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first_img Related15 of the world’s best carnivalsBeat the winter blues and get the party started! Carnival season is here so go crazy with 15 of the best carnivals in the world.Why winter is when Barcelona is at its bestWinter is one of the most beautiful seasons in Barcelona. It is when the people of the Catalan capital reclaim their city. Moving away from big crowds of tourists and with much less noise, it is a time of relaxation, great weather, family moments and good food.Best of Barcelona: things to do in the Catalan capitalBarcelona boasts striking architecture and beautiful city beaches that keep the tourists flocking in, but dig a little deeper and you’ll also find a distinctive Catalonian culture. Uncover the best of Barcelona with our insider tips on what to see and do. Besides the sun, sea and beautiful architecture, Barcelona is going to be bursting with exciting events for you to experience this February. From costume parties on the beach, to fire-runs, to the future of communication, Gaudí´s city has plenty to offer tourists and locals alike, saying goodbye to winter with a bang! Read on to find out why you should visit Barcelona in February…Sitges CarnivalYou may have heard of the loud and bright Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, but you don´t have to go all the way to Brazil to get a taste of this fantastic festival! Carnival is celebrated across the city of Barcelona, but the biggest fiestas take place in Sitges, a picturesque beach town on the outskirts of the city. Only a 30-40 minute train ride from Barcelona, Sitges is renowned for its gay community, and lights up during the month of February with parties on the beach, parades, processions, music and dances in one of the biggest events of the year. Don’t forget to bring your costume! When: 16 – 22 February, 2012 – parades taking place on Sunday 19th and Tuesday 21st of February.Where: Sitges, near BarcelonaHow to get there: Renfe trains from Passeig de Gràcia, Sants or Plaça Catalunya to Sigtes run frequentlyAccommodation: Stay one of many Sitges apartments or an apartment in Barcelona and take a short train ride With the winter season coming to a close and the holidays now far behind us, February is the perfect time to give yourself a well-deserved break, and with so much going on, Barcelona is a great place to visit at this time of year.center_img GSMA Mobile World CongressTowards the end of February, Barcelona will be buzzing with excitement (literally) as the largest mobile phone exhibition comes to town. Featuring the most advanced technology, the GSMA Mobile World Congress is an event where industry leaders, fanatics, experts and interested observers come together to display, demonstrate and discuss all in the field of mobiles. No longer just a means of communication, mobile phones today are our tour guides, books, entertainment and much more.With around 60,000 people expected to attend this year, you could be among the first to take part in app competitions, and see what’s coming next in the mobile world.When: 27 February – 1 March, 2012Where: Fira de Montjuïc, BarcelonaHow to get there: Metro stop – Espanya (L1 & L3)Accommodation: Find a range of Barcelona apartments in the city centre and close to the Mobile World CongressCirque du Soleil – Corteo 2012Head over to Barcelona this February and experience the most fantastic circus show in the world: the Cirque du Soleil. The adventure this year takes us into the imagination of a clown as he visualizes his own funeral taking place in a festive carnival atmosphere. The show features a variety of colorful characters, amazing stunts and laugh-out-loud sketches. Filled with passion, comedy, spontaneity and, of course, incredible talent, the Cirque du Soleil is one of life’s “must-see” performances.When: 20 January – 26 February, 2012Where: Grand Chapiteau at Plataforma Zoo Marino, BarcelonaHow to get there: Metro stop: Selva de Mar or Maresme-Fòrum (L4)Accommodation: Choose one of the many Barcelona beach apartments, close to the venueBarcelona Children’s Festival – Festes de Santa EulàliaAlso known as La Laia, this festival is arguably the biggest event for children in Barcelona as it celebrates the life of one of the city’s patron saints – Santa Eulàlia. Eulàlia was merely a teenager when she refused to recant her Christianity, which brought upon her a series of horrible tortures, including being rolled down a hill inside a knife-filled barrel.The Festes de Santa Eulàlia feature over a hundred activities in locations all across the city, from public squares to museums. Included in the celebrations are many Catalan traditions such as, correfocs (fire-runs), sardanes (folk dancing) and castellers (human towers), as well as puppet shows and workshops. Although it is known as a children’s festival, this particular event is fun for all and promises a great opportunity to experience some fantastic culture in Barcelona.When: 11 – 12 February, 2012Where: Plaça Sant Jaume (Gothic Quarter) and various venues across the city including museums and the Montjuïc Castle – click here for more info on daily activities (Catalan)How to get there: Metro stop – Jaume I (L4) for Plaça Sant JaumeAccommodation: Choose from one of many central Barcelona apartments for excellent access to any of the participating venuesSo, grab yourself some cheap flights to Barcelona and head on over to the Catalan capital this February to enjoy these fantastic events, as well as all the other sights that this beautiful city has to offer!10ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img

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