SALON NAUTICO, MERCAT DE MERCATS, XX MANGA FAIR
SALON NAUTICO BARCELONA
WHEN: 15 October – 19 October
Considered as one of the top three boats shows in Europe as far as attendance and quality is concerned, Salon Nautico will celebrate its 52nd edition this year. This 5 day long boat show will offer the opportunity to see around 700 boats and over 1300 sailors taking part in the Catalan Sailing Week. There will also be more than 300 exhibitors and visitors will have opportunities to test-drive boats since the whole show will be located in the marina. Being located so close to the sea has an obvious benefit for a show such as this, and being located in the marina means that there are many options when it comes to restaurants or just somewhere to have a drink after a busy day of seeing boats. The admission price also includes access to the Excellence Fair, which celebrates the luxury of cars, works of art and jewellery. Ticket prices are 10 Euros Monday-Friday and 12 Euros on Saturday and Sunday. Children under 12 enter for free. Opening hours are from 10h00 – 19h00 Mon- Thurs and 10.00 – 20.00 Friday – Sunday. More information can be found on the official website
MERCAT DE MERCATS
WHEN: 17 – 19 October
The Mercat de Mercats (Market of markets) will be the meeting point for market traders and producers of food and wine in Barcelona and Catalonia. This year, the show focuses on the cuisine and products of the country and fourteen chefs have prepared tapas of all kinds that can be tasted. This family festival will host around 30 market stalls, 12 market and city bars, 50 local producers, and 16 wine cellars taking part. You will be able to get cooking tips from some of the top Catalan chefs and enjoy wine and cava in a designated area. Here you can find wine tasting sessions, workshops and discussions on the Catalonian wines and cavas, oils and cheeses. The pricing will be as follows:
If you want to experience the best of Catalan cuisine and try the seasonal calçots with the famous Romesco sauce, this is definitely a great opportunity to do so.
XX MANGA FAIR
WHEN: 30 October – 2 November
Whether you are from the younger generation who grew up watching Pokémon, or of the older generation who watched “Heidi”, you may find it interesting to know that both of these (and many other animated cartoons) were actually from a Japanese style of animation called Manga. Manga has been around for a number of years and has drawn a very specific group of fans who collect, watch and share everything “Manga”. If you are one of these fans or even if you´re just interested to learn more about it, make sure to catch the XX Manga Fair starting on 30 October. At this 4 day event you can find stands, video games, films, workshops and conferences, all showing some of the best Manga from all over the world. Tickets cost €7 and can be purchased on their website where you can also see more information.