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Gran Festa de la Calçotada, Valls 2019

January 27

calçots in the Gran festa de la Calçotada

Catalonia is a region renowned for its gastronomy, each January the Gran festa de la Calçotada sees the streets and squares of the town of Valls filled with calçots (a type of spring onion), colours and sounds.

A Catalan tradition, the calçotada consists of meeting friends and family to eat calçots grilled on the barbecue and dipped in a romesco sauce, and eaten wearing a bib to avoid any unwanted messiness.

The festival includes a parade, calçot competitions, calçot grilling demonstrations, a calçotada market and calçot growing, sauce making and eating competitions. By the end of the day you’re sure to be an expert in everything there is to know, about calçots. You might even join in the calçot eating competition where you consume as many onions in 45 minutes as you can. You can also discover the secret to the calçot salsa sauce.

Things To Do in Catalonia

Catalonia is a wonderful region full of the most remarkable festivals, stunning beaches and in Barcelona, one of the most vibrant cities in mainland Europe. If you would like some ideas as to what to do when in the region, why not visit the official visit Catalonia website.

When is the Gran Festa de la Calçotada

This year the Gran Festa de la Calçotada will be held on 27 January, 2019.

Where is Gran Festa de la Calçotada

The festival is held in the town of Valls in the province of Catalonia, Spain.

Accommodation for Gran Festa de la Calçotada

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For further information on the Gran Festa de la Calçotada

Click here for the official festival website.


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