Spanish and Catalan History

As a tour guide, I’m passionate about history: I consider it’s the base to understand not just our past, but also our present and to foresee our future or where we are going to. We occasionally write about history topics in this posts, and if you are a history fan like I am, you’ll want to review them before coming to Barcelona. Because learning in advance about Spanish and Catalan history will help you get a more meaningful experience once you are in town, since you’ll understand in a deeper way the sites and area you’ll be visiting. You’ll find all of them in this tag.

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Onze de Setembre in Catalonia

CATALAN SEPTEMBER 11: UNDERSTANDING ITS MEANING

WHAT DOES THE NATIONAL DAY OF CATALONIA CELEBRATE? Today is September 11, a day that for Catalans means something very different from what it mean for the rest of the world. Today we celebrate La Diada, the National Day of Catalonia. And while most nations have picked a victory day for their own National Day, we …

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Flamenco facts and history

THE BASICS OF THE HISTORY OF FLAMENCO

5 CRUCIAL POINTS TO UNDERSTAND FLAMENCO DANCE HISTORY Flamenco is a typical style of music and dance of Spain, specially from the regions of Andalucía, Extremadura and Murcia. Some theories calculate it dates from the 1700’s, and it is believed that the Flamenco culture was born out of the constant interaction between natives, Gypsies, Muslims, …

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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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