What’s on in September in Barcelona!

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

 

Barcelona is 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 (Monday) – 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 .

 

19.09.2014 (Friday) – 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

 

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

 

L’ AQUARIUM FOR A FAMILY DAY OUT

 

Aquarium in Barcelona

While having a holiday in Barcelona, visiting an aquarium is not the first choice for most people. However, L’Aquarium is definitely worth seeing, especially if you come with your kids. Located in Port Vell, L’Aquarium features a fantastic harbor and sea view, which gives you a chance to explore the port area, the Maremagnum Mall and the L’Aquarium. All in all, they offer a great family day out and a break from the heat of the day as well as letting your children have fun and explore the undersea world. So, let’s discover the largest Mediterranean-themed aquarium in the world: L’Aquarium Barcelona.

L’Aquarium has a total of 35 aquariums representing the sea life of the Mediterranean Sea, tropical waters and other unique species, which makes you feel as if you are having a journey around the world! Although there are a lot of big tanks, it is easy to follow the instructions. You just need to follow the sign-posted path and you will not miss anything.

OCEANARIUM

The one that everyone looks forward to while visiting any aquarium are the walk-through tunnels. The spectacular Oceanarium is a transparent 80-metre-long walk-through tunnel letting you experience the most amazing Mediterranean species from all angles. Through a underwater walkway in the Oceanarium, I had an exhilarating feeling and the closest look at beautiful and unique species than ever before. The real stars of L’Aquarium are two types of sharks: the sand tiger shark (Carcharias Taurus) and the sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus). The Oceanarium is a microcosm and a house of many of the treasures of the Mediterranean Sea such as: ocean sunfish, rays, guitar fish, etc.

TROPICAL AQUARIUMS

Let the avalanche of colors begin by enjoying fascinating tropical fish and corals from the Caribbean Sea, the Red Sea,… These tropical aquariums will bring endless fascination for your children, as they can easily recognize Nemo, Dory and Sebastian from Finding Nemo in real life.

Tropical fish

PLANETA AQUA

In Planeta Aqua, I am sure you will have a lot of fun by discovering many creatures which can adapt quickly to diverse conditions. Piranhas, tropical turtles, jelly fish and especially penguins will amaze you! If you are penguin lovers, you cannot miss this place as Planeta Aqua contains a tank full of penguins that are ready to play with you.

Penguins tank

EXPLORA ZONES!

Explora Zones are designed especially for children to learn about underwater life by joining many interactive activities. The space has 50 interactivities covering all senses: seeing, hearing, touching and smelling. Besides, the pre-booked activity “Sleeping with sharks” offers the chance for children (aged 8-12) to spend a night with sharks.

There are several restaurants, cafes inside and outside L’Aquarium. After you discover all the corners of L’Aquarium, I recommend that you to have a drink or a meal here and enjoy the stunning view of the harbor, the sea and the sun.

Children's area

HOW TO GET HERE

L’Aquarium is quite near the center and can be easily reached by different modes of transport.

  • By car: B-10 motorway (Ronda Litoral), junctions 21,22 or 23
  • By metro: you can use the L3 metro and stop at Drassanes station or L4 to Barceloneta station. If you stop at Drassanes station, you will be at the bottom of the Ramblas. At this point, there is a wooden bridge, just cross the bridge; then you can see Maremagnum mall. From here, you need to turn left and you will get to L’Aquarium.
  • By bike: At the entrance of L’aquarium, there is a bicing bike station.

 

Harbour in Barcelona

Port Vell

 

OPENING TIMES:

  • Opening time: 9:30AM
  • Closing time:

- Monday-Friday: 9:00PM
- Weekends and bank holidays: 9:30PM
- June and September: 9:30PM
- July and August: 11:00PM

PRICES

  • Less than 0.90m: Free admission
  • 0.90m to 1.10m: 5 € (“Mini”)
  • 1.10m to 1.40m: 15 € (Child)
  • Taller than 1.40m: 20 € (Adult ticket)

 

So, let’s prepare and have an amazing underwater adventure in L’ Aquarium !

Trang

What to do in Barcelona on Sunday

There are many activities to do on Sunday in Barcelona, you just have to pick!

In such a busy, lively city like Barcelona, there is something happening every day. Especially on Sunday, when you have many, many things planned for during the week. Sometimes it can get overwhelming; you cannot choose what to do and you end up lazing on your couch the whole day (I know it happens, don’t deny it). So we have made a list of available things to do on Sunday in Barcelona for you. Pick one and waste no more beautiful sunny days, cause winter is coming!?

Things to do in Barcelona on Sunday

 

What to do in Barcelona on Sunday

Go Shopping

Groceries stores and Shops are closed on Sunday, I know I know; but there are still some options available. So if you are shopaholic don’t freak out, we have listed the shops that are open on Sunday for you here.

 

 

Go to a restaurant

After a hard-working week, you deserve a treat. How about dining in a fancy restaurant with your family or friends? Thanks to its coastal location, Barcelona can offer you many type of seafood with superb freshness. Moreover, Barcelona surpasses Madrid by the number of Michelin-starred restaurants (29 compared to 13 in Spain’s capital city) making it a gastronomy heaven. Have a look at oursuggestion here, from traditional Catalanseafood to vegan restaurants and so on.

Free museums!!!

Many museums in Barcelona open for free in Sunday and that’s why many people put this on their to-do list on Sunday in Barcelona. I mean, good way to enjoy the finest pieces of art on a budget. One thing to keep in mind though, I have seen long line of visitors waiting outside Museu Picasso during its free entrance hours. So be prepared to wait for an hour or more to get inside.

picasso-museum-What to do on Sunday in Barcelona

Below is the list of them.

  • MNAC: Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
    Parc de Montjuïc, Sants-Montjuïc, 08038
    Free admission on first Sunday of every month

 

  • MUHBA Museu d’Història de Barcelona
    Pl. del Rei, Ciutat Vella, 08002
    Free admission on every Sunday from 3pm and the whole day on first Sunday of every month.

 

  • Museu d’Història de Catalunya
    Plaça de Pau Vila, 3, Ciutat Vella, 08039
    Free admission on first Sunday of every month

 

  • Museu de la Música
    Padilla 155, Eixample, 08013
    Free admission on every Sunday from 3pm and the whole day on first Sunday of every month

 

  • Museu Frederic Marès
    Plaça de Sant Iu, 5, Ciutat Vella, 08002
    Free admission on every Sunday from 3pm and the whole day on first Sunday of every month

 

  • Virreina Centre de la Imatge
    La Rambla, 99, El Raval, 08001
    Always free

 

  • Museu Picasso
    Montcada, 15-23, Ciutat Vella, 08003
    Free admission on every Sunday from 3pm to 7pm and the whole day on first Sunday of every month

 

  • Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
    Montalegre, 5, Raval, 08001
    Free admission on every Sunday from 3pm to 8pm

 

  • Museu Marítim de Barcelona
    Av. de les Drassanes, Raval, 08001
    Free admission on every Sunday from 3pm

 

  • Jardí Botànic
  • Doctor Font i Quer, Sants-Montjuïc, 08038
    Free admission on every Sunday from 3pm and the whole day on first Sunday of every month

 

  • Museu Blau
    Pl. de Leonardo da Vinci, 4-5, Sant Martí, 08019
    Free admission on every Sunday from 3pm and the whole day on first Sunday of every month

Party & festival

In this festiv city, there are always some parties or festivals, especially during the weekend. You can find them in our frequently updated blogs about bars or incoming events in Barcelona.

Things to do in Barcelona on Sunday: sardana

You want to try something local? Ever heard of Sardana dancing? It is a type of circle dancing, typical in Cataluña. This dance shows the unity and pride of Catalan people. There is a chance you might randomly catch on Sardana in Barcelona. If you are in Barcelona during the summer months, head to plaza Jaume I where you can admire this dance every Sunday from around 18:00.

Beaches and day trips

If you really run out of idea on what to do in Barcelona on Sunday then why not take a day trip. Really, you have the whole day available, take my advice and go to some beaches further than the tourist-cramped Barceloneta or Icària. The choices are diverse: Sitges, Tossa de Mar, Sant Pol de Mar, Castelldefels etc.

You don’t want beach? Don’t worry, there are beautiful town just an hour or two driving from Barcelona, take a look at some of our suggestion here. Hey, have we told you already about the secret waterfall in Barcelona? Shhhhh, between us only, ok ;)

What to do on Sunday in Barcelona: Foradada Cantonigros

Made up your mind yet? If you need more info with the options above, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment below.

Enjoy!

T.Vu

 

Barcelona’s Places of Worship

Barcelona’s places of worship

Barcelona is an amazing place to visit, with all its monuments, restaurants, beaches, etc. but there’s no vacation for believers to pray to God, hence here are Barcelona’s places of worship to meditate and pray.

Religion in Spain in few figures:

Catholism in Spain reprensents the majority with 68,8% of believers. The other religions amount to 1,9% and the others haven’t belief or are Atheists. In our humble opinion though, the most subscribed to religion here is… Football!

Christianity:

Catholicism:

Sagrada Familia Barcelona

Here are the top 5 of Churches, Cathedrals and Basilicas of Barcelona both for visiting with spectacular architecture and praying.

Orthodoxy:

Here are some Orthodox Churches or places:

*Saint Nectarios Orthodox Church in Sarrià – Sant Gervasi
* Protection of the Mother of God Orthodox Church in Eixample
* Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church in Sants
* Saint Megalomartyr George Orthodox Church in Sant Antoni
* Mother of God Orthodox Church in Ciutat Vella

To know more about it, you can visit their official website.

Orthodox Church Barcelona

* Església Ortodoxa Espanyola – Patriarcat de Sèrbia,    Eixample
Església Ortodoxa Apostòlica Antioquena d’Espanya,  Sant Martí

To know more about it, you can visit their official website.

New project:

Besides those Orthodox churches, there’s a project for a new one called “Sfantul Gheorghe” and “San Jorge” in Spanish. It will be the first private Orthodox Temple propertie in Spain. The opening is expected in autumn in Navas’ neighborhood.

orthodox church barcelona

Protestantism:

protestant church

Here are some Evangelical Churches:

* Esglesia Evangélica de Sant Despi
* Iglesia Evangélica Molins de ReiI
* glesia Evangélica Barcelona Salem
* Esglesia Evangélica Trèvol
* Iglesia Evangélica Bautista de Gracia
* Esglesia Evangélica Baptisto Bonanova
* Iglesia Evangélica de Pau Sans
* Iglesia Evangélica de Cornellà
* Iglesia Evangélica Rey de Reyes
* Iglesia Evangélica de Avivamiento
* Iglesia Evangélica Española
* Esglesia Evangélica de Poblenou
* Esglesia Evangélica de Sant Feliu Llobregat

Judaism

old synagogue barcelona carrer marlet

There’s a synagogue in Barcelona called “Old Synagogue” or in spanish “Synogoga Medieval de Barcelona”, in el neighborhood Gotic, Carrer de Marlet, 5. There is also a synagogue in the Sant Gervasi neighbourhood on c/ Avenir 24.

Islam

islam barcelona

There’s no really official places like mosques but however there are about ten local places where you can pray. A new project is discussing to build a real mosque to gather all believers. Neveretheless we can find in Catalonia The “Centre Cultural Islàmic Català” (CCIC), it is one of the centre islamic most visited.

Hinduism

There is a community called ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) and their place in Barcelona is Plaza Reial 12.

Buddhism

Here is the Buddhist community to know more about it.

Taoism

Here is the Taoist community to know more about it.

So whatever God you might pray to, hopefully this blog has been helpful in directing you to the right places! Know about anything we missed? Let us know in the comments!

~Lucie

 

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

 

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