Sant Jordi: Barcelona’s fiesta of love and literature

We look at the most interesting Barcelona festival, La Diada de Sant Jordi, which celebrates the city’s patron saint and takes place on 23 April. Today it's a massive event based around Catalan culture, romance and reading. There's nothing quite like the Ramblas decked out in roses!
Open air cinema Sala Montjuic

‘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...
Easter Eggs by fotologic

Easter in Barcelona

In the holy week leading up to Easter in Barcelona, many locals might choose to escape to the country, but there are still many Easter traditions and celebrations to mark the occasion. Celebrate Easter in Barcelona the Catalan way.

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.

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.
Sitges carnaval

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.

La Mercè 2014 – from past to present

It's one of the most hotly anticipated events of the Barcelona calendar - yes, it's September's Festa de la Mercè. A 4-day festival that offers music, art, street performers and a fair few fire-breathing dragons, just for fun. Find out more about what this year's La Mercè has in store.

El Tablao de Carmen – top flamenco shows in Barcelona

For quality, authentic Flamenco shows, no need to head south. El Tablao de Carmen in Barcelona is the best show around and is the top choice for anyone looking for the real thing.

Festa Major de Gràcia 2014 – Barcelona’s August carnival

The Fiesta Mayor de Gracia returns to Barcelona this August, so why not join the thousands of locals and tourists that flock to enjoy this week-long celebration? With decorated streets, traditional food, wine tasting and a carnival atmosphere all around the barrio, we’re sure you’ll love this taste of the real Barcelona.
Plaza Real, Barcelona

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