Café de la Opera - Coffe and much more

  In this world there are 2 types of people: the ones who love coffee and the ones that don’t.  Are you one of the 1.200 million of people that love coffee?  Then Barcelona is your city.  But ordering this black magic beverage is tricky.  Double meaning words, jargon and different regional specialties can be… Read More


Autumn in Barcelona

  Are you coming to Barcelona in autumn? Then let me congratulate you as this is one of the most wonderful seasons to visit the city. Don’t let the shorter days, colder evening and maybe a rainy day make you stay at your hotel. There are some seriously good things going on to warm you… Read More


Pastry Chefs from Escribà confectioner with chocolate Gru Minions

  Easter means holidays, eggs, bunnies… and tons of chocolate!   Did you know that chocolate has played an important role in the economic activity of Barcelona? Actually, the Catalan port was the starting point for the sale and distribution of the product all over Europe. So it’s not difficult to figure out that Barcelona… Read More


Carnival in Barcelona

Hi, I’m Sa Majestat el Rei Carnestoltes (His Majesty the King Carnival) and I am addicted to fun, madness and love breaking conventional social rules. I heard rumors about a woman who doesn’t agree with my lifestyle. She is La Vella Quaresma (the Old Lady Lent). She will be here in seven days, so let’s make… Read More


Santa Eulalia, Barcelona's co-patron

February 12th marks the feast day of Santa Eulàlia and the beginning of the city’s winter festival. But who is Santa Eulàlia, besides the co-patron saint of Barcelona? Her name means “the one who speaks well”. Born in 290 Eulàlia was a brave 13-year-old virgin, who preferred to suffer martyrdom at the hands of the Roman… Read More


Barcelona a wonderful city for fashion shopping

Barcelona has developed its own style becoming the fourth most creative city in the world. It is the city of design and creativity, a reference in architecture, culture and fashion. The Museum of Design DHUB was inaugurated this year near the refurbished “Mercat dels Encants” flee market. But, in this post, we will focus on… Read More


Halloween in Barcelona

Every year, around this time, Halloween arrives to our streets with pumpkin and spooky decorations displayed in shops. However much fun Halloween can be, it is an imported tradition that arrived with all the promotion from TV and films. So what are our own Catalan traditions around this time? When it starts to get cold… Read More


Tió de Nadal

The “Tió de Nadal“, meaning in English “Christmas Log”, also known simply as “Tió”, is a Catalan Christmas tradition which is very well established among families. In the last years the original tradition has been changing. In the past it was a hollow and burnt piece of cut wood or log taken from the fireplace… Read More


Poster for 2013 Festes de la Merce

La Mercè is the Festa Major of Barcelona, when we celebrate the Saint’s Day of Our Lady of Mercy, La Mare de Déu de la Mercè. It has been an official city holiday since 1871, which first consisted of a Roman Catholic festivity commemorating St. Mercè on 24 September. The opening speech will be given… Read More