February is an amazing month to be in Barcelona, it’s not the warmest month of the year but still really bearable. As it is not a very famous season to visit, there will be fewer tourists! You can explore this beautiful city like a local 🙂 In this blog you will find some events that you definitely do not want to miss!
Santa Eulàlia Festival
Also known as the ‘La Laia’ festival, this festival is all about the giantess Eulàlia. During this festival there will be a lot of activities and festivities, such as: open house, concerts and processions. You can also enjoy a lot of Catalan traditions like the correfocs and human towers. This festival is mainly meant for kids but also very enjoyable for adults 😉 It will take place all around Barcelona but mostly in the Ciutat Vella, the old part of Barcelona.
Are you in Barcelona during Valentine’s Day by accident or did you plan a trip in this beautiful city with your loved one? Either way, you will have an amazing day! Here are a few things you can do! Go to Tibidabo, enjoy the outstanding view of the city while romantically sitting in the rainbow ferris wheel. Picnic at the beach, take some wine, food and a blanket and watch the sunset on the beach. Take a walk through the park, what is more romantic than a nice walk surrounded by the beautiful nature Barcelona has to offer. You can go to Parc de la Ciutadella or Parc Güell. Go to a flamenco show, watch the passionate dancers while sipping on a tasteful glass of wine.
Llum BCN Poblenou
In the somewhat dreary days of February, the Llum festival will bring some light into the city. There will be light-shows projected on famous buildings and beautiful light-sculptures shown which takes place in the area Poblenou. Something not to be missed!
Are you up for a challenge? Apply for the half marathon of Barcelona! Taking part in this marathon will not bore you as you will be running through the beautiful city of Barcelona. And of course if you don’t feel like running, you can always encourage the brave people who will take part! Look here for more information.
As in a lot of countries and cities, the 40 days before Easter are celebrated. This starts with Carnival and of course Barcelona celebrates this as well! From Fat Tuesday (Dijous Llarder or Dijous Gras) until Ash Wednesday there will be numerous festivities. Here are a few:
L’Arribo (the arrival), this is the opening activity where the King of Carnival will be presented. This will be happening on the 20th of February, at La Rambla around 18:00. Carnival proccesions, one of the most colourful parades there is during the Carnival period! This event will take place on the 22nd of February, in different areas of the city.
Taronjada, this is the most important event of the Carnival. It also attracts the most people as during this event the King of Carnival will read an announcement with the most important aspects that happend last year. It will take place on Carnival Sundays at Passeig Picasso. L’Enterro, after almost a week of celebrating Carnival, it ends with a symbolic event of burying sardines. This is to symbolise the beginning of the fasting period until Easter. This will take place on Ash Wednesday, in each district of Barcelona.
Hopefully this article has made you all excited for your trip to Barcelona in February! Save the dates and have fun 🙂
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