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Barcelona's best day? Easy. April 23—St. George's Day, La Diada de Sant
Jordi, Barcelona's Valentine's day-a day when kissometer readings go
off the charts, a day so sweet and playful, so goofy and romantic,
that 6 million Catalans go giddy from dawn to dusk.
Move over Paris – Barcelona with its beaches, panoramic views,
picturesque parks and world-class architecture is moving in on your
crown to be Europe’s most romantic city.
TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
Carnaval dances through Barcelona in February just
before Lent, most flamboyantly in Sitges, though Barcelona’s
Carnestoltes are also wild and colorful.
Semana Santa (Holy Week), the week before Easter, is Spain’s most important celebration everywhere but Barcelona, where the city empties.
La Diada de Sant Jordi is Barcelona’s Valentine’s Day,
fused with International Book Day, celebrated on April 23 to honor the
1616 deaths of Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare.
La Fira de Sant Ponç brings farmers to town with produce and natural remedies on May 11.
La Festa Major de Gràcia Barcelona’s
village-turned-neighborhood, Gràcia celebrates its fiesta in honor of
Santa Maria with street dances and concerts in mid-August.
La Verbena de Sant Joan celebrates the summer solstice and Midsummer’s Eve with fireworks and all-night beach parties on the night of June 23.
Festes de La Mercé celebrates Barcelona’s patron saint, Nostra Senyora de la Mercé (Our Lady of Mercy) for a wild week beginning September 24.
Barcelona is home to one of the best football teams in the world. FC
Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium tour is unlike any other. As the biggest
stadium in Europe, it is an essential part of the itinerary for anyone
on a trip to Barcelona, football fan or otherwise.
Barcelona Camp Nou has a capacity of 110,000 people and on every match practically every seat is taken -such is the passion for football shared by the Catalan people.
Barcelona is a unique shopping destination. If you’re heading here to
hit the shops, it’s a good idea to venture off the high street and
discover some of the city’s fascinating and ancient boutiques.
Barcelona has a huge amount of choice when it comes to shopping so
whatever your age, style or budget, you won’t have any problem finding
something for you.
Barcelona's nocturnal roll call, from art openings and concerts to
tapas bars, music bars, and clubbing, offers a wild mix of options. A
natural starting point for newcomers is of course Las Ramblas and - on
either side of it - the narrow streets of the medieval Old Town.
Generally speaking however Las Ramblas is merely a crossing point to
greener nightlife pastures, and for the more authentic local venues
you'll have to negotiate the labyrinthine alleys of the Gothic Quarter.