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Flower Festival in Girona

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Temps de Flors (Flower Festival) in Girona For 10 days in May, the city of Girona's historical buildings, courtyards and gardens are adorned with floral arrangements and art installations with a programme of cultur...

Christmas is in the air: Mercat de Santa Llúcia in Barcelona

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The Fira de Santa Llúcia is one of the oldest Christmas markets in Barcelona dating back to 1786. This is probably Barcelona's most well-known and classic Christmas market and it's located on and around Avinguda de la...

The Three Kings Parade

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The biggest Christmas parade and celebration is the "La Cavalcada dels Reis d'Orient" (Catalan for the "Three Kings Parade" in English, or "Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos" in Spanish) or also known as the "Twelfth Night...

Circ Raluy

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Circ Raluy is both a historic travelling circus and travelling museum of old circus caravans that is now one of Barcelona's Christmas traditions and brings a new show to town every year. The Great Raluy Circus Show...

Baixada de Torxes at the ski slopes

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Tradition says that the first San Silvestre race was held in 1925 in São Paulo. It was inspired on an old French custom which consisted of races celebrated on the night of New Year, and that's why participants used to...

Baixada de Falles at the Pyrenees

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The popular tradition of the baixada de falles (running of the falles), a sort of march from the mountains to the town carrying a flaming torch, is a traditional festival of many towns at the Alta Ribagorça, Pallars J...

Winter Festival in Castelldefels

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The Festa Major Hivern i Fira Medieval Castrum Fidelis is celebrated in Castelldefels, a small coastal town 15km. (12mi.) from Barcelona, very easily reachable by commuter train. During the festa major (town festival)...

Montblanc & Medieval Week of Sant Jordi

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Montblanc is the capital of the comarca (county) of Conca de Barberà, 40km north of Tarragona. Its name, White Mountain in English, was originally due to a lack of green vegetation, the town today, set amidst lush vin...

“Festa del Cel” Airshow

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La Festa al Cel (Catalan for 'sky festival') is a show of speed, expertise, and technology that brings together more than 300.000 people every year to the beaches of the city. It marks the closing act to the city fest...

Ave Maria sung by L’Escolania de Montserrat (boys choir)

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More information: http://www.infocatalonia.eu/w/2013/11/montserrat/ Video: © EscolaniaMontserrat Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-Vaasx4r_s

Catifes de Flors (floral carpets) in Sitges

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The Corpus Christi Festival is one of the prettiest events in Sitges. The streets of the town covered in murals made from flower petals as part of a long standing tradition. On Saturday evening the preparations begin....

L’Escolania sings for the La Marató de TV3 telethon, with Sergio Dalma

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Escolania de Montserrat and Sergio Dalma sing "Em dónes força" ("You Raise Me Up") for the Catalan programme "La Marató de TV3" of 2011 to benefit biomedical research in the field of regeneration and transplantation o...

Remembering our buses…

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This one's specially dedicated to the oldies out there and the classic bus enthusiasts... the Barcelona Metropolitan Transport Authority (TMB) celebrates an annual rally from Barcelona to Caldes de Montbuí (http://bit...

Vintage Cars Rally Barcelona-Sitges

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Vintage cars invade Barcelona for the rally to Sitges. Illustrious owners of these machines were dressed with typical costumes of the era. WHEN?: early March More information: http://www.visitsitges.com Gall...

Primavera Sound Music Festival

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Primavera Sound is an annual music festival that takes place in Barcelona in late May and, in some years, early June. The festival is held within the Parc del Fòrum leisure site—located approximately 6 km south east f...

23th April: Sant Jordi’s Day

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Hard to understand for those who have never experienced it, Saint George's Day is a popular festive day when book and rose stalls, and, above all, floods of people, take over the streets of all Catalan towns and villa...

Trabucaires (blunderbuss gangs) in Gràcia

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A trabucaire (tra-boo-ka-ee-rah) can be described as an "ancient Catalan bandit armed with a blunderbuss" Catalan bandits already had a strong importance in the sixteenth century. It's banditry from 'the humble' be...

Christmas markets: Mercat de Santa Llúcia

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The Fira de Santa Llúcia is one of the oldest Christmas markets in Barcelona dating back to 1786. This is probably Barcelona's most well-known and classic Christmas market and it's located on and around Avinguda de la...

The Three Kings Parade

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The Three Kings Parade ('Cavalcada del Reis Mags' in Catalan, or 'Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos' in Spanish) is a special event for children celebrated in January. Every year, Their Majesties get together and make a gr...

48H Open House Barcelona: the Torre Girona

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The 48H Open House Festival represents a unique opportunity to enjoy architectural experiences related to a city's history. The event, started some years ago in London, is now celebrated in over 15 cities around the w...

Cantada d’Havaneres in Calella de Palafrugell

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The Cantada d'Havaneres (Singing of Havaneres Festival) in the picturesque coastal town of Calella de Palafrugell, in La Costa Brava, is a festival of traditional sea shanties brought back from Cuba by Catalan sailors...

Mercat Medieval in Vic

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Mercat Medieval de Vic is a medieval fair, one of the biggest in Catalonia. The streets of the old town travel back in time to the Middle Ages, getting crowded by artisans, merchants and some theatre play that will su...

What exactly is a Festa Major -the town’s craziest block party- ?

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A Festa Major (roughly translated as The Major Festival) is a sort of annual street party celebrated in most cities, neighbourhoods, towns and villages throughout Catalonia. Each one of them has its own festa major an...

Sònar Electronic Music Festival

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Sònar is a three-day electronic and advanced music festival. It was founded in Barcelona in 1994 and is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, with four festivals taking place in four different cities: Barcelona, T...

Saló del Manga, an anime and manga convention

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The Saló del Manga de Barcelona is an international exhibition featuring, as always, the best and most representative pieces from the world of Anime, Manga, and Japanese culture in general. For the second year runn...

Cases de la Festa

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Sardana, gegants, castellers,  balls de bastons, dance troupes and hawks, among others, are the stars of the Catalan heritage, a show of regular performances of traditional and popular culture. Barcelona has an active...

Grec Arts and Music Festival

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The Grec Arts and Music Festival of Barcelona is an international theatre, dance, music and circus festival celebrated in July. Over the course of its history, the festival has become not only the major summer att...

Piknic Electronic Barcelona Festival

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Piknic Electronic is about enjoying  a day at the park listening to great DJ music on Sunday afternoons and evenings in Barcelona. Piknic Electronic is an outdoor open air electronic music and picnic festival for the ...

Music at the parks

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During June, July and August every year many parks of the city of Barcelona are fill with music. Concerts and small format performances are hosted in some of the most emblematic parks and gardens of the city. These ar...

A typical calçotada in Valls

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What are many of your Catalan friends doing next Sunday? From November to April, chances are they are meeting for a calçotada, a traditional party consisting mainly of eating calçots, that is, sweet onions typical fro...

Diada de la Rumba Catalana

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The Rumba Catalana is a genre of music that developed in Barcelona's Romani community beginning in the 1950s. Its rhythms are derived from the flamenco rumba, with influences from Cuban music and rock and roll. The Ca...

Barcelona town hall facade lit-up during La Merce Festival

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**WARNING** This video contains flash photography Barcelona town hall facade lit-up during a lights show at La Mercè Festival, the city's biggest festival, celebrated to honour the city’s patron saint: concerts, tr...

Parc de Cervantes (a.k.a. Rose garden)

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Red, yellow and blue roses, climbing rose bushes and miniature ones, the Parc de Cervantes in Pedralbes neighbourhood features 245 varieties of the flower. You can enjoy the colourful spectacle nearly all the year rou...

Percussion Competition in Barcelona

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This competition is held annually to nominate the best amateur group in the city. The date vary from year to year so keep an eye on the official website (below) for the next edition. WHEN?: it varies, check website...

Festival Internacional de la Porta Ferrada

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The Porta Ferrada International Festival, instituted in 1958, is celebrated in the town's monastery of Sant Feliu de Guíxols in La Costa Brava, and has become internationally popular with time. It involves theatre, mu...

Street decoration in the Gràcia area

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Barcelona has long been known as a hedonist's paradise but the refined neighbourhood of Gràcia can, to the casual observer, seem an unlikely place to find the city's biggest annual street party. By day, when the area ...

Popular Xatonada in Calafell

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Xató (pronounced sha-toh) is a Catalan dish traditionally eaten in January and February, the two coldest months, during which the Catalans find the sharp taste stimulating and warming, although they ordinarily use ver...

Summer arts and music festivals

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More information: http://www.primaverasound.com/?lang=en (around end of May) http://static.sonar.es/sonar-around-the-world.html (in June) http://grec.bcn.cat/en (July and August) http://www.theproject.es/en/fest...

Handel’s Hallelujah

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More information: http://www.infocatalonia.eu/w/2013/11/montserrat/ Video: © EscolaniaMontserrat Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk4AUt2WwWM

Arvo Pärt: Vater Unser (Our Father)

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More information: http://www.infocatalonia.eu/w/2013/11/montserrat/ Video: © EscolaniaMontserrat Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9Xm_nR4310

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