An urban and contemporary fashion show, The Brandery is a multidisciplinary event held twice in year in Barcelona: once in winter and once in summer.
The event is a showcase for the latest trends in urban fashion, design and creativity, as well as a meeting point for industry professionals.
The Brandery is divided into various parts: the Tradeshow (the main showcase for brands), Brandtown (combining catwalks and concerts), the Fashion Show (featuring the hottest brands) and The City (activities the fair rolls out across the city).
The event is open to the general public and is held at the Fira - Montjuïc venue in Barcelona.
Like The Brandery, Melon District is modern and urban. Stay with us for these dates instead of at a conventional hotel or hostel.
CONSTRUMAT 2013 is an international construction exhibition and is one of the most important of its kind in Europe and in the world. You’ll find out about all the latest developments in the sector, since the most important companies and professionals in the sector from all over the world are attending.
The fair will be held in Barcelona city, between the 20-25th of May in 2013, at the exhibition center La Fira- Gran Via.
If are looking for a place to stay in Barcelona, Melon District is an inexpensive and convenient option for your trip, and it is also an alternative to a hotel or hostel. Try it, we are sure you won’t regret it!
Primavera Sound is another of the festivals that is gaining popularity in Barcelona every year. Its first edition was held in 2011 and attracted 8,000 people, while it is estimated that in 2012 crowds of roughly 150,000 attended the event across its different venues.
This music festival combines new independent music and established artists. It covers all sorts of genres and styles, with a focus on pop, rock and electronic music.
Primavera Sound draws together artists and spectators from different generations, who flock to different venues in the city every year in late May, this year 2013 wil be held from 22nd - 26th.
In 2005 the festival moved to the Parc del Fòrum, and since then every edition includes several different stages within this site. Other Primavera Sound concerts are held across the centre of Barcelona under the name "Primavera Ciutat". There are also some free gigs thanks to the "Primavera al Parc" initiative.
Just a few metro stops from the Parc del Fòrum you’ll find Melon District Marina. Book a room with us and we guarantee you’ll enjoy a better atmosphere that at a traditional hotel or hostel.
Bizbarcelona 2013 is an exposition that joins different business propositions for the creation, growth, and internationalization of companies. In short, Bizbarcelona is perfect for networking, where you can get the information and advice to help put you on the path to career success.
The event is from June 5 – 6th at the Montjuic Fira exposition center.
If you are an entrepreneur and want to create your own company or would like to see the one you already own grow, don’t miss this fair. And for your accommodation in Barcelona, we recommend you take a look at Melon District Poble Sec. We have affordable rooms that are only 15 minutes on foot from the Fira exhibition center in Montjuic.
The International Logistics and Material Handling Exhibition (SIL 2013) is organizing its fifteenth edition from18-20th June at the Montjuic Fira exhibition center.
With the growing need for all companies to open new markets and expand their exports internationally, SIL 2013 is especially significant. The event is also the most important in southern Europe and the Mediterranean area.
If you are in need of a hotel or hostel for SIL 2013, we suggest you book a room at Melon District Poble Sec. Our rooms are a good value for the price and we are also only a 15 minute walk from the exhibition center, the Fira of Barcelona.
Midsummer’s Eve, known in Barcelona as the Revetlla de Sant Joan ("St. John’s Eve") or nit del foc ("night of "fire") is a festival celebrating the official start of summer. Celebrations around these dates date back to ancient times and are held across Europe, although they are particularly prevalent in Spain, Portugal (Fogueiras de São João), Norway (Jonsok), Denmark (Sankthans), Sweden (Midsommar), Finland (Juhannus) and the UK (Midsummer), with each region having its own traditions.
In Barcelona it is a lively, festive occasion when people have fun out on the streets and stay on the beach until the break of dawn. There is no specific venue where the celebration takes place, although most people head down to the beach, where special bars are set up and the usual chiringuitos (beach bars) crank up the volume of their music. There are also DJ sets and concerts all over the place, bonfires on the beach and fireworks to kick off the night.
Stuff goes on for the festival all over the city, where street parties are held and people throw firecrackers and bangers aplenty.
This is a truly magical experience in Barcelona and, as one of the biggest celebrations of the year, it has the city swinging all night long.
If you’re visiting Barcelona at this time of the year, we invite you to book your accommodation at Melon District, where you’ll get better value for money than at a regular hotel or hostel.
For every summer for several years now, Sala Montjuïc has offered an open-air cinema season in the gardens around Montjuïc Castle. Screenings are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 p.m., with a total of 15-18 films shown in 35 mm on a giant screen.
Generally, the season includes some of the greatest films in the history of cinema, which are always shown in the original language with Spanish subtitles. Before the start of the film, you can enjoy live music from performers of different genres, including jazz, blues, flamenco and samba, as well as a selection of short films. People usually bring food and drink so that they can enjoy a picnic during the screenings.
If you need to book accommodation, look no further than Melon District Poble Sec, which is just 20 minutes on foot from Montjuïc.
Barcelona stages numerous festivals, especially in the summer months, when the weather is ideal for enjoying open-air activities.
The Cruïlla Festival is one of the more recent events, having celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2012.
This festival takes place during the first fortnight of July at the Parc del Fòrum and lasts two days. Its line-up includes performances from a variety of hip-hop, reggae and rock acts, among others.
The concerts are held from 6 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the four stages specially set up for the festival. Besides the various concerts in the programme, you can also enjoy other activities like workshops, games and circus performances during the festival.
If you’re coming to the festival with friends, we recommend you book a room with Melon District, where you can meet other people like you, unlike traditional hotels or hostels.
For two weeks in summer 2013, Barcelona will play host to the World Swimming Championships. The championships will be held at various existing venues that were used for the 1992 Olympic Games: the Palau Sant Jordi, the Municipal Sports Centre (Bernat Picornell Swimming Pools) and the Montjuïc Municipal Swimming Pool. These sites are part of Barcelona’s Olympic Ring and, given their proximity to one another, both athletes and fans will find it easy to travel between the venues. What’s more, the nearby Moll de la Fusta will be used for the open water swimming events.
These championships were previously hosted in Barcelona in 2003 and now, ten years on, the city once again has the chance to stage an event of this magnitude, reviving the Olympic spirit of 1992 in the process.
The championships will take place from 19 July to 4 August 2013 - put the dates in your diary now! The events scheduled to take place are: swimming, synchronised swimming, diving and open water swimming.
If you need accommodation during the event and are looking for an alternative to a hotel or hostel, we invite you to book with us - you won’t regret it. Melon District Poble Sec is 20 minutes’ walk from Montjuïc.
Every year from 15 August, the Gràcia neighbourhood kicks off a week full of fun and activities. During the festival the neighbourhood’s streets and squares play host to concerts, workshops, fashion shows, fireworks and much more.
Gràcia’s local festival is the most famous and most extravagant of all of Barcelona’s neighbourhood celebrations and attracts crowds in the thousands, including locals and tourists alike, as well as people from Barcelona’s surroundings interested in going to one of the events or simply strolling through the neighbourhood.
One of the highlights of the festival is the original street decorations, which are different every year. The locals spend the months leading up to the festival hard at work on the distinctive, colourful adornments that create a unique atmosphere in the streets of the neighbourhood. A competition is even held to decide which street is the best decorated.
Enjoy the Gràcia Festival and the sun in Barcelona by booking a room at Melon District, where the swimming pool and terrace will help cap off a special stay, for great alternative to your average hotel or hostel.
24 September is the day of Barcelona’s Festa Major, or big annual festival, commemorating the feast day of La Mercè (Our Lady of Mercy), the patron saint of Barcelona.
Barcelona’s streets and neighbourhoods come alive during the festival which, given its huge significance to locals, isn’t only celebrated on the 24th, but rather comprises four days jam-packed with activities.
Some of the most popular activities include the Correfoc (a "fire run" in which people are pursued through the streets by firework-spraying demons, dragons and all manner of other mythological creatures), the Catalan Wine and Cava Fair (in which a number of Catalan wine producers show off their products and offer free tasting sessions) and the Piromusical (a music, fireworks and light show held in Montjuïc) which provides a fittingly spectacular finale to the celebrations.
In short, with artistic and fun activities galore, you’re bound to have a blast at this festival, which offers everything from dance to circus, concerts, shows and street art for all tastes and ages. When it comes to parties, it’s hard to top Barcelona’s La Mercè, which also marks the end of summer and looks forward to autumn.
If you want to experience Barcelona’s festivities in all their glory, book a room at Melon District, where the cool, youthful atmosphere is sure to be far better than anything you’ll get staying at a typical hotel or hostel.
The International Food and Drink Exhibition, better known as Alimentaria, is one of the most important fairs in the world for the food and drinks industry and has been held every two years in Barcelona since 1976.
It combines a food show with a professional trade fair, making it a perfect venue for industry professionals who want to promote their products or learn about new business models and product innovations.
At the same time as the fair, a host of events are run, including competitions, tasting sessions, research and innovation activities, etc.
Alimentaria receives over 100,000 visitors every year from Spain and abroad, and takes place at the Fira - Montjuïc trade fair venue. It is next scheduled to take place in March 2014.
During the show it can be tough to find accommodation at hotels and hostels, so we invite you to book accommodation with Melon District. Go for the Poble Sec residence, which is just 15 minutes’ walk from the Fira venue in Plaza España.