La Mercè Festivity

La Mercè (La Merçè in Catalan) is the Patron Saint of Barcelona and it’s celebrated the 24th of September. It happens that Catalonia’s and Barcelona’s Festivity are both in the same month, only 2 weeks apart from each other.

11th of Setember:  Diada de Catalunya (Catalonia Festivity)

24th of Setember: La Mercè (Barcelona’s festivity)

Merçè […]

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 to ten […]

Portuguese Cultural Week in Barcelona

For third year in a row, the Portuguese Consulate General in Barcelona is organizing a Portuguese Cultural week in Barcelona. This is a great oportunity to get to know all what Portugal has to offer.

This event is called “Portugal Convida” (Portugal invites you) and will take place from the 8th to the 14th […]