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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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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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Wandering the Whitewashed Streets of Sitges

Just 35 kilometers from Barcelona, Sitges is that ideal not-too-far-away escape from the city. Because of its microclimate, there are 300 sunny days of the year. And I can say that I’ve never witnessed a

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Eating at Els Quatre Gats, Picasso’s Former Hangout

“Umm. I’d to like paint some of my art for your walls. I like chillin’ here with my artist buddies, it’s fun, ” a 17-year-old Pablo Picasso says to Pere Romeu, the owner of Els Quatre Gats. “Sure. Maybe

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The Romantic Medieval Town of Besalú

It’s amazing that Besalú — a town of weaving cobblestoned streets —  has managed to stay so intact since the Middle Ages. Its Romanesque bridge dates back to 1075. And although it’s been reconstructed

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Zombies Invade the Sitges Film Festival

Devoured flesh, gouged eyes, torn-up faces, ripped-out jaws. A bunch of undead people infested Sitges on Saturday — moaning around the city, stupidly and relentlessly. The renowned Sitges Film Festival celebrates fantasy

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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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Park Guell, Spain’s Most Colorful Park

Call it a giant Candy Land in Barcelona. Park Guell is that place where you feel like a 5-year-old, oohing and ahhing at crazy rock formations and multicolored mosaics. While most parks have your typical

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Magical Christmas Activities in Barcelona

Bon Nadal, Bones Festes! Every December I tell myself, “I want the full Christmas experience in Barcelona!” I want to get in the holiday mood, indulge myself in the festivities, feel that special

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Parc del Clot and Its Magnificent Arches

  If you want to feel wistful and romantic on your afternoon stroll in Barcelona, there’s a special park for you. No, it’s not Parc Güell. It’s Parc del Clot in Sant Martí. And it will bring

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