Traditions and curiosities

Barcelona is a city full of hidden secrets to discover / Photo: Aleksandar Pasaric via Pexels
The city of Barcelona has corners, curiosities and aspects generally unknown but which are very interesting that you can visit and discover to learn more about the city. Hola Barcelona takes you!
The harvesting of wine grapes is one of the initial steps for the production of wine
Catalonia is a land of wines with a lot of history and deep-rooted tradition. Do you think you know the peculiarities, characteristics and historical curiosities about Catalan wine? Discover more! Hola Barcelona takes you.
The chestnut stalls that fill the streets of Catalonia are typical during the festivities of this time / Photo: FrancescoPaggiaro via Pexels
The Castanyada and Halloween are two traditions that coexist on the eve of All Saints. Find out what plans the city has been cooking for this festive season and how to arrive there. Hola Barcelona takes you!
The good weather in Barcelona allows people to enjoy a good aperitif on Sundays / Photo: SplitShire via Pexels
Barcelona is a city with a great diversity of traditions. One of them, and of great relevance, is vermouth: a drink known internationally but with a special tradition in the city. Discover its history and the best areas to enjoy it, Hola Barcelona takes you!
The castellers is a typical activity of Catalan popular culture
Two of the most well-known festivities in the city are back: the Festa Major de Gràcia and the Festa de Sants. Discover all its features and how to get there. The tradition of summers in Barcelona is to jump back and forth and rest for a few days before La Mercè, Barcelona's main festival arrives. Hola Barcelona takes you!
Panoramic view of the Plaça Reial of Barcelona
Spring marks the arrival of Sant Jordi’s Day, an excellent excuse to discover (or rediscover) different literary and poetic settings in Barcelona. Walk through our city and move around with public transport feeling like a character from a novel!
Their Majesties kicking off the Barcelona Carnival / Photo: Ajuntament de Barcelona
Once again, the craziest celebration is here. After an edition marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, this year, Their Majesties will be back on the streets with an Arribo created by the Comediants theatrical company. The festival starts on Maundy Thursday, 24 February, with around thirty activities, and ends on Ash Wednesday, 2 March, with the Burial of the Sardine.
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Have you heard about Catalan gastronomy and are you travelling to Barcelona to experience it? The city has a great gastronomic offer for every budget, from Michelin-starred restaurants to small, popular establishments with very interesting offers.
Barcelona Christmas Tour / Photo: TMB
This year, Barcelona will experience the Christmas holidays with a certain degree of normality after last year’s restrictions due to the pandemic forced the city to modify the traditional acts that take place during this time.
The Castanyada is a typical Catalan celebration that takes place on the night of October 31st / Photo: Ekrulila - Pexels
Well into October, Catalonia takes on a very special smell when the chestnuts start being sold on the street. Their crackling while they’re being roasted and the orange colour of the sweet potatoes are part of the autumn landscape of towns and cities.