The middle of the February is the time to be in Barcelona! The events and holidays such as Half Marathon, Santa Eulalia, and Valentine’s Day are all packed in four days. With milder and sunnier climate than in other cities of Europe, the peaceful Barcelona in February can offer so much without waiting in queues with other tourists. (However, don’t forget to bring an umbrella and a jacket) Not to mention that everything, from accommodation to tickets is cheaper in February than in the summer months.
Barcelona Half Marathon
On Sunday 12th of February, you have the unique opportunity to combine fulfilling your fitness goals and city sightseeing by participating in the Barcelona Half Marathon (eDreams Mitja Marató de Barcelona). Sweat out those churros and hot chocolate! See the best of Barcelona‘s tourist attractions such as the statue of Christopher Columbus, Triumphal Arch, and the Ciutadella park! However, if you are not keen on running 21km, don’t forget to offer moral support and cheer for the runners.
At the same time, Santa Eulalia, the first patron saint of the city, is celebrated on the streets of Barcelona. From the free entrance to the museums to human towers, fire runs and folk dances, you will have the opportunity to experience unique Catalan spirit and culture. The celebrations take part from February 10th to 12th.
A very important date for all those in love – Saint Valentine’s Day is just two days later. Like the rest of the world, Barcelona celebrates this romantic holiday on February 14th. Due to another similar holiday in April (St Jordi’s Day) it is not as much celebrated as in other countries. However, it is definitely worth booking a romantic getaway to Barcelona with your loved one on this date.
Is visiting Barcelona in December a good idea? If you don’t care about tanning, swimming, and spending time on the beach, then it definitely is. For those who live in colder parts of the world, December in Barcelona is pretty mild. The temperature usually doesn’t go below 5 degrees and it’s sunny. On the other hand, you can avoid crowds, tourists, queues and the summer prices. This is your chance to experience Barca from a more local perspective, while sipping hot chocolate and enjoying the Christmas decorations, spirit and cozy atmosphere. Grab a turron (a delicious dessert sold at the street markets) or el pa de Nadal (the traditional Christmas bread sold at bakeries) and start sightseeing and browsing for gifts.
If you’re wondering what interesting events to attend in December, here are our picks.
Although Barcelona might be colder than in high-season months, and not so beach-friendly in November, there are plenty of reasons why spending November in Barcelona is a great idea. Hot chocolate and churros. Delicious panellets and sweet potatoes. Fewer tourists, shorter queues, cheaper prices of accommodation. The temperature which is still milder and more pleasant than in Central and Northern Europe. And of course, the fact that Barcelona never lacks exciting and interesting things to do and see even in colder months.
September in Barcelona is perfect for those who are not big fans of hot summer. We might even dare say that September and October might be the most pleasant months to visit Barcelona weather-wise. Fortunately, the Hipstel’s strategic location in the very center makes it easy to explore the city and attend the hottest events in Barna. Like in August, the month of September is full of exciting neighborhood parties called Festa Major. In August, the neighborhoods Sants and Gracia were celebrating. However, in September the party is heading to Ribera, Poblenou and Barceloneta.
Are you thinking about spending August in Barcelona? We say, yes, come to Barca! You won’t lack the opportunities to cool off by the beaches and swimming pools, nor will you lack the hot summer parties and live concerts. August is the month when the locals leave the city for their summer holidays, but there are still many things to do and see. Apart from events that take place whole summer and that we already wrote about, such as The Dinner With the Stars (Sopar amb estrelles) at the Fabra Observatory on Tibidabo hill, the music festival Piknic Electronik, and Musica als Parcs, free open air jazz and classical concerts in the parks of Barcelona, here is what we recommend in August.
If you’re in July in Barcelona, you can find everything you need for a perfect summer vacation: live music performances, food and beer festivals, beach activities and lots of sightseeing material. July is the time when you can find big street neighbourhood parties, music festivals and of course, get a bit of tan and refreshment on the Barceloneta beach. The good thing is – if you’re staying in our hostel, everything is well connected and near. Here are eleven events in Barcelona you should not miss in July, from Poblenou Beer Festival to Open Air cinema on the beach!
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Barcelona is a place to be in June. The weather is getting hotter and hotter, but it’s not only the weather. From the risque and erotic Burlesque Festival, to the top music festival such as Primavera and Sonar, from the celebrations of the public holiday Sant Joan on the beaches to dining at the Observatory, if you visit Barcelona in June, you’re about to get your dose of summer fun, superb music performances, delicious food and fiestas. We present you our favorite June events in Barcelona.
Want to know what can be done close to the hostel?
Shopping, dining, fashion, design and more are all just steps away from The Hipstel, in the heart of Barcelona
Visitors to Barcelona should know about some of the interesting history of the neighbourhood in which the hostel The Hipstel is housed . The Eixample neighbourhood was created back in the mid-nineteenth century (1860) by architect Ildefonso Cerda, during the massive growth of the city that seemed to have no limit. This geometric design that joins the old city of Barcelona’s Gracia neighborhoods in the east, San Andrés in the north, and Sants in the south was delicately planned for the future, ie the present day.
June is the month in wich Barcelona becomes Sónar. The city is, suddenly, full of experimental music lovers all around. It’s all fun and entertainment. It is Sónar time.
But besides the festival, there is all around the city, countless of parties with top level artists, who, taking advantage of the fervent and hungry for music audience, are ready to show their material. All these things makes Barcelona a great musical and trends spot over 10 days. The Hipstel gladly invites you to share the best season of the year in town with us.
But also throughout all 2015’s summer, there is an appointment with great electronic music every Sunday afternoon at the Piknic Elektronik.
If you are interested in coming this summer to Barcelona you have to know that The Hipstel is located in a privileged location in town, and has all the information necessary to reach both events without having to stress yourself a moment when organizing movements within the city.
8th Women ́s day
Celebrate the achievements of women and support the call for gender equality in today ́s world! The Hipstel will be supporting this day and to ejoy it with you #MakeItHappen th
17th St.Patrick ́s Day:
Join us at The Hipstel where we will be celebrating St.Patrick ́s Day as much as the Irish across the water. We will be having our own special themed Bar including Guinness and Irish whiskey, meanwhile for dinner we will be cooking up some traditional Irish Shepard ́s pie! Quench your thirst and fill your stomach and party late into the night with us at The Hipstel this St.Patrick ́s Day!
10th Beer pong competition:
Forget table tennis! This sport is a greater test of strength, character and spirit! Do you have what it takes to win the first ever Hipstel Beer Pong Championship!? Come join us and find out!
23rd Sant Jordi
Come to the Hipstel for one of the biggest parties in the year and celebrate the most romantic day of the year! With love in the air and the party atmosphere in full flow you are always guarunteed a great night!