October ended with us losing an hour of light, but don’t let that get you down! Here we give you a quick update on whats happening in Barcelona this month, to help you shake off those winter blues.
Palo Alto Market (05th-06th November):
The first weekend of every month sees Poblenou play host to Palo Alto Market, a contemporary street market offering art and design galleries, gourmet street food and live music. It runs from 11:00 to 21:00h this Saturday and Sunday, and entrance costs €4 on the door of €3 if you buy in advance. For more information check out their website:
Free Museum Day (6th November)
Some of Barcelona's best museums offer free entrance on the first Sunday of every month. This is the best way for young internationals to visit Museu Picasso, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya or Museu d'Història de Barcelona. Participating museums include: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC), Museu Picasso, Museu d'Història (MUHBA), Palau Güell, Jardí Botànic de Barcelona, CosmoCaixa Museu de la Ciencia, Museu Blau, La virreina Centre de la Imatge, Museu Marítim de Barcelona, Museu d'Història de Catalunya, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Museu Frederic Marès, and Museu de la Música.
Triatapas (Every Thursday untill 1 December)
The Sant Martí district is put in motion. You can now enjoy the tapas route in the barrios of El Clot and Poble Nou for only 1,95€ per tapa combined with a drink!
Check participating restaurants here and start planning your route!
Sant Martí (4th to the 20th of November)
Another activity in the Sant Martí district this month is the Fiesta Mayor de la Verneda. You will be able to join different activities of this festival throughout November including seeing the giants del Clot, the best castellers of Barcelona, the morning festival with traditional dance and the concert of Habaneras.
Are you curious about what there is more to do and where? You can find the schedule in this link. http://www.evern.org/docs_web/fm2016.pdf
Let's snow BCN ( 11th - 13th of November )
If you can't for ski season and you're already dreaming of fresh powder under your feet, then Let's Snow BCN might be the place for you. Poble Espanyol is hosting a three-day festival which will include activities like a zip line, a rock climbing wall, an ice rink, mushing, an après ski area, and a gastronomic fair with workshops. The event will also have an exhibition area containing all the information you could ever need about how and where to enjoy the upcoming season, including the latest products from the ski sector and shops to buy seasonal ski passes. For more information or to buy tickets check out their website:
Palau Nacional roof (Every Saturday after 3PM)
Sitting infront of the Museu Nacial d'Art de Catalunya you get have a truly stunning panoramic of Plaza Espanya and the rest of Barcelona. But if you go just a little higher the view is even more breathtaking! Every Saturday after 3PM you can get free access to the roof terrace, where you can enjoy a drink from the bar while experiencing BCN from above. For a preview check out their website:
ÚS Barcelona ( 05 November )
This festival of street art takes place in different areas of the city that have become obsolete due to urban changes. One of the three great 19th century industrial contractors is Can Ricart. He offers a unique opportunity to create a new style of the city with culturally, economically, dynamic creative and socially, of undoubted attraction for locals and visitors.
So what is there to do at ÚS Barcelona? You will be able to follow workshops, enjoy music and lots of art, eat at the restaurants, visit the market and much more!
Short Cut Cine Barcelona ( 08th and 22nd November )Short Cut Cine screens the best Short Films and Animations from around the World. For a more social film wathcing experience be sure to check them out this month, for screenings of the best short movies, documentaries, animations, drama and comedies. Have a drink, meet new people and enjoy a range of local and international films. If you are a film buff who has been looking for a way to practice your Spanish, this could be the event for you. Entry costs 5 euros on the door. For more information check out the link below: