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Of all the memorable Catalan traditions, which include 'fire runs' and dancing 'giants', it's arguably the human towers that have the most impact on those watching them. To enjoy a true festival of these castells, head to Vilafranca de Penedès for its annual festa major, from the 29th August to the 2nd September, which commemorates the town's patron Sant Fèlix.
The casteller groups that have more participated in the San Félix Day, August 30, have been els Xiquets de Valls (currently, the Colla Vella and the Colla Joves), the Castellers de Vilafranca and the Minyons de Terrassa. Even so, also has participated els Nens del Vendrell, Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona, els Xicots de Vilafranca, among others. Each human tower is an exemplary example of team work, from the crowd forming the supporting pinya at the bottom via the columns formed as each level rises and culminating with the youngest members of the crew scampering right to the very top to crown the construction, which is officially completed once the smallest of all (l'enxaneta) raises his or her hand. Cue thunderous applause.
Over recent years, living nativity scenes are appearing across the whole of Catalonia, telling the Christmas story in bucolic settings in each town and using real people to depict the central figures. One of the leading examples takes place every year in Corbera de Llobregat: over 200 actors assume the roles of the people in each scene in the beautiful surroundings of the "Penya del Corb".
Dates 2024 not yet confirmedQuinzena Metropolitana the dance festival which will display all styles and genres to a potential audience of 5 million people. The festival will take place all over the metropolitan area of Barcelona, covering the municipalities of Barcelona, Badalona, Santa Coloma, L'Hospitalet, Cornellà, Espluges and others. Programmed in theaters, but also in streets, squares and subway stations, dance at its finest now has a festival that includes classic and contemporary dance, hip hop, jazz, traditional dance and any other style.
Carnival, a festivity based on the lunar calendar and eagerly anticipated by Catalans, always begins on a Thursday (Fat Thursday) and ends on the following Wednesday (Ash Wednesday). Carnival is synonymous with partying, bustling crowds, costumes, parades and so on. In short, it is a week given over to hedonism and having a good time being the forerunner to the period of fasting and deprivation represented by the Christian tradition of Lent.
These days, beyond the excesses, Carnival is a light-hearted popular festival based around the crazy figure named El Rei Carnestoltes (The Carnival King). While carnival is celebrated in almost every town and village throughout Catalonia, the places that historically stand out for their particular traditions are Barcelona, Sitges, Vilanova i la Geltrú and Torelló. However, wherever you may be during the festivities, you will be able to try some of the delicious traditional Carnival dishes: the coca de llardons (flatbread with pancetta) or botifarra d'ou (pork sausage containing egg).
Discover Benvinguts a Pagès, an exciting proposition that allows you to explore the richness of Catalan agriculture throughout the year. This initiative offers the opportunity to visit local agri-food and fisheries operations, even with the possibility of participating in experiential workshops. Whether you're a food enthusiast, a family in search of unique experiences, or just a curious young, Benvinguts a Pagès has something for you. Plus, don't miss La Festa, which takes place from September 30th to October 1st, where you can dive even deeper into authentic Catalan culinary culture.
Those loud engines are getting ready to rev once more at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Over three days in June, Barcelona hosts the ninth event of this year's F1 Championship Season, the Fórmula 1 AWS Gran Premio de España. This is undoubtedly one of the biggest dates on Barcelona's sporting calendar, and an amazing opportunity to see the celebrated drivers and teams taking part in one of the most thrilling sports in the world.
Dates 2024 not yet confirmedInaugurated years ago as the world's first film festival dedicated to the fantastic genre, today it's become the region's biggest celebration of the moving image. The picturesque seaside town of Sitges, 30 minutes down the coast from Barcelona, hosts hundreds of films from around the globe, including animation, rom-com and gangster as well as its core themes of gore, horror and fantasy.
Running in parallel to the screenings are exhibitions, master classes and Q&A sessions, special events focused on television series, the chance to see films using virtual reality technology, plus a crowded Zombie Walk through the streets of Sitges.
Dates 2024 not yet confirmedIf you are a motorcycle lover you can't miss the event of the year: the Monster Energy MotoGP Grand Prix. A weekend where world's greatest riders such as Marc Márquez, Joan Mir, or Fabio Quartararo will make your heart vibrate at every turn. Rhythm, strategy, speed and much more at the Catalan MotoGP Grand Prix ™ and the Barcelona-Catalonia Circuit.
Dates 2024 not yet confirmedWine and jazz go hand-in-hand at the festival that sublimates both pleasures by pairing wine-tastings with concerts in Vilafranca, the heart of the Penedès region. ViJazz Penedès, which has been going for more than 10 years, features free concerts and the chance to sample more than 300 wines and cavas produced by forty of the Penedès region's best wineries at the wine and cava fair. This year also includes a gastronomic area, with the presence of restaurants in the area, where quality tapas will be offered specifically designed to be accompanied by wines and cavas from the Penedès.
Event finished. Date 2024 not yet confirmedA new physical and mental challenge will take place on October in Calella. Ironman 70.3 Barcelona is a competition with 3.8 km of swimming, 180 km of cycling and 42.2 km on foot in which 3400 athletes from over 80 countries will compete to reach the finish line. With routes along the Maresme Coast, Ironman 70.3 Barcelona includes two further races: Ironkids for the youngest among us and Irongirl which seeks to boost the participation of women in sports.
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