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New Years Eve Dinner Barcelona

Great ideas for your New Years dinner in Barcelona

Barcelona restaurants for New Years Eve Spending New Year’s Eve in Barcelona? Last year we shared the best places to attend a New Year’s Party in our city. But what about dinner? It’s something to absolutely plan in advanced if the party you’ll be attending doesn’t include dinner. And absolutely do not leave it to […]

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Popular Catalan Christmas jingles

Our favorite Christmas music from Catalonia

The best Catalan Christmas carols I love Christmas Carols. We sang them in school when I was a child, and my parents bought me a book with tradition Christmas songs so I could learn and sing more of them. And while there are some Christmas carols in Spanish, my favorite have always been the ones […]

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Visiting Cemeteries of Barcelona

Visiting the best cemeteries in Barcelona

Barcelona graveyards worth visiting Visiting cemeteries has become a trend among those travelers who want to go a bit off the beaten path besides visiting the main tourists sites. Famous graveyards such as Père Lachaise in Paris, Novodevichy in Moscow, Woodlawn in NYC…  are just a few examples. There you can follow the track of […]

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Mushrooms in Barcelona: must-have list for foodies

Catalan and Spanish mushrooms to try this fall

Our foodie Spanish mushroom list Mushrooms are huge in Barcelona and Catalonia and other humid areas from the North of Spain, while drier areas such as Castile almost despise them and limit their consumption one of the most popular Spanish mushroom tapas: “champinones al ajillo” (sauteed mushrooms with garlic and parsley). But in our area, when the […]

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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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