Category Archives: Catalan traditions and culture

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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