Barcelona is commonly regarded as one of the best cities in the world. The capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is known as the cultural hub of Spain. It is also home to one of the world’s most influential football teams: FC Barcelona. The club’s home ground, Camp Nou, has stood in its place for over a century and some of the greatest players in the world to have graced the football pitch came from Barcelona. If you are thinking of visiting Spain, you should definitely have Barcelona on your list. It’s a fantastic destination that offers everything that you could want: traveling exposure, cultural events, historical sites, and modern luxury.
For people visiting Barcelona in 2017, here are just some of the many events that will be held around the year that you certainly wouldn’t want to miss!
The Barcelona Marathon
The Barcelona Marathon is one of the most happening events of the year. For people who like to stay fit and also like to explore, the Barcelona Marathon is a fantastic event that you should absolutely join. The annual marathon takes you on a detailed tour of the city. It starts from Montjuic Park and takes you through many different sites around the city such as the SagradaFamilia Cathedral and La Pedrera. It’s spread over 42,000 km (of course you don’t have to run it all) and it is probably the most popular marathon in all of Europe.
La Diada de SantJordi
If you are travelling to the city with a loved one and visit sometime in April, you should not miss this one. The La Diada de SantJordi is widely regarded as the most romantic day of the city. It commemorates Saint Jordi, a man who was widely regarded for his romantic endeavour. It’s the ultimate substitute for people who missed out on Valentine’s Day. It starts off with a simple exchange between two lovers and then you can plan the whole thing up with your loved one and have the most amazing day of your life. There are decorated restaurants and many other things on offer.
Spanish Grand Prix
If you are a fan of Formula One, the Spanish Grand Prix is something that you should not miss out on. It’s held between 12th and 14th May and is a very celebrated event. People flock to Barcelona from all over the country in order to see their favourite drivers take part in races. Of course, the Spanish Track, also known as the Circuit de Catalunya of Montmelo, is one of the best circuits in the world so you are definitely going to have the time of your life here.
For those who like listening to indie music, Primavera is something that you should just not miss. Some of the most influential artists from all over the country come here to play their music in front of thousands of people. You are going to have an amazing time meeting new people and exploring your musical tastes!