Ready for introducing yourself to a refreshing summer by bicycle in Barcelona?

June 19th, 2019

This Friday, the 21st of June, we will start the summer and as always, we will do it pedaling through all the activities that Barcelona offers us during the summer.

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As we always say, the fiestas and the celebrations are one of the keys in order to get to know a culture of a place. For this reason, the summer is a very special time for us in Barcelona, because the city and its neighborhoods are going to be full of celebrations.

And with which one are we going to start?

Of course, we are going to start with the great fiesta, which is Sant Joan. The traditional ‘revetlla’ -an open-air dance-, with the Sant Joan cake -we love to go to that one well supplied with fuet, a cold meat similar to a sausage-, the bonfire, which will burn all the bad things of the year, and the parties which finish with the sunrise on the shortest night of the year.

If you come with us to this special celebration, we are going to share all the traditions and culture that accompany it.

We welcome the summer with the Sant Joan Celebration in Barcelona

An itinerary through one of the most special celebrations in Barcelona so you don’t miss anything.

Today, 23rd of June, at 7 p.m. at the Plaça Sant Jaume we will be looking forward to the arrival of the “Flama del Canigó”, alongside the city authorities: the Eagle and the City Giants. We will accompany its arrival by singing at this symbolic part of the city. Once the celebration has started, we will be able to decide which place would be the best to continue celebrating the arrival of summer.

We can take a walk around the Passeig the Gràcia and the Plaça Catalunya fountains, where the City Hall has planned a special illumination for this night. We can walk around the streets of the different neighbourhoods where there are expected to be around 20 bonfires surrounded by the typical fiestas. Or we can go to the beach, a place where every year a great number of people congregate and where the night will stretch on until well into the day.

Whichever place you choose, you should taste the traditional Coca de Sant Joan, (a sort of flatbread with pork rind or Catalonia style). Without it, this celebration wouldn’t be the same.

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