Barcelona Top Travel Tips

Traditions

carnival barcelona

In Catalonia, the carnival or Carnestoltes starts on Fat Thursday (the Thursday before the start of Lent) and ends on...

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Sant Joan fireworks

Sant Joan is celebrated on the night of the 23rd-24th of June. Although it is celebrated all over Spain, it...

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myths about Barcelona

Here at Top Tips, one of our main aims is to help you experience Barcelona in the best possible conditions,...

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roses Sant Jordi

In 2018, the Sant Jordi (Saint George) festival falls on a Monday, so there will be less people and you...

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Pedrera 11 september Diada

While elsewhere September 11th is generally associated with the attacks on the twin towers, it is completely different in Barcelona,...

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local signs festa major de Gràcia

Culture and traditions 1. You no longer say goodbye, adiós or hasta luego but <adéu, like a real Catalan. 2....

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castells

Since the 18th Century, one of the strongest traditions in Catalonia is the formation of castells (castles in English), human...

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Christmas holidays

Barcelona is well worth a visit, and not just for the weather! A whole lot of holidays are dotted throughout...

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festes majors City Hall

The Festes Majors are very dear to the people of Barcelona as they are a chance to celebrate neighbourhood life...

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la Mercè

True to its reputation, Barcelona is one of Europe’s party capitals, and the city outdoes itself for la Mercè, the...

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