Spring Attractions in Barcelona

Spring Attractions in Barcelona

Spring (especially the months of April and May) is a great time to visit the city of Barcelona. Although Barcelona winters are not harsh, people do tend to be more active and outgoing in spring. As soon as the spring arrives and the weather gets warm, Barcelona becomes the stage of numerous events, from open air concerts to the traditional Easter manifestations. Barcelona beaches come back to life, as both locals and tourists go here in search for sunlight and fresh air. As for some speci... [ read more ]

Popular Spanish Easter Traditions

Popular Spanish Easter Traditions

As I think we have tried to point out in several occasions on this blog, religion and especially Easter plays a very important part in Spanish culture. The Carnival Santa Cruz de Tenerife preceding the Easter Lent and the Holly Week (Semana Santa) are two of the biggest public manifestations (if not the very biggest) in Spain. But as not all tourists will have a chance to attend any of these popular celebrations  - you might be visiting a friend in another part of Spain, for example, or jus... [ read more ]

Popular Religious Manifestations in Spain

Popular Religious Manifestations in Spain

Spain is a premiere destination in Europe when it comes to festivals, fairs and traditions. The country has some of the strangest festivals in the world (like the bull races in Pamplona or the tomato fights – Tomatina), but also some of the most well-kept traditions.  Spain’s medieval pilgrimage routes continue to be followed by thousands of people every year, and impressive Christmas and Easter manifestations attract huge crowds.  Festivals and processions are an important part of Spa... [ read more ]