8 plans you can not miss this fall in Barcelona
Summer is over and suddenly days are shorter and sunny hours decrease. Holidays also are over for most of us and the number of tourists that fill Barcelona in Summer has also decreased notoriously. Getting back to the routine could be quite hard, unless you can find some plans to do in your free time that could make your day. Don’t let the cold autumn and the October routine waste your energy, enjoy Barcelona in autumn!
Here you have some tips to enjoy Barcelona this fall:
- Thematic route around Barcelona.
How many Barcelonas you think you know? The city hides many more than you believe. From Romantic Barcelona to the Contemporary Barcelona, to the Medieval and Modernist, discovering secret places by artists like Gaudí or Pablo Picasso.
One of the most unknown and at the same time awesome visits in town is the guided tour of the Refugi 307. This air-raid shelter in the quarter of Poble Sec is one over the more than one thousand that were built during the Civil War. It is comprised of near 400 metres of tunnels, with a height of 2.10 metres and between 1.5 and 2 metres wide. Refugi 307 is one of the finest examples of a bomb shelter built in Barcelona, and has at the same time become a true memorial to the people’s struggle to survive in the face of adversity.
You can visit it by less than 4€ but there are limited number of places available and they urge visitors to reserve in advance.
- Discover the markets of the city.
Besides the well known market La Boquería, Barcelona can be proud of having one market near each neighbourhood.
The most traditional products and products imported from the other side of the world, on the markets we can found either fresh and processed products, and normally all of them include a bar where you can take some drinks while tasting their gastronomic offer.
We can find almost more 40 markets in Barcelona, so discovering all of them may take you some time.
If you want to have a good panoramic view of the best city markets, we present you the sixth edition of Mercat de Mercats, which will be held in the Avenida de la Catedral from October 23rd to October 25th. It brings together the sellers of different markets of Barcelona, restaurateurs and food and wine producers, in order to offer to the participants the most fresh and quality gastronomic products. As in previous years, we can taste a selection of tapas made by Barcelona chefs and enjoy the best catalonian wines.
You can obtain information about timetables and fares here!
- New scheduling of events in town.
Like every year when summer ends, Barcelona clubs are rushing out to present its winter scheduling. New Djs, new parties and new productions more spectacular year by year.
One of the good things about the end of the summer, is the reopening of the OMM Hotel Club.
It is located in the heart of the city, a few minutes away from the famous Paseo de Gracia. Each fall the club open its doors and present a complete schedule of events to enjoy every weekend with the most cool people in town.
Every week you will be able to find live music sessions with the most funny atmosphere. You cannot also miss its house sessions every Friday, they usually offer a free catering at the beginning of the session.
- Tapas Route
Another benefit of the end of the summer is that you don’t need to wear a swimsuit every weekend. This is the reason why we can afford to quit the diet without feeling guilty.
Barcelona has many areas for “tapeo” where we can enjoy its amazing creations. Maybe the most well known and timeless are the Poble Sec area, with it always vibrant Blai Street, and the Barceloneta quarter, where you can find long queues of people waiting for their turn every Sunday of the year.
We also have the option of getting away from the city for a while and visiting some close villages, where we can find gastronomic routes with tapas contests.
- World Press Photo Barcelona 2015.
The perfect plan for a rainy autumn afternoon might be visiting the World Press Photo Barcelona 2015, which brings to Barcelona for the tenth year running, the best pictures of international photojournalism.
World Press Photo is known worldwide as the foremost exhibition in the field of photojournalism for the quality of its works, and for the debate and criticism generated by the photographs shown.
- Jazz Festival
This festival has reached its 47th edition in the Sala Barts of Barcelona and for all lovers of Jazz this is must-attend event every year. The city is dressed in Jazz and artists like Chucho Valdés, Tindersticks, The Tallest Man On Earth, Allen, Diana Krall or Paolo Conte play on stage of this famous club in the Parallel.
This is a pleasure to the hearing that this year pretends to be also a delicacy for other senses. They introduce a related huge range of activities related to gastronomy and cocktails in order to draw Jazz closer to every kind of public.
You can find more information and buy your ticket here.
- Primavera Club Festival
Festivals are not only for summer and this festival, despite its name, will take place this Autumn in Barcelona. A total of 39 bands and artists will play its live music to the Barcelona’s audience on October 23th to 25th.
In four of the most popular clubs in town, Apolo, La  de Apolo, Teatre Principal y El Teatro Latino, will take place the second edition of this festival. The heterogeneous lineup was created by the same owners of Primavera Sound Festival, and they are sure that these new artists definitely have people talking.
Electronic, Pop, Rock and Folk music are some of the genres that will be played during this festival. Tickets are available from 25€ for all three days and 15€ for only one day.
- Halloween or “Castanyada”?
On this date there is mix in Barcelona with the most local traditions and some foreign celebrations that have arrived from the US.
It doesn’t even matter what type of party you prefer, on October 31st Barcelona offers endless plans for enjoying a different experience. There are many popular celebrations on the street and many people go out on that night, with or without fancy dress.
Many restaurants organize theme dinners and also the most elegant clubs in town organize theme parties, so if you choose to party that night, it’s better for you to wear a custom, usually there are free passes and drinks for the best ones!
Every dark cloud has a silver lining so although the summer is over, let’s discover the fall in Barcelona!