January 6th signals one of Spain’s most long-awaited days on the calendar. With the arrival of the Three Kings, Barcelona breaks into unrelenting joy and merriment. If you don’t already have plans, then we recommend celebrating Three Kings Day in true Catalan style with a day dedicated to vermut and rock ‘n’ roll at Bar Makinavaja in El Raval.
Renowned internationally, vermut (vermouth) was imported to Spain from Italy in the early 19th century. The drink quickly became popular and the town of Reus in Catalunya became the number one Spanish producer of the drink. Now, drinking vermut at the weekends in large gatherings is among Catalunya’s most popular traditions.
This local rock ‘n’ roll bar promises a day full of locally sourced vermuts and live rock music from Catalan bands. The event kicks off from 1pm and runs into the evening. Entrance is free.