Barcelona Events March 2017

Barcelona Events March 2017

Top Barcelona Events March 2017

Spring is just around the corner which is the perfect time to enjoy beautiful Barcelona. This March the city hosts two annual events – the Barcelona Marathon and Barcelona Beer Festival.

Barcelona Events March 2017

Thaïs – Plácido Domingo in Massenet’s classic opera

1- 4  March  2017 at 8pm

Teatre del Lice Barcelona Legendary Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo returns to the historic Liceu theatre to perform in Massenet’s opera, Thaïs. This is one of Massenet’s most frequently staged operas and is set in Egypt during Byzantine rule.

It tells the tale of a monk, Athanaël (Plácido Domingo), who attempts to convert Thaïs, a beautiful courtesan, to Christianity but in the process becomes infatuated with her and falls victim to his own passions. The role of Thaïs is usually only performed by the most gifted of singers as it is a notoriously difficult role to perform. Plácido Domingo takes the role of Athanaël and the role of Thaïs will be performed by Georgian soprano Nino Machaidze.

Location: Gran Teatre del Liceu, La Rambla, 51-59
Tickets: €12-€245

Total Running Time: 2h 45m
Public transport:
Bus:  V13, 59
Metro: Line 3 – Liceu station
Bicing (bicycle sharing system):  Station 55 – La Rambla, 80

Barcelona Events March 2017

Barcelona Marathon 

12 March 2017

Starts : 8:30am in Plaça d’Espanya, Maria Cristina Avenue (Avinguda María Cristina)
Ends: 2:30 in Maria Cristina Avenue (Avinguda María Cristina)

The 39th annual Barcelona Marathon (formerly known as the Catalunya Marathon) takes place on Sunday 12 March. As always the marathon starts and finishes in Plaça d’Espanya, at the foot of Montjuïc.

The marathon spans the classic distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards) and is on a mostly flat course. The route leads through the old town, past the beach and passes iconic landmarks throughout the city like Barcelona football stadium and Sagrada Família.

Public transport:
Metro: Line 1, Line 3 – Espanya station
Bus:  9, 13, 23, 27 , 37 , 46 , 50 , 61, 65, 79, 91, 109, 165, PM
FGC (Rail):  L8 (Espanya), S33, S4, S8, R5, R50, R6, R60

Barcelona Events March 2017

Barcelona Beer Festival

24-26 March 2017

Now in its sixth year, the Barcelona Beer Festival celebrates craft beer from around the world. There will be over 300 different varieties on offer (with roughly half coming from Spain) as well as quality street food to compliment the beer.

Also on offer are guided beer tastings, music and events that focus on Barcelona’s culture and cuisine. The winner of the 2017 Barcelona Beer Challenge for breweries will be announced at the festival on 25 March.

Location: La Farga Centre d’Activitats, Calle Barcelona 2, 08901 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Tickets: €7, which includes a glass, booklet, and 2 coins. Coins are €1.
Public Transport:
Metro: Line 1, Line 5 – Rambla Just Oliveras station

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