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Festivals and Events

Drac cremant la ciutat durant les Festes de Gràcia

Even for a big town, Barcelona has more than its share of events. The show-off city has something to show you throughout the year. There's a full calendar of exceptional music and arts festivals for every taste, from medieval music in real medieval churches to avant-garde expos that attract cutting-edge artists from around the world.

Tickets for most events are sold in the offices of the Palau de la Virreina on the Rambla, which also has Last Minute a Tiquet Rambles offering half price tickets on the day of the performance, available three hours before the start of the show.

The other side of the coin is the remarkable religious and neighbourhood festivals, steeped in Catalan tradition. These events, especially the festes majors, are occasions for a very outlandish complex of Catalan folklore and folk music.

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Festival Grec

Song and Dance

Jocs Florals

Barcelona's troubadours, old and new

La Mercè

Barcelona's biggest party

Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Images by Gegants de Santa Maria del Mar, Photogra Fer