Many people hear the word Oktoberfest and they immediately think about the Southern parts of Germany. That is a good association, but hopefully, this article will inspire you to discover Oktoberfest elsewhere than in Germany, in Spain, in Barcelona!
Oktoberfest is an annual event in the heart of Barcelona, at the popular University Square (Plaza Universo), next to Plaza Espana. At the festival area you will find a gigantic tent with a size of more than 6000m2. Inside you can feel the smell of beer, and you can, of course, taste lots of fantastic beer brands such as Heineken, Paulaner, Cruzcampo, and many others.
It is free to enter the tent at some times of the day, but in the evenings, you must normally pay an entrance fee of 5 euros. It isn’t required to have a table reservation, but if you want to be sure that you get a place to sit inside the festival tent, it is very wise to book a table beforehand.
Not only can you drink beer at the Oktoberfest in Barcelona. You can also taste traditional beer festival food such as sausages, pretzels, and other delicious snacks.
Oktoberfest Barcelona 2023
Dates: October 4-15
Location: Plaza Universo de Fira Barcelona Montjuïc
More information: https://www.oktoberfest-barcelona.es/en
There are lots of Bavarian bands coming to the festival, meaning that you will get the same atmosphere and music as at the original Oktoberfest in Germany. Maybe you should bring some lederhosen to the event to fit in?
How to get to Oktoberfest?
It is extremely easy. The easiest solution is to travel with the metro to Plaza Espana and then walk a few minutes from there. Many buses stop at Plaza Espana so if you decide to travel by bus, you can easily reach the square using bus lines such as D20, D40, H12, H16, V7, 13, 23, 46, 65, 52, 79, 91, 109, 150, and 165.
Where to live near the festival area?
Would you like to taste a lot of beer and spend many days and hours in the Oktoberfest festival tent in Barcelona? Below you can see a map centered at Plaza Espana, making all the hotels nearby perfect solutions to stay near the festival area. Since this is a central area in Barcelona the hotels will also serve you well as you leave the festival area to discover the beautiful attractions, buildings and activities Barcelona has to offer.
We hope you will enjoy your days in Barcelona and also the Oktoberfest. If you want to read more about Barcelona attractions and cool activities, read our articles on the topics in our Barcelona Guide. Would you like to read about other events, festivals, and concerts in Barcelona? Look at our events calendar to find information about upcoming Barcelona events.