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Whether it's and culture and cuisine, arts and tradition, history and geography or just bikes
check out our blog posts about Barcelona and Catalonia below.

St George’s Day with a Catalan twist

Saint George, the brave and famous dragon-slaying patron of a whopping eleven European countries and countless regions, towns and islands around the world is given a little break from his busy schedule once a year down in Catalonia. Here, his name is Sant Jordi and...

Barcelona Olympic Games 1992 changed the city forever

The year 2017 marks 25 years since the Olympic Games of 1992 in Barcelona which changed the city forever. The promotional campaign of the city council was launched with such an eagerness that the number of people who volunteered to assist at the Games beat...

catalan language is spoken widely in catalonia
Catalan language in Barcelona and Catalonia

For the last thirty years, democratic Catalan institutions have attempted to protect and promote the use of Catalan. This linguistic normalisation signified a multitude of campaigns and initiatives encouraging the use of the language. You can even go to free classes in the summer now!...

tapas in barcelona can be a plate of olives and jamon
Tapas in Barcelona and Catalonia

Tortilla de patatas, the signature Spanish omlette made with eggs and potatoes is also popular in Catalonia. But do not have this lovely filling treat a la catalana if you are vegetarian, because here they come with sausages!...