Coinciding with the UN declared International Year of Light, the nights of the ‘Fiestas de Santa Eulalia’ will fill the streets with light-based technology, projecting into and lighting up every corner of the multi-cultural city of Barcelona.
Twenty illuminated installations, created by students and teachers from graphic design, interior design, lighting and architecture schools: ELISAVA, UPC, LONJA, La Salle, BAU, ETSAB, ESAD, IAAC, HERRAMIENTA and IED, with the collaboration of the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) and the Professional Association of Light Designers (APDI), will completely transform the Ciudad Vella from 18:30 to 24:00 on February 6 and 7, while on Sunday 8 February it will run to 23:00.
One of the main events will be the inauguration of the festival where, for the first time ever, you’ll be able to see illuminated castellers. It takes place at 20:15 in the Plaza San Jaume.
The festival will bring together tradition, art and technology with the objective of highlighting the importance of light in our society, making us aware of its presence in all aspects of our lives and leading us to reflect on how humanity during its evolution has developed ways of using it to improve the quality of life.
The hotel of light for a festival of light
If the light brings you to Barcelona, stay in a hotel that will fill you with light – and there’s no better place for that than the hotel Vincci Marítimo4*. Its glass façade allows natural light into the rooms and energises the guests who can also enjoy the smell and the close proximity of the sea, with the hotel located in the heart of the city’s ‘Diagonal del Mar’, close to the shore.
The Vincci Gala 4* and Vincci Bit 4* are another two great options to complement a trip to the ‘fiesta of light’; both hotels are as stimulating as winter’s great festival, decorated as they are with countless artistic motifs, awakening and keeping alive your senses and curiosity. We can promise you a travel experience you’ll never forget!