Sant Jordi: A Day of Love and Literature

Did you know that Catalonia has its very own version of Valentine’s Day? It involves saints, dragons, books and roses. April is a lovely month in Catalonia, and not just because the flowers are blooming. It’s spring, and it’s the month of Sant Jordi, one of the most anticipated days of the year for children, […]

What to Do in Barcelona in May

May in Barcelona is one of the busiest and most exciting months of the year, and if you aren’t already planning to visit us, now’s the time to think about booking that trip! Whether it’s music, outdoor parties, sport or simply just lounging on the beach that takes your fancy, May is a great time […]

Recipe: Buñuelos de Bacalao

Bacalao, or salt cod, plays an important role in Spanish and Catalan cuisine. Try this easy recipe for buñuelos de bacalao, or cod fritters, one of our favorite tapas! Bacalao is a product that you will see all over the markets of Barcelona. In the past, coating the fish in salt was a way of preserving […]

The Catalan Calendar in Sweets

Did you know that you can follow the calendar in Spain through its sweets? Following the days, weeks and months of the year can be a pretty fun pastime for a sweet tooth in Spain. Beyond the usual croissants, xuxos and other treats, pastry shops work in a “seasonal” way by following the age-old Catholic calendar. Year […]