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  • La Castanyada

    La Castanyada

    La Castanyada is a traditional festival that is deeply rooted in Catalonia and celebrated on 1st November, All Saint’s Day. People get together and hold parties where they eat chestnuts – castanyes in Catalan –,panellets - small balls of almond paste coated in pine nuts –, sweet potatoes and other autumnal produce.
    You can make panellets at home or buy them in the bakeries of Barcelona.

    This public holiday is celebrated with family, friends and even in schools. It is often accompanied by chestnuts and panellets (traditional marzipan cookies) served with sweet dessert wine. Around the time of this celebration, specialist vendors take to the streets to sell their hot freshly-roasted chestnuts.
    The Castanyada (Chestnut Festival) and All Saints Day indicate that summer is over and that colder weather is on the way.

    Celebrate the traditional All Saints Day at the Mirador de Colom Enotourism and Wine Information Center. Come on October 31th to the monument and do a wine or cava tasting accompanied by a panellets from Forn Elias 1917 and Forn Mistral.

  • Family Activities at Poble Espanyol

    Family Activities at Poble Espanyol

    A large area, totally free of traffic, with different places to explore, most of them in the open air. That's the Poble Espanyol de Barcelona, an iconic visitor attraction in the heart of Montjuïc. Every Sunday, there's a different activity: theatre, dance, music, magic, treasure hunts, etc. Throughout the year there are loads of activities to ensure you have a great day out with the family: Carnival, a Giants' Parade, a Puppet Festival, the Click and Go Fair, the Main Festival, the Medieval Fair, Christmas at the Poble, Halloween... and new additions, including a fantastic flower festival and Midsummer Eve party tailored to all the family. In short, a wide range of activities for all the family.

  • Palacio del Flamenco

    Palacio del Flamenco

    The Palacio del Flamenco is an old theater located in central Barcelona with a long-standing social and artistic tradition. Its large capacity ensures that it is possible to eat dinner and watch the show in comfort.

    In addition to the three daily shows, 'Flamenco y Olé', 'El Gitano Bajanó' and 'Pasión Flamenca', there is a wide menu choice covering everything from tapas to vegetarian cuisine.

    The audience can gain a deep appreciation of this art and enjoy an evening of the most beautiful flamenco in an unforgettable setting.

  • Mercat de Mercats

    Mercat de Mercats

    The Mercat de Mercats has become the Gastronomy Festival par excellence, and this year it is celebrating its 10th edition. This major festival of food products and gastronomy, which takes place on the Avenida de la Catedral, is a unique event for enjoying talks, presentations, cooking shows and tastings by professionals and journalists in the world of gastronomy. These are three days in which to discover and enjoy local tapas and dishes prepared by chefs from some of the best restaurants in Catalonia. This year, Mercat de Mercats has the participation of special non-food markets, and consolidates the family space, a classroom aimed at families with children from 0 to 6 years.

  • Wine of the Week at Mirador de Colom

    Wine of the Week at Mirador de Colom

    Every week the Wine Tourism Information Point and Mirador de Colom Wines recommend a different wine. Visit the Mirador +wine or cava tasting, plus a second tasting of the Wine of the Week. If you like the wine, you can purchase it at a discount. Don't miss this unique experience: A journey through the true flavors of the territory from the city center!

  • Family activities at Museu de la Xocolata

    Family activities at Museu de la Xocolata

    The Chocolate Museum is planning different workshops to experiment a profession in which chocolate becomes a link to artistic creation.

    You will knead and taste chocolate, create chocolate figures, made bonbons of melted chocolate or learn to make cookies, from the dough to their decoration.

    For children and adults, this is the best opportunity to become masters of chocolate for a day and amaze everyone!

  • Tastings with wine and cava at the Mirador de Colom (Columbus Monument)

    Tastings with wine and cava at the Mirador de Colom (Columbus Monument)

    Celebrate the traditional Catalan fiestas with wine and cava at the Mirador de Colom Enotourism and Wine Information Center. Come to the monument and do a wine or cava tasting accompanied by a variety of sweet specialities such as 'panellets' (a typical almond and pine nut cookie eaten around All Saints Day), Christmas 'turróns' and the traditional 'tortell', a ring-shaped pastry decorated with candied fruit and eaten on Twelfth Night or Three Kings Day.

    Come and enjoy the sweetest of experiences at the Mirador de Colom!

  • Agenda

    Agenda

    It's impossible to get bored in Barcelona: the best concerts, exhibitions and events related to art, culture and leisure await you, week after week. Here are some of the main ones. Don't miss anything this constantly moving city has to offer.

  • Nightlife

    Nightlife

    Barcelona never sleeps. The city has set the benchmark for the international electronic music scene and dances to the sounds of the world's top DJs. It's also the perfect place for lovers of jazz, rock, Latin rhythms and pop.

  • Catalan cuisine

    Catalan cuisine

    Discover the most authentic cuisine from Barcelona and the rest of Catalonia. You're bound to want to come back for more!

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