Known as the Night of Fire, Sant Joan (San Juan in Spanish) coincides with the summer solstice, which marks the turning of the calendar. It’s a hugely popular event in Barcelona, celebrated with lots of merriment, fireworks, bonfires and music.
Parties rage well into the morning, in all corners of the city as well as on the beach. This is a time when the Spanish hold festivities to rival the Dutch Queen’s Day. Personally I’ve been part of it, so I can say from experience that it’s pretty nuts.
I’d definitely love to go again, but this isn’t about me; it’s about you. Thanks to the fabulous generosity of Andante Hotel we’re offering you the chance to win 2 nights for 2 people in Barcelona over Sant Joan.
Andante Hotel enjoys a fantastic location close to many of Barcelona’s major tourist attractions. Las Ramblas and Port Vell are a five minute walk away, so you can easily walk to Barceloneta Beach, the Aquarium, and Plaça Catalunya from here.
As Sant Joan is pretty much an all-night festival, you’ll check into Andante Hotel on 23rd June, and then join in the revelry that night. You’ll need the following day to recuperate and perhaps also take in some of Barcelona’s incredible attractions.
You’ll check out on 25th June with a pocketful of stories to take home, and maybe even some photos to back it up.
So, once again: how on earth are you going to win this fantastic prize?
Sant Joan celebrates one of Spain’s most popular saints. Believe it or not Sant Joan (St. John the Baptist to some of us) is the patron saint of, amongst loads of other things, French Canadians. Here’s a question: if you were a saint, what would you be the saint of? Giraffes? Discounted cleaning products? Have a think about it.
- ‘Like’ us on Facebook
- Leave a comment on this post telling us what you’d be the saint of. You can leave your comment using your Facebook or Twitter account.
These special conditions apply:
- the voucher is valid for 2 nights in a double room
- check-in on 23rd June; check-out on 25th June
- you must be a fan of our Facebook page
- we’ll announce the winner on Monday 28th May 2012
Remember that there are plenty of people in our office who would rip my arm off to get at this prize, so make sure you’re in it to win it and don’t be selfish: share and share alike. May we all have a wonderful approach to summer.