Catalonia Festivity (la Diada)

La Diada de Catalunya is Catalonia Festivity and it is celebrated the 11th of Setember. With this festivity, Catalonia celebrates the fall of Barcelona in the hands of the Bourbon troops under the Duke of Berwick during the War of Spanish Succession on September 11th, 1714, after fourteen months of siege.

Catalonia’s history has […]

Castellers in Barcelona

First of all, we should start with a brief introduction to what Castellers are and the basic terminology. As this is a catalan tradition, all the terminology is in Catalan, although I will include the English transaction between brackets.

Basically a castell (castle) consists of a human tower with can have up […]

Spanish and Language Classes

Are you new in the city and have some language difficulties? First of all you should be aware that Barcelona is a bilingual city with both Catalan and Spanish. Catalan is the local language and Catalan people are very proud of it so people will really appreciate if you make the effort to learn Catalan. […]