The Carnival of Barcelona: Pedaling to the Rhythm of the Celebration in February

As early as the 8th of february and up to the 14th, Barcelona brings forth a wave of colors, laughter, and boundless energy with one of the most anticipated events of the year: Carnival. Celebrated with enthusiasm throughout the city, the Carnival of Barcelona offers a unique experience that combines festive traditions and modernity. An original way to partake in the festivities while adopting a healthy and eco-friendly mode of transportation is to join the practice of cycling during this jubilant period.

Every year, the Carnival of Barcelona transforms the city into a lively spectacle, where streets are adorned with extravagant costumes, frenzied dances, and contagious music. Residents and visitors are invited to cast aside inhibitions and immerse themselves in an atmosphere of infectious joy. At the heart of this effervescent celebration, the bicycle proves to be a fun means of transportation, allowing one to navigate through bustling streets with ease.

The iconic parade of the Barcelona Carnival, also known as “La Taronjada,” is a burst of colors where decorated floats parade through the streets, showering confetti and candies. Moving around on a bicycle during this parade offers a unique perspective, enabling cyclists to experience the event more intimately. Many cyclists even participate in the parade themselves, adorning their bikes with festive decorations and adding an eco-friendly touch to the celebration.

The heart of the carnaval’s festivities will be the Born district (where you will also be able to rent bikes from our shop) aswell as other areas from the center of Barcelona

In addition to the main parade, many neighborhoods in Barcelona organize special events, costume contests, and open-air concerts during Carnival. Traveling by bicycle from one location to another allows attendees to fully enjoy this diversity while avoiding potential traffic or public transportation-related issues.

Barcelona’s Carnival is also known for its nighttime festivities, with evenings dedicated to fun and dancing. Using a bicycle as a mode of transportation makes it easy to move from one party to another without worrying about parking or traffic jams.

By encouraging the use of bicycles during Carnival, Barcelona not only promotes a sustainable mode of transportation but also an active and enjoyable way to participate in this exceptional celebration. Don’t hesitate to come and rent your bikes from BornBike Tours Barcelona so you can enjoy Barcelona Carnival by bike!

In conclusion, the Carnival of Barcelona provides an ideal opportunity to combine revelry and cycling. Pedaling to the effervescent rhythm of this celebration, participants can live a unique experience that blends tradition and modernity in an electrifying atmosphere. So, put on your most festive costume, hop on your bike, and let yourself be carried away by the magic of the Barcelona Carnival

22-23 October: The Barcelona Architecture Festival reopens its doors!

The city of Barcelona opens the 14th edition of the “48h Open Doors” architecture festival from 22 to 23 October 2022.

This year’s festival highlights all the disciplines and professionals that make Barcelona’s architecture a collaborative and global work.
The aim is to bring designers, craftsmen, users and architects out of the shadows to share their collaborative design secrets and to raise awareness about these professions that build Barcelona’s environment.

Planning :

Visits to the most emblematic places in Barcelona will take place in all areas of the city.
For example, in the Centre you can visit

THE “APARTAMENT PICASSO”.

This is a complete remodelling of a small, very isolated house into an open flat, where the spaces interact and nothing is designed at random

PICASSO

“NNWALLERY: VALÈNCIA-ROGENT WALL”

On the Carrer de València at the corner of Rogent street, you can find the work of DXTR (Dennis Schuster, Berlin), an internationally renowned urban style artist who combines applications on city walls with advertising campaigns for well-known brands. It will be an interactive mural of over 50 metres in length and 2.5 metres in height.

You can also search for all other exhibitions on the festival website at

https://www.48hopenhousebarcelona.org/els-edificis/

Enjoy your immersion in Barcelona’s architecture!

Las fiestas de Gràcia : a fantastic journey through one of Barcelona’s typical neighbourhoods

Every year for more than 200 years, the Gracia Fiestas are back from the 15th to the 21st of August to take young and old on a journey through the streets of this emblematic district of Barcelona.

A little bit of history :

The history of Gracia’s fiestas dates to the 19th century when the Vila de Gràcia became a neighbourhood of small craftsmen, tradesmen and workers, and then, following its annexation to the city of Barcelona, fiestas began to be organised to celebrate the religious feast of the Assumption of Mary on 15 August. Although these popular festivals had a strong religious character, they now only have a festive and playful dimension.

And now ?

It is a popular festival that lasts for a week and includes many activities such as concerts, workshops, shows and, most famously, a traditional decoration competition, the guarnits, of the different streets of the district that compete for the first prize. You can see the famous processions of giants and cabezudos (big heads) or correfocs (running lights).

In addition to the street decorations, you will be able to dance, enjoy live music and gastronomy in the neighbourhood squares until 2am on August 21st.

Note: the eco-responsible dimension of the fiestas de Gracia. Indeed, the guarnits give a second life to a lot of waste of the inhabitants of the district. For example, last year the Calle Progrés used no less than 12,000 egg boxes to carry out its project!

So don’t hesitate and come and discover las fiestas de Gracia !