March is a great time to be in Barcelona – the days are getting longer, the temperature is steadily rising, and there are all kinds of celebrations going on.
This is something you really do not want to miss. This celebration kicks off with Fat Tuesday and ends the following week on Ash Wednesday. Celebrations will be taking place throughout the entire city, but it is centered around the middle of Barcelona, specifically the area of El Borne. The end of the week, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of Lent, where Christians will give up certain vices for forty days. So if you are choosing to participate in Lent, then by all means indulge as much as you can this week. Or if you’re not participating in Lent, do it anyway (at least that’s what I choose to do.) Eat, dance, drink and just enjoy yourself – Barcelona has so much to offer. Take advantage. Click here to find out about all of the different events going on in the city.
Beginning and ending at Avinguda Maria Cristina, next to Montjüic’s Magic Mountain, this marathon promises beautiful sights for those that have the courage and agility to accomplish such a feat. If you, like me, simply cannot run that far but still want to be apart of the excitement, you can check out the routes here.
Taking place at La Farga Center d’Activitats in Hospitalet de Llobregat, this festival is a beer lovers haven. A place full of food, music and quality beer – what more could you want? You can buy your tickets online – it costs 7.75 € for a day, and €10.95 for the whole weekend.
If you are upset that you won’t be downing a Guinness in the heart of Dublin on March 17, have no fear because Barcelona still knows how to celebrate. So put a smile on your face, gather all of your green clothing items, and check out this website which gives you advice on the best way to spend your Saint Patricks day in Barcelona. In the meantime, here is a tutorial on how to do the Riverdance – practice diligently so you can break it out when the time comes.
Head to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona to be a part of this weekend-long celebration of St Josep Oriol, the “Thaumaturgus of Barcelona.” Witness Catalan traditions and celebrations, and attend the parade on Sunday.
Aside from what I’ve discussed here, there are still so many other events going on in Barcelona this March. So make sure to do a quick google search when you are here, and discover what is happening around you.
Enjoy yourself and be safe this March!