The most typical souvenirs of Barcelona

The most typical souvenirs of Barcelona

The most typical souvenirs of Barcelona

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Whoever has never bought a souvenir, raise his hand, whether you bought it for yourself, for a family member or a friend. This seems like an unwritten rule, when we go traveling, we buy gifts for everyone. Sometimes you have to keep some space in your suitcase to bring back what your friends have subtly asked for and that you have to buy before you go back home.
There are a lot of types of souvenirs and it seems like the further you go, the more you have to bring back.
In Barcelona, ​​there are typical shops full of souvenirs and colorful sculptures that catch the eye of all lovers and non-lovers of this type of shopping. A souvenir to bring back from his trip.

The most popular souvenirs in Barcelona are:
From Gaudí-inspired classic magnets for refrigerators, the cathedral or the Sagrada Familia magnets, to Iberian ham packaged under vacuum.
Let’s not forget the famous modernist ceramics, Gaudí’s sculptures, mainly the Güell Park salamander or the typical bull, more emblematic of Spanish culture than of the Catalan region. In Barcelona, for example, the bullfights were suppressed years ago.

In several stores you can also find the famous and particular “porrón”. A sort of glass pitcher used for drinking wine. Very traditional in Catalonia, especially in the villages.
In recent years, typical Catalan shoes, Catalan ‘’espardeñes’’, have become very popular around the world, including for big fashion icons, influencers, and so on. A comfortable shoe, very versatile.

In terms of souvenirs, it can be very difficult to know what to buy, because you have to know the taste of your friends and family to make sure it won’t end up as dust catch on a shelf.

That’s why before buying, we always recommend to enjoy Barcelona, ​​to soak up all its knowledge, its gastronomy and its history. Instead of buying material items, learn about its stories and feel the city. And if you really need to buy something, here are some examples of the most typical souvenirs of Barcelona.

What are the most popular jackets in Spain?

What are the most popular jackets in Spain?

What are the most popular jackets in Spain?

It’s well known that our beloved country, Spain, has seen strong growth in the world of fashion and new creations. Some have reached fame via Youtube, others have dressed celebrities with their creations or have simply tried their luck on other continents. All means are explored to become known and of course, expand the Spanish fashion industry.

On the other hand, along with new designers and catwalks, we have the fashion that people wear everyday in the street. The most used fashion garments, the most used coats in Spain and above all the most popular ones.

As we know in Spain, the giant Inditex still reigns and has a direct impact on where the Spanish people shop.
If you walk the streets of Barcelona, ​​you will find that the majority of coats come from the company Inditex. If you want to dress like most Spaniards, for example, do not hesitate to stop in one of their stores and buy some of their garments.
To help you choose faster, note that the most coats in Spain are currently:
Feather coats, also called down jackets (these can be long or short)
Sheepskin coats that mimic sheep’s wool.
Fur coats (artificial fur). Very popular among teenagers.
The crossed coat with or without a belt. Exist in different lengths, very elegant for a day at work.
The parka with inner lining and fur collar, perfect for the city as for a weekend in the country.

And you, which one would you choose?

The 7 best free activities in summer in Barcelona

The 7 best free activities in summer in Barcelona

The 7 best free activities in summer in Barcelona

Who said summer in the city is a bad idea? It’s amazing to visit or live in Barcelona in summer. Imagine the middle of summer, like today, and enjoy this beautiful city with almost half of its inhabitants.
Most locals take the month of August to go to the beach or the mountains for a well-deserved vacation, but there is another minority who stay in the city and enjoy it all that the summer has to offer.
There are options every day, thousands of activities to do until the the end of the night.

Here, I leave you some ideas so that the hottest month of the year is the best one that you can spend in one of the most visited cities in the world.

Ciutadella Park: Picnicking, walking, biking, relaxing on the grass or just hanging out with friends is one of the most popular options when the heat hits the asphalt. There’s plenty of shady trees to sit under too, and not forgetting some free WIFI points.

Free museums: Many museums in the city give free access on the first Sunday of each month, which will allow you to access it for free and see the exhibitions, some temporary residents and others. Here is a list of museums open on Sundays. Ajuntament.barcelona.cat

Beaches: We are lucky to live in a city with a beach, so enjoying these spaces near the Mediterranean is priceless. During the summer season, the beaches are filled with tourists and residents who do not miss the opportunity to swim or relax in the sand.

Getting to the markets: In a hurry or not, strolling the markets of Barcelona is a luxury when it comes to seeing vintage clothes, these little figures of your childhood that will surely bring you many memories.

Beach Volleyball: If you have a group of friends, practicing this sport on the beach is a great option to be in shape, enjoy the outdoors and especially strive to compete with other groups that meet every day to play .

Local festivities andfestivals: Barcelona is full of festivities throughout the summer period. Many parts of the city celebrate their holidays with the arrival of good weather. It means popular festivals, street music, free workshops for all ages and various themes.
Among the most remarkable of the month are Santa Maria de Vallvidrera, Gracia, Sants and Poble Sec.

Music in the parks: Barcelona loves art and music and there are thousands of alternative plans, and this time the green spaces of the city offer music and free concerts. There is the Ciutadella Park, the North Station, and many more that you can find in this link www.barcelona.cat/es/que-hacer-en-bcn

You will never be bored. We recommend that you combine one of these free activities with our Free Walking Tour of the Old Town. A visit where you can enjoy and get the low down on Barcelona famous neighborhood – El Gotic.. If you want more information, do not hesitate to click here and you will get all the answers to your questions. Free walking tour