If you’re heading to Barcelona’s region of Catalonia, then there’s a pretty decent chance your visit will coincide with at least one of the region’s particularly quirky traditions. Quirky as in fire runs, dancing eggs and a smiling log that defecates candy (seriously!). Strange but lovable, these customs are ones you’ll want to know about before your journey in case of possible convergence.
Category: Unforgettable Experiences
August 18, 2015
Arriving in Barcelona, you’ll probably feel pretty luxurious already — after all, what a privilege to be in such a spectacularly beautiful and energetic city. But there’s more that can be done to keep this glamorous vibe going. From wine tastings to sailing trips and high-end meals, here are ways to make your visit to Barcelona that much more luxurious.
September 9, 2014
You could see Barcelona by car, food or bike. But you also could see it from an entirely different angle altogether: by air! Whether a helicopter or hot air balloon, here are two very unconventional ways to see the area in and around Spain’s second-largest city.
September 2, 2014
Candlelit dinners and movie nights might do the trick at home, but now that you’re on holiday in Barcelona, it’s time to really step it up. And while a trip to the coastal city is pretty romantic in and of itself, here are eight more ways to make your visit a little – or a lot – more amorous.
August 19, 2014
Come September, Barcelona gears up for its biggest festival of all, the Festes de la Mercé. From music to art and traditions galore, the week of events has something in store for travelers of all tastes and ages.
August 20, 2013
Barcelona may be artistic, eccentric and cosmopolitan, but one thing that it’s not always: super easy to get around on foot. From Parc Güell stacked upon an inland hillside, to the Olympic Port lining the sea, getting from one point to another can indeed take some time and energy. So here are a few ways […]
April 16, 2013
Walking down Barcelona’s famous shopping street Passeig de Gracia, you’ll come across more than just stores, but also one of the city’s most iconic structures: La Pedrera. With an undulating façade decorated with leafy-like wrought-iron balconies, it’s a sight to be seen both inside, outside and from above.
November 27, 2012
Similar to the rest of Spain, Christmas in Barcelona isn’t big on Santa and ornament-bedecked trees (although that’s changing slowly), in fact, the Catalonian region has a different set of holiday heroes. You might come across the first — El Caganer, or, um, the fellow going number two — among the nativity scene figurines sold at holiday kiosks. Grab one for Grandma — it’ll be a travel souvenir she won’t soon forget.
May 15, 2012
Visiting Montserrat was one of my travel highlights. Not only is it visually spectacular but there’s something about the place that takes you out of your normal thinking – even if only for an hour or two.
February 7, 2012
The Spanish love a party so it’s not surprising that the lead up to Lent is a festive time in Barcelona. Carnaval literally means ‘farewell to meat’, and it’s a time of feasting in preparation for the 40-day fast period of Lent. This year Carnaval kicks off on February 16th with Dirty Thursday (Jueves Ladero or Dijous Gras) – let the eating begin!