Sant Joan is often described by Catalans as the 'Nit del Foc' – meaning the 'Night of Fire'. On this day and night you can certainly expect to find fire – lots of it!. From giant bonfires to extravagant firework displays this is a very spectacular day to witness.
In the days leading up to the celebrations you will see temporary fireworks shops open up throughout the city, with queues down the street. It is also very common for friends and neighbours to organise private displays and parties – known as 'Reveltes'.
The Feast of Sant Joan celebrates the start of the summer. It is the longest day of the year and what is known as the Summer Solstice in England.
If you dont have connections in Barcelona and you are just here for a holiday then the best and most lively place to go and enjoy the festivities is Barceloneta beach. This starts getting busy early evening and is still filled with people until the early hours of the morning. Be especially careful here though as the huge number of people makes it a prime spot for pickpockets to operate.
If you would like to come and experience Sant Joan´s day and are still looking for a palce to stay then check out Habitat Apartments where you can find apartments all across the city. Featured below is the Mar Bella Suites Apartment which is close to the beach and has 2 shared pools.
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