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20 Reasons Why Barcelona Is An Amazing Place To Live

Catalan customs & traditions at Barcelona festivals. From the Castellers' human towers to the famous Correfoc fire-run, find out about the customs of Catalonia.

The main celebrations for Sant Joan in Barcelona take place on the evening of June 23rd before the public holiday on June 24th on what is known as the Revetlla de Sant Joan in Catalan and the Verbena de San Juan in Spanish.

Fira de l'Espàrrec de Gavà. The Sparragus from Gavà are round and white, they grow in Baix Llobregat (Catalonia) and it's the only place where the soil a bit sandy and with the sun makes this a unique type of Sparragus. Photo Javier García Canals

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Céret

#Cherries have enjoyed the soil and climate of this area for over 150 years, allowing gourmets to enjoy the first French cherries. The Cherry Festival takes place in May in #Céret, and offers two days of events based around a large Cherry market which brings together the local producers. With tastings, stoning and stone-spitting competitions and ‘cherry’ menus in the restaurants, the Catalan town turns red and rocks to the rhythm of the bandas and Sardana dancers. www.loveyourstay.com

La Festa al Cel (Catalan for ‘sky festival’) is a show of speed, expertise, and technology that brings together more than 300.000 people every year to the beaches of the city. Barcelona shows its passion for aviation combining every year two first-class aeronautical events: the Red Bull Air Race in April, and the Festa al Cel in September. The Festa al Cel is the largest airshow in the South of Europe and one of the precursors of seaside airshows taking place in front of a large city.

The Sitges Film Festival (Catalan: Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya) is a Spanish film festival that is one of the most recognizable ones held in Europe, considered the world's foremost international festival specializing in fantasy and horror movies. Established in 1967, the festival normally takes place every year in early October in the Catalonian coastal town of Sitges, located about 34 kilometers West-southwest from Barcelona. ** click to Sitges website

from Food & Wine

Grilled Baby Leeks with Romesco Sauce

Tony Mantuano created this recipe, also adapted from Wine Bar Food, in homage to the Calçotada in Spain. The Catalan festival celebrates the harvest ...

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Mercat de Sant Josep - La Boqueria

La Boqueria market, Barcelona - Slow Food in Barcelona A Walk Through the Markets and a Taste of Catalan Cuisine. @Transitions Abroad