Festa de Sant Roc
A trip to Barcelona is not complete without a wander around the Barri Gotic and this summer there is no excuse to miss out with the Festa de Sant Roc. The medieval walls in this, the oldest part of the city, make you feel like you are literally walking through the past. The street festival here is the oldest in Barcelona dating from around 1590. The focus of the festivities is the Plaça Nova by Barcelona Cathedral. There will be processions, street performers, food and craft stalls plus music stages and dancing. All these activities haven’t really changed since the festival started. So if you are looking for some fun mixed in with a little history then head to the Gothic Quarter this August.