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Colors of Barcelona - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Masia Freixa Indigenous people of Barcelona are very gallant and very serious. They are open for communication and have a wonderful sense of humor. The locals are very friendly to visitors and will gladly help them in most difficult situations. Many travellers, who visit Spain for the first time, are scared of the way of communication, which is peculiar to the Spaniards. The usual arguing between two good friends can be taken as a quarrel - the local residents are very emotional and impulsive. Such "noisiness", which is common among citizens, is hard to associate with kindness and openness in communication of these people.
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Spaniards have never been very punctual. This national trait is not a secret to anyone and so it is a typical reason for numerous jokes. Residents of Barcelona are accustomed to have a very late lunch, so local cafes start filling with visitors only after the noon. Dinners here are also fairly late, so many restaurants are open until midnight. When communicating with local residents, you should try to avoid political topics, and in any case not to talk about personal life - these topics are considered a taboo here. You should not start controversy about the corrida (bullfighting), as the locals are intolerant to the even the slightest criticism of national peculiarities.
There are always many interesting events in Barcelona. The procession of the Magi on the eve of Day of the Epiphany is a bright and a striking event. On the evening of January 5 local residents dressed in ancient costumes appear on the streets of the city. All townspeople gather there to admire their solemn procession. The event that takes place on April 23 is no less interesting. This celebration is named The Day of Rose and a Book. The title of the celebration fully discloses its main tradition - on this day of the year people give each other bouquets of roses and books. These gifts are the symbol of friendship and loyalty. Finally, August is the time of one of the most hilarious and beloved holidays - Fiesta Major. On this holiday all main streets and squares of the city are decorated with colorful garlands. Main celebrations are held in the district named Gracia. Here are organized musical and theatrical performances, as well as the degustation of national dishes. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Park Guell

From the series “Top 16 most unusual and original parks and gardens”
Currently, the garden area occupies ​​over 17 hectares. It was founded by the famous Catalan industrialist and politician Eusebi Guell. Antonio Gaudi himself created architectural and landscape park decorations. Amazing stories may be told about some sculptures and ornaments. So, in the park you can find a rather unusual curved bench that follows the contours of the body of a seated person. To design this bench, Gaudi asked one of the workers to sit on a bench of the not yet solidified concrete. Therefore the architect measured the bending of the back. … Read further

Catalunya en Miniatura

From the series “Famous miniature museums of architectural objects and cities”
The most spectacular is the model of the Church of the Holy Family, as well as the model of the Park Guell with its fabulously beautiful "gingerbread" houses. Among the miniature bushes and trees you can see a colorful building of the Salvador Dali Museum-Theater. Football fans will definitely like the model of the "Camp Nou" stadium. The theme park is notable not only for the variety of objects, but also for its geographical accuracy. An artificial sea makes it as realistic as possible, about two million liters of water are required to create its model. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Barcelona

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Barcelona. Learn the best periods to visit Barcelona to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Barcelona.
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