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Gothic Quarter - All you need to know about living in downtown Barcelona

Gothic Quarter - All you need to know about living in downtown Barcelona

The Gothic Quarter is part of the Ciutat Vella district, which includes the entire area that was inside the city walls when the first human settled in the area, constituting the town known, back in the 1st century BC, as Barcino. This area is, with Las Ramblas, one of the essential visits in Barcelona. It’s one of the places of the city that best combines history, tradition and modernity.

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Halloween day in Barcelona - the best plans you can do to die of terror during the scariest night of the year

Halloween day in Barcelona - the best plans you can do to die of terror during the scariest night of the year

The Halloween story focuses on the eve of All Saints, which occurs to be celebrated on October 31st and has Celtic and Roman roots at the same time. The Anglo-Saxon culture used to celebrate a magical and terrifying night to honor and keep the spirits away from the living, since they thought that was the night all the deceased came out of their graves. As a part of the celebration, they offered food and treats to the dead ones, trying to bribe them to spare their lives. That’s where the ‘trick or treat’ tradition comes from.

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