May day- Fiesta del trabajo.
First of May in Barcelona is a public holiday and labor day – also called el ‘Día del Trabajador’ or ‘Festa del Treball’ If it falls mid-week then many people take the days and make a puente (bridge) holiday.
Puente de Mayo. If the First of May is on Tuesday or Thursday, then it a long 4 day weekend day, which is called a ‘puente,’ which means bridge, because most people do not work on the ‘bridge day’ between the public holiday and the weekend.
Shops are closed on First of May, but attractions, museums, tours and restaurants in the city center are open.
Shops open on First of May in Barcelona?
First of May is a public holiday in Barcelona and Spain and most shops are closed on First of May, however, souvenir shops in the city center, restaurants and cinemas are open on 1st May in Barcelona. The only Barcelona shopping mall that is open on May first is Maremagnum mall, which has a special license due to its location in Barcelona marina. Luxury outlet shopping village La Roca Village which 30 minutes outside Barcelona is also open on May 1st.
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