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Sant Jordi 2016

ShareThe 23rd of April is the Festa de Sant Jordi, when Catalunya celebrates the day of its patron saint, Saint George, and when traditionally men would give their partner a rose (with a sprig of wheat, a symbol of fertility), … Continue reading

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Barcelona Beer Garden 2016

ShareWith Sant Jordi on Saturday this weekend promises to be an exciting one in Barcelona. As if roses, books and free entertainment were not enough, the grounds of the Poble Espanyol are being transformed into a traditional German biergarten for … Continue reading

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Italian Festival of Barcelona

ShareItalians make up Barcelona’s largest EU foreign community. With their shared love of food, culture, fashion, art, design and literature, Catalunya and Italy are two cultures with a great deal in common. Barcelona is a city that historically has always … Continue reading

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10 Catalan dishes to try in Barcelona

ShareCatalan cuisine was one of the world’s best kept secrets until recently, with names such as Ferran Adria and the Roca brothers bringing it to world-wide renown. Interestingly, both of these cooks style is deeply rooted in Catalan tradition as … Continue reading

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Voces, Suite Flamenca by Sara Baras

ShareSara Baras is one of flamenco’s leading lights. Born in Cadiz in Anadaluzia, she rose to fame in the 1990s and has won a number of awards including the Madroño Flamenco of Montellano (Seville) in 1993 and the prize for … Continue reading

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Fira de la Terra – Earth Day in Barcelona

ShareThe Fira de la Terra takes place each year in Barcelona to celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day was first held time on the 22nd of April 1970 in the United States. Originally emerging from the American hippy movement it is … Continue reading

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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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