The month of September is just awesome in Barcelona. Weather remains warm and one can expect plenty of sunny days while the city forgets about the hectic summer months and returns back to what it is, a cosmopolitan capital that celebrates the Mediterranean lifestyle with a packed agenda with local-like things to do.
WHO SAID SUMMER IS GONE?
Finally, the crowds are gone and colorful Barcelona lifestyle is back to its own rhythms while temperatures slightly drop as well as humidity levels, in September the weather is nice and it is still a great month to enjoy the sea at large, and who doesn’t like to be there almost on its own? Don’t forget that you can continue eating like a local as any visitor who enjoyed summer did, most of the beach food haunts remain open.
CATALONIA´S SEPTEMBER 11
A controversial date that celebrates the day Catalonia fall during the War of the Spanish Succession under the Bourbon King Philip V of Spain which was suppressed during dictatorship times. Catalan homage their defenders at Fossar de les Moreres who are also buried there. Many cultural events and demonstrations take place during this day. Locals call this day ¨La Diada¨ and these days it is an expression of Catalan Culture and for many a wish for Independence as a nation.
PARTY! LA MERCE (21-28 September)
Barcelona´s patron saint celebration it´s a weeklong party with plenty of things to do all over the city. No one should have the right to miss the Castellers (human castles), correfocs (firecracker displays) and gegants (giants). As well as free music concerts and local foods will be available throughout the city. The bursting agenda is worth a check to enjoy this local celebration.
(photo credit: BAM Festival)
Barcelona musical action festival which runs parallel to La Merce where you will have the chance to enjoy young local talents at glance. It is a unique music festival, truly representative of the city´s innovative and trendy approaches. Would you miss it?
DISTRICT CELEBRATIONS: La Barceloneta and La Ribera
(photo credit: ElDiario.es)
Each Barcelona District has a unique and distinctive year celebration called: Festa Major (Major Party) where the neighbors celebrate by the street local traditions which include tasty street food, music, art displays and a bunch of fun events to all ages and tastes such as games, children workshops, cinema, and dance. We really like this type of activity in Barcelona as it is genuine and locally organized. This month you can enjoy parties at Barceloneta by the sea, and La Ribera in the bustling city center.
Plenty of things to do in September, and probably the only month throughout the year when Barcelona celebrates its Catalan culture non-stop; come and join! And in case you are hungry for more information about Barcelona, we invite you to immerse yourself into one of Barcelona Eat Local´s culinary adventures. One way or another, you only live once!