What would summer be like without them? Without its eternal nights, without its groups of live music, without its lights decorating the squares of the towns and without its charm. No, definitely the summer cannot be imagined without the verbenas, the most famous and authentic parties of the season.
Famous in many places in our country, such as Valencia, Baleares or Malaga, the verbenas – are very typical of the villages where our parents and grandparents were raised, they are the perfect date to socialise, to enjoy a few hours with the family, to dance to modern music and to taste the most local and rich gastronomy. The next? The one that takes place in Santa Margarida i els Monjos, in Barcelona.
This area of the province of Barcelona is located in the most beautiful area of Alto Penedés (about 70 kilometres from the capital if you take as starting point our Petit Palace Barcelona, Petit Palace Boqueria Garden or Petit Palace Museum) and is famous for its Festa Major de Santa Margarida i els Monjos.
A day to remember
If something characterises the Festa Major de Santa Margarida i els Monjos is its programme of culture, sports and gastronomic activities. Thus, and after the initial announcement, the party continues with a complete programme of children’s activities (with workshops and inflatable parks) to give way to a popular race in which practically all the town’s inhabitants take part in..
When the sun begins to go down and give way to the starry horizon of Barcelona is when the Festa Major of Santa Margarida i els Monjos becomes really special. In addition to offering a municipal xocolatada (rich and authentic hot chocolate), attendees can enjoy the traditional correfocs, movies projected at summer outside theatres (the popular “cinemas a la fresco”), dances in the town square and BBQs with delicious gastronomic delicacies (like botifarrons or sardines).
Santa Margarida i els Monjos, a place to discover
Although it is known especially for its local party, Santa Margalida i els Monjors is a place that is well worth visiting before or after enjoying the local verbena. A place where the sea and the mountains are found hand in hand and in which you can take unique photos and spectacular panoramas.
A good example is the Parc del Foix or the region of Alt Penedés, a landmark in the province of Barcelona where vineyards, trails and natural and cultural heritage have a lot to say.