November in Barcelona
The first november is the all saints’day, also known as the day of the dead, people go to the cemetery to visit their beloved persons who died but it is also the day that starts the salmon festival.
And no, it is not about the fish !!! It is about dances which the goal is to show different ways to move and to dance. It lasts 2 weeks and it takes place at the Mercat de les Flors (calle lleida 59), to know more, check its official website (no english).
Do you like chestnut ?? If so, you are lucky because it is also the season that you can buy hot chestnuts on the street and hot sweet potatoes in little wooden house stands. It is a spanish tradition and it lasts the full month
but if you are looking for the chestnut party, go to the Poble Espanyol (avinguda francesc ferrer guàrdia 13) the first day, more information, just click here. For manga fans, you have to go to the fira of Barcelona (avinguda reina maria cristina 2-16) for the manga fair that lasts the four first days. To know more, here the official website.
Looking for local concerts, shows and other activities, don’t doubt to participate to the culture festival of Raval the second thursday during 4 days. To know the full programs, just check it on its official website (only catalan).
You are coming with your kids, the second weekend is celebrating the striped and stitch festival at the CCCB (calle montalegre 5). The goal is to promote the art side of your children between 6 and 12 years old. Here it is official website if you want to know more.
The second saturday is the mira festival dedicated to the audiovisual and electronic music at the Fabrica de Creacio Fabra i Coats (calle sant adrià 18-24) from 16h until 2h30, for more information, check its official website.
If you are thinking to make some change in your house, you can go to the decoration and interior design exhibition the second thursday and friday called casa décor. To know more, here its official website (no english).
In situ is a festival of contemporary dance which is celebrated during 2 days starting the third friday at Arts Santa Monica Center (calle la rambla 7). To know the program, check its official website.
From the third thursday until the next sunday, it is the week of the science and it is a good opportunity to discover the science museum cosmocaixa (calle isaac newton 26) totally free. To know what you will see inside, check its official website.
Pulgas mix is a festival dedicated for designers and creators so if you are interested or if you are one of them, don’t miss it and be in Barcelona the third weekend at the civic centre of sant agusti convent (calle comerç 36). To know more, check its official website (no english).
For people who don’t like especially the electronic music, the millenni festival is for you, it is a festival of music but of all kinds and it starts the third monday until the end of the month of may of the next year. To know which bands will play where and when, check its official website (no english).
If you want to know if your kids have gift for actors, bring them to the més petit de tots festival from the third saturday to the last sunday at the mercat de les flors (calle lleida 59), to know more, click click here. The same week is celebrated the meu primer festival, a movie festival for children and to know more, click here.
Looking for the big ice skating rink, you will have to be at Barcelona the third wednesday at the catalunya square. It will stay here until the 6 of january. If you want to know its time schedule and more information, check its official website.
The mural festival, also known as the graffiti festival, is celebrated only 2 days starting at the fourth friday at the Fabrica de Creacio Escocesa (calle pere IV 345). To know more, click here.
The fourth thursday is the celebration of the shopping night, as you may guess, shops are opened very late, until 1h AM. If you want to know if some shops are doing something special, check this website.
Starting the last sunday and until the 23 of december, there is the christmas fair called fira de santa llucia located in front of the cathedral of Barcelona. You will be able to buy gifts and different figurines and things to decorate your crib and the famous caganer, a figurine representing someone making a poo. You can find another fair next to the Sagrada Familia too. For more information, check its official website.
If you like movies, don’t miss the alternativa festival, it is an independent cinema festival celebrated at the CCCB (Contemporary Culture Center of Barcelona) from the third tuesday until sunday. For more information, check its official website.
And to end the month, I will dedicate it for people who have a sweet tooth because I will talk about the bcn&cake festival, it is about creative pastries celebrated the last weekend. To know everything, check its official website (no english).