Calçots, Michael Jackson tribute tour, and Las Fallas
I once heard a friend of mine calling Wednesday – “little Friday”. I am not sure if he didn´t just come up with the idea after partying too hard on a Tuesday, but regardless, the cool activities and events taking place around Barcelona this week are too many so we decided to start with our suggestions from Wednesday. This way you can start the weekend planning in advance.
Calçotada popular: If you still don’t know what “calçots” is, fix the oversight and check out our traditional Spanish food article. If you know what it is, now is the time to try some! At Plaza Mayor del Poble Espanyol this Saturday will take place the 3th “Calcotada popular”. It starts at 11.00 and the price is 9 euros. The price includes a free entrance to Poble Espanyol, trying Calçots with home maid ”Salsa Romesco” (it is a sauce made of garlic, tomatoes, olive oil, almonds, pine nut or hazelnuts). There is also wine, music and swing dancing at Plaza Mayor, and much more plus activities for the kids. In short this Saturday is your chance to get deeply involved in Catalan atmosphere.
Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour – Cirque du Soleil: If you are fan of the King you should hurry up and buy a ticket for “The Immortal World Tour – Cirque du Soleil”. There will be in total 6 shows at Palau Sant Jordi in 5 days – starting from April 17th to April 21st. The tickets start from 37 euros up to 197 for a Premium golden ticket.
Las Fallas: Yes, it is not an event in Barcelona, but it is one of the Spanish must-do events. The Fallas is a world famous festival held in Valencia in March. The official opening date is 15th March, so you still have time for a last minute offer. What is about? The festival starts on 15th March and lasts till 19th. During these days in Valencia there is a non-stop party (literally), fireworks, crowds and of course the “ninots”. The ninots are the typical huge puppets made for the festival of wood, cardboard etc. The ninots stay on the streets till the last day of the festivals, then the last night they are stuffed with fireworks and exactly at 12 o´clock set on fire. Las fallas in Valencian means “the fires”. Now it makes sense, doesn´t it?