barcelona-beaches

89 beaches in Catalonia have obtained the Blue Flag label in 2014, achieving international recognition. The Blue Flag label certifies the quality and services offered by the beach. By areas, Girona has received 28 flags, Barcelona 23 and Tarragona 38. This award values and rewards the environmental management, safety and facilities of the beaches. It… Read More


Mercat de la Boqueria

The markets in Barcelona were built in the 10th century, although back in the Roman times there were all kinds of trades and exchanges taking place in the narrow streets of the old town. Barcelona has 39 food markets and 4 non-food markets where the locals go to buy their everyday fresh and seasonal products.… Read More


Codorníu was founded in 1551

Codorníu is a Catalan company that has been producing wine since the 16th century. Founded in 1551 it is the oldest family company in Spain and one of the 20 world’s oldest companies. The first company in Spain to make Cava was Codorníu in 1872. Cava is made following the “Méthode Champenoise”: it is sparkling… Read More


World Environment Day

  Celebrate in Barcelona the World Environment Day on 5th June; there are several environmentally friendly activities to do. Here are some suggestions: Come to another Barcelona with the Neighborhood Tours. Enjoy Barcelona’s lifestyle visiting parks, markets and sights where the everyday life goes on. You will visit monuments and places of interest recently opened or… Read More


Slow Food Catalunya - Km 0

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to local communities and the environment. This movement seeks to address our pace of life, which is speeding up as we run around without giving time to pleasures, big or small. It is essential to slow down, and what… Read More


Mandala, Josep Maria romero

Un article escrit per una revista xinesa per el nostre amic www.jmromero.com By now, you are probably familiar with the highlights of Barcelona. So you know what to do. But your experience will improve a lot if you consider when to go, how to go, and other circumstances. So I will focus my collaboration to… Read More


Calçot eating contest in Valls

In Catalonia we love to meet and savor the traditional cuisine of every region, frequently on street lunch parties. Any excuse is good to get together and enjoy a botifarra, arròs caldós, calçots, etc. The party often coincides with seasonal food like the calçot, which is a grilled long green onion that you eat dipping… 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