Day Trip Rucksack
Small 10L day trip and museums rucksack
Event Start: Aug 20, 2023 14:00h
Event End: Aug 27, 2023 23:00h
Everyone has heard of the fiesta Major de Gracia and it has become a popular tourist attraction. In fact each Barcelona neighbourhood (and most towns and vilages in Spain) have a fiesta Major del pueblo. This is a street party and celebration usually on or around the patron saints day of the village.
Historically, Sants was a small industrial town of textile mills outside of Barcelona, untill the expansion, La eixampla neighbourhoods were built at the turn of the 19th century filling in the gaps between old medieval Barcelona and its many outlying vilages like Sants and Gracia.
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Celebrations during daylight hours are often children's workshops, puppet shows and stand up comedy with some quieter live music. Street lunches for the residents are served on long communal tables that seat 100+ people. The lunches are normally paella (made in enormous gas heated frying pans of 1m diameter) and grilled meats and vegetables from a barbecues, Cava and red wine is also served.
In the evening the neighbourhood transforms into a street party with open air bars and live music or DJs till 2 or 3 in the morning.
The fiesta Mayor de Sants attracts some quality live acts. Below are my three favorites that habitually play in at the Fiesta Mayor de Sants.
Willy & The Poorboys
A Contra Blues
However, due to budgetary constraints, these bands are not playing in 2022. Check the program in the documents section to find out what is on and when.
Both Sants station and Plaza del centre station are step free with elevators from platform to concourse and street level.
Address: Carrer de Valdespir, Carrer d' Alcolea, Carrer de Valladolid, Carrer de Rossund Arus, Carrer de Guadiana, Barcelona. 8014
The Sants Neigbourgood is well conected firstly via the Sants Renfe railway hub then multiple metro lines.
Metro L5 (dark blue) Placa de Sants or Sants.
Metro L3 (dark Green) Sants or Placa del Centre.
Metro L1 (Red) Placa de Sants or Hostalfrancs.
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