We are in the capital of the party and the young students of Barcelona already know it! Especially if we are talking about neighborhood parties. Made up of 73 neighborhoods that celebrate their own festivities, students have guaranteed fun throughout the year. There are a variety of shows, decked streets, outdoor music concerts, activities for young people and families, and numerous Catalan traditions. If you have come to study in Barcelona, ??this information is for you!
What are neighborhood parties? We know that one of the favorite activities of the students of Barcelona is to have fun and party, so here we will explain where you can find them! The biggest parties are the festivals that the popular culture of each neighborhood celebrates through the active participation of its neighbors (neighborhood associations). It is these who are responsible for organizing the activities and decorating the streets with recycled and imaginative materials and popular thematic proposals. In addition, we find in them the symbols of Catalan culture at its best: correfocs of devils, sardanas and castelleras dyads that are also accompanied by a large number of outdoor concerts, and informal and free activities.
Who usually enjoy these parties? They are popular festivals that concentrate diverse audiences, from families with children and adolescents, from Barcelona who like to enjoy their festive traditions, local public, young students from Barcelona and tourists who come from different parts of the world to live the experience of each neighborhood attracted by the appeal of increasingly popular parties.
Calendars of some of the most popular holidays by neighborhood:
|Enero||Sobre el 15||Eixample||Sant Antoni|
|Marzo||El fin de semana más cercano al 23 de marzo||Ciutat Vella||Gòtic (Plaça del Pi)|
|Abril||Sobre el 15||Eixample||Sagrada Familia|
|Mayo||Segunda quincena||Eixample||Dreta de l’Eixample|
|Junio||Primera quincena||Eixample||Fort Pienc|
|Segunda quincena||Sarrià – Sant Gervasi||Sant Gervasi|
|A finales de junio||Ciutat Vella||La Ribera – Born|
|Julio||Sobre el 15||Ciutat Vella||Raval|
|Segunda quincena||Sants – Montjuïc||Poble Sec|
|Agosto||Sobre el 15||Ciutat Vella||Gòtic|
|Septiembre||Durante el mes||Gràcia||Park Güell|
|A finales de sept/ principios de octubre||Ciutat Vella||Barceloneta|
|Octubre||Primera quincena||Ciutat Vella||La Rambla|
|Primera quincena||Eixample||Esquerra de l’Eixample|
|Primera quincena||Les Corts||Les Corts|
|Primera quincena||Sarrià – Sant Gervasi||Sarrià|
The most important holiday in Barcelona: La Mercè.
University students know that the end of summer is synonymous with the Festival of Barcelona. Its patron is the Virgin of the Mare de Déu de la Mercè (or Our Lady of the Mercedes). Specifically this year begins on September 20, although its official celebration is on the 24th, with the city of Beirut as a guest city. During these 5 days, the main protagonists are music and dance, popular traditions, visual shows and fireworks. All these places are given in the different spaces that the city houses (Park of the Citadel, Royal Square, Montjuic Castle, Bogatell Beach, etc. among other emblematic places). You can follow its programming on the website of the Barcelona City Council.
So you know ... if you are a student in Barcelona and it is time to party in one of the neighborhoods of the city, do not miss these holidays with your roommates or residence! Theywillhave a great time!