Local Tradition

As probably every city in the world, Barcelona (also Catalunya) has its own customs and traditions, these things that make a city or a region unique. These are the most relevants that  any tourist visiting Barcelona should know:

CATALAN

Barcelona is a bilingual city with both Catalan and Spanish. Catalan is the local language and Catalan people are very proud of it.

CATALAN CUISINE

Catalan Cuisine is based on fresh fruit and vegetables, meats and fish of great quality, and last but not least olive oil. One of the secrets of Catalan Cuisine is that food is cooked in olive oil giving food a very special taste.

CATALONIA FESTIVITY

Catalonia festivity is celebrated the 11th of September with great joy and festivity specially around the city center with many activities and musical events.

CASTELLERS

A castell (castle) consists of a human tower with can have up to ten levels high. These castells (castles) are built during town festivals. At these festivals, different colles castelleres(teams) compete to build the most impressive castell.

LA MERÇÈ

La Merçè is the patron of Barcelona and it is celebrated the 24th of September. A great number of events for all ages are organized.

SANT JORDI

April 23rd is the feast of Sant Jordi (Diada de Sant Jordi), the patron Saint of Catalonia.

SARDANA

Typical catalan dance in traditional customes.