Camping in Costa Brava
All over Catalonia streets and squares are filled with stalls of books and flowers and people in fine spirits. Friends and loved ones exchange gifts (traditionally books) to celebrate the Patron Saint of Catalonia. Books and flower stalls are set up along the streets of Barcelona, with many well know artists signing copies of their books.
In the second week of May every year, Girona brims with flowers with displays lining the streets and buildings in the historic city centre and the medieval Jewish quarter. Whole streets become art installations, accompanied by music, lights and the intoxicating scent of thousands of blooms. Some of the best displays are at the Cathedral steps and Arab baths. 2022 date to be confirmed.
A firm favourite on the F1 race calendar, Circuit de Catalunya has been around since 1991 and the race falls perfectly in early May when the weather starts to heat up. Located near to Barcelona, this weekend offers a great chance to soak up sun, city and sport, as well as watching the first race of the European FORMULA 1 season. 2022 dates to be confirmed.
The Sonar Festival is the International Festival of Advanced Music. It celebrates electronic and alternative music and attracts internationally-renowned electronic musicians and artists each year. It's cutting edge music at its best!
Sixty days after Easter, on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, Catalonia celebrates Corpus Christi every year with processions, street festivals and floral carpets. Flower petals carpet the streets in front of many of the churches in the region, including L'Estartit and Tossa de Mar, in a wonderful display of colour and art.
A sea of boats and people crowd the the cove of Portbò to sing sea shanties and dance along with the guitars and accordion. Havaneres are usually listened to with a ron cremat in hand - run flamed with coffee beans.
This international fireworks festival held in Blanes is a hugely popular event. Normally held over 5 days at the end of July, the event attracts crowds of around 250,000 people on the busiest days. The shows start at 22:30 with most people watching from the beach. Prime watching spots start filling up about an hour before the start. CB038 La Masia is the nearest parc.
2020 would have been the 50th anniversary of this event due to Covid, this spectacular has been postponed to 2022. Please note 2022 dates are to be confirmed.
The Festa Major de Gracia festival is Barcelona's biggest, most colourful and most popular neighbourhood festival. The residents of Gracia decorate their streets in keeping with their chosen theme, with the aim of winning the coveted 'best decorated street' prize. The residents take the competition very seriously! As a result, the standard is very high. The best time to visit is in the evenings as the illuminations on most streets are switched on at around 8.30om.