Barcelona Local Customs

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    Jamon in window to be sliced
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  • Food / Drink, Barcelona

    1. Food / Drink

    The locals flock to get all they can of the ham and pasteries that abound around the city. We saw the real store that only sold the jamon, and yes; it is expensive no matter how you cut it, or how...

  • Sundays / La Sardana, Barcelona

    2. Sundays / La Sardana

    If you're in Barcelona on a Sunday, try to see the people dancing the Sardana, the Catalan national dance. Try near the Cathedral. When I saw people doing the Sardana it was in the afternoon in the...

  • Language, Barcelona

    3. Language

    Catalunya is a bilingual community. Everybody in Catalunya do speak Spanish (or Castellano as we prefer to call it here), but in fact NOT everybody do speak Catalan (about 60% in Barcelona, less in...

  • Tipping / Money Matters, Barcelona

    4. Tipping / Money Matters

    In some eating places, such as the popular Taller de Tapas, there is a 15% supplemental charge for sitting out on the terrassa. This doesn't seem to dissuade to many patrons as it seemed that the...

  • People, Barcelona

    5. People

    People from South Europe are always more relaxed than ones in North Europe. It seems in Catalonia as well – expression of emotions is higher, sometimes people simply don’t take too much stress about...

  • Street Entertainers, Barcelona

    6. Street Entertainers

    At the harbor there was an unplanned dance going on to the tune of the music by a band. It brought many people to come over and look and some dance; old and new styles. Catalans like to dance and have...

  • Things Catalan, Barcelona

    7. Things Catalan

    In Catalunya, like in other parts of Spain, Italy and Southern France, the traditional Christmas decoration is a Nativity scene. It can be quite large, and a representation of the whole town of...

  • Seasonal Events, Barcelona

    8. Seasonal Events

    One of the most fun things you can ever take part in in Barcelona are the festes of one of the old municipalities. When I came to the city in 2005, I had the opportunity to take part in La Mercè, the...

  • City Highlights, Barcelona

    9. City Highlights

    During the summer time from 15th to 21st of august, everybody are just waiting to celebrate the Gracia s Party called Fiesta major de Gracia. Gracia is a area in barcelona, this area seems to be...

  • Art / Architecture, Barcelona

    10. Art / Architecture

    did travel some places,and now been in goulburn very old town,and very nice town. I am so happy because in this town i did won the second price for one of my painting,just learning for first time. we...

  • History / Information, Barcelona

    11. History / Information

    Bullfight in Barcelona? No way, thanks God! Our autonomous Catalan Parliament voted for the ban of that barbaric activity. Since January this year bullfight has been banned in Barcelona and rest of...

  • Sense of Time, Barcelona

    12. Sense of Time

    Many of the museums in Barcelona (such as the Contempary Art Museum) close early on Sunday. In general, the museums are closed all day Monday. If you want to go to the Picasso Museum on Sunday, get up...

  • Churches, Barcelona

    13. Churches

    Christian churches - be they Protestant, Orthodox, or Catholic - are a vital part of Europe’s cultural, artistic, architectural, and religious heritage, and as such you are likely (and I really...

  • Day Trip, Barcelona

    14. Day Trip

    After visiting monestery u can get on one of the hills by funicular or on foot.And from that spot there like 3 rutes.One - down to the monastery and two to some high spots in mountains.It's extremaly...

  • Sports, Barcelona

    15. Sports

    What can I say? Football! We all know that this city has one of the biggest and richest football clubs in the world (and sport in general, Barcelona has also very successful basketball and handball...

  • Buyers / Sellers, Barcelona

    16. Buyers / Sellers

    I was surprised to see this sort of trade in a modern city I'm not keen on this sort of trade in animals or birds. There were traders selling ducklings - chickens - hens - pigeons as well as rabbits...

  • best calcots in Barcelona, Barcelona

    17. best calcots in Barcelona

    well the best calcots are in the Tarragona area, and towns outside Barcelona like Valls (1 hr by car) ,inside Barcelona I have been to this oneCan CortadaAvda...

  • Cava tasting and tour in Catalunya, Barcelona

    18. Cava tasting and tour in Catalunya

    you have 7 days so depends how you schedule your time. HOwever, I never take tours. Some CAva ask for appoinntments and other dont. You need to choose the ones...

  • Escriba - Chocolate shop, Barcelona

    19. Escriba - Chocolate shop

    If you wear size S or Petit, and want to keep it, then just keep going and don't get in, but if you got some sence and good taste then you must get into thas...

  • Red hot Chili Choco, Barcelona

    20. Red hot Chili Choco

    Red pepper in a cup of hot Choco drink, Fantastic Moka-Espresso , in the "La Granja" , which is kind of milky bar with the expertise of making chocolate drinks...

  • Cervaseria Catalana, Barcelona

    21. Cervaseria Catalana

    Cerveseria Catalana is a bar where you can find a big range of beer from all over the world .The place also serve Tapas that defiantly worth trying it. The bar...

  • Spanish pop music, Barcelona

    22. Spanish pop music

    I know you guys will not agree with me, but I believe the only "hot" thing in the Spanish music scene at the moment is Tata Golosa (outside electronic music,...

  • Wild drums, music, and a celebration with dragons, Barcelona

    23. Wild drums, music, and a celebration with dragons

    Wild drums, music, and a celebration with dragons at La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona Spain. My first night in Barcelona I was sitting a quiet little sidewalk...

  • Estrella Damm - Beer in Barcelona, Barcelona

    24. Estrella Damm - Beer in Barcelona

    Mark and I are beer drinkers. When we travel we love to discover local beers and give them a taste. One of the beers we found in Barcelona was Estrella Damm. I...

  • The best patatas bravas ever in Barcelona!!, Barcelona

    25. The best patatas bravas ever in Barcelona!!

    As most of the VTers may know, patatas bravas is a typical dish in the Spanish diet, especially during summer when people like to eat them with a fresh beer.The...

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