Every year, around this time, Halloween arrives to our streets with pumpkin and spooky decorations displayed in shops. However much fun Halloween can be, it is an imported tradition that arrived with all the promotion from TV and films. So what are our own Catalan traditions around this time? When it starts to get cold… Read More


Palau de la Musica

Modernisme is a cultural movement that started in Europe in the nineteenth century. In other countries it was known as Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, Stile Floreale, etc.  It was based in nature, curved lines and asymmetry, created as a reaction to bourgeois conservatism. Catalan Modernisme was also a political and cultural movement that sought to transform… Read More


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 cellars 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


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