Barcelona’s fire festival – get ready for Sant Joan 2014
On 23 June Barcelona gives a fiery welcome to the official start of summer - the festival of Sant Joan. The beach comes alive with bonfires, fireworks and people dancing till the wee small hours. Read on to find out how to join in the celebrations.
‘Cinema a la fresca’ and other outdoor activities in Barcelona
Are you going to Barcelona this summer? If so, you should know that the city organises several outdoors activities during the summer to take advantage...
The 10 most important traditions in Catalonia
Catalonia is full of Culture, a trip to Barcelona wouldn´t be possible without experiencing the wide and wonderful range of traditions and culture the city has to offer, Here is an insight into the 10 most important and whacky traditions in Catalonia Spain, from Sardana to a Caganer
Cabalgata Reyes Magos – the parade of the three kings in Barcelona
In Catalonia and throughout Spain, the festival of El Día de los Reyes on 6 January is a massive event. It celebrates the arrival of the three kings in Bethlehem with their gifts for the infant Christ, and is the traditional Spanish day for exchanging gifts. A huge parade takes place throughout Barcelona, with fireworks and street parties, as children clamour to receive their presents.
Christmas in Barcelona
Christmas in Barcelona is a magical time. With so many seasonal traditions, markets, lights, nativity scenes and food, a visit to the city is bound to get you in the festive spirit. Read on for your guide to the Christmas period in the Catalan capital.
The CCCB – Barcelona’s centre of contemporary culture
The CCCB, Barcelona's centre for contemporary culture, organises displays, exhibitions, festivals, concerts and many other kinds of events. With its varied programme, you're bound to find something that takes your fancy on your holiday in Barcelona.
Sitges Carnival 2014 – when a town becomes a stage
This small town near Barcelona puts on one of the biggest and best carnivals in the world. Find out why hundreds of thousands of revellers descend on Sitges for a week of vibrant colour,unique traditions and unrestricted fun.
All about the Catalan language
There's no doubt that the Catalan people are extremely proud of their language and the history it represents. Catalan is thriving and you'll come across it everywhere in Barcelona, making it worth your while checking out this article about its difficult past and modern-day position in Spain.
Forget flamenco – Catalonia’s all about the sardana
If you’re aiming to immerse yourself in real Catalan traditions during your time in Barcelona, forget flamenco. The unique and technically difficult circle dance of the sardana is the one to look out for.
Gaudí’s La Pedrera – a building you won’t forget
Gaudí’s last residential project, La Pedrera, is one of the most photographed buildings in Barcelona. But to truly understand the uniqueness of this highly unusual house, you have to venture inside...