Marking the start of the Lent period in Catholic countries around the world, Carnival is the final, fun, free-for-all before the austere 40 days and 40 nights leading up to Easter. Catalunya celebrates with parties and processions in various hot spots, as well as local culinary and cultural traditions that make this a special time in the local calendar.

Our pick of the best places to celebrate carnival around Catalunya. more

Things To Do 2 Comments

Find out what's going on in Barcelona and beyond this Carnival season more

Jan 31, 2012 11:48 AM 1 Comments


Kat Cameron

If you want to do Carnaval properly, then head out of Barcelona to where the major parties are more

Feb 9, 2010 10:42 AM WHAT'S ON

For reasons that are not quite clear, the start of Lent in Catalunya is marked by a funeral for a fish more

Feb 1, 2010 5:52 PM LIVING 1 Comments

During Carnival week, expect to see people of all ages dressed up to celebrate the start of Lent more

Jan 29, 2010 1:00 AM WHAT'S ON

Bunyols (sometimes also called brunyols) are a traditional dessert eaten in Catalunya during Quaresma (Lent), specifically on Wednesdays and Fridays. more

Mar 24, 2009 2:53 PM EATING AND DRINKING 1 Comments

The humble hen's egg is the basis of many traditional dishes (and superstitions) in Catalunya and Spain more