Marta

Marta is the founder and owner of Foreverbarcelona.com, and has been a private tourguide in Barcelona since 2000 when she got her license as an official licensed guide. She's passionate about Barcelona, and is in a mission to make Barcelona visitors feel at home, learn about its history, art and architecture, and relish in the little pleasures that the city offers. Add her to your circles on Google+.

Celebrate Carnestoltes in Barcelona

A GUIDE TO ENJOY THE BARCELONA CARNESTOLTES

CARNIVAL IN BARCELONA Carnival in Barcelona is not called Mardi Gras. We call it Carnestoltes in Catalan or Carnaval in Spanish, and it is traditionally celebrated the week before Lent. However, the origins of Carnival seem to date as far back as the Roman times and their festivals, later on integrated in the Christian calendar …

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Barcelona Sant Medir Gracia

CELEBRATING THE SANT MEDIR FESTIVAL

MARCH 3 IN BARCELONA – FESTES DE SANT MEDIR The year in Barcelona is full of traditions, many of them of religious root that have evolve into something festive and popular. This week we are celebrating one of the: the Festival of St. Medir (Saint Emeterius). It’s maybe not something celebrated generally around the city, …

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CATALAN SONGS YOU SHOULD HEAR AT LEAST ONCE

SONGS FROM CATALONIA THAT CATALANS WEAR IN THEIR HEARTS There are songs that are special to a land. Songs that when someone from that land hears them, one can’t but feel a special connection with their country. Songs that touch your heart and make you feel you belong. They have become identity symbols that one grows …

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Best Barcelona restaurants for groups

BARCELONA RESTAURANTS FOR LARGE GROUPS

RESTAURANTS IN BARCELONA FOR GROUPS Groups of 10 or more are considered large groups and most restaurants won’t take them without a reservation. What’s more: often groups won’t be allowed to eat à la carte and they’ll have to choose a set menu and pay for it in advance. That’s because not all restaurants are …

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Helpful Barcelona Cathedral saints

SAINTS THAT PROTECT YOU IN THE CATHEDRAL OF BARCELONA

VISITING THE CATHEDRAL: THE MOST HELPFUL CATHOLIC SAINTS Catholicism gives a lot of importance to Saints as examples to follow, but also for their role of mediators between us mortals and God. Not for nothing many of them suffered horrifying martyrdoms, or performed surprising miracles or healings, or had the privilege to encounter Jesus or some …

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Feast of Saint Anthony in Barcelona

ELS TRES TOMBS FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE THIS WEEK

CELEBRATING THE FESTIVAL OF SANT ANTONI IN BARCELONA There was a time when it was common to see carriages and horsemen in the city, so the Tres Tombs parade and animal blessing felt just like the natural thing to do in a strongly Catholic society. Now animal force has been substituted by cars and other …

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