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Fundacion Lucia

Hotel Curious joins the Campaign to collect toys for "Foundation Lucia"

13 de Diciembre de 2012 | 0 comentarios | 0 votos
From Foundation Lucia they are conducting a Campaign to collect toys for 20 families in difficulties. This year, the Hotel Curious participates becoming a collection point for Toys for children with pediatric AIDS. All toys received will be sent on January 4 to Lucia Foundation to provide a... (read more)
Parades de la Fira de Santa Llúcia
As every year, the famous “Feria de Santa Llúcia” returns 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... (read more)
HOTEL CURIOUS VIRTUAL TOUR

Hotel Curious Barcelona: Virtual Tour

13 de Noviembre de 2012 | 0 comentarios | 2 votos
Do you want to visit Hotel Curious before arriving in Barcelona? Here you can see the hall, the front desk, all the rooms, the dining room... Enjoy the tour! Welcome to Hotel Curious! Ver mapa más grande Hotel Curious
pista hielo barcelona

A huge ice rink, back to Plaza Catalunya in Barcelona for Christmas

06 de Noviembre de 2012 | 19 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)
Hotel Curious Barcelona
Today we bring you some news coming directly from the States. Fox News and CNBC News have recently published an article on their websites called “Where do Americans go? Top 10 most visited cities outside the US” originally written by the travel website Budget Travel where they point out a... (read more)
Imagen de panellets catalanes - Catanyada
The "Castanyada" or 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 Anglo-Saxon tradition Halloween, the... (read more)
festes merce 2012

Barcelona Festival - Festes de la Mercè

28 de Agosto de 2012 | 1 comentarios | 7 votos
Hotel Curious is honored to talk today about the festival of 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 Barcelona... (read more)

Typical Spanish PART V: Castellers

20 de Agosto de 2012 | 1 comentarios | 14 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 | 2 votos
Paella is one of the most typical Spanish dishes, mostly from the part 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... (read more)
Festa major sants 2012

Sants Quarter Festival 2012

31 de Julio de 2012 | 0 comentarios | 1 votos
Hotel Curious recommends to attend the typical festivals of the city. In August Fiesta Mayor del Barrio de Sants. 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... (read more)

The festival of St John in Barcelona

19 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)
Vermouth Vermut

Typical Spanish PART II: "Having the Vermut”

30 de Mayo de 2012 | 1 comentarios | 1 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

29 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 en Barcelona
Hotel Curious informs about a very entrenched tradition in Barcelona: Sant Ponç Fair Every May 11 is celebrated in Calle Hospital, the Sant Ponç Fair, patron saint of beekeepers and herbalists. This tradition took shape yesteryear when once in the spring the herbalists brought healing herbs to... (read more)
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