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11th of September: Public Holiday: Will it affect transport?

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11th of September: Public Holiday: Will it affect transport?

I have just realised that I shall be in Barcelona in the week of the 11th of September - a public holiday. Will this affect transport service or shopping store/shopping centre times etc? Will anything specific be going on in the city?

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1. Re: 11th of September: Public Holiday: Will it affect transport?

Catalan National Day and this year is the 300th Anniversary of The Siege of Barcelona. Will be a massive march/protest on so things will get disrupted across the day but depends on what is actually going on where.

I will also be in Barcelona that day, came out earlier than normal to ensure i am there for this momentous day.

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2. Re: 11th of September: Public Holiday: Will it affect transport?

Give us an up-to-date report when you get there Jon.

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3. Re: 11th of September: Public Holiday: Will it affect transport?

Will try to if i manage to get on a bar/cafe wi-fi.

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4. Re: 11th of September: Public Holiday: Will it affect transport?

Quite envious that you will be there on that date, Jon.

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5. Re: 11th of September: Public Holiday: Will it affect transport?

And me! Look forward to it! It's the start of my 2 week holiday :-)

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6. Re: 11th of September: Public Holiday: Will it affect transport?

We don't get there until the 20th (Barcelona on the 23rd) - but we're staying for the Concurs de Castells ... http://www.concursdecastells.cat/

Incidentally, for anyone in Catalunya keen to see castells, I understand that this year there is a new section to the Concurs which might be more accessible that the main event in Tarragona, tickets for which are almost impossible to obtain. There is an extra day for the next tier of teams, in Torrdembarra on 28th September. As far as I know, this is going to be done in public. We're definitely going. Might need to be there early. I think I've rather drifted off topic.

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7. Re: 11th of September: Public Holiday: Will it affect transport?

Castellers! Am determined to see them this time! In the diary for the 24th. Wish me luck.

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8. Re: 11th of September: Public Holiday: Will it affect transport?

Good luck ☺

Get there early, consider standing in the shade if it's sunny and if you spot us, come and say hello. Hopefully we'll be in the area between the corner of the stage and the ajuntament. I'll have my 2 6'4" sons with me and my partner, Julie is one of the best native English speaking "commentators" on castells. She can do a crash course on the terminology and protocol.

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9. Re: 11th of September: Public Holiday: Will it affect transport?

And she takes some bloody good pictures.

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10. Re: 11th of September: Public Holiday: Will it affect transport?

That's because I'm hardly ever in them.