In Catalonia and throughout Spain, the festival of El Día de los Reyes on 6 January is a massive event. It celebrates the arrival of the three kings in Bethlehem with their gifts for the infant Christ, and is the traditional Spanish day for exchanging gifts. A huge parade takes place throughout Barcelona, with fireworks and street parties, as children clamour to receive their presents.
Christmas in Barcelona is a magical time. With so many seasonal traditions, markets, lights, nativity scenes and food, a visit to the city is bound to get you in the festive spirit. Read on for your guide to the Christmas period in the Catalan capital.
This small town near Barcelona puts on one of the biggest and best carnivals in the world. Find out why hundreds of thousands of revellers descend on Sitges for a week of vibrant colour,unique traditions and unrestricted fun.
La Mercè is one of the biggest occasions on the calendar for people in Barcelona. This festival, which celebrates the patron saint of the city, is an explosion of colour, music, fireworks and dancing. Find out what we thought of last year's event (2010).
The Fiesta Mayor de Gracia returns to Barcelona this August, so why not join the thousands of locals and tourists that flock to enjoy this week-long celebration? With decorated streets, traditional food, wine tasting and a carnival atmosphere all around the barrio, we’re sure you’ll love this taste of the real Barcelona.
It's one of the most hotly anticipated events of the Barcelona calendar - yes, it's September's Festa de la Mercè. A 4-day festival that offers music, art, street performers and a fair few fire-breathing dragons, just for fun. Find out more about what this year's La Mercè has in store.
Valentine’s Day is coming and that means the same question as last year: what to do? We have some romantic suggestions for you to enjoy a special day in Barcelona with your partner. Check out our unique ideas for day trips and restaurants as well as the great discounts we have on offer.
In the holy week leading up to Easter in Barcelona, many locals might choose to escape to the country, but there are still many Easter traditions and celebrations to mark the occasion. Celebrate Easter in Barcelona the Catalan way.
One of the best festivals in Europe, Primavera Sound always lives up to its reputation, bringing the cream of indie talent to this festival in Barcelona. We look at how Primavera Sound 2013 is shaping up.
We look at the most interesting Barcelona festival, La Diada de Sant Jordi, which celebrates the city’s patron saint and takes place on 23 April. Today it's a massive event based around Catalan culture, romance and reading. There's nothing quite like the Ramblas decked out in roses!
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