Category: Festivals

It is “chestnut time” with Castañada in Barcelona

It is “chestnut time” with Castañada in Barcelona

One of the best things about travelling is the opportunity to get to know somewhere new for holidays and experiencing on first-hand how they are celebrated differently. If you are in Barcelona in October, get yourself ready to see your blood sugar sky-rocket as a habit. (Not suitable for diabetics). We celebrate castanyada. This Catalan …

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The Oktoberfest Barcelona 2016

The Oktoberfest Barcelona 2016

¡Prost ihr Säcke! (With love: Cheers, you pricks!) Weather is unpredictable but events must go on in rain or shine. A couple of days ago, amid the pouring rain, the Barcelona Oktoberfest 2016 ground-breaking ceremony was initiated by the tapping of the first Oktoberfest-beer-barrel. As in many other cities around the world, at the cry …

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Catalonia National Day 2016

Catalonia National Day 2016

Every 11th September since 1980, in Catalonia it is marked the fall of Barcelona into the hands of the Bourbon forces on September 11, 1714. It occurred after a 14-month siege of the city, in the War of the Spanish Succession. In the aftermath, the Catalan institutions were abolished. What do we do during our …

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Gràcia Barrio Annual Festa !

Gràcia Barrio Annual Festa !

If you stroll around Gràcia you will easily notice that this neighborhood is something else. Until the end of 19th century, Gràcia was a fiercely independent city and nowadays maintains a hotbed of political activity. In fact, and again, if you stroll around Gràcia you will easily notice this is not a city but a …

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Night of Blues in Poble Espanyol in Barcelona

Night of Blues in Poble Espanyol in Barcelona

You may have heard about the ubiquitous Barcelona nightlife. And that is because we love to relax and gather with our friends after an intense week of work. As in such a way Rick Steves would say that Barcelona people generally place equal importance on work and living well. Not surprisingly, the all-night extravaganza in …

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NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: MUSEU NACIONAL D’ART DE CATALUNYA

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: MUSEU NACIONAL D’ART DE CATALUNYA

Last 21st May we went through a magic night in Barcelona with all its museums open as a courtesy of The Art Factories, launched by Barcelona City Council’s Culture Institute. Next Saturday, 16th July the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (National Art Museum of Catalonia) and from now on MNAC, will also celebrate open doors …

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Adele in BCN

Adele in BCN

Will you experience the exhilaration of Adele live? Within the extensive tour throughout Europe (Adele 25 Tour), which started in Belfast last February, Adele is now performing in Barcelona. The upcoming concert scheduled firstly for 24th May has featured another night (25th May) to present her new “25” album to all her fans in the city, …

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It Rains Plans and More

It Rains Plans and More

We could actually say that in Barcelona it rains down 4 days in April. However, in one of those what seemed to be a sunny morning becomes a grey and overcast sky. Suddenly, instead of 4 drops, we are facing a tremendous downpour. Do not despair. We know you have been planning your trip for …

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