Barcelona Mardi Gras 2017

What you can’t miss around Barcelona

Mardi Gras, or as we call it, Carnival, is approaching! Next weekend, this celebration will take place all around the world. Spain and Barcelona aren’t exceptions, so this is the last call to get your costumes ready.

In this post, we will give you some insights about Mardi Gras in and around Barcelona; which Mardi Gras celebrations are a must see and what you can’t miss.

Mardi Gras in Barcelona

Barcelona’s Mardi Gras has different celebrations depending on the district, but all of them have two events in common that we love, as they are related to food. First of all, a contest of Spanish omelets takes place. Each participant cooks an omelet with different ingredients and decorations but always with the shape of a Spanish omelet. These contests are always coming about the exact same day of Mardi Gras, this year on Thursday, 23rd of February.

Secondly, Mardi Gras arrives to every market of the city. The market sellers run a contest of the best costumes they wear and the best decorated stall. Everybody can go to the market places and vote for the best ones. It is a very nice celebration as everybody is dressed up, there is music around and a lot of festivity.

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5 of the best local shops in Barcelona

Do you want to visit the most authentic stores in the city? Follow our recommendations. We chose 5 places with amazing histories and respect for tradition.

   1. Mercado Gotico, Avinguda de la Catedral, 6

The first step is Mercado Gothico. The market stalls are fulfilled with antiques and second hand articles. You will find here beautiful old ceramics, dolls, silver and other precious trinkets. The market is open all year on Thursdays, except for August.

Mercat Gothic in Barcelona

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