As they did last April and May, the Town Hall in Palamós is launching an initiative again this spring, involving 23 local bars, to promote “going for a vermut”. This will involve live street music, many shops opening on Sunday mornings and, most importantly, vermouth plus a tapa at very economical prices in each of the designated bars, with the aim of attracting visitors to the town on Sundays. You can find out when and where these free live concerts are happening here. (And don’t forget, it’s doesn’t have to be vermouth – and it doesn’t have to be Sunday!) 😉
If you’d like to read a short history of vermut, just check-out our previous blog.
Many visitors who come to the Costa Brava do so for the beautiful coastline and the beaches and understandably so, given that it certainly is one of the more picturesque parts of the Spanish Mediterranean. Many others who fly into Girona-Costa Brava airport take a bus directly to Barcelona and never check out Girona city itself. If you’re one of those who have only seen Barcelona or the beaches and feel like you might be missing something; you are! So, if you think it’s high time you made the effort you’d be right and now, with spring in the air, would be the perfect time.
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As most of you probably know St. Patrick’s Day, or Lá Fhéile Phadraig, the 17th of March, is the national day of Ireland. “What’s that got to do with the rest of us?” you might ask… Well, as the Americans say, on Paddy’s Day everyone is a little bit Irish! And the Americans would know! St. Patrick’s Day has been observed in the U.S. since 1737 in Boston and in New York since 1762, and the oldest and biggest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world has been taking place in New York City since 1766 – long before there was ever any parade in Ireland itself! These days Paddy’s Day festivities are held all over Europe and North America and every other continent bar Antarctica.
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