Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and it is often regarded as the cultural capital of Spain. It is a lovely place to visit and a beautiful place to live by. You can visit this city any season, and you would fall in love with this city in any season.
But most of the people who think of visiting this city want to visit this city during a cultural festival that will give them an utter joy. Barcelona is a city where many festivals are celebrated every month, and the participation of these festivals is enormous.
Festivals in summer
One of the most famous cultural festivals celebrated here is Dia de Sant Jordi which starts on 23rd April. This festival is celebrated to honor St. George, who was dubbed as the patron saint of Catalonia. This festival is one of the most colorful festivals in the country.
Another festival that runs in May and June is the Primavera Sound Festival. It is a kind of alternative rock, and dance festival that takes place in the following spring or the early summer and you would find many big names here like, Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Air and many more.
Another prominent festival is the Grec Festival which starts in mid-June and lasts till early August. It is arguably one of the most highbrow festivals in Barcelona, and at this festival, you would find music, dance and theatre and all the exciting venues around the city would be lightened up.
One of the famous festivals in Spain is La Tomatina. It is the bonkers tomato fight, and it takes place every year. You can visit this festival in Bunol, and this place lies just outside Valencia. It is an only four-hour drive from Barcelona and visiting it would a treat.
If you are looking for one of the most celebrated district festivals, then you should be joining Festa Major de Gracia which is one of the most famous Barcelona’s district festivals. You will find people dancing and enjoying themselves in the blissful evening here.
Festivals in winter
Epiphany is one of the most significant cultural festivals in Spain that begins in January, and it is celebrated on the arrival of three kings. The fest consists of acrobats, clowns and elves, and many other significant events. The fireworks during this even will amuse you, and you will have a pleasant memory once you leave Barcelona.
Another festival that is pretty much famous in this fantastic city is the L’Alternativa. This is Barcelona’s own Independent film festival. It is organized by the culture cast the CCCB, and it is one fo the biggest platform to promote the new directors and the people that do original works.