Feria de Abril of Barcelona'10

Hostal Mare Nostrum recommends to attend this event in Barcelona, 15 minutes from our hotel on Las Ramblas! As every year, is coming over in Barcelona La Feria de Abril de Catalunya. Many years of tradition imported directly from the south and this experience shows in the quality of the shows proposed by the FECAC (Federation of Andalusian Cultural Entities in Catalunya), they always satisfy the thousands of visitors of the festival for 10 days its duration. There will be concerts and sevillanas dancing at the booths, they can drink “fine” (a type of dry white wine typical of Andalucía), eating “pescaíto frito” (fried fish), even a funfair!. But best of all is their atmosphere. Furthermore, the entrance to the stalls is free. The show will start at 22h on Friday April 23 with the illumination of the porch and the parliament, the president of the Generalitat de Catalunya, José Montilla, the President of the Diputación de Barcelona, Antoni Fogué the mayor of Barcelona, Jordi Hereu; Xesco Gomar, delegate of the Junta de Andalucía, Catalunya, Valencia and Balearic FECAC president, Francisco García Prieto, as well as several mayors of the metropolitan area, among other officials. "Diversity is the wealth of Catalunya, a diversity that reaffirms as a land of welcome and, thus, we wanted to put in each of our actions" Francisco García Prieto, president of the organizers of the event, the Federation of Andalusian Cultural in Catalunya Timetables The schedule for the April Fair 2010 is: Friday 23 April, 18 to 4.15 hours Weekdays, 18 to 2 hours Saturday, 10 to 4.15 hours Sunday 25 April, 10 to 2 hours Friday 30 April, 10 to 4.15 Sunday May 2, 10 to 22 hours CONCERTS (FECAC booth) Saturday April 26 at 23 h: Antonio German Sunday 27 April at 21.30 h: The Sanlu Monday April 28 at 21:30 pm: Guadaljarafe Tuesday April 29 at 21:30 pm: Requiebros Wednesday April 30 at 21:30 pm: Radiolé Fiesta, with various performances Thursday May 1 at 21:30 pm: Maria de la Colina Friday May 2 at 23 h: Amigos de Ginés Saturday May 3 at 23 h: Lovers Sunday 4 May at 20.30 h: Manguaba PUBLIC TRANSPORT It is recommended to travel to the Fair on public transport. As in previous years, transport will be reinforced, especially line 4 (yellow), the stop Maresme-Fòrum. Also nearby Trambesòs and stops the various bus routes. The day of the Fair (from April 23 to May 2) will be enhanced bus routes 7, 36, 41, 43 and 141 from 17.00 to 22.30, especially on weekends. Also, Transports de Barcelona puts a special shuttle bus service, departing from Plaza Catalunya to the Forum and back, at times that the Metro does not work and in order to bring the attendees of the Fair so they can connect with night network. This special bus service will have a frequency of every 8-10 minutes. Timetable of special Transports: 23.04.10 (Friday) 22:00 to 0530 hours 25.04.10 (Sunday) 22.00 to 03.00 hours 30.04.10 (Friday eve of holidays) 22.00 to 0530 hours First departure from Plaza Catalunya a les 22:00 Last departure from the fair at 5.30 This service will operate as a regular transport of TMB, so you can purchase the single ticket will be validated titles TMB network. The shuttle bus service to Plaza Catalunya covers the provision of service in the hours that the Metro does not work. For this reason, Saturday April 24 and May 1 will not serve because during these days and is intended to operate the subway all night without interruption. There are also several nearby bicing stations, such as the Rambla Prim, Passeig de Gracia Faria, Passeig Taulat and others in the Avinguda Diagonal. For more information: 93 587 93 93 (Vanessa Saez 657 55 26 57)

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