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  • Sant Medir Festival

    Sant Medir Festival

    Every March, the children of Barcelona enjoy one of the "sweetest" festivals of the city. The streets and squares of the charming district of Gràcia become a festival of sweets, bands and horse carriages. This is the Sant Medir Festival and according to tradition originates from the Saint who lived in the year 303 in Barcelona under the Roman rule of Diocletian, who intensely persecuted Christians. According to legend, Sant Medir's beans grew immediately after they were planted and for this he was taken prisoner. A hermitage was built where the Saint lived to mark the starting point of the pilgrimage. In 1830, a baker from the district of Gràcia made a pilgrimage to the hermitage on his Saint's Day to thank the Saint for a honoured promise. Today, this pilgrimage has become a popular tradition with the participation of "colles" from the districts of Gràcia, Sarrià and Sants. Each year, on 3rd March, the pilgrims parade all day through the streets of Gràcia and in the afternoon a spectacular parade is held on the Gran de Gràcia street, handing out sweets to all participants.

  • Santa Eulàlia Festival

    Santa Eulàlia Festival

    The Santa Eulàlia Festival, the winter festival of Barcelona, is for all the family. During these magical days, tribute is paid to the brave Laia, the girl who rebelled to defend her aims. For the city of Barcelona, this girl was a symbol of solidarity, in defence of justice and commitment to young people. Santa Eulàlia and la Mare de Déu de la Mercè are co-patron saints of Barcelona. To celebrate this festival, different activities are organized for all the family. You can’t miss the giants, the processions or the firework street run, human towers, sardanas dancing and musical bands throughout different routes of the city, apart from other activities for both young and old.
    On 12th February, the Santa Eulàlia feast day, several events are held, such as raising the Penó de Santa Eulàlia (reproduction of an old banner of the city) on the balcony of City Hall, sardanas dancing, giants...
    During the weekend of 10th, 11th and 12th February, there is an extensive programme for both young and old to commemorate this festival.

  • 48h Open House Barcelona

    48h Open House Barcelona

    This is the main architectural event in Barcelona, a weekend in October where over 200 buildings of every shape and size open their doors to the general public. It is an initiative of the 48h Open House Barcelona association, which began in London in 1992. From then on, the concept of an 'Open House' has been implemented around the world: New York, Dublin, Galway, Tel Aviv and, since 2010, Barcelona, have their own week dedicated to local architecture. 'Open House' offers the opportunity to understand and experience architecture in a unique way, through an architectonic experience.

    The program invites everyone to explore and understand the value of a well-constructed and designed space. In the last few years, this event in Barcelona has expanded to include cities and villages from the metropolitan area and the Maresme Coast, and on the roster of buildings to visit we will come across churches, schools, sports centers, apartment blocks, libraries and restaurants.

  • Mercat de Mercats

    Mercat de Mercats

    The Gastronomy Festival par excellence is celebrating this year a new edition. A major festival of food products and gastronomy, which takes place on the Plaça de les Glòries, 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.

  • Gràcia Festival

    Gràcia Festival

    Dates 2023 not yet confirmed

    The festival of the Gràcia district is one of the most celebrated festivals during August in Barcelona. It is a popular festival that lasts for several days, with a wide range of activities, such as concerts, workshops and shows. The highlight of the festival is the traditional competition when streets are decorated and compete to achieve first place.

    Besides the decorated streets, at the squares you have the option to hear live music, dance and taste typical gastronomy of the city.

  • Fiesta del Rosal

    Fiesta del Rosal

    This festival is designed to enable everyone to be able to enjoy a walk along las Ramblas again. Flower selling is a traditional activity which gives its name to a stretch of this famous boulevard, and the Fiesta del Rosal has reclaimed it by filling the balconies with flowers, opening up secret gardens and even converting the Pla de l'Ós in a carpet of flowers which also serves to further enhance Joan Miró's mosaic welcoming passersby. On this day you can rediscover la Rambla with guided tours, by visiting spaces that are not normally available, and enjoying dances and concerts.

    And if your name is Roser, come to the Columbus Monument and you will go up to its viewpoint for free (companion, 50% discount).

  • Barcelona Cultural District

    Barcelona Cultural District

    10 districts, 34 venues, five disciplines. The Barcelona Cultural District is a circuit of professional performances but also a program of artistic community project creation. Culture is brought to your doorstep but citizens themselves can also become active cultural agents. Music, theater, dance, circus and audiovisual displays by a wide variety of artists (professionals and amateurs alike) invade city spaces. Other free of charge activities also take place at the same time, such as workshops and talks.

  • DrapArt Festival

    DrapArt Festival

    In the midst of an impassioned debate on sustainability and unchecked consumerism, one of the causes of unprecedented climate change, DrapArt is an attempt to make us view recycling not merely as a critical tool but also from a positive angle linked to art.

    Created to focus on art that uses recycled materials and objects, this festival continues to strike a chord over 25 years after its first edition, promoting emerging artists, designers, craftspeople and other creatives from around the world who reuse and recycle their raw materials.

  • La Mercè 2023

    La Mercè 2023

    Dates 2023 not yet confirmed

    Barcelona is once again celebrating its grand festival, in honor of its patron saint. A program full of different activities is planned for all the public, with music, dance, circus and street arts. And not forgetting the giants, dragons, fire beasts, human towers and sardana groups.

    La Mercè is also a festival of street arts with the MAC festival, Mercè Arts de Carrer. This is a festival which has become a showcase of new creations, and the meeting place for many artists, both from the city and overseas. The BAM Festival, Barcelona Acció Musical, will fill the streets with today's popular rhythms and concerts.

    La Mercè will end, as always, with the traditional fireworks and music display. an explosion of light and sound, which has become one of the most expected and acclaimed events for the people of Barcelona and its visitors.

  • L'Orgullosa Barcelona Festival

    L'Orgullosa Barcelona Festival

    Event not yet confirmed

    Barcelona shows itself to the world as a reference in the defense of the rights and freedoms of LGTBI groups, the fight against LGTBI-phobia and in the promotion of sexual and gender diversity, and it does so through L'Orgullosa. This celebration, with a month-long program, proposes activities, workshops and artistic proposals that will go through the streets of the city's districts to make this celebration enjoyed by all citizens. A meeting point to celebrate and vindicate the diversity, love and pride of the LGTBIQ + community.

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