September, October and November
You can find all kinds of events in Barcelona all year long.
La Mercè is the patron saint of Barcelona, it is an annual festival and popular celebration held in public places all over the city, it has a huge program of events and traditional activities such as human castles, street parades or concerts.
You can enjoy this traditional festival between September 22nd and 25th.
About September, October and November
The 48H Open House is held in October, it is a festival where several local architects organize guided tours to relevant buildings in our city. October is also a month where a unique Miro-Picasso exhibition will open to mark the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death.
For the foodie ones, El Mercat de Mercats is a gastronomic event where people can purchase all kinds of traditional products while enjoying recreational and instructive activities related to gastronomy in front of Barcelona Cathedral.
For those of you who are planning your November vacations, Barcelona celebrates "La Castañada" around this time, a traditional festival that decorates the streets with joy and a characteristic smell of chestnuts on fire, creating a unique romantic and family atmosphere that is worth experiencing.
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During this month, visitors can enjoy the different Christmas markets that the city offers, the most relevant are Santa Llúcia Market and Sagrada Familia Market.
People can visit the Barcelona traditional Christmas nativity scene, which is held in Marès Museum.
If you visit Barcelona during this month, it is a must to go for a walk around its streets to see the Christmas lights and decoration. You will find ice skating rinks, one of them located in the iconic Modernist enclosure of Sant Pau, where a Christmas light spectacle takes place.
Barcelona has a lot of activities to offer during the whole year. If you plan to visit on the first month of the year, here are some things that you might not want to miss:
In February we celebrate Carnival in Barcelona. This year, it starts on February 8th, the so-called "Dijous Gras" with the "Arribo" (arrival), when the Carnival King presents himself to the crowd and, with the help of his 7 ambassadors, spreads his carnival spirit to the population. This act is followed by the parade of the Carnival King, the most important event of this festivities. From February 8th to 14th, Barcelona will be full of cavalcades, parades, parties and fun.
On February 11th, on Sant Jaume square, you will find the most typical Catalan tradition: castellers. Castells are human towers between six and ten people high, it is originally from Catalonia and was declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO. If you are in Bacelona on February 11th, it is worth a visit to immerse yourself in the local culture.
The most romantic day is just around the corner and deserves to be celebrated, so we have crafted a unique 12-step tasting menu for you to come and celebrate Valentine's day with your special someone.
Gift a unique experience signed by Michelin-starred chef Rodrigo de la Calle at our restaurant Virens, a gastronomic journey where you will be able to taste some of the chef's most iconic dishes. The perfect occasion to discover our green gastronomy and fall in love with healthy haute cuisine.