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5 Things To Do In Barcelona This Autumn

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Written by Allison

Okay so summer may now be over and the kids are now going back to school. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything for you to enjoy when you next visit Barcelona. In fact, there are numerous wonderful events taking place throughout the coming months.

Below I list what are my favourite things to do when summer turns to autumn in Barcelona, that I am pretty sure you’ll enjoy as much as I do.

1. Mercè Festival

This is one the best festivals that takes place in Barcelona and this year it will be running from 19th to 24th September. This is unlike any other festivals that take place in this amazing city. Along with live music including jazz, house, hip-hop and rock, there are a number of other events that make up this one that you can watch and enjoy the fire runs to the Castellar’s.

2. Festa Major de la Barceloneta

This festival occurs at the end of each September and it allows you to get a real sense of not only the people of Barcelona, but also their culture, their music, and their tastes. All events relating to Festa Major de la Barceloneta take place in the city’s Old Town and is something that the whole family would enjoy. One thing that not only the kids but also adults love which helps to make this festival go off with a bang are the fireworks.

3. Film Festivals

Throughout the autumn months, there are several film festivals held in Barcelona. Not only do these festivals celebrate movies made in Spain but from across the globe and cover a variety of different genres. So finding a particular festival that shows films that you particularly like shouldn’t be a problem.

One particular film festival worth considering visiting is the Sitges International Film Festival. This year it takes between the 3rd and 12th October 2014 and is one a number of the top actors and actress like to attend. Be prepared to rent a car, as the location where the festival takes place is a short drive from the centre of the city.

4. Salón Internacional Náutico de Barcelona

Screenshot 2014-09-09 12.11.13For those of you who are into all things to do with the sea then taking time out to visit Barcelona’s International Boat Show is a must. This is the biggest held in Spain and you’ll find everything you want that relates to boats. Certainly shopping for new equipment or even a new boat is usually carried out in the autumn here in Barcelona after summer has passed.

5. Halloween

Just like any other country, Halloween is celebrated in real style here Barcelona. However in Barcelona as in the rest of Spain, celebrations take place more on the 1st November (All Saints Day). Throughout the day and throughout the city you’ll find plenty of things to do and see, as some really tasty treats to enjoy.

About the author


Allison is a writer who has spent a number of years traveling around Europe before deciding to make Spain her home. Since then, she has spent a lot of time enjoying all that the city of Barcelona has to offer.

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