Barcelona is famous for its architecture, shopping facilities and football, but what is there to do if you’re thinking of visiting the city in September?

We’ve put together a list of the best things going on this month, meaning there are at least five reasons to book a last minute deal. Take a look below for all the details.

1. Festival L’Hora del Jazz

When? 8th-22nd September

September really is the month of music in Barcelona. The Festival L’Hora del Jazz returns to the city for the 23rd time and lasts for three weeks, so there are plenty of chances to get those jazz hands going. The festival involves a number of concerts and shows (many of which are free) at various venues across the city, both during the day and in the evening.

2. Brandery Barcelona

When? 13-15th September 

Forget London or Paris, as Brandery Barcelona is the perfect event for fashionistas this month. Put on your best outfit and head to this exclusive urban and contemporary fashion festival, where you can experience all the latest fashion trends from the sublime to the truly strange. The event is an absolute must for any dedicated follower of fashion.

3. Festes de la Mercè

When? 20-24th September 

Do you love giants, dragons, fireworks, music and people walking about with huge papier-mâché heads? Then this is the place for you. The Festes de la Mercè is a week-long event in honour of the patron saint of Barcelona, Our Lady of Mercy, and offers more than 600 events to enjoy. The largest cultural festival in the city ends with around 100,000 people gathering to watch the final parade at the Barri Gòtic.

4. Salon Nautico Internacional

When? 24-29th September 

The Port Vell area of Barcelona is one of the most picturesque parts of the city, making it the perfect setting for the Salon Nautico Internacional – the International Boat Show to you and I. This annual show is the biggest of its type in Spain, and there you’ll find hundreds of boats of all shapes and sizes, ranging from canoes and kayaks to luxury yachts.

5. CSIO Barcelona

When? 26-29th September

Giddy up, horse lovers. CSIO Barcelona will see the biggest stars from the world of equestrian compete at Barcelona’s Olympic show jumping circuit. Various events are set to take place over this four-day festival, while there are also plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy away from the equestrian action.

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