Category Archives for Culture

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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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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Christmas at Sagrada Familia

11 Fun Christmas Activities for Kids in Barcelona 2017

You’re in Barcelona, and you want Christmas. And that warm, toasty feeling of seeing your kids giggle when they get candy from the caga tió. Or when they squeal when they hand their handwritten letter

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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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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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What to wear in Barcelona in the Fall

Hey, hey, fall is here! Although it officially started on September 22, I can say that shorts and tank tops season is pretty much OVER. Fall temperatures in Barcelona have a moderate range. The average

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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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How to Care For Your Caga Tió (Catalan Pooping Christmas Log)

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

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What to wear in Barcelona in the winter

Winter is just around the corner, dolls and dudes. I’m talking about December, January, and February —  those cold months when you peruse the Christmas fairs, check out the festive street lights,

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Fideuà vs. Paella: The Spanish Dish Showdown

Some rivalries in Spain are hard to kill. Real Madrid vs. FC Barcelona. PP versus PSOE versus…Podemos? And in Catalonia, another harsh battle is being fought: the fideuà versus the paella. Anyone familiar

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