La Mercè

Festivities in Barcelona: How to have fun and know a little bit more of Catalan traditions at the same time! It is always easy to find something going on in Barcelona by only taking a stroll. Even at times it seems that the Catalonia’s main city lives in an eternal “fiesta” with continuous  parades or live… Read More


Thunder and sudden showers are typical in Autumn

  It is not often, but when it does rain, it rains cats and dogs. It seems like the world is about to end, you hear the thunder, the sky turns dark and, from nowhere, it starts pelting with rain.   What’s the chance that it rains during your stay in Barcelona? We have over… Read More


Mushroom market stall

  Autumn delights: Typical Catalan dishes from October to December One of the main attractions of Catalonia is its traditional cuisine. And Autumn is a great season to taste and enjoy some of the most typical dishes. Here are some delicious suggestions to eat this fall. Bon profit!   October and Mushrooms: Catalan’s favourite Hunt!… Read More


Autumn in Barcelona

  Are you coming to Barcelona in autumn? Then let me congratulate you as this is one of the most wonderful seasons to visit the city. Don’t let the shorter days, colder evening and maybe a rainy day make you stay at your hotel. There are some seriously good things going on to warm you… Read More


Halloween in Barcelona

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


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