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Souvenirs in Barcelona

Barcelona souvenirs Barcelona’s Skyline Casteller Letamendi Square

Many years ago, one of the most typical picture of tourists in Barcelona was to see them with a Mexican Hat walking through the “Ramblas”. The Mexican hat became one of the most popular souvenirs in Barcelona. Nowadays, tourism in Barcelona had done a step forward, and the typical souvenirs have evolved to memories from the city, Catalonia or Spain (not Mexico ;) ) . A part of some of the most typical souvenirs, we can also find a great variety of memories that a tourist can purchase in the city of Barcelona or in the website byebuybarcelona.com. In Bye...

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Castellers: Strenght, Courage, Balance and Common Sense

Casteller Castles

If you are walking around a festive day in Barcelona or a festive day in some village around the city don’t be surprised if you see a human tower: they are Castellers and they are doing Castells. The Castells are human towers that has a history of 200 years; they were originated on the south of Catalonia, and were recognized as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by Unesco in 2010. The literal translation of Castells in english are Castles. Therefore, the main idea of this tradition is to do Castles trough human towers. Although, castells are something more than...

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