Barcelona, one of the most culturally rich and diverse cities in all of Europe, is known as being a great destination for those looking to enjoy historic events. This summer, one particularly ancient festival is making a return to the Catalonian capital, with the Festa de Sant Roc set to provide an exciting street celebration for both Spanish natives and visitors from further afield alike.
Scheduled to take place between the 14th and 18th August, this year`s spectacle will no doubt successfully continue a tradition that has been enjoyed annually since 1589, and is seen as the perfect way to enjoy the very best of what the city`s stunning Gothic Quarter (known locally as the Barri Gotic) has to offer.
With traditional activities and exhibitions including sardana dancing, 19th century street games, fireworks displays, sea shanty singing and even the building of a human tower known as ‘castellers`, there truly will be something for everyone to enjoy over the course of the five days.
Why not take the opportunity to experience this vibrant event for yourself and look up the rooms available over the summer festival period at hotels in Barcelona
Published on 5/7/2012.Latest Destination News