Things to do in Barcelona in March
In March, Barcelona’s weather improves and we’ll soon recover from our short winter. No doubt: this is the month when good things start again and you’ll have plenty of things to do in Barcelona in March! Read on and find out my list of things to do in Barcelona in March!
Calçotada: Let’s get dirty beyond tapas
Among all the things to do in Barcelona in March there is, obviously, eating. But, let me tell you that we don’t base our diet in tapas. We have other typical dishes such as calçots. March is the last month of the season and your last chance for enjoying calçotades, the meal based in this long and mild onions.
We cook them directly on the fire and dip them in special sauces: xatonada, romesco, calçots sauce or salvitxada (all of them are really difficult to cook!). It’s easy to get stained and that’s why the traditional calçot-eating uniform is a bib. Normally the meal continues with a barbecue and it’s held in the field or in open spaces as social tradition. You can give yourself a calçotada in some restaurants for a figure between twenty or thirty euros per person.
Support Barça the way we do
Sport fan? Then, of all the things to do in Barcelona in March you must choose watching the Barça game against Madrid, which we call El Clásico. And you shall enjoy the Clásico (that’s how we call a Barça-Madrid game)… in a bar! Any bar, actually!
You’ll find very good ambient for much less money. Just be sure to book and be there on time. Perhaps you hardly see the screen, but you will experience soccer as we do: yelling to a screen! El Clásico takes place on Saturday the 2nd.
Go to Barcelona’s newest museum
If we look at what museums offer, you’ve got even more things to do in Barcelona in March. Now you can visit the Museu de les Cultures del Món (The World Culture Museum). Here, instead of finding local art as in MNAC, you’ll see almost 530 art pieces from Asia, Africa, America and Oceania framed in two exceptional buildings in El Born neighbourhood.
A great therapy if all the artistic styles you can recall are European (that’s my case). Their address is Montcada, 12 and you can reach it from metro stop Jaume I.
Experience the city of design
Powerful studios and historical names of design have a close relationship with the city. That’s why one of the best things to do in Barcelona in March is visiting our brand new Design Museum, where you can find literally anything: from dresses to wc’s. The point is that they are hosting a temporary exhibition about design with a social purpose. It is called “La nostra senzilla relació amb la tecnologia” and looks very promising because it studies our relationship with technology. And since technology is part of our daily life now more than ever! I think it is very interesting to analyze the aspects of this relationship! Plus, the entrance is free! So, you have no excuses!
Enjoy the Rally Barcelona-Sitges
On March, 17th, one of the greatest events of the month takes place! If you enjoy vintage cars, you will love the Rally Barcelona-Sitges!
Many vintage cars start the race from Plaça de Sant Jaume at 10.30 am and scroll around the city to the nearby seaside town of Sitges. But, the funniest part is that the drivers have to dress according to the time of the car! It is such an entertaining event that will allow you to time travel! Don’t miss it, if you’re in the city of Barcelona on March, 17th!
Have a beer with locals
From March, 15th to March, 17th, the International Beer Festival happens in Barcelona at La Farga de l’Hospitalet! The entrance just for one day costs 7.75 euros, but if you want the three days pass, it will cost you 10.95 euros!
It is the perfect festival in Barcelona for the beer lovers amongst you, but also for the ones who simply want to meet and make friends with the locals while enjoying some of the best beers! This year, the festival celebrates its 8th anniversary! So, I’m sure there will be plenty of surprises!
Have fun at the Festival of Sant Josep Oriol
March 23rd is the Saints’ Day of Sant Josep Oriol. The festivities last for three days!
What happens during these festivities? The locals pay tribute to Saint Josep Oriol, which was a local saint from the seventeenth century who is linked to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi. During these days, you will be able to experience the Catalan traditions and also to enjoy the parades of the giants of Santa Maria del Pi, dragons, big heads and human towers.
We hope you got plenty of ideas for your visit to Barcelona. You now know some of the best things to do in Barcelona in March, so I hope you will have a lot of fun while in the city! We’ll be waiting for you!