Eixample Modernism Festival: a long weekend with Gaudí

Valérie
By

Article updated 14 November, 2018. 0 comments

Calling all vintage fans: the Eixample Dret quarter will play host to its annual Modernism Festival on the first weekend in June 2018, with activities for all the family!

Modernism Festival Barcelona
Where?

Carrer Girona
Eixample
metro: Girona (L4)

When?

Friday 1st - Sunday 2nd June 2018

How much?

free

Why?

to discover Barcelona's artistic heritage

For the 14th year running, the Eixample Dret quarter of Barcelona will play host to the Modernism Festival (fira del modernisme, in Catalan) over the weekend of 1st-3rd June. It’s a three-day celebration with a touch of festive nostalgia, period costumes and a whole range of exciting activities, held in the area around the mercat de la Conception.

Modernism Festival 2018: surprises in store!

Art nouveau (or Catalan modernism) was responsible for shaping much of Barcelona’s artistic and cultural landscape. This year, the  fira del modernisme pais tribute to the celebrated local painter Lluïsa Vidal, celebrating the 100th anniversary of her death. There are sure to be some exciting surprises in store!

Modernism Festival 2018: key events

Dates and times: Friday 1st – Saturday 2nd June, 10.30am  – midnight; Sunday 3rd June, 11am – 2pm

  • Craft market: held on Carrer Girona between Valencia, Mallorca and avigunda Diagonal. Friday and Saturday, 11am – 9pm; Sunday, 11am – 3pm.
  • Costumed pianist: Saturday, 11am – 2pm and 5pm – 8pm
  • Dancing: organised by a cultural association with public participation. Saturday, 12.30pm – 1pm and 6.30pm – 7pm.
  • Vintage car show: Vehicles on display Saturday from 10.30am – noon, followed by a parade through the quarter from noon – 1pm and again from 5pm – 6pm.

Modernism festival costume

Many local inhabitants make the most of the event to dress up in period costume. Participants can have their picture taken against a vintage backdrop on the corner of Carrer Girona and Mallorca as a souvenir of the event.

Take a stroll through the streets to see what’s going on and to discover a whole host of other fun and fascinating activities!

Like this article?

Click here!

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars

5.00/5 - 1 vote(s)

Loading...

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Our comment form stores your name and email so we can respond to your comment and send you notifications when your comment is getting replies (if you have opted in to receive those notifications). Your data will not be shared or stored with third parties and will not be added to any lists. For more information you can read our Privacy Policy.

  • Controller: Anakena Internet Services, S.L.
  • Purpose: Manage comments and send automatic notifications by email in case of response.
  • Legal standing: Informed consent of the person concerned.
  • Recipient: No data will be transferred to third parties, unless expressly allowed .
  • Rights: Right to access, correct, delete and forget your data. Right to data limitation and portability.

Our contact form sends your name, email and other provided data to our support team so we can respond to your inquiries or put you in touch with our specialised partners that provide the service you are looking for. Your data will not be shared or stored with any 3rd party (excepting those specialised partners) and will not be added to any lists. For more information you can read our Privacy Policy.

  • Purpose: Support and contact with specialised partners.

About the author

Valérie

Valérie, the creator of Barcelona Top Travel Tips, loves discovering new places, finding the words to describe them, and coming up with little illustrations for the website. Her favourite thing in Barcelona is the unusual, curvy architectural features of some of the city’s buildings. Some say she’s a dreamer… in any case, a city full of works by Gaudí is a great place for her!