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


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