Category Archives: Catalan traditions and culture

Chinese New Year Lantern Festival

ShareBarcelona is a cosmopolitan, international city with many ethnic communities. In the last decade the Chinese population has increased dramatically, bringing many new restaurants, festivals, shops and welcome new faces to a city that has always thrived on immigration. The … Continue reading

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Correfocs

ShareA Catalan correfoc is a stunning visual extravaganza. The name translates as “fire run” so as the name suggests, health and safety are not on the menu, medieval style pyrotechnics are. Basically a street level, hand-held firework display, the correfoc … Continue reading

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Festa Major de Sant Antoni 2015

ShareIf you are coming to Barcelona experiencing a case of the January blues, be prepared to shake them off at the Festa Major de Sant Antoni. Sant Antoni is a cosmopolitan neighbourhood nestled between the raval on the edge of … Continue reading

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Sílvia Pérez Cruz + Raül Fernández Miró

ShareSilvia Pérez Cruz has one of the freshest musical talents to have come out of Catalonia in recent times. Renowned for her impressive voice, Pérez Cruz was she was raised on pop music and educated at Barcelona College of Music … Continue reading

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Eva Fernandez and The Original Jazz Orchestra

ShareFor a big band version of classic carols, checkout the Jamboree Jazz club on the 28th of December where singer and saxophonist Eva Fernandez will be joined by The Original Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of David Pastor. Eva Fernández … Continue reading

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Pastorets at the Liceu

ShareThis Christmas the Liceu in Barcelona will hold a performance of a traditional Catalan “Pastorets” on the 20th and 21st of December. The performance coincides with the 15th anniversary of the reopening of the theatre after the fire in 1994. … Continue reading

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The Fira de Santa Llúcia has opened

ShareThe ancient Fira de Santa Llúcia de Barcelona opens today in Barcelona. This Christmas market takes place in front of Barcelona’s Cathedral La Se and is a Christmas tradition dating back several centuries. The festival features many stallholders selling small … Continue reading

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Mercat de Mercats

ShareIn Barcelona and throughout Catalunya, food markets are a feature of everyday life. Why shop in a supermarket where the food arrives on the shelf after a long process of transportation and storage when you can eat fresh and local … Continue reading

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Our top 5 tapas bars in Barcelona

ShareTapas and Barcelona are two words that seem to be made for one another. Surprisingly however, the tapas and pintxo traditions are not very Catalan but belong to the Basque country, Castillo and Andalucía. In Catalunya there is a tradition … Continue reading

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Festival of Sant Joan 2012 Barcelona

ShareSant Joan is one of Barcelona’s main festivals, the celebration of Saint John the Baptist. Like many religious festivals, Saint Joan coincides with a more ancient pagan event, the summer solstice in this instance. Not for the faint hearted, Sant … Continue reading

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