All posts by Justine Ancheta

La Casa dels Entremesos: Giants, Big Heads, and Beasts

Have you seen the GIANTS of Barcelona? Maybe you’ve been to the citywide La Mèrce Festival, or a smaller neighborhood celebration around Barcelona. And you may have caught the gegants – towering figures

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How to Care For Your Caga Tió (Tió de Nadal, Catalan Christmas Log)

If you want presents on Christmas Eve, you’ve gotta do some work: Give your tió de nadal some tender lovin’ care. And if you’ve never heard of him… The tió de nadal is a log with a face on

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Espadrilles. Photo by Ciboulette via Pexels

Gifts for Barcelona lovers that you can order online

Maybe you’ve recently taken a trip to Barcelona. But you forgot to buy a few gifts for friends and family. Or maybe you had such a memorable time…and you’re pining to taste, feel, or

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CosmoCaixa Barcelona is one of Europe's best science museums

CosmoCaixa: An Interactive Science Museum in Barcelona

This post contains affiliate links. When you click + buy, you help me buy a churro or 13. Yay! Remember this? Your physics teacher tells you to turn to page 137 of your 7-pound textbook. He rattles on

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Balthazars of Spain, stop doing blackface.

I’m always curious to see what kinds of blackface I’m going to come across around Three Kings’ Day. So many blackface Balthazars make their appearance at kids’ schools and Three Kings’ Day

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Get lost at the Parc del Laberint d’Horta

Parc del Laberint d’Horta is the oldest park in the city. Off the tourist radar, this park sits in the Barcelona neighborhood of Horta and extends over 55 hectares. It was built in 1791 but became

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Poblenou Street Art Worth Checking Out

If you’ve peeked at my Instagram feed, you’ll see that I’m a fan of Barcelona’s street art, especially around Poblenou. Every time I walk by, maybe every few weeks or so, I’ll

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La Taperia: Scrumptious Tapas at the Elegant El Nacional

Seems when people come to Barcelona, they’re always on the hunt for delicious tapas and a bottle of sangría. People who have never been to Barcelona, I got you – Enter La Taperia at El Nacional.  If

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Junk or Treasure? The Sunday Market at Sant Antoni

For movie fanatics, memorabillia collectors, book enthusiasts, frikis, or comic nerds in Barcelona, Sant Antoni’s Sunday market is for you. If you’ve never hit up the Mercat Dominical de Sant

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A Barcelona Guide Giveaway (for the Cool + Cultured)

So…you want to visit Barcelona. And you need a way to navigate + hang out with the cool kids in the city. What if you could just put a tiny guide in your back pocket – instead of dragging

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