Category Archives: Catalan traditions and culture

The Roca brothers will open an ice cream parlour in the Liceu

ShareThe Celler Can Roca in Girona is one of the world’s most famous restaurants. After the legendary EL Bulli closed its doors a few years ago, the Roca brothers slipped from second into first place in the San Pellegrino restaurant … Continue reading

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International Day of Dance in Barcelona

ShareApril the 29th is International Day of Dance. The UNESCO International Dance Committee established this event in 1982, picking this day in order to commemorate the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre (April 29, 1727), who is generally considered to be the … Continue reading

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Carnival 2015

ShareCarnival is here once again! Barcelona celebrates carnival party from the 12th to the 18th of February, with dancing, music, costume parties, traditions and general merrymaking. THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12 Traditionally the festival begins with ‘Fat Thursday’ when local high calorie … Continue reading

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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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