Barcelona and Catalonia traditions

Your trip to Barcelona might be even more interesting if it happens to coincide with one of the city’s many significant celebrations and traditional festivals, so we thought it would be helpful to give you a little more information about Barcelona and Catalunya’s traditions.

Whilst it’s true that not all the popular festivities and traditions take place on public holidays, it’s very likely that they will influence the day-to-day activities in the city. It’s rare, but occasionally the opening hours of certain museums and tourist attractions are affected slightly during festivals, so it’s worth being aware of them, and checking before you visit that the places you’d like to see haven’t been affected by these changes. What’s most likely to happen during holidays and festivals is that a large number of activities are scheduled for you to enjoy, the vast majority of which are free of charge.

The most significant festivities in Barcelona and Catalonia

So that you get to know a bit more about the traditional festivals and celebrations in Barcelona and Catalonia, we have given you plenty of information about some of the most significant, that we hope will be of great interest to you.

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