Where will you be staying and rehearsing during Ethno Catalonia 2022?
You will stay during your residency in Banyoles, capital of Pla de l’Estany, a city located halfway between the Costa Brava and the Pyrenees with the Lake as its main identity. The trail of history through its streets and squares and the possibilities to enjoy practicing various sports are other of the main attractions of a city that enjoys an intense cultural life, which you can get to know during the Ethno festival.
You will have the opportunity to take part in jams, small concerts, as well as workshops and other leisure activities such as concerts by emerging bands scheduled every evening in the main square’s venue.
Our daily workshops/rehearsals will be conducted by our professional team of four Artistic Mentors in the Local Music School, which is located in the main square of Banyoles, in the old and centric part of the town.
In this school we’ll set the music lab where Ethno group will immerse to prepare the repertoire for the Final Concert Tour, which will bring the EthnoOrquestra to perform in three different venues across Catalonia. Ethno participants will also play individual/group concerts at a stage in one of the EthnoCatalonia festival’s venues in Banyoles.
Participants will stay at the a comfortable local hostel located also in the old part of the town, with all meals included. The hostel is located between the Main Square and Banyoles Lake, so you’ll have the chance to enjoy the great natural and scenic wealth and take in all the viewpoints and ponds in the area.
The hostel’s rooms hold 4 to 6 people. The hostel has a dining room, a large terrace and its own kitchen to serve the breakfast. Lunches and dinners will be served at La Porta del Mòn restaurant, a social and cooperative project led by women coming from different origins, who will take us on a journey with the diversity of their cuisine.
Banyoles is a town of 20.000 inhabitants in Pla de l’Estany region, in the north-east of Catalonia, 22 km from Girona, 120 km from Barcelona and 90 km from Perpignan. There are excellent road links to France and Barcelona, as well as in both Girona and Barcelona. The train station at Girona has high-speed connections as well as local ones. There is also direct bus linking Banyoles and Barcelona centre (1h 20m).