Cabalgata Reyes Magos – the parade of the three kings in Barcelona
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
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.
FC Barcelona – global success with local roots
Forget the Sagrada Família, the real adoration in Barcelona takes place at FC Barcelona’s home ground Camp Nou. We explore how this legendary club transformed football in Barcelona into a religion.
Forget flamenco – Catalonia’s all about the sardana
If you’re aiming to immerse yourself in real Catalan traditions during your time in Barcelona, forget flamenco. The unique and technically difficult circle dance of the sardana is the one to look out for.
Festa Major de Gràcia 2014 – Barcelona’s August carnival
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.
La Mona de Pascua – Spanish Easter cake
Easter week is a popular time to visit Barcelona and the perfect opportunity to try the traditional Mona de Pascua cake. This delicious cake, which is covered in colourful decorations, is also very simple to make - take a look at our recipe!
Easter in Barcelona
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.
Sant Jordi: Barcelona’s fiesta of love and literature
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!
The Feria de Abril 2014 – celebrating Andalusian culture in a corner of Barcelona...
Of all the different regions in Spain, no-one knows how to throw a party better than Andalusians, - and in April, they bring the party to Barcelona. Head down to the Feria de Abril at Diagonal Mar and take full advantage of the carnival atmosphere – think flamenco, sherry and foot-stamping fun by the sea.
The best Spanish guitar concerts in Barcelona
In Barcelona, the best artists in the world will join the production company POEMA S.L organising on a monthly basis fifteen concerts in a number of extraordinary locations. Let yourself be taken away by the sounds of the best guitarists in the world playing the most beautiful melodies of their repertory live.