Monday, 22 September 2008

Barcelona Triathlon - 5th Octuber 2008

Every year on the 1st Saturday of October the triathlon is hold in Barcelona. The triathlon consists of 1500 metres of swimming, 40 kilometres of cycling and 10 of running. All the participants start at the same time and have to complete the circuit as fast as possible. I would like to recommend you to share this incredible event with us in Vila Olímpica. This unique atmosphere encourages spectators as well as competitors to enjoy the race.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Las fiestas de la Mercè - Barcelona Mercè Festival 2008 - 19th-24th September

Barcelona’s biggest annual festival celebrates La Mercè, the Patron Saint of Barcelona, who according to legend did a good job in removing a tiresome plague of locusts that once visited the city. They never came back, so as long as we keep celebrating in her honour we are safe!

La Mercè festival has over 500 big and small activities, parades, concerts, firework displays, air shows, a 10km run and lots more events happening through out the city of Barcelona from the Friday 19th September until 24th September, the latter being a public holiday.

The Mercè Festival activities fall into 4 main areas:

The Festival of Music
Concerts in the streets and parks all over Barcelona, including the BAM music festival:

The Festival of Tradition
Castellers competitions (human towers), capgrossos and gegant parades (dwarves with big heads and giants) and an entire menagerie of festive animals, accompanied by guests from Mediterranean countries.

The Festival in the Sky – Festa al Cel
The biggest event of the Air festival is the acrobatic air show featuring jets, balloons and gliders and more. This event is actually at the week-end after the Mercè and takes place at the Parc del Forum

The Festival of Fire
All types of sparks, from the pyrotechnical fireworks and music show to the correfoc (literally a five-run).

Food and wine tasting festivals
There are several smaller festivals that are part of the Mercè festival.

Among other popular festivals during the Merce is the street book fair, la 57 Feria del Libro de Ocasión Antiguo y Moderno, which starts on 19th September and runs until end of the first week of October. It can be found on the streets of Passeig de Gracia from Plaza Catalunya to Arago. Lots of bargains to be found!

And last but definitely not least we must mention the Festival Solar which takes place in the Parc de la Cuitadella. This purpose is to raise awareness of environmental issues and renewable energy. Visit them at

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Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Euroleague - FC BARCELONA

In Barcelona we also play basketball. The Euroleague begin in few weeks.

You can book your ticket directly from the website

The date and time of games will be decided approximately ten days before.


Wednesday 29 October : FC BARCELONA vs PANATHINAIKOS

Wednesday 12 November : FC BARCELONA vs PROKOM TREFL

Wednesday 3 December : FC BARCELONA vs SLUC NANCY

Wednesday 17 December : FC BARCELONA vs MONTEPASHI

Wednesday 14 January : FC BARCELONA vs ZALGUIRIS


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Champion´s League - FC BARCELONA

The Champion´s league will start very soon.
If you have never been in the CAMP NOU stadium, I would like to recommend you to book a ticket for this competition.

The date and time of games will be decided approximately ten days before.


Tuesday 16 Sptember - FC BARCELONA vs SPORTING L.
Tuesday 4 November - FC BARCELONA vs FC BALE
Tuesday 9 December - FC BARCELONA vs SHAKHTAR D.

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