STAND-UP COMEDY, EARTH FAIR AND ST. JORDI
Are you ready with the weekend plans?
Here are some suggestions from us!
Stand-up comedy: We all know how difficult is to find a theater with English performances or shows in Barcelona. On 20th April at 9 pm the stand-up artist Damian Clark will have a performance at Carders pub (address: Carrer dels Carders 31). The entrance fee is 15 Euros and can be bought on the door.
Fira per la Terra: On 20th and 21st April will be held the 18th Earth Fair in Barcelona. The event will take place at Paseo Lluís Companys and Parc de la Ciutadella and the participants will vary from farmers, local producers and artisans. The idea is to promote the local production and the ecological agriculture. This is your chance to buy some really fresh fruits and vegetables, real honey and cheese.
Sant Jordi: La Diada de Sant Jordi is one of the biggest festivals in Cataluña. It is celebrated on 23rd April and on this day couples exchange gifts. The women give a book to their men and the men in turn give them a rose. If you go for a walk around Barcelona on the 23rd, all you will see will be tables with books and roses. And of course many women walking around the city with a rose in their hand. The atmosphere is magical, especially if you have someone special to give a rose or book to.
TIP: If you want to indulge even more into the atmosphere of Sant Jordi, you definitely have to visit Mont Blanc (it is small village 2 hours with train from Barcelona). Every year they hold Setmana Medieval de la Llegenda de Sant Jordi. The event this year starts today and will last till 28th April. The idea is to show what Cataluña was during the middle ages and of course it includes a presentation of the legend of Sant Jordi (the saint patron of Cataluña). There is a wide range of activities including: medieval market, medieval dinner, representation of the legend of Sant Jordi, crowning ceremony, knight school (yes you read right – where you can participate in workshops of how to use a shield and sword and arrows) and many other activities. Visiting Mont Blanc is totally worth it so don´t miss it! For more information about the activities and the dates you can check their here.
If merely living in Barcelona doesn´t give you enough “international” flavor, you should visit the Tourist Fair, taking place 19 – 21 April at the Montjuïc Exhibition Center (Plaza Espanya). This trade show fair is specifically related to everything “tourism”, and thousands of destinations from around the world will be covered. It includes competitions, food tasting, prize draws and seminars. As far as tourism is concerned, it covers all aspects such as cruise, cultural, nautical, and gastronomical tourism. Entrance is 7 Euros and kids under 12 enter free of charge.