In this blog post I am going to tell you about 3 amazing happenings in Barcelona during February! You would think it gets boring in the city during the winter season. Read along and you will see why that is not the case at all!
A citytrip to Barcelona in the winter is a really good idea. The weather isn’t that cold, it’s usually above 10 degrees. The streets aren’t as crowded as it is in the summer, the queues are less and there are great activities that you can attend!
Carnival in Sitges
Sitges is a small town close to Barcelona and is known as the gay capital of Europe. The Sitges Carnival is one of the top 10 carnivals of the world. More than 250.000 people visit Sitges during the Carnival. The Carnival runs for 7 days from Thursday 8th of February until Wednesday 14th of February. The Carnival in Sitges goes nonstop, day and night! The streets are full with parades full of color and people are wearing amazing costumes. On Saturday the 10th of February there is an annual Carnival bed race. The nice thing about the Carnival in Sitges is that it is for everyone, there are events for all ages!
Sitges is only a 45 min drive from Barcelona. You can also travel to Sitges by public transport. You can take the train. You can take the C2 train, which goes to Sitges, from three different train stations: Estacio de França, Passeig de Gracia and Estacio Sants. The price for a return journey is around 7 euro. You can also take a bus. The busses to Sitges leave from Plaza Espanya and Universitat during the day. During the night you have to take the night busses they leave from Plaza Catalunya a bus ticket is 4 euro for a single journey. You can also take a taxi to Sitges, this will be around 70-80 euro for a single journey.
The month February is coming up and that means Valentine’s Day! What better place than to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Barcelona? Barcelona has something to offer for every couple! Here are some of our recommendations on how to spend your Valentine’s Day in the city:
- Barceloneta beach
the beach is one of the most romantic places you can visit! Take a walk on the beach, bring a blanket and a bottle of wine and you’re good to go. Make sure you arrive before the sunset for the ultimate romance.
- Take a walk through the park
there are many parks in Barcelona and a walk through one of these parks is a good way to spend you Valentine’s Day. For example: Park Güell, Cervantes Park and Ciutadella park. Each park has something different but they all have romance in common!
- Romantic dinner
a nice romantic dinner may sound a bit like a cliché but this can be just as romantic as walking through a park. There are endless restaurants to have a romantic dinner but here are a few: Meneghina, Salero, and L’Oucomballa. Make sure that you make a reservation.
- Tablao Flamenco show
You can take your partner to a typical Spanish Flamenco show. You can watch the show while having a nice glass of wine and you can also have dinner.
Take your loved one to the mountain of Tibidabo. On top of the mountain there is an amusement park where you can enjoy the all the rides. You can admire the beautiful view of Barcelona and its surroundings.
As you can see Barcelona has a lot to offer during Valentine’s Day!
Visit Barcelona Zoo
The Barcelona Zoo has been a real tourist attraction of the city and it is opened throughout the year. The Barcelona Zoo has an incredible collection of animals; all sorts of species, colors and sizes that will make you forget about everyday problems! The unusual performances of dolphins and sea lions will entertain you and both young and old can have a great time in the Barcelona Zoo! Especially the dolphin show is unique and very entertaining. There are many things to do for the little ones; there is also a play ground and they can learn a lot about the animals in a playful way. There are also some restaurants and a shop. The entrance fees for adults are € 19,90 and for children € 11,95. Check out their website to buy your tickets!
The Mobile world congress
The mobile world congress 2018 will take place on Monday the 26th of February until Thursday the 1st of March. This will be a very busy week for Barcelona and this year will be the 13th time that Barcelona is hosting the mobile word congress. This is the largest gathering in the mobile industry, organised by GSMA. This is the world’s best opportunity for networking in the mobile industry. Thousands of professionals, exhibitors and journalists from all over the world gather in Barcelona for the newest technology. Around 100.000 people from 200 different countries will attend. 2000 companies will show their products and services during these days. Some of the confirmed speakers are: Kathy Calvin she is President and CEO of United Nations Foundation, Christopher Young he is CEO of McAfee and Cher Wang she is Chairwoman of HTC.
The congress will take place at two venues, Fira Gran Via and Fira Monjuic.
Check out their website if you want to find out more about the agenda, the speakers, exhibitions, seminairs or if you want to attend the mobile world congress!
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