The Porrón, a staple of Spanish wine culture and a unique drinking vessel that looks like a cross between a carafe and watering can. The neck is narrow like a bottle of wine, and the bottom wide, like that of a decanter, fitted with a long…
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In Autumn, a lot of cultural and gastronomic happenings take place which makes this a great time to visit the city of Barcelona.
The day after Halloween is a national Spanish holiday: El Día de Todos Los Santos is a day for honoring and…
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The Sant Joan festival goes by many names, but in Catalonia and Barcelona, it is most often called the Nit de Sant Joan which translates to St. John’s Eve.
Even though the celebration goes by many names, they all refer to the same…
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Indulge your senses in unique floral art decorations, light displays, fountains, acapella concerts and community pride at the Temps de Flors festival.
The height of spring is also the season of anticipation for one of the biggest festivals…
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It is almost here again! Festa Major de Gracia – The most important festival in the Gracia district and at the same time the most colorful and biggest neighborhood festival in Barcelona. The Gracia festival happens every year, from the 15th…
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Since the weekend of La Mercè has an abundance of activities happening all around the city, you will have to pick which ones you want to attend. Sadly, it is impossible to go to every event (trust us, we’ve tried) but with some tips from…
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We are so excited that September is finally here because that means La Mercè is just around the corner! This year it will be held from September 22nd to the 25th. It is the event that us Barcelonans wait for all year! You may be wondering though,…
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If you're in Barcelona on June 23rd, consider yourself the luckiest tourist in the world! Get ready for bonfires, fireworks and typical Catalan traditions: it's the Sant Joan's night!
Sant Joan’s Night is the shortest night of the year,…
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December has arrived, and Barcelona is welcoming all the lights, decorations, seasonal markets and joyful songs that come with the last month of the year. And not Barcelona: all Catalan cities, towns, and villages are getting immersed into…
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If your travel plans include a visit to the best city in the world (a.k.a. Barcelona) in September, and that'd happen anytime between the 18th and the 24th September, you must be ready to have a blast. La Mercè Festival is the city's largest…
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Tonight is one of the most important nights of the year in Catalonia. It marks the summer solstice and is also the festival of Sant Joan. This holiday is officially tomorrow (June 24th), but tonight is what Catalans call 'la revetlla' – the…
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One of our favorite nights in Barcelona is coming up! The Night of the Museums will take place on Saturday, May 16th, and it will make you reconsider everything that you have ever thought about visiting museums.
We just love this night. Over…
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Saint George by Raphael
Sant Jordi's Day (Saint George in Catalan) is much more than a simple feast day in Barcelona. It is the Catalan equivalent to Valentine's Day, and love is in the air! Each year the streets are filled with…
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