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Top Festivals in Catalonia

By Viator, April 2018

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There’s always reason to celebrate in Catalonia (Catalunya), with hundreds of annual festivals held in Barcelona and smaller villages. Here are some of our favorite Catalonian celebrations, featuring everything from dazzling fireworks dances and acrobatic feats to street food fests and Flamenco showcases. 

Festes de la Mercè
This week-long festival in September marks the height of festivity in Barcelona. Fireworks, parades, races, human towers, and papier-mâché giants energize public squares and parks during the free annual celebration. 

Human Tower Festival
Gravity-defying human towers, known as castellers, are a favorite part of many Catalonian festivals. Watch brave, nimble climbers create a multitiered tower atop a sturdy base of other community members in this balancing feat that’s listed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.  

Correfoc Festival (Fire Running Festival)
With medieval roots dating back to the 12th century, Catalonian fire-running festivals represent a rolicking battle between good and evil. Participants dressed as devils run through the streets carrying giant sparklers and fireworks, while surrounding crowds beat drums and dance in a high-energy, luminous spectacle. 

Gran Festival Flamenco
Each summer, Barcelona celebrates the passionate art of flamenco with this dance and music festival held at the grand Palau de la Música Catalana. See top Catalan artists perform authentic Flamenco acts surrounded by the splendid decor of a historic theater. 

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Experience Catalonia: Correfoc (Fire Running) Festival Tour from Barcelona, Barcelona, null
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Experience Catalonia: Correfoc (Fire Running) Festival Tour from Barcelona

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See a different side of Catalonia on an evening trip from Barcelona to a traditional ‘correfoc’ (fire-running) festival in a local village! Watch villagers ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $112.41
Gran Festival Flamenco de Barcelona at Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona, Cultural Tours
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Gran Festival Flamenco de Barcelona at Palau de la Música Catalana

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Enjoy an authentic Flamenco evening in a unique Modernist environment. Top performers guaranteed in an acclaimed show produced by Tablao Flamenco Cordobes. In ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $46.15
Human Tower Tour with Food and Wine Tasting in Barcelona, Barcelona, Theater, Shows & Musicals
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Human Tower Tour with Food and Wine Tasting in Barcelona

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Combine Catalan gastronomy with time-honored traditions on this 5-hour evening tour in central Barcelona, full of food and popular culture.. Explore a variety ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $93.48
Catalan Culture Half-Day Tour from Barcelona: Wine and Cava Tasting and Human Tower Festival, ... 
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Catalan Culture Half-Day Tour from Barcelona: Wine and Cava Tasting and Human Tower Festival

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Travel by air-conditioned minivan from Barcelona to the Cava Capital, in the Penedès wine-growing region. With an impressive history of wine making that ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.58

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