Dancers of "Rumba Catalana"

How NOT to confuse Rumba Catalana with Flamenco. Catalonia has the privilege to add to the Unesco’s World Heritage list the works of Art Nouveau masters Antoni Gaudí and Domènech i Montaner and the not less spectacular ‘Castells’ (‘Human Castles’), among others. But there are so many other things that deserve to be known worldwide.… Read More


La Casa de la Seda

Have you ever noticed these particular facades in the historical center of Barcelona? There are plenty, sometimes along main streets, sometimes hidden in smaller ones or either places. Created to embellish particular facades of buildings in the 19th century, sgraffito is an artistic technique which consists in applying layers on a wall with 2 different colors of sand to create… Read More


L'Ou com Balla (the Dancing Egg)

It is only one week a year, that Barcelona eggs go out dancing in fountains throughout the Gothic Quarter. It is actually one of the best moments to see the Gothic Quarter, as gardens and cloisters open their doors and invite you to see the most magnificent fountains decorated with flowers. And, on top, the Ou com Balla… Read More


Sant Jordi's Day: A romantic day to give a red rose to our loved ones

My grandmother Joana truly loved the city where she was born, grew up and lived for 90 years. She used to say that Barcelona was especially beautiful on two certain days: in September 24th, the day that citizens celebrate ‘La Mercè‘ to honour one of the saint patronesses of Barcelona, and Sant Jordi’s Day, in… Read More


Vintage Antique pocket watch on an ancient world map in 1565..

The time zone of Spain Do not forget to change your clock this Saturday night, March 26, when at 2 am will become the 3 am welcoming the Easter and the summer time! But have you ever wonder why Spain changes the time when the country is not on that timezone UTC+1? is this a geographical… Read More


Palau de la Musica Catalana

Lluís Domènech i Montaner There’s a master behind every genius. And there would be no Gaudí without Lluis Domènech i Montaner. My first impression discovering Catalan Art Nouveau or “Modernisme” in architecture was to experience how this personality, considered the spirit of this epic movement, still hasn’t received honorable mentions enough to value what he represents for… Read More


Las-Ramblas-Winter

Unique Architecture, large variety of delicious food, sun, beach, friendly people, cosmopolitan atmosphere…there are so many ways to define Barcelona. But in the little stories that hides Catalonia’s capital you realize the reason of its personality. We’ve chosen seven facts of Barcelona that you might not know, but probably will get you craving to visit… Read More