The Emperator looking at the worm

Report by: Eva Barajas Are you ready to discover the best kept secret in history with us? Legend has it that the Yellow Emperor, Huang Ti, entrusted his wife, Lady Xi Lingshi, with the task of discovering why the mulberry leaves in her garden disappeared mysteriously until the plant died. The Empress began to observe… Read More


View of Tarragona

When you arrive in Barcelona, you undoubtedly have the notion that you’ll never want to leave. While the beauty of its architecture and the culinary arts will entrance you, there are several areas outside of the city that will leave you in awe. Here is a list of our top destinations outside the metropolitan area… Read More


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Urban planning has never been easy, especially when ongoing projects are of massive scale such as the case of Via Laietana in Barcelona. The street is called after the Iberian tribe who lived in the city’s area: the Laietani. When the Roman Empire arrived to the peninsula, they settled the military camp that became the… Read More


Dona i Ocell Miro's artwork in Sants

There is in almost every city an area that has a special appreciation from nearly all citizens foreigners. If such is the case in Barcelona, I would dare to say that the district of Sants Montjuic is the one that makes everyone in town feel right at home. Sants combines the charm of the village… Read More


Park Güell

While visiting Barcelona, you can’t miss the Park Güell –it’s a must! No other work by Antoni Gaudí better reflects the complete and perfect harmony of nature and architecture than Barcelona’s Park Güell. Initially designed as an English-style garden-city–hence the official name Park– it finally became Barcelona’s most unusual public park. The best way to enjoy every detail of… Read More


Bolets (mushrooms)

Many people celebrate the arrival of Autumn because it is time for ‘Bolets’! Find mushrooms in the woods is close to a sport in Catalonia (there are even official competitions about it), and in order to succeed you need some certain skills, knowledge, intuition, and also, a little bit of luck. So much so that instead of… Read More


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During the past years, many citizens from Barcelona have started enjoying el Born, one of the most special places in Barcelona. El Born is the Catalan name for the street enclosure dedicated to the medieval jousts between knights during the beloved tournaments, the traditional celebrations across Europe in the middle ages. Passeig del Born was the… Read More


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Every September 24th and during a whole week, Barcelona celebrates its “Festa Major” – Barcelona’s festival of festivals, a celebration which goes back more than two-hundred years. La Mercè captures the character of the city itself, and transforms Barcelona into a grand stage bursting with fantasy and imagination. Over 600 activities and shows go on… Read More