Once in a full moon in Barcelona
The Raval’s monthly street parties
In the heart of what was previously a neglected side of the city, C/ Lluna has enjoyed a steady rejuvenation in recent years with the arrival of more and more artistic talent. Taking a cue from its name, ?Moon Street? has begun to stage lively street parties on full moon nights.
Lluna Vivent ( Living Moon) as the event has been christened, showcases an eclectic group of artisan-oriented shops, workshops, associations, bars and restaurants located on the around the pedestrian street.
The moon-fests include numerous happenings staged by participating organisations, such as Taller Paloma ( C/ Paloma 8) which held a volunteer fashion show of its cool, unique designs at one recent event.
Over at the NGO Agermanament (C/LLuna 22), meanwhile, moonwalkers can quell their hunger with dishes from Cameroon, while the nearby Almazen ( C/Guifre 9) normally stages a freestyle, open-mic night for anyone hit by the sudden need to let out an amplified howl. Original audiovisuals are projected onto the street at Antidoto 28 ( C/Ferlandina 28), and those looking to slake their thirst can head to El balcón de Aquiles ( C/Lleo 9) , a bar that has revived the traditional serving of free tapas with drinks.