What’s on in March: Girona

Girona can sometimes seem a little sleepy but this definitely isn’t true for the month of March!  Whether you’re into music, art or cars, there is something for you…

1) Black Music Festival

Featuring 20 concerts in 20 days, Girona’s annual Black Music Festival returns to venues across the city.  The diverse line-up ranges from Gloria Gaynor to The Chinese Man – whose act actually is called “The Chinese Man” – it’s not a racist mistake on behalf of the festival organisers! – I checked).  Tickets are affordable at €6-18.

2) Vermuts d’art

Feeling cultural and sophisticated? Look no further than the Art Museu’s Vermut d’Art event: take a guided stroll around three of Girona’s most impressive buildings and then enjoy a well-deserved aperitif of cheese and wine.  The tour will take you through the Basilica of Sant Feliu, the cathedral, the Girona Art Museum and end in the gardens of the Palacio Episcopal.  Tickets are just €4.50 and it’s recommended that you reserve on 972 20 38 34.

3) Rally Costa Brava

The oldest rally in Spain, Rally Costa Brava, will celebrate its 65th year.  The weekend event will centre in Girona, with races starting and leaving close to the podium on Ramon Folch Avenue, (outside Correos, next to Placa Independència).

4) International Language Exchange

Get your weekend off to a good start, meeting new people and practising languages in the warmth of La Fabrica.  The stone-walled cycle café-come-bar always buzzes with that Friday night feeling and the laughter of language mishaps.  Last month, I arrived, late and nervous, to be welcomed within seconds by the first group I tumbled into.  The group featured a Catalan, two Italians and a French guy and proceeded to invite me onto a meal. Definitely recommend!

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