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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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Best Christmas songs sung in Spain

OUR FAVORITE SPANISH CHRISTMAS CAROLS

A SELECTION OF THE BEST SPANISH CHRISTMAS MUSIC Merry Christmas! Don’t you love to celebrate it singing carols? Last year I shared with you the Catalan Christmas songs I grew up with, and many of you liked it. So I thought that there wouldn’t be a better subject for today’s post than talking about traditional Spanish …

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