This city is a hub for diverse and dynamic international young people; visitors as well as residents are fond of modern music, theater, and visual arts. In the springtime, the city organizes many different spring events in Barcelona. As the weather grows more stable and sunny, the people are motivated to spend a lot of time outdoors. With the steadily comfortable temperature levels, there is no suffocating summer heat and discomfort. For this reason, everyone is welcome to visit springtime events regardless of the size of the venue or the great character and popularity of the event.
Primavera Sound 2018
Spring fest Barcelona, the most popular spring festival, kicks off on May 28 this year and comes to its end on June 3 on the Parc del Forum stage as well as in several after-party clubs. Primavera Sound is a modern music festival that brings together music lovers from all over Europe. At this event, the festival participants are expected to perform in the halls of Apolo Club and Razzmatazz as well as onstage at the CCCB (The Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona). The line-up includes Charlotte Gainsbourg, Nick Cave, The Spark, Thundercat, and many other musicians and DJs from various countries. If you are interested in modern instrumental and electronic music, don’t miss the main musical event of the year.
As a rule, this season brings a great number of tours by foreign stars. For this reason, plan your trip wisely, and you will get the chance to attend a concert given by your favorite band in Barcelona in spring. This year, on April 13, the Sant Jordi Club of Barcelona will host 30 Seconds to Mars, and fans await a tremendous show by Lana del Rey in Palau Sant Jordi on April 19. On April 20, those enamored of a more retro style will have the opportunity to enjoy the music of Charles Aznavour, and on May 22, true rock fans can attend the show given by Jethro Tull. In addition to these shows, the spring season offers fans the unique chance to attend the musical dedicated to Michael Jackson, “I want you back,” and the amazing “Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience.”
Traditionally, winter and the end of summer are considered the seasons for sales. However, spring sales in Barcelona exist nevertheless. On May 13 and 14, H&M will offer 20% discounts, and the Cortefiel company group, which includes Women’s Secret and Springfield, will decrease their prices by 30% as early as the end of April and extending until May 3. May is also the month of considerable discounts for all lines of the Adolfo Dominquez brand. (Sometimes, this brand even prolongs the season of special prices until the end of the month). Don’t forget about the special offers present in La Roca Village outlet. In March, Desigual introduces special offers, including a 50% discount, Woolford offers a 25% discount, Armani a 20 % discount, and Twin Set 20% and 30% discounts, depending on the number of items purchased.
Sant Jordi festival
On April 23, Barcelona transforms into a vast festival to celebrate Sant Jordi (or the Day of St. George in English, or Yuri’s Day for Russians). In Spain, this day is celebrated in a very different style from its counterpart in Russian-speaking countries. In Spain the holiday is the equivalent of St. Valentine’s Day—a day when couples exchange gifts. Traditionally, women are given a rose and men a book. On the eve of the holiday, the city is filled with kiosks and tents selling roses and books of all sorts. The balconies of Gaudi’s ingenious creation, Casa Batllo, are decorated with roses, while participants dance the Sardana, the traditional Catalan dance, in Plaza Sant Jaume. On this day, the City Council of Barcelona organizes an open house, and everyone is permitted to enter the famous residence and stroll through its interiors and along its staircases. Sagrada Familia also accepts guests on this evening completely free of charge, much like Park Güell, The Museum of History of Catalonia, and The Museum of Archeology. The city also organizes numerous parades, dance events, and shows on Passeig de Sant Joan, next to the Columbus monument, and in many other locations. Should you wish to purchase a spring tour to Barcelona, you should do your best to include this day in your travel itinerary; in this way, you will gain a unique experience and insight into Catalan culture.
This gastronomic festival does not take place every year, but fortunately it is scheduled for this year, from 16 April to 19 April, at the Fira de Barcelona. Here, samples of new food products from over 143 countries of origin are offered, as are tasting events with wine, cheese, and olive oil. Without a doubt, this is a “must-visit” event for all foodies. The opportunity to attend culinary shows and food innovation seminars while learning about new gastronomic trends and brands attracts both professionals and ordinary people. As a rule, the exhibition features 6 spaces, each of which represents the cuisine from a specific region of Spain. The festival organizers pay special attention to halal and organic products.
If you plan to travel to Barcelona in the springtime, “INEEDSpain” will gladly organize tours to fit any taste and budget, for companies, individuals, and groups of all sizes. We will locate the most interesting and unusual options for your leisure time and seek out activities to meet your unique needs and preferences.