Culture

Barcelona sites from the book Origin by Dan Brown

The Barcelona of Dan Brown in Origin (with spoilers)

Dan Brown Origin locations: Barcelona sites, elements and landscapes Next Monday it’s the International Day of Books – St. Jordi, a huge celebration in Catalonia. So what better than discussing books today? And did you know Origin by Dan Brown takes place in Barcelona? Or should I say for the most part, as it also […]

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Catalonia sites in Ruta de l'Atzar

My 2yo steals my phone to see this video about Catalonia over and over again

Ruta de l’Atzar, great video with happy song My baby steals my phone to keep watching this Catalonia video over and over again. And we don’t encourage her to have much “screen time” at all: we prefer her to play. But in this case, I can’t blame her: this video is the cutest thing ever. I […]

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Medieval Barcelona beasts in Parades

Bestiari de la Mercè – Scary beasts!

Beasts in Catalan traditional parades Parades of all kinds are huge in the Catalan festivals. We have large cardboard men and women (the Giants – Gegants) and short ones with big heads (Capgrossos), who parade along the streets to the sound of music. And we have a collection of real and fantasy animals that are […]

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History of Spain book list

Top Catalan and Spanish history books for travelers

Read a book on the history of Spain before your trip to take the most out of it! Next Sunday is April 23rd, Saint George’s Day and International Day of Books. If you are planning a trip to Spain, what a better way to prepare than reading a few Spanish history books? You’ll be able […]

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Pablo Picasso facts and stories

5 interesting Pablo Picasso facts (plus a bonus)

Stories about the biography of Pablo Picasso you didn’t know about One of the most important museums in Barcelona is the Picasso Museum. And you might be wandering why do we have a Picasso museum if the artist was born in Malaga and lived most of his life in France? Well, he actually spent his […]

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