While St. Anthony's Day is celebrated with equal pomp in all districts of Barcelona, the ones in Sant Andreu are undoubtedly the largest. In celebration of this day, fires are lit in the middle of streets, and processions include the townspeople beating tambourines and sticks. Bands, lyres and guitars accompany singing, and boys and girls are dressed in traditional native costumes. During the day, the blessing of the herd takes place at the altar of Saint Anthony. Admission is free. Food stands with local cuisine prepared for the occasion are available.
- Type: Festivals & Fairs
- Nearest Train: Bus: 20, 63, 43, 44, 54, 58, 64
- Venue Description:
Plaza del Doctor Letamendi, between Calle Consell de Cent and Calle Valencia, is part of the Art Gallery District in Barcelona. This gallery, which carries the same name as the city, specializes in abstract art, of which they have a splendid collection. Also the skill with which this collection is exhibited is worth mentioning. Abstract art lovers will have a great time at this gallery, where, apart from showing the work of consummated and world-famous artists, such as Miró or Chillida, they also present work by young artists, such as Pilar Palomer and Joaquín Sancho.