If there is one essential event for lovers of Japanese culture in Spain, that is the Manga Barcelona Fair, an exhibition dedicated to Japanese comics that also features anime, J-Pop, Japanese cuisine, and everything related to the Japanese culture.
As its name suggests, the star of the congress is manga in all its areas: artists, publishers, stationers, bookshops and specialised academies that come to present their products and services. During Manga Barcelona you can attend conferences, workshops, meetings with artists and publishing presentations of new works, among other many events.
There are also different kinds of activities aimed at fans of Japan and its culture, such as cosplay contests (costume play), dance, singing and drawing competitions, martial arts, concerts, and cooking workshops. Anime film screenings and premieres are also a staple of the event.
When is Manga Barcelona?
One of the novelties this year is that Manga Fair 2022 will no longer be held in early autumn, instead it will take place from 8th to 11th December. As usual, comic book signings, costume contests, food stalls and much more will be back for the occasion.
The previous edition of Manga Barcelona attracted more than 122,000 visitors, a figure that is set to rise further this year. That is why the organisers decided to move the 2022 event to Fira Gran Vía, a venue with larger and more modern facilities in the nearby city of Hospitalet de Llobregat.
The event will be open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm every day.
Tickets for Manga Barcelona 2022
In previous editions there were ticket offices where you could buy your tickets physically, but nowadays tickets are sold in advance and exclusively online. There are several types available:
- 4 days pass – 46 €
- Standard 1-day ticket – 14 €
- Reduced ticket– 12 € (see conditions on the website)
- Free entrance for children (under 3 years old)
You can buy your tickets for Manga Barcelona on this link. You should hurry to get your tickets because they are usually sold out before the event!
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