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Pirousical festes merce

Festes de la Mercè, the greatest festival of Barcelona

28 de Agosto de 2012 | 1 comentarios | 1 votos
Hostal Mare Nostrum invites you to come to the greatest festival in Barcelona, the Fiestas de la Mercè. As every year the whole town is preparing to offer entertainment and activities of all kinds to show the best side of the streets, and which is said verbatim on its website, the festival of... (read more)
Castellers

Typical Spanish PART V: Castellers

20 de Agosto de 2012 | 0 comentarios | 0 votos
In the region of Catalonia teams of Castellers can be seen competing against each other to proove who can build the highest human tower and dismantle it whithout falling apart. This unique spectacle in spain can be seen all year around and specially during the summer in the many festivals around... (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)
Festa major sants 2012

Sants Quarter festival in Barcelona is approaching

01 de Agosto de 2012 | 0 comentarios | 1 votos
Hostal Mare Nostrum announce la Fiesta Mayor del Barrio de Sants, one of the best in Barcelona. When visiting a city one of the best moments are when each neighborhood is having its own festival, because you can see and enjoy the own city life, when its people goes out to the streets to show the... (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)
Siesta de Van Gogh

Typical Spanish PART I: Siesta time

30 de Mayo de 2012 | 0 comentarios | 0 votos
A siesta is a short nap taken in the early afternoon, often after the midday meal. The siesta is a typical custom in Spain and Latin America (but also in China, Taiwan, Philippines, India, Greece ...) consisting of having a few minutes to rest (from 20 to 30 minutes) after lunch, between 13h and... (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)
Cartel Feria Abril 2012

La Feria de Abril in Barcelona 2012

25 de Abril de 2012 | 0 comentarios | 0 votos
As every year, Hostal Mare Nostrum gets you closer the the wonderful Feria de Abril in Barcelona, and in 2012 the dates chosen are: from Friday April 27 to Sunday May 6. A whole week of dance, music and good food! As everyone knows, la Feria de Abril is the perfect excuse to spend some stunning... (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)
Feliz 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

13 de Diciembre de 2011 | 0 comentarios | 0 votos
From Hostal Mare Nostrum we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a VERY happy new year. HAPPY 2012! Remember that you will find the best deals with our offers and promotions.
Santa Llúcia

Santa Llúcia Fair, a Catalan tradition

05 de Diciembre de 2011 | 0 comentarios | 0 votos
Hostal Mare Nostrum wants to talk today about a very appreciated fair in our city, La Feria de Santa Llúcia. The Fira de Santa Llúcia date of 1786 and is considered one of the longest established fairs and a tradition of Barcelona. It sold since ancient statues and moss to build cribs. One... (read more)
Fiestas de la Mercè

Festes de la Mercè 2011, the festival of the festivals in Barcelona

07 de Septiembre de 2011 | 1 comentarios | 0 votos
September always comes with the celebration of the patron saint in Barcelona, very awaited by everyone! It always comes with all kind of shows, including a music festival called BAM (Barcelona Acció Musical) with groups like Herman Dune, Man Man, Aloe Blacc, Bedroom, Grupo de Expertos Solynieve... (read more)
National Day of Catalonia

September 11th is the National Day of Catalonia

31 de Agosto de 2011 | 0 comentarios | 0 votos
Hostal Mare Nostrum wants to talk today about September 11th day wich is National Day of Catalunya. For those unfamiliar with its history, September 11 is the commemoration of the resistance offered by the city of Barcelona during a siege of fourteen months in 1714 during the Spanish War of... (read more)
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