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Things to do in Barcelona in October

By | 27 September, 2019 | 0 comments

The hot summer days may have come to an end as the temperatures grow cooler and the changing colours signal autumn’s arrival, but despite the slight drop in the mercury, opportunities to enjoy life in Barcelona remain equally appealing this time of year – maybe even more so! Concerts, great food and drink, video games, comics, traditional festivals and plenty more unique and exciting events await in Barcelona in October.

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Barcelona in October: Concerts

Music takes centre stage in Barcelona all year round and October is certainly no exception. From venues that offer live music to concert shows from the biggest stars of the national and international music scene, October’s music highlights include:

 – Yann Tiersen: on 2 October at 21.00 at Auditori Fórum.

– Novedades Carminha: on 4 October at 21.00 at Sala Apolo.

– Antonio Zambujo: on 6 October at 21.00 at Sala Barts.

– Magdalena Koženáa: on 18 October at 21.00 at Palau de la Música.

– God Save the Queen: on 26 October at 21.00 at Sant Jordi Club.

Barcelona Games World

Fira de Barcelona in Montjuic will host the first annual edition of the video games exhibition between 28 november and 1st dicember, where Spanish video games companies will show off their very latest creations and developments. Barcelona Games World is set to feature big names like Badland Games, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Electronic Arts, GAME, Koch Media, Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment, Take Two Interactive and Warner Interactive. Furthermore, there’ll be a range of video games competitions from Liga PlayStation, GAME E-sports and LVP. Prizes up for grabs are valued at up to €15,000!

Barcelona Triathlon by Santander

The Catalonian capital is getting ready to host a triathlon on 6 October featuring some star professional athletes and amazing amateur participants. The course, to which 3,500 people have already signed up, includes the following levels and stages:

– Supersprint:

– Individual: 350m swim (1 lap)

– Relay: 10km cycle (1 lap)

– Pairs: 5km run (1 lap)

– Sprint:

– Individual: 750m swim (1 lap)

– Relay: 20km cycle (2 laps)

– Pairs: 5km run (1 lap)

– Olímpico:

– Individual: 1,500m swim (1 lap)

– Relay: 40km cycle (4 laps)

– Pairs: 10km run (1 lap)

Oktoberfest Barcelona

Live music, great Bavarian food and Paulaner beer are the stars of Barcelona’s upcoming gigantic German festival. Next to Plaza de España, Plaza Universo at Fira de Barcelona in Montjuic is set to host Oktoberfest Barcelona from 3 to 13 October.

Mercat de Mercats

Catalan cuisine will be showcased in all its glorious glory at this market organised by Instituto Municipal de Mercados de Barcelonabetween 18 and 20 October at Plaza de la Catedral. Some 22 different market stalls and 20 local, high-quality producers from across Barcelona will come together, along with 10 amazing wine and cava merchants as part of the Mercat de Mercats. And don’t forget the great tapas you can try, paired with some of the best Catalan wines that you simply won’t be able to resist.

Barcelona’s Annual Manga Exhibition

Manga and comic books will take centre stage between 29 October and 1 November at Fira de Montjuic. Some of the world’s most respected and reputable authors will top the bill, along with some highly valuable collector’s copies. There will also be plenty of room for Japanese cuisine, Asian dancing and fun activities for children.

Halloween and La Castañada

Pumpkins, scary costumes and amazing decorations, along with some scrumptious chestnuts, sweet potatoes and panellets will take all the limelight on the night of 31 October. Revellers can indulge in the scariest night of the year on Halloween, whilst traditional autumn produce will be the perfect accompaniment to all the great Castañada celebrations. Another option for those who don’t want to miss a thing is to combine the two and bid farewell to October and say a hearty hello to November in style.

The following day, one of the most exciting ways to spend All Saint’s Day in the city is to head to  Castanyada at Poble Espanol where the traditional giants and parades will liven up proceedings, alongside some wonderful panellets workshops and castañas cones. But the fun doesn’t end there, with a whole range of exciting games to keep the entire family entertained in the search for some hidden chestnuts.

At reception in all our hotels, we can provide all the information you need to experience the very best of Barcelona in October.

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