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+.

Roasted chestnuts for All Saints

ALL SAINTS DAY LIKE A LOCAL

ALL SAINTS DAY IN BARCELONA – NO HALLOWEEN HERE! In most cultures human beings have dedicated one day of the year to the memory of their deceased. Some of these festivities are as colorful as the Mexican Día de los muertos, famous all over the world. In Catalonia, with a strong Catholic influence, the dead …

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Around the Barri de Sants in Barcelona

EXPLORING THE SANTS AREA IN BARCELONA

WHAT TO SEE IN THE SANTS DISTRICT Sants in Barcelona is a great example of what locals call “the real Barcelona”. No big monuments or museums to visit there: just buildings where people live, streets and plazas with businesses, offices and schools where daily life happens. The origin of the neighborhood is tied to the Industrial Revolution, …

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BARCELONA BEST COFFEE TABLE BOOKS

Great coffee table books on Barcelona Do you love displaying travel coffee table books at home? Coffee table books are a beautiful way to decorate the house, and provide moments of relax, beauty and joy, plus lots of interesting conversation opportunities. Specially when you have guests at home, they can be a wonderful ice breaker. So …

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BARCELONA OUTDOOR MARKETS, UNDERRATED TREASURES OF THE CITY

THERE ARE OUTDOOR MARKETS IN BARCELONA FOR EVERYONE – DISCOVER THE ONE FOR YOU! When people think about Barcelona, they usually think about soccer, museums, public art, theaters, historic monuments and its nightlife. Yet, what many tourists ignore is the importance of outdoor markets as part of the culture of Barcelona. Everyone who lives in …

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Discover the Gaudi sites beyond Barcelona

GAUDI BUILDINGS OUTSIDE BARCELONA

ANTONI GAUDI WORKS BEYOND BARCELONA Everyone comes to Barcelona to see the architecture of Antoni Gaudi. But what many ignore is that he also worked outside of the city, leaving some unique projects around Barcelona that remain hidden gems for most travelers. From unfinished churches, to mountain gardens, from industrial facilities to private homes for the …

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MORE SPANISH UNUSUAL FOOD

STRANGE FOODS FROM SPAIN We do have some strange recipes in Spain, and we already started discussing it in a previous post in our blog. But we thought there was more to be shared, and that’s why today we are adding a second part to it. Because there are two ways to travel: staying in your comfort …

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Celebrate Carnestoltes in Barcelona

A GUIDE TO ENJOY THE BARCELONA CARNIVAL

CARNIVAL IN BARCELONA – TOP EVENTS 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 …

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