L'Aplec del Caragol - L'Aplec del Caragol gastronomic snail festival, Lérida, Catalonia
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 L'Aplec del Caragol - L'Aplec del Caragol gastronomic snail festival, Lérida, Catalonia
Best events in Spain
 L'Aplec del Caragol - L'Aplec del Caragol gastronomic snail festival
Lérida, Catalonia,
27 May - 29 May 2011
 L'Aplec del Caragol Snail Festival. What's on in Spain in May.

12 tons of snails are consumed every year at the Leida snail festival. Held every year in the city of Leida, Catalonia, Spain. The Aplec del Caragol Snail Festival is a gastronomy fair centred on dishes cooked with snails and is held every year in late May in the city of Lleida, in Catalonia. This passion for snails and the gastronomic  event holds the status of Festival of National Tourism Interest and National Festival of Traditional Interest, dates back to 1980, when a group of friends cooked up a snail feast on the banks of the river Segre, in Lleida (Catalonia).

 12 tons of snails cooked and consumed in three days is a challenging event. All Aplec meals feature snails as their main ingredient. The festival site includes a tasting area where everyone can try a variety of snails at affordable prices.

The Aplec also runs a wide-ranging program of gastronomy-based activities: shows, music by street bands, open-air dances, dancing and human towers performances, fun competitions, etc. All for free and open to everyone.





Tourist Office:
Passeig de Gràcia, 107 - 08008 Barcelona (Barcelona)
Tel. +34 932388091

Tourist Office:
Rambla Ferran, 18 - 3º - 25007
Lérida (Lleida)
Tel. +34 973245408
Lleida /  Catalonia
Tourist Office:
Calle Mayor, 31 bis - 25007 Lérida (Lleida)
Tel. +34 902250050


L'Aplec del Caragol
L’Aplec del Caragol (The Snail Meet) is Lleida's gastronomic fiesta par excellence.

Three days of snail eating!!
Locals and visitors alike gather to try numerous different recipes and ways of eating snails.
  200,000 people gather for this slimy event, consuming around 12 tonnes of snails. The fiesta also has music, fireworks and street entertainment.