It is the Catalan equivalent to Valentine's Day and love is in the air!Find out more »
The Feria de Abril is slowly approaching, and if unfortunately you are not in Seville , do not worry. At present many cities throughout the Spanish geography celebrate this celebration. If you live in Barcelona , you are fortunate, because surely the April Fair of Barcelona is the best substitute for the April Fair in Seville, so sign up for this date, from Friday 27 April to Sunday 6 May .Find out more »
The festival of Sant Joan celebrates the beginning of summer. It is the longest day of the year and what is known as the Midmost Summer Solstice. It is one of the most important festivals for Catalans and is celebrated throughout the city. The idea is that on the night of Sant Joan the sun reaches its highest point, before starting to fall.Find out more »
The most important music festival of the summer is back, and with it comes many international artists. The concerts will take place at the Cap Roig Botanical Gardens in the open air.
Many international and national artists will be at Cap Roig this summer.
Price: 20 - 250 € depending on concert and seating