The Castanyada and Halloween are two traditions that coexist on the eve of All Saints. Find out what plans the city has been cooking for this festive season and how to arrive there. Hola Barcelona takes you !
Barcelona is a city with a great diversity of traditions. One of them, and of great relevance, is vermouth: a drink known internationally but with a special tradition in the city. Discover its history and the best areas to enjoy it, Hola Barcelona takes you !
Two of the most well-known festivities in the city are back: the Festa Major de Gràcia and the Festa de Sants. Discover all its features and how to get there. The tradition of summers in Barcelona is to jump back and forth and rest for a few days before La Mercè, Barcelona's main festival arrives. Hola Barcelona takes you !
Spring marks the arrival of Sant Jordi’s Day, an excellent excuse to discover (or rediscover) different literary and poetic settings in Barcelona. Walk through our city and move around with public transport feeling like a character from a novel!
Once again, the craziest celebration is here. After an edition marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, this year, Their Majesties will be back on the streets with an Arribo created by the Comediants theatrical company. The festival starts on Maundy Thursday, 24 February, with around thirty activities, and ends on Ash Wednesday, 2 March, with the Burial of the Sardine.
Have you heard about Catalan gastronomy and are you travelling to Barcelona to experience it? The city has a great gastronomic offer for every budget, from Michelin-starred restaurants to small, popular establishments with very interesting offers.
This year, Barcelona will experience the Christmas holidays with a certain degree of normality after last year’s restrictions due to the pandemic forced the city to modify the traditional acts that take place during this time.
Well into October, Catalonia takes on a very special smell when the chestnuts start being sold on the street. Their crackling while they’re being roasted and the orange colour of the sweet potatoes are part of the autumn landscape of towns and cities.
This year is special for the Festes de la Mercè: it’s the 150th anniversary of Barcelona’s main festival since the city council started organising it. It was in 1871 that a celebration for the people of the city with cultural activities was established. To celebrate this anniversary, popular culture plays an important role in this year's programme.
Barcelona still keeps some secrets reserved only for the most intrepid travellers. Some of them are found in the heart of Barcelona and others in little-known corners. Whatever their location, we recommend getting around with your Hola Barcelona Travel Card . Are you ready to discover them?