Category Archives: Events

In 2023 Barcelona welcomes some of the greatest singers

Today we would like to share with you three of the most significant performances happening this year in Barcelona! These are the ones by Coldplay, Beyoncé, and Madonna. The great events don’t stop here, though. There are music festivals held every year in Barcelona – Primavera Sound and Sónar. You can discover all there is to know by reading the material below.

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Two of Barcelona´s most popular running marathons

The IAAF has recognized the Barcelona Half Marathon, also known as the eDreams Mitja Marató Barcelona, as the best Half Marathon in Spain for 2020. This year 2023, it will be held on the 19th of February. People from all over the world come to Barcelona to take part in it. On the other hand, there is another and surely not less exciting marathon in March, which will be happening on the 19th in 2023 – Zurich Marató Barcelona. In comparison to the half-marathon it is a two times longer competition. You will now discover what you need to know about these two outstanding events!

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Barcelona Marathon 2018

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The Barcelona marathon is an annual event that takes place in Barcelona, Spain.

The first Barcelona running marathon took place in 1978, so this year´s marathon will be the 40th edition. Till 2005 it was known as “Catalan marathon”. The route passes across the central city streets. The start and the finish are on España Square (Plaza España). Every year the marathon gains more and more popularity. On the start of the first marathon in 1978 there were 185 people and in 2011 on start there were 15 134 persons, from which 12 531 could finish the distance.

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Half Marathon in Barcelona

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The half marathon in Barcelona, also known as Mitja Marato de Barcelona, is carried out every year in February — March. Next half marathon in Barcelona will take place on 11th of February, 2018.

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Mobile World Congress, Barcelona

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The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona exhibition is the most anticipated event and world’s largest exhibition of mobile technologies. This congress takes place on two main platforms: the MWC exhibition of technological innovations and a few conferences with participation of important personalities from the area of telecommunications and IT.

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International Jazz Festival in Barcelona

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The Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival in Barcelona is one of the most known jazz festivals in the world and one of the most important musical events in Barcelona and Spain. It takes place annually in October-December. This year’s events are distributed between the 13th of October to 20th of December.

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Новый Год в Барселоне

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Что может быть лучше,  чем спраздновать Новый год в кругу семьи или друзей? Только спраздновать его с ними в Барселоне. Столица Каталонии является популярным городом для туристов круглый год.  Этот город предлагает своим посетителям широкий выбор развлечений  на любой вкус,  море, архитектурные шедервы, мягкий климат и непередаваемую атмосферу.

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Christmas time in Barcelona

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Christmas in Barcelona is one of the most popular time to come and enjoy Barcelona. Preparation begins approximately a month in advance. The most important sign of approaching Christmas is the opening of the central Christmas fair in Barcelona. It passes in the downtown, on the square in front of the cathedral. This fair is called Fair de Santa Lucia.

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Barcelona Sonar Festival

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HISTORY

Sónar is a three-day electronic and advanced music festival. It was founded in Barcelona in 1994 by journalist Ricard Robles and musicians Enric Palau, and Sergi Caballero. This first event was attended by nearly 6,000 people, but this numbered tripled in only two years, reaching 18.000 in 1996. Sonar assistants number has allways kept growing until the early 2010’s, when Sónar size stabilized at around 80.000 visitors / year. Continue reading

Best places for Live Music in Barcelona

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Fancy some live DJ’s or live concerts? Jazz, dance, indie rock… there are lots of bars and clubs that offer live music in Barcelona, so you’ll find anything you need. Here are some ideas from our Staff Pick of the best places to listen to live music in Barcelona.

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La Mercè Festival, the annual Barcelona festivity

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La Mercè is the major festival in Barcelona since it’s the official city holiday. Once a year by the end of September, it takes place all over the city along its streets and beaches. This year is going to be from 19th to 24th of September.

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Enjoy the magical Sant Joan night

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Every year during the night of 23rd of June, the whole territory of Catalunya and Valencia is plunged into party, music, bonfires and fireworks to celebrate the official start of summer, the night of San Joan. Traditional food, music and parties on the beach, everything you need to know about this magical night is to be found in this post. Continue reading

Sant Jordi day

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The 23rd of April is Sant Jordi festivity day in Catalonia (St George’s day in England).
Although it isn’t an official bank holiday, it is one of the most beautiful and positive days of the year, probably one of the best days to spend in Barcelona. Spring is coming, the city is surrounded by roses and love and you can feel a positive and romantic atmosphere all around you.

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Jazz concerts in Barcelona

RAY CHARLESIf you are a Jazz music lover, Barcelona is a great city to be at. There is a wide selection of places where to go and enjoy live concerts. Here’s a little list that we’ve made from aparteasy:

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Barcelona Christmas markets

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The first thing you need to know is that the Barcelona Christmas Markets are Spanish markets, so if you are looking for that German or northern Europe taste, like hot wine and bratwurst style, they may not be your favourites. On the other hand, what’s good about Barcelona christmas markets is that they are just… different.

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New year’s eve in Barcelona

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Celebrate the New Year’s Eve in full fashion in Barcelona, where the streets will be filled with people celebrating the New Year.

During this time of the year you could also enjoy the Christmas Shopping time in Barcelona that it is a unique, unforgettable experience. There are so many things to do and you can enjoy Christmas in lots of different ways in keeping with your own tastes and interests.

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Come to the Festa Major de Gràcia!

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Tradition, music, family activities, workshops, sport and much more! The Gràcia Festival (Festa major de Gracia) has activities for everyone and takes place from 15-21 August. Find out everything about it:

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Open-Air movie nights in Montjuïc

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You don’t have any plan for tonight? Is it summer, hot, and want to relax rith some friends? Then this is the perfect place for you. Picnic, relax on the grass with your friends, and watch good movies and short films in a friendly athmosphere.

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