- Indulge your sweet tooth at Barcelona's Fiesta de San Medir

January 11, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can announce that as well as traditional Spanish tapas and tortillas, people staying at Barcelona hotels will have the opportunity to indulge their sweet tooth at one festival.

Fiesta de San Medir takes place in the Gracia area of the city every year and promises plenty of tasty treats for those who join in the celebrations.

The event takes its origins from the 16th-century legend of Santo Emeterio, also known as Sant Medir, who was the patron saint of broad beans.

Beginning on March 3rd, the festival sees people from 30 Barcelona neighbourhoods participate in a parade of horses and carriages, decorated with colourful flags.

Crowds gather on Calle Grande de Graci and while they are there, it may be a good idea for them to take a bag, as the people in the parade throw sweets out to those watching the event.

As with all Spanish festivals, there is plenty of noise to accompany the procession and the occasion culminates with a large fireworks display in the Jardients de Gracia.

If visitors are not fans of sweets and chocolate, then Barcelona's St Anthony's Day celebrations may suit them a little better. These take place on January 17th and see processions and animal blessings take place throughout the city.

To make the most of Fiesta de San Medir, you should consider booking your hoteles Barcelona to avoid disappointment.