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  • Spanish Guitar Concerts: music and wine

    Spanish Guitar Concerts: music and wine

    Listen to some of the finest guitarists of the moment in the unparalleled setting of the Church of Santa Ana, a 12th century Gothic edifice at the heart of Barcelona. In its 15th century cloister you can taste a specially selected wine for the occasion in the company of the performing artists.

    We invite you to come and enjoy a superlative selection of music in one of the most unique and beautifully-preserved venues in Barcelona. In such an intimate atmosphere, these Spanish guitar concerts will give you a closer insight into the world's most acclaimed composers and performers.

  • 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.

  • Vijazz

    Vijazz

    Now in its 12th edition, this summer festival celebrates the exceptional partnership of jazz and wine. Taking place in the Catalan town of Vilafranca del Penedès, a short train ride from Barcelona, a variety of venues host tastings and concerts featuring some of the biggest names in jazz in the world. Musicians like Chick Corea, Maceo Parker and Chano Dominguez, among a long list of other stars, have elevated Vijazz to the list of Europe's best jazz festivals.

    When it comes to the wine and cava, this is your chance to try some of the best reds, whites, rosés and cavas from the celebrated region of Penedès; around 40 different wine-makers take part, alongside local restaurants offering specially created tapas and numerous producers of Catalan gourmet specialities including ham, cheese and smoked fish. It's also a great opportunity to explore the town in between chilling out to the music and sampling the delicious food and drink.

  • 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.

  • Mostra de vins i caves de Catalunya

    Mostra de vins i caves de Catalunya

    Wine and cava aficionados shouldn't miss this fair, which this year marks its 38th edition and is an excellent opportunity to get to know many of the locally made vintages, along with some typical regional foods. Catalonia has a long history of wine-making, with the Greeks first introducing vines to the northern Empordà area, and the Romans following suit albeit further south in Tarragona.

    In recent times, the profile of Catalan winemakers has grown significantly among both critics and the general public, and the quality of their output is generally agreed to improve year on year. Areas such as Priorat, Montsant and Costers del Segre are renowned for their products, while the one with the largest number of vineyards, Penedès, is the source of many popular cava and wine varieties. The weekend wine fair promises once more to be a time of sampling fine wine, brilliant bubbly and appetising bites to eat.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Rooster Fair in Vilafranca del Penedès

    Rooster Fair in Vilafranca del Penedès

    One of the Catalonia's most curious Christmas fairs takes place in Vilafranca del Penedès, which rates among the most quintessential of wine producing towns. The fair revolves around the entire production process behind the Black Rooster or "Gallo Negro": from aging it to tasting it. The Rooster Fair is centuries old and goes back to 1664. It includes a poultry market, tasting of Penedès wines and a gastronomic area serving poultry dishes and red wines. Get away for a break to experience it!

  • 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.

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