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  • 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.

  • Festival REC.0 Experimental Stores

    Festival REC.0 Experimental Stores

    The latest edition of Rec.0 Experimental Stores takes place in the old industrial district of Rec in Igualada, just 40 minutes from Barcelona. This fashion festival, which transforms one-time textile factories into pop-up fashion stores, sees leading labels and designers hold special sales of stocks at seriously low prices.

    Festival Rec.018 Experimental Stores combines major international brands with some of the best in Catalan fashion. Over 80 labels take part including: Levi's, Adidas, Mango, Sita Murt, Pepe Jeans, Kickers, Lacoste, Ikks, Nice Things, Camper and Castañer, as well as Catalan designers and labels, like Miriam Ponsa, Josep Abril, Txell Miras, Who, Susi Sweet Dress, Carlota Oms and Dorotea. Children's clothing labels also participate, such as Tiny Cottons, yporqué, Bean's Barcelona, Boboli, Piu et Nau and many more. Rec.0 isn't just about fashion, though. At Rec Street Food, visitors can visit around 40 food trucks and pop-up bars, and there's also the chance to enjoy a range of concerts, recitals, dance, video screenings, performed on the festival's three stages.

  • 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.

  • VinyaSons

    VinyaSons

    Bringing together three popular elements of Catalan culture, music, wine and gastronomy, this annual festival organises intimate concerts (many of them outdoors) in wineries around the Penedès, Bagès and Empordà areas of Catalonia. Vinya means 'vine' in Catalan, and sons translates as 'sounds', describing the fusion of these two art forms, and during the summer months numerous events around the region showcase their natural relationship. Combining beautiful Catalan landscapes, the warm evenings of the season, quality musical performances, and tastings of local wines, cavas and other specialities, it's the ideal marriage of food, drink and entertainment.

    Among the artists taking part, you might hear a chamber orchestra, a barbershop quartet or a rising Catalan pop star. What's more, VinyaSons is an excellent opportunity to sample local wine and cava varieties you might not yet be familiar with, and discover why Catalan wines are increasingly popular with critics and the public alike.

  • Hotel Tapa Tour

    Hotel Tapa Tour

    The Hotel Tapa Tour is an initiative designed to promote hotel cuisine through tapas, those tasty morsels that are so deeply rooted in Spanish popular culture. The challenge is to bring hotel cuisine to the outside world and show to both visitors from abroad and locals that it is a authentic culinary option when deciding where to eat out.

    Numerous five-star and five-star GL hotels across the city are taking part in this signature-tapa trail/competition in which local produce, gastronomic innovation and sustainability plays a decisive role.

    As a new initiative, and to provide a more in-depth knowledge of their culinary offer, the hotels taking part will also be offering a tasting menu.

  • Festival of Sant Joan

    Festival of Sant Joan

    The festival of Sant Joan (Saint John in English) is one of the most popular festivals among the residents of Barcelona. It commemorates the arrival of summer, and the occasion is marked with bonfires and fireworks, as has been the traditional way of doing it for generations.

    Throughout the city people burn piles of wood and old furniture, while fireworks and firecrackers fill the air throughout the night. Music and popular festivities flood the streets, the squares and the beach.

    The coca de Sant Joan (a sweet flat bread traditionally topped with fruit and pine nuts, although other varieties are also available) is a must-try. It's a delicious dessert that's typical of the night of Saint John and is usually eaten accompanied by a glass or two of cava. And even though this is really the shortest night of the year, for many people it is, without a doubt, the longest one.

    Celebrate #SantJoan at #MiradorColom! Come to the monument, make a wine tasting ... and you can taste the delicious coca of the Mistral and Elias 1917 bakeries!

  • Benvinguts a pagès

    Benvinguts a pagès

    As well as being a hub for new technologies and innovative scientifice research, Catalonia continues to have an active agricultural sector and this event created in 2016 is a great opportunity to discover local food producers.

    Benvinguts a Pagès (which can be translated as 'Welcome to the Farm') is a weekend that sees farms throughout Catalonia open their gates to show their fields,equipment, animals, and products including honey, cheese, olives, fruit and vegetables, all free of charge. You can also meet fishermen and go on board their boat, and most regions offer a range of complementary activities related to the land, produce and nature. What's more, at participating restaurants you can enjoy Benvinguts a Pagès set menus, giving you the chance to sample fresh, seasonal local produce. And if you really want to make a weekend of it, accommodation in hotels, country houses and hostels is offered at special rates.

    In Barcelona you will find an offer of "Benvinguts a pagès" at the 7 Portes restaurant and at the Confraria de Pescadors in Barcelona.

  • Mercat de Mercats

    Mercat de Mercats

    Anyone who has been to Barcelona will be aware of the delights of visiting its markets (which number an impressive 42; 38 food and 4 non-food). In the food markets you can find a varied, colorful and tempting selection of fresh, local and seasonal produce that includes fish, meat, fruit and vegetables, eggs of all sizes, cooked pulses, nuts and much more.

    The trade fair Mercat de Mercats in Barcelona has become an unmissable diary date for lovers of fine food and drink. Mercat de Mercats has become a huge celebration of the city's top products and cuisine, including the best market produce, tastings and lectures, that this year concentrate on proximity and sustainability.

    Visit the ninth edition of Mercat de Mercats, in front of the Cathedral, from 19 to 21 October, for three days of discovery and sustainable consumption through tasting tapes and small locally produced dishes from the stallholders and the chefs of some of the best restaurants in Barcelona and Catalonia. This year there are specialist non-food markets taking part in Mercat de Mercats and the family space is being consolidated with a demo room intended for families with children up to six years old.

  • 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!

  • Culinary Workshops at Fairmont Barcelona

    Culinary Workshops at Fairmont Barcelona

    Every month, the Fairmont Barcelona uses its restaurant facilities to put on a selection of workshops relating to gastronomy and wine. Each season their professional chefs choose a new theme and show you how to work with local products and produce both contemporary and traditional dishes. They are workshops for you to enjoy, share and give as a gift!

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