Mercat de la Boqueria

The markets in Barcelona were built in the 10th century, although back in the Roman times there were all kinds of trades and exchanges taking place in the narrow streets of the old town. Barcelona has 39 food markets and 4 non-food markets where the locals go to buy their everyday fresh and seasonal products.… Read More


Codorníu was founded in 1551

Codorníu is a Catalan company that has been producing wine since the 16th century. Founded in 1551 it is the oldest family company in Spain and one of the 20 world’s oldest companies. The first company in Spain to make Cava was Codorníu in 1872. Cava is made following the “Méthode Champenoise”: it is sparkling… Read More


World Environment Day

  Celebrate in Barcelona the World Environment Day on 5th June; there are several environmentally friendly activities to do. Here are some suggestions: Come to another Barcelona with the Neighborhood Tours. Enjoy Barcelona’s lifestyle visiting parks, markets and sights where the everyday life goes on. You will visit monuments and places of interest recently opened or… Read More


The Born Cultural Center

El Born Cultural Center is a unique and exceptional place that brings together three centuries of our history. Below the cast-iron structure of the iconic 19th century marketplace lies the Barcelona of 1700, the prosperous city that suffered the siege of 1714 and that put up an epic and heroic resistance before Catalonia’s national liberties were… Read More


Barcelona is known for being one of the best cities in Europe to enjoy and participate in sports. The first foundation of a sports club in Barcelona was that of Cercle Equí (Horse Riding Club) in 1856. Since then, an important number of clubs have been created, such as Reial Club Nàutic de Barcelona, Futbol… Read More


Rosa de Sant Jordi

Saint George is not only the patron saint of England but of Catalonia too. For that reason, April 23 is a day of big celebration. Although it is not a holiday day, people live it as if it was. On the day of St. George there is the tradition of giving women a rose as… Read More


Christmas lights in Barcelona

Christmas will come a little bit earlier this year to Barcelona. The traditional illumination of Christmas, known as “Les llums de Nadal” has been planned one week in advance to make it coincide with The Shopping Night of Barcelona. The Christmas lights will be switched on by the Mayor of Barcelona, some big Christmas trees… Read More


Paral·lel Avenue, 1894-1939

  Staging a production as abundant as surprising, this exhibition explains why a new entertainment area emerged in the city, leading the weight of the theatrical performances in Barcelona over 40 years. El Paral·lel emerges from the project to extend the city designed by Ildefons Cerdà. Once opened in 1894, this avenue was a leisure… Read More