February, in my mind, is a cold and gray month, where days pass slowly on the couch with a cup of tea and a book. However, February in Barcelona is completely different! There are so many interesting events that you won’t have time to sit on the couch.
The Festival of Light is a very popular event in Barcelona. It was held for the first time in 2012 and was a huge success. Since then, every year for three days, the Poblenou district changes its appearance, surprising us with colorful illumination.
This year’s edition has been organized by artists from all over the world, and students from 14 schools of architecture, design, and art from all over Spain.
During the three days when the sun goes down, you can discover the Poblenou districts all over again. In the whole neighborhood, you will find more than 25 different artistic installations, mapping, and lasers that turn ordinary buildings and squares into an artistic scene. Some of the shows take place in the interior of the buildings, so don’t be surprised when you see a long queue to get inside. The festival is a free event, so don’t hesitate and rediscover the Poblenou.
When : 14.02.2020 -16.02.2020 Details: https://www.barcelona.cat/llumbcn/en/installacions.php
Carnival in Sitges
Sitges is a small town, 35 kilometers from Barcelona. It is surrounded by the Graf Mountains on one side and the Mediterranean Sea on the other. It’s a beautiful little town with colorful houses, in summer it’s full of tourists who prefer to spend time away from the crowded Barcelona. For a week in February Sitges attracts more than 250,000 people to enjoy the carnival together.
Each evening the show starts with an amazing street parade with 44 cars, on which beautifully dressed performers dance. The streets are full of people wearing fabulous costumes. If you feel like crazy fun, the first weekend of the carnival is for you, if you want something quieter, don’t worry, you will find many other attractions not only for adults but also for children. On the last day of the carnival, there is a big bonfire on the beach with a fireworks show to end the celebration.
When: 20.02.2020-27.02.2020 Details: https://www.visitsitges.com/en/carnaval-sitges-2020