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3 April 2014

Daytrip from Barcelona: Hidden Girona

Looking for day-trip to escape the bustling barris of Barcelona? Girona may be just the ticket.

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27 December 2013

Roscón de Reyes: A cake made for a King (or Queen)!

In Spain, the Christian holiday Epiphany (January 6) is fêted with flair. Our Spain specialist explains the tradition of the Roscón de Reyes.

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Roscón de Reyes

8 December 2013

Context’s Ultimate Gift Guide

Ready for the holidays?  So are we!  We’ve surveyed our docents and city managers across the world to put together…

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4 October 2013

First Friday: 5 Masterpieces of the Picasso Museum

Barcelona docent Biel Heredero shares five masterpieces of the Picasso museum in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

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19 June 2013

How to Celebrate the Festival of Sant Joan

A brief history of and recommended tips for celebrating the Festival of Saint Joan in Barcelona.

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11 June 2013

Practical Facts: Getting to the Airport in Paris, Madrid & Barcelona

Skip that taxi by learning some practical tips for traveling from the airport in Paris, Barcelona, and Madrid.

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Genevieve Timmins  |  2 Comments

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1 May 2013

Modernist Cuisine in Barcelona

A mouthwatering glimpse inside our annotated dinner in Barcelona and contemporary Catalonian cuisine as a whole.

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16 April 2013

Port Vell in Barcelona, Open Air Sculpture Park

Take a photo walk through the sculptures along Barcelona’s Port Vell

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Courtney Delaunay  |  1 Comment

THE WOUNDED SHOOTING STAR

13 March 2013

Practical Facts: How to Tip When Abroad

Our guide to tipping across our European and Asian cities is full of surprises.

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6 March 2013

The Calçotada

Explore one of Cataluña’s distinctive gastronomic traditions.

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21 January 2013

Best Hands-on Activities for Traveling Families

Looking for something active and hands-on for your family? See our list of picks from across our cities.

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30 November 2012

Bolets in Catalonia, A Time For Wild Mushrooms

Ester Dotras helps us examine the Catalan love for wild mushroom picking during the autumn season.

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19 June 2012

Celebrating Sant Joan in Barcelona

Barcelona docent Esther Dotras shares with us the best and sweetest parts of the Sant Joan celebrations

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20 April 2012

A Love, Culture and Gastronomy Filled Holiday in Barcelona

  All five senses are brought to life on only a few days every year in Catalonia.   April 23…

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4 April 2012

“Mona de Pasqua” – Barcelona chocolate Easter cakes

Barcelona celebrates nearly all its holidays with special dishes and desserts.  Families and friends gather round the table to commemorate…

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Esther Dotras  |  1 Comment

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27 March 2012

Memorable meals around Europe

Six memorable meals and snacks in six different cities.

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