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La Merce 2016

ShareOne of the most important days of the year in Barcelona is la Mercè, a festival that honours the Virgin of Grace (Mare de Déu de la Mercè), co-patron saint of Barcelona along with Saint Eulàlia. Celebrated since the Middle … Continue reading

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The Skate Love Festival

ShareThe Skate Love Festival is Barcelona’s weekend long ‘music festival on wheels’, where roller skate lovers from all across the globe can connect, celebrate and perfect their art form. Proceedings open on Friday evening with an informal meet and greet … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick: Ceramics Applied to Architecture

ShareBrick by Brick: Ceramics Applied to Architecture is an exhibition at the Museu del Disseny devoted to the use, function, symbolism and the aesthetics of the use of ceramics in architecture. The collection of works dating from ancient times, particularly … Continue reading

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Hotels amb DO 2016

ShareThe Barcelona Hotel Association are collaborating with The Catalan Institute of Vineyards and Wine (ICANVI) in 52 wine tasting sessions across 28 of the city’s most prestigious luxury hotels. From the 12th of September to the 18th of September and … Continue reading

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Catalan Book Week

ShareAs any visitor to Barcelona will quickly discover, Catalunya has its own language, Catalan with a long and proud history. Indeed, the oldest known surviving book in the Iberian peninsula is in Catalan, a medieval recipe book. Catalunya is also … Continue reading

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La Festa Catalana (Catalan Festival)

ShareLa Festa Catalana (The Catalan Festival) is a weekly exhibition of Catalan traditions and festivities such as the ‘sardana’ folk dance, ‘castells’ human towers, ‘gegants’ huge puppets, and many more. La Festa Catalana (Catalan Festival) celebrates Catalan traditions and festivities … Continue reading

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Mecal 2016

ShareMecal is a festival of international short and animation films that takes place every year in Barcelona, this year being the 9th edition. With more than 5500 short films submitted and 350 works screened in the last edition, Mecal has … Continue reading

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Caixaforum Noches de Verano

ShareEvery summer the Caixaforum offers its ´Noches de Verano´, an exciting programme of events in the museum´s main hall. With an exciting and full schedule, this year, as every year, you can enjoy interesting live music for free, in a … Continue reading

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Festa Major de Gràcia 2016

ShareLocated 20 minutes on foot north west of the city centre of Barcelona, Gràcia, once a quiet village outside the city, retains a distinct and independent feel, and is now one of its most bohemian districts, much loved by those … Continue reading

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Festa Major de Sants 2016

ShareWith the Grácia Festa Major recently finished, it’s time for Sants to throw their own neighbourhood bean feast, a close runner-up for the liveliest such party in the city. While it’s not quite as impressive as Gracia’s 7 day event, … Continue reading

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