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Parades de la Fira de Santa Llúcia
The famous “Feria de Santa Llúcia” comes back to Barcelona to stay until December 23rd. The fair dates back to 1786 and consists of dozens of craftsman from different parts of Catalonia coming to sell their products, as figures for Bethlehem, Christmas lights, trees and decorations... The... (read more)
Barcelona Shopping Night
The Hostal Mare Nostum wants to lead you to the Barcelona Shopping Night. You already know what we mean, right? If not, continue reading, as we think you might be very interested on it! Next Thursday November 22nd it will take place in Barcelona a big party. A huge party! The Barcelona Shopping... (read more)
Cartel Alegría Cirque du Soleil

Alegria by Cirque du Soleil will be in Barcelona on December

08 de Noviembre de 2012 | 0 comentarios | 0 votos
Today from Hostal Mare Nostrum we want to announce that the magical and fantastic Circ du Soleil settles in Barcelona over Christmas, from December 26, 2012 to January 6, 2013. The show that is on tour is called Alegria, and as they themselves point out, it is a "baroque ode to the vitality,... (read more)
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A very big ice rink returns for Christmas to Plaza Catalunya in Barcelona

06 de Noviembre de 2012 | 0 comentarios | 0 votos
Today we come to you with a very nice story. Fundación Barcelona Comerç has reassembled this year, just like last year, an enormous ice rink of 1,400 square meters where young and not-so-young poeple can skate in the heart of Barcelona city. This cold initiative will start next November 22,... (read more)
Panellets Castanyada
Today we want to talk you about the "Castanyada". This Chestnut Fest is a popular festival in Catalonia which is celebrated on November 1st, on the occasion of the All Souls Day, although the celebration has lately moved to the vigil of this feast: the night of October 31st. Just like the... (read more)
maremagnum

Downtown Market Maremagnum

22 de Agosto de 2012 | 0 comentarios | 0 votos
Today we want to inform you about the arrival in late September of the famous Downtown Market Maremagnum in Barcelona. The second floor of the Maremagnum shopping center has a unique view of the port of Barcelona and invites you to this special event in which everyone can attend from 12:00 to... (read more)
Sevillanas

Typical Spanish PART IV: Sevillanas

14 de Agosto de 2012 | 0 comentarios | 0 votos
Sevillanas is a typical song and dance of Seville and all Andalusia region in general, and it is considered a kind of flamenco music. Its origins would be in the years before the time of the Catholic Kings, in compositions that were known as "Castilian seguidillas". With the time they evolved and... (read more)
paella de carne con verduras y gambas

Typical Spanish PART III: Paella

13 de Agosto de 2012 | 0 comentarios | 0 votos
Paella is one of the most typical Spanish dishes, mostly next to the Mediterranean Sea, where there are hundreds and hundreds of different recipes for paella: meat paella, seafood paella, vegetable paella... We would like to warn you that this receip never turns out the same: it always taste... (read more)
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Spanish Supercup @ Camp Nou: Barça vs Madrid

19 de Julio de 2012 | 0 comentarios | 0 votos
Hostal Mare Nostrum wants to happy your day announcing the most famous football match in the world: Fc Barcelona vs Real Madrid. The match at the Camp Nou faces the winner of the King's Cup, FC Barcelona, ​​with the winner of the first division league, Real Madrid. A game like this always... (read more)
Playa en San Juan

The festival of St John in Barcelona

20 de Junio de 2012 | 0 comentarios | 1 votos
The festival of San Juan is celebrated on June 23rd and it is one of the shortest nights of the year because of its proximity to the summer solstice, and is considered as a magical night: legend sais that fantastic beings come out with more intensity that night than any other, where the fire,... (read more)
Typical Vermut

Typical Spanish PART II: "Having the Vermut”

31 de Mayo de 2012 | 0 comentarios | 0 votos
"Making a Vermouth" or “Hacer el Vermut” is to drink a liquor called Vermouth and eat a snack a while before eating at noon, so about 12 hours. There are several types of vermouth, but perhaps the most traditional one is the red vermouth (or French vermouth) and it is composed of over 40... (read more)
Fira de Sant Ponç Barcelona

Barcelona Traditions: Sant Ponç Fair

08 de Mayo de 2012 | 0 comentarios | 0 votos
Hostal Mare Nostrum want to talk today of a traditional fair in Barcelona: Fira de Sant Ponç. Every May 11 is celebrated in Calle Hospital, just next to the street Sant Pau (where we are), the Fira de Sant Ponç, patron saint of beekeepers and herbalists. This show took shape yesteryear when... (read more)
book cheaper with Happy Days
Are you in vacation in Barcelona during the week? Well you're in luck! At Hostal Mare Nostrum find the offer that will make you smile: Happy Days. Book your stay from Sunday to Thursday at a better price with breakfast included. This offer is NOT cumulative. Look for availability with Happy... (read more)
Sant Jordi Barcelona

It's Saint George in Catalonia, have you ever heard about the legend?

19 de Abril de 2012 | 0 comentarios | 0 votos
According to popular tradition, Sant Jordi was a Roman soldier and was born in the 3rd century in Capadocia in Turkey. This Saint, who was under the orders of the emperor Diocletian, refused to carry out the emperor's edict to persecute all Christians and for this reason he was martyred and... (read more)
Vista aérea del SITC
Hostal Mare Nostrum wants to announce today the 21st edition of the International Tourism Fair of Catalonia, to be held this April in Barcelona. If you love travelling and living unique experiences you can not miss the SITC, where you can stroll through the world in a few hours and discover... (read more)
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