Parade in Costa Brava

Dansa de la Mort

On Holy Thursday in Verges, 25km northeast of Girona, the dead (well, people dressed as skeletons) roam the streets, performing the macabre Dansa de la Mort (Dance of Death) and reminding spectators of the brevity o…
Music in Calella de Palafrugell

Cantada d'Havaneres

Havaneres are melancholy Caribbean sea shanties that became popular among Costa Brava sailors in the 19th century, when Catalonia had busy links with Cuba. These folksy concerts, which arrive in early July, are trad…
Music in Costa Brava

Festival Castell de Peralada

This annual summer festival sees a medley of music from classical to opera to blues, plus a programme of dance events, take over the grand 16th-century Castell de Peralada, 8km northeast of Figueres.
Music in Calella de Palafrugell

Festival de Cap Roig

An excellent annual music festival held in the Jardins de Cap Roig, featuring everything from pop to rock to jazz, and some big, big names.
Music in Torroella de Montgrí

Festival de Músiques de Torroella de Montgrí

Classical concerts bring music to historical venues across town for this month-long summer music festival.