Celebrating festa major in Barcelona

Photo of fireworks
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Each town in Catalonia celebrates its own festa major, or “major festival,” every year. We got to experience the festivities of La Garrinada, the festa major hosted by my friend’s hometown of Argentona. The festival traditionally lasts for four days in the first week of August. 
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Catalonian croquetas

After spending a majority of my summer in southern Andalusia, I became accustomed to eating shawarma daily and sipping tea nightly. Since moving to Barcelona, I have become personally invested in tapas too, and in croquetas in particular. These little fried bits are popular throughout Spain, and I have fallen into
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Beautiful Barcelona

A city ruled by the friendly people, beautiful architecture and incredible cuisine, Barcelona is a hotspot for any Spanish vacation; though Spanish isn’t exactly spoken in Barcelona. That was our first realization as my family attempted to chat up our cab driver from the airport. We learned that the natives
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The culture of Barcelona

A fellow traveler in Barcelona revealed to me that Barcelona was probably his favorite capital city. I was confused: I know the capital of Spain is Madrid, and I was in Spain, right? Wrong. Barcelona as a city, although geographically and politically located in Spain, is insistent in its independence
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