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Espectapes

ShareLocated on Calle Provença just of Passeig de Gràcia, el Principal de l’Eixample is one of the cities many very fine restaurants and is renowned for its contemporary take on traditional Catalan cuisine. This month, the restaurant launches ‘Espectapes’, a … Continue reading

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Hotel Tapa Tour

ShareThis spring several exciting gastronomic events are happening in Barcelona. We recently reviewed Espectapes at el Principal de L’Eixample. Following suit next month is Hotel Tapa Tour, some of the city’s best hotels will be opening their restaurant doors from … Continue reading

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Catalan Traditions explained, Part 2

ShareTió de Nadal The Tió de Nadal seems to bemuse foreigners as well as a good few Catalans. Starting on the feast day of the Immaculate Conception (Dec ember the 8th), a wood log called the Tió de Nadal is … Continue reading

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An interactive map of Barcelona’s history

ShareThe Museu de Barcelona (MUHBA) has just launched an exciting new online tool visually mapping how the Catalan capital has evolved over almost 22 centuries. This historical map of Barcelona shows how the city has grown, from the foundation of … Continue reading

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Cuentos Cruentos

ShareOpening in Barcelona this month is Cuentos Cruentos from Spanish theatre group Teatro Calánime, a witty and original Spanish musical that offers a contemporary re-imagining of classic children’s fairy tales. Written by Dino Lanti and acted by Mariona Ginès and … Continue reading

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Catalan Traditions explained, Part 1

ShareCorrefocs Often the highlight of Catalan (and Balearic) festivals, the ‘correfoc’ harks back to medieval times. Correfoc literally means ‘fire run’ – it is basically a firework display in which fireworks explode at street level, instead of being fired into … Continue reading

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Mecal Film Festival 2016

Share Mecal is the International Short Film and Animation Festival of Barcelona which celebrates inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking. In 2016 Mecal celebrates its 18th edition and is set to screen over 350 short films from 38 different countries. With … Continue reading

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Brunch Elektronik

ShareBrunch Elektronik is Piknic Electronik’s electronic younger brother. It was begun in 2015 and offers a versatile program featuring children’s activities, flea markets, vinyl fairs and the performances from the best national and international DJs. The 2016 of Brunch Elektronik … Continue reading

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Let’s Festival 2016

ShareLet’s Festival takes place in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat in the south of the city, between the centre and the airport. In 2016 the Let’s Festival returns for its 11th edition with a fantastic line-up including some of this year’s freshest … Continue reading

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Music at the Pedrera

ShareThe Casa Mila, popularly known as La Pedrera (the quarry) is one of the jewels of Barcelona. It was the last civil building by Gaudi, and was considered to be controversial because of its undulating stone facade and twisting wrought … Continue reading

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