If you are a hat enthusiast or simply feel like participating in something different and fun, get ready for Passejada amb Barret, Barcelona’s very own Hat Walk!
Passejada amb Barret is an annual event inspired by the American Easter Parade, where people walk around Fifth Avenue sporting different, original hats. The Hat Walk arrived in Barcelona thanks to hat designers Nina Pawlosky and Cristina de Prada, who wanted to encourage people to discover the wearing of hats as a way of expressing themselves.
The Hat Walk is a fun and relaxed event celebrated the Sunday after Easter, inviting people to spend the day outdoors and socialize with other participants.
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Be part of the walk
Passejada amb Barret is open to anyone who wants to join and it’s totally free. The only thing you need is a hat! You can wear a baseball cap, a turban, a top hat… the sky is the limit!
The walk will happen on Sunday, the 3rd of April, starting at 12 pm where Rambla Catalunya meets Avinguda Diagonal. Participants often meet earlier to chat and take photos together.
Where to buy hats
If you want to participate but don’t have a hat, don’t worry. There are plenty of stores in Barcelona that sell all types of hats.
If you are looking for a basic baseball cap or hat, pay a visit to some of the popular and affordable stores in the center. Oysho, Accessorize and Stardivarius for women, Springfield, Jack&Jones and Superdry for men, H&M, Primark and Pull&Bear for both men and women.
If, on the other hand, you are ready to make a serious hat commitment, here are the stores you should go to.
Sombrereria Obach is a famous hat store that works with brands like Hatland, Jangol, Fernandez y Roche and Stetson.
You can find Sombreria Obach at Carrer Call, 2.
Founded in the nineteenth century, Sombrereria Mil is one of the most exciting places to buy hats in Barcelona. There, you can not only find hats from every era in history but also a selection of movie hats such as the ones featured in Indiana Jones and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
There are other specialized stores you can go to for hats, like Laser, for men, and On Top for women.