La Mercè is the annual festival of the city of Barcelona. It lasts for around 5 days (22-25 September) and is held in honor of Mare de Deu de la Mercè (Our Lady of the Mercy), the Patron Saint of Barcelona. It is the "Fiesta Mayor" - the main festival - of the city. The highlights of the event are the Correfoc (fire run), it consists of "colles de diables" which means 'groups of devils' chasing and dancing to the beat of drums and spewing out sparks from fireworks attached to forks, the Castellers (human towers), the Gigantes (Giants Parades). So…don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to experience some of the best Catalan traditions!
Barcelona has a lot to offer in terms of events and entertainment and today we want to recommend you a visit to the Arte Bar. There you can meet new people or bring your friends, with the idea of doing something creative and fun. And you need no experience at all! There will be an instructor, who also speaks English, following you step-by-step through the painting. While creating your work of art you can enjoy some local wine, beer or other non-alcoholic drinks and also some snacks. At the end of the night you can take your finished painting home. The price is 30€, including 3 hours instruction, drinks and snacks.
If you are looking for an out of the ordinary experience in Barcelona, we recommend The «Old Charms» flea market, which is the biggest one in Barcelona. It’s a really interesting place to visit because of its mix of rubbish things and second-hand treasures such as antique furniture, clothes, books… The location of the market itself is worth a visit: you will find a modernist open-sided space, with a golden-hued canopy and reflective ceilings.
It’s also possible to eat something at the two sit-down restaurant or at the food court on the top floor.
The market is situated in Plaça de Les Glories, near Glories Centro Comercial, the DHUB Desing Museum and Torre Agbar and is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9 am to 8 pm.
Are you looking for something special to do? What about living a magic night on the top of one of the most famous buildings in Barcelona? You will be enchanted by the atmosphere on the Dragons‘ Rooftop Terrace… live music, drinks, culture and, of course, Barcelona’s sky.
Until the 1st of October, from Monday to Sunday, you can experience a night visit to Casa Batlló at 8pm and then a live concert on the roof from 9pm to 10pm for €39. The ticket also includes a Smartguide that allows you to discover Gaudi’s imagination through augmented reality and 2 drinks. So go… and don’t forget to raise a toast to a magical summer’s night.
Do you like singing and watching a movie on the same time? Now you have the chance to do so! At the Poble Espanyol there will be from July 28 until September 8 an outdoor movie musical screening. The most famous musicals such as Mamma Mia, Grease or La La Land will be shown on a big screen where you can dance, sing and enjoy among other people! Tickets will cost 14 euros. Do not miss this special summer event!
This summer will be the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona Olympics from 1992. The games of 1992 are considered as a turning point of Barcelona's global image. Through these games Barcelona won popularity in all over the world and the urban transformation, the installations of the sport facilities and cultural sights of the city were on spot this time. This anniversary will remember the calues linkes to these games: peace, respect and solidarity worldwide. On July 25 the olimpic torch will be carried through !Barcelona again. Do not miss this special event!
Would you like to see a great movie under the stars? On the top of Montjuic you will have the chance to! This beautiful open-air cinema is set up next to the Montjuic castle and has a huge screen where you can see a huge variety of classic Hollywood movies! Each screening begins at 10pm but before that there are local bands playing live. The tickets start from 6 euros and if you would like a picnic basket you can also even purchase this. This is a great way to get to know Barcelona in a different way! Do not miss this!
Would you like to participate at a workshop in a beautiful location? Then the Fairmont Hotel is the right choice! On several dates in july there will be workshops where you can get creative with paella, sangria or even meat dishes! It will be hold on the garden terasse or in the wine lounge. The workshops are also going with the seasons, so you will experience the best of the Mediterranean Cuisine. If you would like to taste something nice, this might be a great option!