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What to do in Barcelona if it rains

Barcelona is a city with many things to do if it rains or if it doesn't, there are amazing buildings to visit such as modernist ones like Gaudí's for example and art nouveau buildings, beautiful parks such as Park Güell, shopping for all budgets from high end to bargains etc... Barcelona is full of charm, from the most hipster neighbourhood in Gràcia, to …

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Romantic things to do in Barcelona

Valentine's Day in Barcelona is full of romantic cakes, presents and little details for your beloved one. Although in Catalonia our true saint valentine is for saint George's day -Sant Jordi-  on 23rd April but we also celebrate St Valentine every 14th February.Lovers express their love by sending flowers, buying cards, candy or any other present to please …

Santa Eulalia festivity in Barcelona
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Santa Eulalia festivity in Barcelona

During 11, 12, 13 and 14th February, Santa Eulàlia local festivity -second patron of Barcelona city- and the light Barcelona festival go together to celebrate the winter festivity in Barcelona.Santa Eulalia activities are focused on families, during these days there are different activities, gegants, cercaviles and correfocs, castellers, sardanes and music …

Carnival in Barcelona
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Carnival in Barcelona

Carnival in Barcelona is a very special time of the year, everyone celebrates with joy a crazy time when everyone dresses up and walks around the city partying. In Barcelona there are parades and carnival events and they can be as colorful as in other places such as Cologne or MainzOne disguises oneself and goes around the city and to the events planned to …

9 things to do in Barcelona in winter
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9 things to do in Barcelona in winter

Winter time in Barcelona is mild, but don't get me wrong is not flip flop and sleeveless t-shirt time, bring a coat and pullovers, but there is no need for gloves or wool hats. Barcelona comparing to other cities in Europe doesn't have a strong winter such as Berlin or London, the sea helps mild the temperatures. We rarely go down the 4 to 5ºC.Sitges carniv…

Three wise men in Barcelona
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Three wise men in Barcelona

The three wise men are a tradition in Catalonia and Spain and in some other parts of the world but what some people don't know yet is where they come from. The three kings arrived in Jerusalem from Orient to adore baby Jesus that was recently born, each one of them brought an offering with them: gold, myrrh, and incense.Nowadays, they keep on visiting all h…

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New Year's Eve in Barcelona

Barcelona is full of light and color during the Christmas season and there are plenty of things to do in Barcelona in Christmas. New Year's eve or noche vieja as we call it is the last night of the year full of symbolism and magic and what best to spend it in Barcelona.Cities such as London and New York have a very consolidated New Year's Eve event and the…

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7 things to do in Barcelona in Autumn

Autumn is the perfect time to visit Barcelona, from September to November high season has come to an end, and when September starts kids are back to school, Barcelona starts to flourish again after a busy summer and August holidays. The weather is warm but not as hot as in summer, with a thin sweater you can go by during your days in the city.The temperatur…

Gràcia Festival in Barcelona in August
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Gràcia Festival in Barcelona in August

In August every year, the streets of Gràcia neighborhood transforms into fantasy streets decorated for Gràcia Festival in Barcelona. In 2015 the festival is held from 15 to 21st August, the festival combined music concerts, activities for kids, chocolatadas – drink chocolate in popular gatherings in the afternoon-, learn how to dance, theatre, magic and m…

Saint John’s Eve 23rd June - 'La revetlla de Sant Joan'
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Saint John’s Eve 23rd June - 'La revetlla de Sant Joan'

Saint John's Eve, la Revetlla de Sant Joan, it is also called the night of fire, it is a celebration that is all over Catalonia on the 23rd June night that is the shortest night of the year due to being very close to the summer solstice. It is a very special night being the shortest of all and it is the perfect time to spend it with family and friends. The…

Sant Jordi in Barcelona, the catalan Saint Valentine’s day
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Sant Jordi in Barcelona, the catalan Saint Valentine’s…

Sant Jordi or Saint George is the second most important National Day in Catalonia, the day is known in Catalan by la Diada de Sant Jordi. 23rd April is my favorite day in Barcelona, it is a romantic day, it is our love day, to show our love to your partner with a book if you are a woman and a rose if you are a man. Sant Jordi is the Catalan Saint Valentin…

A Catalan Christmas: our traiditions
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A Catalan Christmas: our traiditions

Christmas time is a good period to spend time with our families and in every family and country there are some typical traditions. In Catalonia we do celebrate Christmas but as every place with our typical food and traditions, I will explain you a Catalan Christmas looks like. We celebrate Christmas day, the 25th but our most important day is the 26th Sant …

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Christmas markets in Barcelona

Barcelona is a beautiful city in Christmas times, we love activities and markets on the streets, our typical meals and desserts. Discover what to do at Christmas time in Barcelona or see below the special on Christmas markets in Barcelona. Fira de Santa Llúcia It is the most famous Christmas market in Barcelona isfira de Santa Llúcia, it will open…

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Things to do in summer in Barcelona

There are lots of things to do in summer in Barcelona, activities on the beach, in parks and most of them for free or for little fee. Barcelona is an amazing city and August is the time when locals escape from town and the city is welcoming visitors to our beloved city. Summer activities go from June to the beginning of September in most of the cases. Sum…

What to do for Christmas in Barcelona
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What to do for Christmas in Barcelona

Barcelona is a great city to discover at Christmas time, although it is cold in winter is not as cold as other European countries, the sea helps us have mild weather. There are certain things that I normally do every year in Christmas in Barcelona, locals have their Christmas rituals and so do visitors. Barcelona gets transformed at Christmas times with str…