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What does it mean “Vale”?

When you arrive to Spain one of the frequent words that you will listen is “vale“. A lot of people that don’t speak Spanish are surprise to listen constantly this word. It’s a frequently question of my travellers. It’s nothing else that: “OK”, “All right”, “Sure” or “Fine” People, who have learnt Spanish in USA, maybe have learnt…

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Perquè celebrem Sant Esteve a Catalunya

Totes les Pasqües es celebren 2 dies a Catalunya i per extensió també al País Valencià i les illes Balears (tot i que a València ho van treure als anys 90). I us preguntareu: i què té a veure amb Sant Esteve? Primer parlem del que vol dir Pasqua i quina és la relació de…

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Poblenou & Poblenou Urban District

Poblenou was the biggest industrial area of Spain at beginnings of the 20th Century. In the last years it has been reconverted in a kind of district that offers unusual options: we have the biggest flea market of the city; the HUB museum (a big museum dedicated to design) but maybe what have make this…

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Where can I see dance la Sardana?

As maybe you have heard, in Spain there are different folkloric dances. The Flamenco is not the dance of the whole Spain. Although, that you can see great shows of Flamenco in Barcelona, Madrid or in other cities in Spain, the Flamenco is the folkloric dance of the Andalusia, one of the 17 autonomies or…

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Saint Medir Festivity – March 3rd

March 3rd, is Saint Medir, the patron saint of the neighbourhood of Gracia in Barcelona. A big festivity! But when it started? Why they celebrate it and what they do. The legend of Saint Medir is linked with another saint: Saint Sever. From 303 to 313 the big Christians persecutions in the whole Roman Empire…

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Live Nativity at Catalonia

At Christmas one of the well know Spanish traditions is to represent at home the crib of Bethlehem: the manger. These representations can be huge and very elaborated. There are different places where you can admirer these works. But besides, recently it has become very popular to represent the “Live Nativity”, where you can walk…

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Underground of Barcelona: Phantom Stations

ENG – PHANTOM STATIONS OF THE BARCELONA UNDERGROUND The first tunnel of the underground of Barcelona, call “Gran Metro” (Big Underground) was built at Via Laietana AV. An Avenue opened in the middle of the old Barcelona between 1908 and 1913. Try to imagine, in this moment disappeared houses, palaces and convents with more than 500…

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Setmana de les terrasses dels Hotels de Barcelona

Un any més teniu una setmana per descobrir les terrasses dels hotels de Barcelona. Per quart any, més de 60 hotels de Barcelona obren a tot el públic perquè els pugueu descobrir. No només es tracta d’anar a fer una copa, sinó que també fan activitats: balls, monòlegs humorístics, màgia, tallers per aprendre a fer…

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Carnaval a Barcelona i Catalunya

CAT – CARNAVAL Dijous Gras o dijous Llardós comença el Carnaval amb l’Arribo, quant el Rei Carnestoltes arriba per proclamar el seu regne de disbauxa i excessos. Aquest dia la tradició a Catalunya  diu que hi ha que menjar botifarra d’ou i Coca de Llardons El Carnaval conclourà el dimecres de Cendra, quan, pels excessos d’aquests dies,…

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