What do you know about Barcelona culture? 

The Senyera is the flag of Catalonia. 

September 11th is the National Day of Catalonia

· Gran Enciclopèdia Catalana was the largest encyclopedia before Wikipedia.

· Els Segadors” (The Reapers”) is the official national anthem of Catalonia.

· Every April 23 lovers are given roses and books. Diada de Sant Jordi is the World Book Day.

· L’Estaca (“the stake”, figurative sense “without liberty”) is a song composed by the Catalan singer-songwriter Lluís Llach in 1968.

· The “Premio Planeta de Novela” is financially the most valuable literary award in the world for an author or book. Awarded since 1952 in Barcelona by the Spanish publisher Grupo Planeta.

The Senyera flag

· The legend features Ramon Berenguer painting the bars with his own blood on a yellow shield.

· Where to watch Castellers, human towers, in Barcelona? The main “castells” season is from April to October but you can find them all year round depending on festival dates.


· Barca Nona (9th boat) or Carthaginian Ruler H. Barca.

· The Sardana is a musical genre typical of Catalan culture and danced in circle following a set of steps. 

· In 1992, Barcelona hosted the summer Olympics.

County of Barcelona

· April 3rd 1493 The Catholic Kings receiving Columbus in the monastery of Sant Jeroni de la Murtra in Badalona, Barcelona.
· September 11th commemorates the fall of Barcelona during the War of the Spanish Succession in
1714 and the subsequent loss of Catalan institutions and laws.

Tragic Week

· Tragic Week (July 25th-August 2nd 1909) was a series of violent confrontations between the Spanish army and anarchists, freemasons, socialists and republicans of Barcelona and other cities in Catalonia.

· The fall of the city January 26th 1939, that will be followed by 40 years of dictatorship



Antoni Gaudí, Josep
Puig i Cadafalch, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Oriol Bohigas.


Josep Pla, Mercè Rodoreda, Jacint Verdaguer, Joan Maragall, Quim Monzó, Pere Calders, Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Maruja Torres, Terenci Moix, Eduardo Mendoza, Albert Espinosa.


Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Pablo R. Picasso, Ramón Casas, Santiago Rusiñol, JM Subirachs.


Ferran Adrià, Roca Brothers, Carme Ruscalleda, la meva àvia.


Pau Gasol, Kílian Jornet, Mireia
Belmonte, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Gervasio Deferr, Pep Guardiola, Marc Marquez, Gemma Mengual, Alexia Putellas


Pau Casals, Tete Montoliu, JM.
Serrat, Jaume Sisa, Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras, Pau Donés, Lluis Llach, Rosalía, Peret, Estopa.


More: Ildefons Cerdà, Pompeu Fabra, Ernest Lluch, Ignacio Barraquer, Valentí Fuster, Vicenç Ferrer, Eduard Punset, Paco Ibañez, Bigas Luna, Isabel Coixet, Ventura Pons, Alfonso Arús, A. Buenafuente, Pepe Rubianes, Mercedes Milà, Eugenio, La Trinca, Sardà, El Tricicle.

Amazing Barcelona.

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