Deck the halls with Christmas Crappers…

Surely not, I hear you say. Surely that’s one of those typical Spanish misprints of unfamiliar consonant combinations, like Johnny Deep and Jacob Rees-Moog. But as anyone who has spent Christmas in Catalonia will know, the Christmas Crapper is a key, if unobtrusive, element of any Nativity scene worth its salt, quietly doing his business … Read moreDeck the halls with Christmas Crappers…

La Castanyada – forget Halloween, this is the real tradition for All Hallows Eve in Catalonia!

The night of 31 October – the eve of the Día dels Difunts, or the Day of the Dead, or All Saint’s Day – was when Catalan families used to settle down around a roaring fireplace to nibble on roasted chestnuts, sweet potatoes and little marzipan cakes known as panellets, washed down with a sweet … Read moreLa Castanyada – forget Halloween, this is the real tradition for All Hallows Eve in Catalonia!

Bringing the ruins of Empúries back to life with 3D

The Archaeological Museum of Catalonia-Empúries has created a virtual reality tour of the Roman forum at the Empúries ruins, starting on 7 July, to give visitors an in-depth immersion into Roman times. The tour is complemented with an app to guide visitors and provide more information on the venue. To make the virtual images as … Read moreBringing the ruins of Empúries back to life with 3D

Jewish Diasporas, European Journeys

Where: Museum of Jewish History, 8 Carrer Força, Girona When: until 4 November Opening times: Mon-Sat, 10:00 – 20:00; Sundays and public holidays, 10:00 – 14:00 Since time immemorial the Jews have been an itinerant people as a result of ingrained intolerance and adverse historical events. This long diaspora has forged relationships with the cultures … Read moreJewish Diasporas, European Journeys