10/9 Catalonia gets ready for its National Day
Every September 11th takes place the National Day of Catalonia, a celebration well-known as “la Diada”. Hotel Omm tells you what Catalans celebrates in this journey. 2014 is a special year because Barcelona commemorate 300 years of this celebration. A big V-shaped demonstration for independence will gather hundreds of thousands of Catalans this Thursday, from Diagonal and Gran Via to Plaça de les Glories.
1/9 Barcelona Route 3: Enjoy the sun in urban parks
During this we’ll Route 3 different parks each with its features. The parc Güell, located in the district of la Salut de Gracia, one had to become a model development, a garden city had to build Gaudi for Eusebi Guell.
22/8 The OBC, at La Mercè festival
The Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (Barcelona and Catalonia National Symphony Orchestra – OBC) will participate in the Festival of Barcelona, La Mercè, with a concert where the most popular classical music repertoire will be played. The show will take place on September 22nd and 23rd at Avinguda de la Catedral, one of the most emblematic places in Barcelona’s Gothic Neighbourhood.
13/8 A taste of Spain, flamenco at the MEAM
The European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) organizes for the summer a season of flamenco concerts, called ‘A taste of Spain’. The performance combines flamenco dance and music with the traditional Spanish savours (glass of wine, Manchego cheese and olives). The attendants will have the opportunity to experience the food and the sounds, while they can visit the permanent Art collection ‘Contemporary Art, 21th century’, which is exhibited at the museum.
11/8 The biggest street festival in Barcelona
Barcelona never stops its activity. One example of that is the neighborhood of Gràcia, at the top of Passeig de Gràcia, which is one of the emblematic festival in Barcelona. The biggest street festival in Barcelona is the Gràcia festival, called the ‘Festa Major de Gràcia’. From August 14th to 21st, streets and balconies of this singular district are decorated handmade by the residents. There are hundreds of activities, most of which are for local residents, but visitors are welcome to the concerts and parades.
1/8 Kooza, by Cirque du Soleil, in Port Aventura
Kooza, a Cirque do Soleil show, will take place every day in Port Aventura theme park during the summer. The agreement brings together two of the largest companies in the tourism and entertainment industry worldwide.