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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...

Castle of Púbol, The House of Gala Dalí

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The castle at Púbol ("poo-bohl")  was the home to surrealist painter Salvador Dalí and his wife Gala (but not at the same time). Gala is buried at the castle. In 1968, Dalí bought Gala her own separate castle in Púbol...

La Ribera d’Ebre county

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The Ribera d'Ebre county, literally meaning "banks of the Ebre river" -one of the most important rivers on the Iberian Peninsula: Ebre in Catalan, Ebro in Spanish- is one of those little hidden gems that Catalonia has...

El Bosc de les Fades (The Forest of the Fairies)

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Situated at the bottom of La Rambla, ideally hidden away down a dark alleyway behind the Museu de Cera (Wax Museum), this kitsch attempt of creating a bar with a mystical, fairytale atmosphere is a great success. El B...

Cervera, a fortress in the border lands

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The origins of the town of Cervera are remote in time. In the year 1026, three peasant families built the first settlement in the comarca (county) of Segarra, as in those days it was uninhabited. Later on, the Barcelo...

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...

Nativity exhibitions during Chrismas

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During Christmas, in many Catalan homes you are going to find beautiful Nativity scenes, called pessebres in Catalan. Kids love those small figurines that we put into the Nativity scenes, and you can find as well Nati...

Ball de bastons

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Ball de Bastons (Sticks dance) is the name of a ritual weapon dance spread throughout Europe and the rest of the Iberian area (cossiers in Majorca, Portuguese pauliteiros, Aragonese palotiau, Basque ezpatadantza and S...

Sail on a historical vessel

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The Museum Marítim de Barcelona (Maritime Museum) is located by the waterfront in one of Barcelona’s finest landmark buildings: the Reials Drassanes, the medieval shipyards which are a unique example of civic Gothic a...

Day of the Mussel in Alcanar

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In Alcanar, a small fishing town located in the southernmost edge of Catalonia, by the river Ebre delta, the Day of the Mussel of the Ebre Delta has been celebrated every year since 2001. Hundreds of kilograms of stea...

A cappella anthem at FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium

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Listen to the fans singing the club anthem at the Camp Nou on May 17, 2014 before the title decider between FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid. More information: http://www.fcbarcelona.com/ http://en.wikipedia.or...

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...

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)...

Visiting the mussels’ farms at the delta of the Ebre river

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If you're looking for a different experience on your next trip to Catalonia, put on your list a visit to the seafood farms at the Ebre river delta. The industry of harvesting mussels, clams and oysters in the south of...

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...

Museu del Ferrocarril in Vilanova i la Geltrú

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The Museu del Ferrocarril de Catalunya (Catalonia Railway Museum) in Vilanova i la Geltrú (50' train ride from Barcelona) is one of the most important centres devoted to trains in the South of Europe. A museum showing...

“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...

La Mercè Festival 2014

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La Mercè is Barcelona’s biggest festival, celebrated to honour the city’s patron saint: concerts, traditions and family activities that you won’t want to miss. This year (2014) is celebrated between September 19th and...

The Gaudí Centre, interpreting the genius mind in Reus

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Reus, near Tarragona, is a picturesque town that was once famous for the production of Brandy. Today it is a bustling town that spans 59km2 and has 100,537 inhabitants. It's also the birthplace of Antoni Gaudí, the ge...

The Train of the Lakes

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Come to see the unspoiled less touristy side of Catalonia! Between the months of April and October a vintage train plies the route through the loveliest natural landscapes in the area of Lleida: El Tren dels Llacs ...

Aqualeon: a safari tour and a water park, all in one!

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Aqualeon has a wide variety of water park rides for the whole family, as well as a safari, the latter can be enjoyed on the Safari Bus from which you can see up close: lions, Siberian and Bengal tigers, bears and jagu...

Poble Espanyol

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The Poble Espanyol is an open-air architectural museum, located on the mountain of Montjuïc, in the city of Barcelona. It was constructed in 1929, for the Barcelona International Exhibition, that was held in Barcelona...

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....

European Balloon Festival in Igualada

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The European Balloon Festival takes place during the first fortnight of July in Igualada, 60km west from Barcelona, for four days (Thursday to Sunday) more than fifty hot air balloons fly the skies of this rural area ...

Monestir de Sant Joan de les Abadesses

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More information: http://www.santjoandelesabadesses.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monastery_of_Sant_Joan_de_les_Abadesses http://www.monestirs.cat/monst/ripoll/crp14abad.htm (in Spanish) Video: © Generalit...

Sant Joan Festivities

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In Catalonia a great deal of emphasis is placed on the Summer Solstice - the shortest night of the year. It is a public holiday renowned for the electric atmosphere in the air and the crazy parties that take place. If...

CosmoCaixa (Science Museum)

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If you’re visiting Barcelona in the company of youngsters – say, between the ages of 4 and 14 – then a visit to CosmoCaixa is a must-do. And you’ll enjoy it too. In terms of both educational and entertainment value it...

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...

Dan Dan Dansa (dan,dan,dance)

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The artistic programming at the Mercat de les Flors features a number of shows for younger children and families, productions that seek to share the magic and play of stage dance with children in order to acquaint the...

Casa Lleó i Morera

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Some people say that the Casa Lleó Morera is a family-size version of the Palau de la Música. Although the Palau is considered the epitome of modernista architecture due to its elaborate decorative elements, the artis...

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...

Camping sites: holidays from a different perspective

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Campers span a broad range of age, ability, and ruggedness, and campsites are designed in many ways as well. Many campgrounds have sites with facilities such as fire rings, barbecue grills, utilities, shared bathr...

Human statues in La Rambla

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La Rambla (or Les Rambles in plural in Catalan) is one of the landmark streets of Barcelona although not all visitors know that is actually five different streets: Rambla de Canaletes - the site of the Font de Canalet...

Museu de la Moto (Motorcycle Museum)

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Once upon a time, the whole of Catalonia reeked of motorbike factories! The Museu de la Moto (Motorcycle Museum) houses 70 of the most distinctive models produced in Catalonia from the 1920s to the present day. Mor...

Parc de l’Estació del Nord

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Apart from being large and sunny, the Estació del Nord (North station) park is also a notable piece of land-art, which has been designed around an enormous blue ceramic sculpture that stands upright in the middle of a...

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...

El Tramvia Blau (the Blue Tram)

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Discover the last romantic tram in the city. The Tramvia Blau (Blue Tram) is the most beautiful and natural way to access Tibidabo, whether the amusement park or the Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at Tibidabo. Su...

Museum of the History of Catalonia: the memory of a country

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The aim of the Museu d’Història de Catalunya (Museum of the History of Catalonia) is to showcase the history of Catalonia as a shared heritage, to preserve key objects from the history of Catalonia, and to help the co...

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