A Fun Souvenir of the Festive Spirit of Barcelona and Spain
This cute and colorful Worldwide Gifts fridge magnet shows three of the iconic symbols of Barcelona and its culture that seems like one long fiesta. The sombrero, the guitar and the dancing shoes are great souvenirs from Spain and certainly of Barcelona specifically. These items seem to truly represent the festive atmosphere that pervades this exciting Spanish city. During the summer months it's as if the carnival never stops, it just moves from one barrio to the other as each neighborhood celebrates its own patron saints days. Not only does Barcelona celebrate many traditional street parties, but the city also hosts quite a few internationally popular dance festivals and rock festivals, and there is always a flamenco show in progress somewhere.
Music and Dance Festivals Not to Miss in Barcelona
One of the most well-known contemporary festivals in Barcelona is the famous Sonar Festival, which is a giant, city-wide rave that lasts for three days every year in June. The Sonar Festival began in 1994 as an international music and multimedia art festival that features electronic music and other experimental, "alternative" types of contemporary music. As the festival continues from year to year it attracts more and more of the giants of the concert scene, including bands like the Pet Shop Boys and the Scissor Sisters.
The Primavera Sound Festival is another popular event that has become one of the biggest music festivals in all of Europe, not just in Spain. It takes place in a gigantic outdoor amphitheater called Parc del Forum, and includes a lot of different types of music, including pop, rap, indie, folk, jazz and electro music. Motorhead and Smashing Pumpkins are just two of the world-renowned bands that have participated in the Primavera Sound Festival. These two great contemporary music and dance festivals help make Barcelona the go-to destination for anyone who loves music.