Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter

Are you in Barcelona for Christmas? Good news, you have plenty of things to do for this end of the year! I strongly recommend that you don’t miss any of these beautiful or stunning churches! 1 – Catedral de Barcelona Located in the gothic quarter, the Cathedral of Barcelona – also called the Catedral de la… Read More


Christmas market in front of the Cathedral

Smells like Christmas when December begins. It is a month where there is a lot of activity –but also with some stops-, in Barcelona, not only related to what is going on around December 25th. There are also very interesting traditions that are really worth (and even useful!) to know. A bank holiday before Christmas! … Read More


Sagrada Familia

The Sagrada Familia is the masterpiece of the architect, Antonio Gaudí, (in Catalan the building is called Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família). This architectural beauty that you can’t miss if you visit Barcelona belongs to the Catalan modernisme but combines others styles from different ages. This is because despite starting in 1882, it’s still… Read More


Girona and the flies of Sant Narcís

If it’s your first time to Girona, you might wonder why there are so many souvenirs that resemble flies. There are chocolates, magnets and even stickers for cars. What is it about flies that are so distinctive in Girona? There are so many stories about fearful beasts, eagles and lions that defend fortresses, the Dragon… Read More


Escolania of Montserrat

One of the most prized jewels of the Sanctuary is the voices that compose the Choir of Montserrat (in Catalan: Escolania de Montserrat). It is one of the oldest children choirs in Europe. There are documents dating from the fourteenth century that corroborate this religious and musical institution. Its existence is as old as younger is… Read More


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