In 2005 two Barcelona hat designers, Nina Pawlowsky and Cristina de Prada, decided to organise an event in the city based around New York’s Easter Parade.
Over the years, and with support from the Hatters Association, Barcelona’s Stroll with a Hat has gone from strength to strength and is now an essential event on the city’s spring calendar.
At midday on 15 April, hat lovers are all invited to the junction between Rambla de Catalunya and Av. Diagonal to get this singular parade under way. For two hours, participants will then parade up and down the avenue, cheerfully showing off their headwear.