Barcelona La Merce

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Barcelona La Merce

In Barcelona La Merce is the biggest party of the year. As with all these Saint based celebrations, the origins follow a well tested format. Place has a problem. Then religious figure solves problem. People drink lots, dance like loonies and pop into the local church to say ‘gracias’. In this case, … Read More

Gracia Street Festival

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Gracia Street Festival

A question not often asked is ‘what occurs when you combine 200 years of tradition with egg boxes?’ Well if you want to find out then potter along to the historic Gracia Street Festival in Barcelona this month. Just over a century ago this funky ‘barrio’ of the Catalan capital was … Read More