The Full Moon Festival in Barcelona

Full Moon Festival (Fiesta de la Luna Llena) in Barcelona – a venue of music, dance and fire

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The Full Moon Festival in Barcelona or Fiesta de la Luna Llena – do these two entertainment concepts ring any bells? If the answer is NO, please continue reading this blog article. If the answer is YES, well a little bit of extra info never hurt anyone, right?

OK, so this article will answer the 5 W’s and the H – WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY, WHO and HOW that every tourist coming to Barcelona should consider when deciding whether they should go to the Full Moon Festival or not. From our experience, it’s definitely a MUST-GO!

 

WHAT is the Full Moon Festival?                                  

The Full Moon Festival is a group of parties basically celebrating the occurring of a full moon. Since the beginning of mankind, humans have been fascinated about viewing the full moon as an extremely occult phenomenon, which is why they have been assigning different powers or supernatural characteristics to it. For example, the early Babylonians thought the full moon made women more fertile, whereas the Amerindians used to give their children names containing the word ‘moon’ because they thought the Moon Goddess would protect the little humans from danger. Nowadays, the Full Moon celebration is a little less religious (we would argue pretty much profane), people gathering on the beach just to enjoy the moment by drinking, dancing and having fun.

 

WHEN does the Full Moon Party happen in Barcelona?

The Full Moon festival takes place during a 14-month period, starting in July (current year) and ending in October next year, with events happening once every month – as the Full Moon appears. The next event will be held on 8th October 2014 at 11 PM in the evening, so if you will be in Barcelona at that date, make sure you don’t miss this opportunity!

 

WHERE can you find the Full Moon Party in Barcelona?

The answer for this question is the Mar Bella beach (Playa de la Mar Bella), one of the most famous beaches in Barcelona.

 

WHY should you go to the the Full Moon Party in Barcelona?

Because FUN, that’s why!!! You will be witnessing a spectacular show done by acrobats juggling with fire, acro-yoga and so on. In the background, you will be hearing rhythmic beats of drums, accompanied by other instruments such as trumpets or the traditional Spanish castanets. Because the music is so good, you will see people dancing  and feeling the good vibe of the whole atmosphere, so don’t be shy and join them! They will be glad to have a new member in the dance crew!

WHO goes to the Full Moon Party in Barcelona?

In short, all the people with latin ‘caliente’ blood, eager to experience an adventurous and energetic night under the moonlight, as well as tourists with a different concept of entertainment than the cliche-ed night out in a crowded club . If you are one of them, don’t miss out this event, as it represents the pure essence of open-air fun!

 

HOW can you get to the event?

There are several ways to get to the Mar Bella Beach. The best one is to use the metro (closest stop would be Llacuna on the yellow L4), combined with a little bit of walking (15 mins). Another way is to take the bus N8 which will leave you 10 minutes away from the beach.

 

Finally, if you want some more info about the Full Moon Festival in Barcelona (as if what we have provided so far is not enough), you can always click here.

 

 

 

 

 

What’s on in September in Barcelona!

What’s on in September! How to have amazing September in Barcelona!

Barcelona is a stunning city and you will find out that September in Barcelona can be one of the best months for you to enjoy the spirit of Catalonia and spirit of its capital. Have a look at our events picked out especially for you to enjoy the slowly ending summer in this hot city.

 

September in Barcelona

 

06.09.2014 (Saturday) – 07.09.2014 (Sunday) – Demanoenmano market

 

 

 

 

Semptember in Barcelona does not have to be boring, it can really be full of joy!

Second-hand market Demanoenmano which is taking place at Convent de Sant Agusti will give you the occasion not only to purchase second-hand and vintage wares but take part in creative workshops as well and listen to live music. You just have to find some free time during the first weekend of September and come and enjoy the day!

So, if you would like to join Demanoenmano market, check the official website of the event for more information.

 

07.09.2014 (Sunday) and 14.09.2014 (Sunday) – Piknic Electronik

 

The atmosphere is fun, mellow and family-friendly like all September in Barcelona!

September in Barcelona

There are two zones for people participating in the festival:

One section for adults where you can enjoy music with DJs playing from 1 pm till 8 pm

The other zone is for families with children where kids have the chance to take part in a lot of activities organised just for them.

 

Have a look at the last year edition (I am sure that you will love it) and just visit on Saturday on Montjuic.

AND, here is the official website where you can find more details

 

 

07.09.2014 (Sunday) – Cursa Barca 2014 – FC Barcelona (Barca Fun Run)

 

September in Barcelona. Run It’s going to be the first edition of this event in Barcelona!

10km race is set around the Barcelona FC’s Camp Nou football ground. Everybody who signs up will receive, among other gifts, a commemorative  T-  shirt  designed for the occasion. Come and support people who are taking  part  in  the  run! More information on the official wesite ( It’s not available in  English,  sorry).

 

 

11.09.2014 (Thursday) – La Diada Nacional de Catalunya (The National Day of Catalonia)

 

Public holiday in Catalonia and Barcelona!

September in Barcelona. La Diada Nacional de Catalunya

This is the first public holiday in Sepetember in Barcelona, the next one is taking place 19th of September so just one week after (check below). Two extra days off in the month to enjoy the time with friends or family!

During the National Day of Catalonia you can join cultural events in the city and other celebrations and political demonstrations. To give you the example, at the statue of Rafael Casanova, which is located at the corner of Ronda de Sant Pere and Carrer d’Ali Bei, you can lay floral tributes or catch a concert, a poetry reading, or political speech in different parts of Barcelona. Don’t be surprised to see a lot of people with the Catalan flag on the street and hear the official anthem of Catalonia, Els Segadors, in a lot of places .

 

24.09.2014 (Wednesday) – Public holiday in Barcelona in honour of Barcelona’s patron saint

– Mare de Deu de la MErce (Our Lady of Mercy).

 

19.09.2014 (Friday) – 24.09.2014 (Wednesday)

Les Festes de la Merce 2014 (Merce Festival Barcelona 2014)

 

Les Festes de la Merce is the most popular festival during September in Barcelona!

You can’t miss it!

Join Barcelona’s biggest party of the year.

 

September in Barcelona

Celebrations are taking part in a lot of places in Barcelona. The map of the event and schedule usually is available 2 weeks before the Festival (keep checking our Facebook page for more information). The festival offers a wide variety of events and it is the largest street party in Barcelona with – great music, parades, dancing, cultural and sport events and a lot of fireworks. Every year events take place for around 5 days and its tradition started in 1902, when people were saying goodbye to the summer and were welcoming the colourful season of autumn.

There are some, the most popular events, in which you can take a part while enjoying September in Barcelona during the Merce Festival:

 

September in Barcelona. La Merce

‘Els Castellets’ (Human Towers) – building of human towers. Amazing show which provides a lot of fun. The most spectacular part is the end when the smallest person, usually a child, trying to stand at the top of the tower which have to be as high as possible. Thousands of people are coming every year to see human towers.

 

Spetmber in Barcelona

“El Coreefoc’, ‘Diablos y demonios’ (Devils and demons) – Parade takes place at nightfall. Dragons, devils, demons and another scary monsters are walking on the streets and scare the people with fire, fireworks and performances. This is an amazing show which you will not forget quickly!

 

September in Barcelona

Gigantes (Gigant Parade) – Fantastic parade to which you can come with all your family. Usually it takes place at Placa St Jaume. Giants who are having a good time dancing and walking on the streets are accompanied with some drum music played by small groups of musicans. Giants are mainly queens and kings, nobles and saints. You can’t miss this as well.

 

September in Barcelona

The celebration is ended on 24th with a ‘big bomb’ – Amazing music  and firework spectacle!

More information you can find in the official website of the Les Festes de la Merce 2014

 

24.09.2014 (Wednesday) – Public holiday in Barcelona in honour of Barcelona’s patron saint

– Mare de Deu de la MErce (Our Lady of Mercy).

 

We hope that you will enjoy September in Barcelona – The Most Amazing City In The World!

 

Le Cyrano: A Barcelona Bar like no other!

Le Cyrano barcelona bar

When it comes to nightlife and partying hard, Barcelona never disappoints. Thanks to the huge variety in bars, pubs and clubs, Barcelona attracts millions of visitors each year willing to make the most of the amazing nightlife scene!

I am myself an enthusiast and frequent customer of the many bars in Barcelona, and I must say that after a while one can have the impression that some of them are very similar. In other words, some of the bars here are the same.
They always rely on Tapas, Sangria, Beer and so on to attract customers.
By the way, if you fancy some Tapas, you can check our Barcelona Tapas Ultimate Guide :) !

Even though it can be really enjoyable to share a few Tapas and a couple of pints with your friends, you can get tired of it and want to go for an unusual experience or atmosphere! This is why I have decided to talk to you about a very unique bar in Barcelona: Le Cyrano. It is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and is located in Aribau 154.

Le cyrano Bar barcelona girls

In my opinion, this is by far the best bar in Barcelona and its concept is just too awesome!!

Here is how El Cyrano works:

-First you enter the bar and hopefully find a table to sit. Yes, Le Cyrano is often packed so it’s better to either go early (it opens at 11PM so sometime around that) or to hope that one free table will be waiting for you!

-Then you go to the bar and order a drink of your choice. The bartender will give you an empty glass and will bring you the liquor bottle of your choice so that you can pour your own drink! I am serious, you can put as many alcohol as you like in your drink!! He then takes the bottle back and gives you a bottle of soda or juice to mix with your alcoholic beverage. Of course it is not recommended to fully pour your drink with alcohol as it could annoy the bartender but I have been there and you can put 70% or 80% of alcohol in your drink without a problem!!

-Concerning the prices, they are incredibly low! The price range is 3 – 5€ for any mixed drink, so that’s one hell of a deal!! Forget the clubs that make you pay at least 10€ for a drink!

The only negative point is that with people being numerous and most of them drunk, the place is really noisy and it can be challenging to talk to your friends and understand each other properly! But that shouldn’t be a problem since that’s the case in all the clubs and no one really cares.

Le cyrano bar barcelona

Apart from that, this is the perfect place to go before going to a club!!! I usually prefer to “pre-game” at home with a few friends since drinking in bars before going to a club implies spending quite a lot of money, but I have to say that I was amazed when I went to Le Cyrano for the first time!
You can literally get wasted for 10-15 € there and after a few drinks it’s really easy to meet and talk to new people there while being with your friends at the same time!
And I forgot to mention that they have free pop-corn as well!

Everyone there is young, happy (half-drunk) and wants to have a crazy night out in Barcelona, isn’t that what you’d expect of a bar in Barcelona?!

So if you don’t have any plans for the weekend yet, you know where to go now!! Have fun guys!!

Rémi

 

The Most Unique Barcelona Bars

Looking for a Barcelona Bar? Here are the Most Unique Bars in Barcelona

 

The city of Barcelona is full of enough exciting nightlife that can keep all of you bar crawlers satisfied. Many of the establishments throughout the streets have unique personas that differentiate one from another. We have accumulated a list of local taverns that we believe could all claim the title of most unique Barcelona bar.

Icebarcelona

unique bars in Barcelona - Ice Bar

Too hot for comfort this summer? Icebarcelona is the perfect place to grab a drink with your buddies to escape Barcelona’s humidity and also snap that all-so-important Instagram shot. The location claims to be the first ice bar on a beach, and their views do not disappoint from inside the -5C (20F) bar. 15€ nets you entrance, a cocktail, a jacket, and gloves to keep you comfortable in the arctic climate. It’s best to make a reservation if you are going with a group or at peak hours.

Espit Chupitos

unique bars in Barcelona

Do you like shots? Of course you do! Until the morning after at least… Chupitos (Spanish for shots) offers over 600 different delicious and creative shots and cocktails in two different locations in Barcelona- Aribau and El gato negro. Make sure to arrive early before the club-hopping patrons come in on the weekends or you should visit on a weekday as the relatively small bar can become very packed! Some of our favorite shots include:

  • The boy scout- roast a marshmallow over your shot
  • Willy Wonka- a chocolate liquor combination with an actual chocolate bar in the shot
  • Inhaled shot- the bartender vaporizes the shot and you inhale the captured shot through a straw and chase with the remainder of the liquor. Cuidado!
  • Monica Lowenski- For the sake of your staying family-friendly, we will allow you to discover this one on your own and order it for an unsuspecting friend!

Marsella

unique bars in Barcelona

Marsella is perhaps the oldest Barcelona bar. It has been open for nearly 200 years! The house drink, absinthe, consistently draws crowds to this unique bar in Barcelona. We recently gave Marsella a shout-out for being amongst the best absinthe bars in the city! The décor is antique and gives a glimpse into the past of Barcelona’s famous nightlife. Hemmingway himself is rumored to have been a regular at this bar and this is a must see bar on a passive night!

Barcelona Pipa Club

Unqieu Barcelona Bars - Barcelona Pipa Club

This bar is all about mystique and exclusivity. The entrance to the Pipa Club is somewhat hidden in the Gothic corridor. The correct button must be pressed before entering and ascending the staircase to find the bar! The aura of mystery theme continues as the tavern is very Sherlock Holmes-esque. The club showcases a variety of pipes and includes a smoking and jazz room. As one of the few remaining bars in Barcelona with a license to serve until 6:00 AM, you and your friends can enjoy drinks and music till the early morning.

 

 

L’Ovella Negra

unique bars in Barcelona - L'ovella Negra

L’Ovella Negra  (Spanish for Black Sheep) has two locations in Barcelona- one off of the famous Las Ramblas near Placa Catalyuna and the other near Razzmatazz in Poblenou. Both locations offer cheap drinks and have 5 liter towers of beer or sangria that can be ordered to your table! The location in Las Ramblas is a cozier atmosphere that gives off an authentic old-time tavern feel. The newer sibling bar in Poblenou is more akin to a gaint German beer hall offering free range to roam and chat with other tables. The Poblenou location is a great bar to watch sporting events along with our other top locations!

Pippermint

unique bars in Barcelona

Drink like a fish? Then Pippermint is your Barcelona bar of choice. Cocktails are made strong and BIG! Not kidding either… Drinks are served in glasses ranging from 1 to 13 liter “fishbowls.” Feel free to order beer, mixed drinks, or sangria in these memory-wiping cups. If you typically travel in a large group, Pippermint will quickly become a favorite!

 

Tinta Roja

unique bars in Barcelona

Tinta Roja is an Argentinian themed tango house. The rooms are intricately decorated and tango dancing and trapeze performances are the regular here. The bar is stocked with specialty cocktails and wines from Argentina. This is venue easily has the most Latin flair that you can find in a Barcelona bar and is far from an ordinary street corner watering hole!

 

Dow Jones

unique bars in Barcelona

Feeling lucky? The Dow Jones is inspired by the stock market and uses a system that measures the popularity of specific beverage purchases and fluctuates the prices of beers, cocktails, and shots accordingly! This is a great place to pregame and have a few laughs with friends before moving the party to one of Barcelona’s famous nightclubs. Just make sure to invest wisely!

 

Eclipse at the W

unique bars in Barcelona

This exclusive Barcelona bar offers a better view than any other in the city. Located on the 26th floor of the W hotel on Barcelona’s coast, this unique bar gives you views of the Mediterranean, marina, and downtown Barcelona. While on the pricey side, the Eclipse will leave you feeling like a high-roller.

 

El Bosc de les Fades

unique bars in Barcelona

Catalan for “The Forest of Fairies,” you should know immediately what you are getting into. Entering the bar, you traverse through trees and fountains with mythical creatures hiding in the environment. The forest even comes alive with thunderstorms and rain! This is a great bar to check out for a quick drink after walking Las Ramblas or a day on the beach.

That wraps it up! These unique bars in Barcelona should help keep any night far from ordinary. If you still haven’t had enough make sure to check out our Top Cocktail Bar e-book guide!

Did we miss any? Drop us a line below

-Ty

 

Barcelona Beach Festival 2014

BBF 2014: The Event of Summer 2014 in Barcelona

The time for the first Barcelona Beach Festival has arrived! One more crazy party is going to take place in this wonderful city. A huge event with great artists, plus it’s going to be on the beach! Is there any doubt it is going to be unique and lots of fun?! I don’t think so.

When?

The 26th of July, at 6pm

Where?

Platja de la Pau – Parc de la Pau by Forum in Sant Adrià de Besòs

How to get there?

  • By tram: with the tram T4 or T6, stop Sant Adrià
  • By train (Renfe): Estació Sant Adrià
  • By car: Ronda Litoral exit 26, direction Llobregat / exit 25 direction Besos

Who is going to perform?

The best of the best- Avicii, David Guetta, and Steve Angello (an ex-member of the Swedish House Mafia). Joining this all-star lineup will be The Zombie Kids, Joan Reyes, JP Candela, Oilver Schmitz, Marcel Ventura and Alex de Guirior! You can’t miss them, can you?

BBF 2014

 

Tickets

Sales Points:

Price:

There are different kinds of tickets, a great deal of which are already sold out. What does that mean? Hurry up and get your ticket now! The various types of tickets are listed below. The Premium ticket includes exclusive entry to the venue, exclusive area in front of the stage, access to an exclusive area of catering and bars, 3 drinks, exclusive bathroom availability, a commemorative present and more!

  1. 3rd Promotional Round Ticket: 56 euro + charging fees of website where you buy the ticket
  2. Final Price Ticket: 71 euro + charging fees of website where you buy the ticket
  3. Premium Ticket, 2nd Promotional Round: 146 euro + charging fees of website where you buy the ticket
  4. Premium Ticket, 3rd Promotional Round: 166 euro + charging fees of website where you buy the ticket
  5. Premium Ticket, Final Price: 181 euro + charging fees of website where you buy the ticket

Take into account that the tickets are not refundable and children under 16 must be accompanied by their parents, guardian or an authorized third person.

 

 

Get ready to party hard and enjoy this awesome event!

Melina

 

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