Tag: Catalonia

Carnival in Barcelona 2018

  Carnival “Carnaval”  is the time of joy and exuberance. This year the cold and bad weather will not stop us to go out and celebrate.!!! Carnival in Barcelona is the festival that gets most people involved. So for one week every year, the city is transformed with masked dances, parades and sardine funerals. But… Read more »

Why include Barcelona in your Wish list?

What could we say about Barcelona? We could explain many things about our city but surely we would leave many others out, so even if it is best to discover it for yourself, we want to give you a little brush of why Barcelona leaves a mark on all the people who visits it. Full… Read more »

The shortest night of the year : St. John’s Night

If you are going to stay in Barcelona for San Juan (Sain John) and do not know what to, don’t worry. This national party is celebrated in all towns and cities of Spain as one of the most important festivals of the year. It’s not a party, it is the day with more hours of… Read more »

“Calçot” season

  The calçot is a long variety of white onion traditionally grown in certain areas of Tarragona, although it is now cultivated in almost all of Catalonia. It is the most well-known dish of the city of Valls (Tarragona), and is indisputably a key component of popular Catalan gastronomy.

Castanyada, All Saints’ Day or Halloween

  Pumpkins, chestnuts, Sweet potatoes, ‘huesos de santo’ (Spanish marzipan sweets), panellets (traditional Catalan sweets)… All Saints’ Day has thousands of flavours depending on the country or the region you’re celebrating in. Although for most of us, it is a day linked to the memory of our ancestors, the rituals, dishes and traditional sweets vary… Read more »