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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2019 in Barcelona

Written by Miguel

Dedicated to the most important of Ireland’s patron saints, Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated all around the world. Every year, on the 17th of March, green is the colour and the streets and pubs of practically every major city on the planet are the stage for festive parades, traditional music and, of course, a whole lot of drinking (with whisky, beer and cider being the blessed liquids of choice). If you happen to be in Barcelona on that day, one could say you’ve got the luck of the Irish, because, other than Ireland itself, it’s hard to think of a better place to be when it comes to celebrating Paddy’s Day. So come on, don yourself in green and let us show you where you need to be on this special day.

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Global Greening

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As part of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative, which will see stadiums, statues, castles and towers worldwide dress up to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2019, Plaça de Catalunya and the fountains on Gran Via will go Irish green, making them the perfect places to party in Barcelona with a Guinness in hand.

Kitty’s Irish Pub

Kitty’s is not just another Irish pub – it was actually the first of its kind to open in Barcelona. Over the two decades that followed, it became renowned as the traditional place of gathering and celebration for both locals and tourists when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, with large crowds gathering in its surrounding streets. Whether you’re an expat or not, the ambiance in the area is sure to make you feel like a true Irish . It’s located in the Irish District of Barcelona, so take the opportunity to explore the area and the unique cultural flavour it brings to the city.

Address: Carrer de la Nau Santa Maria, 5-7.

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Flaherty’s Irish Pub

Located in the bohemian Las Ramblas, Flaherty’s is another very popular Irish pub in Barcelona. Known for their delicious traditional Irish dishes, as well as a good variety of beer and only the best whisky, it should definitely be included in your St. Paddy’s Day itinerary.

Address: Plaza Joaquim Xirau, no number.

The Wild Rover Irish Pub

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Perhaps the most Irish of all the Irish pubs in Barcelona, The Wild Rover has a traditional look and a very homely feel. We’d say those attributes make it a great place to be on St. Patrick’s Day! This establishment is also known for having a very friendly staff – and since they’ll certainly be in a very good mood on this particular day, we bet you can expect some festive discounts on your drinks. Make sure you try one of their wonderful ciders!

Address: Carrer de Santa Mònica, 2.

There you go! Now you know where you can celebrate the legendary St. Patrick’s Day in Barcelona. Where will you choose to go on March 17? Let us know using the comment box below – and don’t forget to wear green! Have fun!

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Miguel is a freelance writer and copywriter who believes that words can really take you places - so hop on his words and dare to discover the wonders of Barcelona with him.

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