By Megan Millisky
This March, choose Barcelona for your vacation getaway! Watch the Barcelona Marathon, or join in for an unforgettable race. Art and history await you at the Picasso Museum. And there are food and beer festivals throughout the month! Here are ten things you won't want to miss out on this March.
1. Barcelona Marathon
Go for a run through Barcelona on March 15, or join thousands of spectators to cheer on the runners! The race passes by iconic landmarks like the Gran Via de les Cortes, the Camp Nou, and Sagrada Familia.
2. Barcelona Carnival
February 28 - March 6, bring the whole family for a night at the carnival! Celebrations include huge parades with live music and dancers. Try special street foods as you wind your way through the streets! Dress up in bright colors for this fun activity.
Address: Varying locations around Barcelona
3. Barcelona Beer Festival
March 13-15, make a trip to Barcelona Beer Festival to try incredible brews! You can sample some of the 650 types of beer offered each year. Spend the day wandering around La Farga de L’Hospitalet and sipping beer from all over the world.
4. Barcelona Taste Test Food Tour
Join a small group for a night of food, drinks, and good company! Explore three restaurants in the vibrant Poble-Sec neighborhood. On March 21, try traditional Spanish food and dine like a local.
5. CaixaBank Kids Race
Traveling with young kids? Take them to a race they’ll love on March 14! There are six races divided by age group. About 800 kids join this fun run each year.
6. Visit the Boqueria Market
One of Barcelona’s most famed markets is the Boqueria, known for its bustling crowds and incredible food. Try fresh juice, manchego cheese, salted cod, and other Spanish delicacies.
7. La Jam Festival
Join the fun at La Jam Barcelona! Professional teachers will guide you through swing dances set to live jazz music. March 20-22, learn about jazz, swing dance, and music history!
Address: Barcelona Spain
8. Barcelona Tattoo Expo
This expo has much more than just tattoos! Meet tattoo artists from all over the world who will showcase their art. Enjoy fashion, music, and art from March 27-29!
9. Piano Recital at the Palace of Catalan Music
See a lovely concert at the Palace of Catalan Music! On March 9, enjoy a piano recital at this historic venue. The concert starts at 8 PM - don’t miss out on this musical evening.
10. Picasso Museum
Spend a relaxing afternoon wandering through the Pablo Picasso Museum! This huge museum features hundreds of works of art. Through March 15, check out the “Sublime Friendship” exhibit.
Address: 95PJ+39 Barcelona, Spain