La Festa al Cel (Catalan for ‘sky festival’) is a show of speed, expertise, and technology that brings together more than 300.000 people every year to the beaches of the city. It marks the closing act to the city festivities (Festes de la Mercè). Barcelona shows its passion for aviation combining every year two first-class aeronautical events: the Red Bull Air Race in April, and the Festa al Cel in September, with an unprecedented attendance success. The Festa al Cel turns 20 as the largest airshow in the South of Europe and one of the precursors of seaside airshows taking place in front of a large city. This year (2014) the airshow leaves Barcelona and moves to the city of Mataró’s beachfront, 30km north of the city and easily reachable by commuter train.
WHEN?: last week in September
How to get there from Barcelona.
Video: © Daniel Ventura