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Sant Jordi festivities underway in Catalonia

Sant Jordi festivities underway in Catalonia

The Sant Jordi Day festivities are already underway across Catalonia, with thousands of people beginning to flood the streets from early morning, with books, roses and...

On Sant Jordi, couples in Catalonia exchange books and roses (by Lourdes Casademont)

23 April 2019 10:24 AM

Love, roses and books fill the streets as Sant Jordi gets underway!

From early morning, Catalonia pays tribute to its patron saint, Saint George, in what is arguably the country's most stunning and unique day of the year

For Sant Jordi, Catalans gift books to their loved ones, resulting in astounding sales every year (by Andrea Zamorano)

23 April 2019 09:34 AM

Sant Jordi: a unique celebration of love and culture

With roses and books the main stars of the feast day, Catalonia pays tribute to its patron saint like nowhere else

'Mona de Pasqua': Catalonia's Easter treat

18 April 2019 10:48 AM

Easter in Catalonia: processions, desserts and traffic jams!

'Setmana Santa' -or Holy Week- is one of the country's busiest holiday periods, with processions, cakes, and half a million vehicles on the roads
A bunch of Mercabarna 'calçots' prepared for sale (Photo: Àlex Recolons)

17 April 2019 02:20 PM

Fantastic calçots season comes to an end with more than 15 million sold

The Catalan onion tradition grew in popularity both at home and abroad
Barcelona mayor Ada Colau addresses Pride marchers (by ACN)

03 April 2019 05:28 PM

Barcelona applies to host EuroPride 2022

The Catalan capital hopes to welcome Europe's largest LGBT+ celebration

What to do in April in Catalonia

01 April 2019 05:47 PM

April: what to do in Catalonia

As spring gets going, so do festivals, fairs, plenty of outdoor activities and – finally – Sant Jordi!
“Carme Ruscalleda. The essence of taste” on show at Barcelona's Palau Robert

27 March 2019 12:28 PM

Exhibit reveals 'essence' of Carme Ruscalleda

Palau Robert venue in Barcelona opens new exhibition devoted to Michelin-starred chef's life and career

Unofficial Barcelona skate park will face curfew

20 March 2019 12:19 PM

Barcelona's world-famous unofficial skate park faces controversial nighttime curfew

The sleek curves in front of the Macba art museum have been a skating landmark for a quarter of a century but are now under threat from Barcelona City Hall

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