Are you going to spend the weekend in Barcelona?

October 30th, 2019

Don’t forget that between Thursday and Friday we are going to celebrate the ‘Castanyada’. 

Image by Jacqueline Macou from Pixabay

The ‘Castanyada’ is a popular fiesta and it is celebrated on the All Saints Eve. This is related with the harvest of the fruit that has its name, the chestnuts, and with the autumn. For this reason, since from some weeks ago, we can already enjoy this celebration buying some toasted chestnuts at the stands which are situated in some streets of the city. 

And, which is one of the most important thing that usually goes with this popular celebration? The gastronomy. Panallets, toasted chestnuts, sweet potatoes, candied fruit… accompanied -that’s only for adult people and you should take it with moderation- by the typical drink of this season, muscatel. 

A big meal worthy for sharing with family and friends. 

And in order to keep up the fiesta, you should sing the famous song ‘La Castanyera’-the woman who sells chestnuts-:

Quan ve el temps de menjar castanyes 

la castanyera, la castanyera, 

ven castanyes de la muntanya, 

a la plaça de la ciutat; 

la camisa li va petita, 

la faldilla li fa campana, 

les sabates li fan cloc-cloc 

i en ballar sempre gira així.

 

When it’s time to eat chestnuts

the chestnut seller, the chestnut seller, 

she sells chestnuts from the mountain, 

at the square of the city;

she wears a small shirt,

she wears a bell skirt,

the shoes make cloc-cloc sounds

and when she is dancing she always spin like this.

Rueda, the international film festival about cycling in Barcelona returns one more year

October 5th, 2017

Among all the events which are taking place these last days in the city, we shouldn’t forget the importance of the bicycle and all the mobilization that goes with it. For this reason, we shouldn’t miss this festival.

Have you thought about disconnecting these next days? The best cultural suggestion that we have found is this festival about cyclist cinema in Barcelona, which will be celebrated from the 5th to the 8th of October.

This is not only an exposition and a competition of films, this is also a variety of activities for adults and children, which will induce us much more in this cultural space dedicated to the bicycle.

Discover unique cinematographic works with one common element: the bicycle. Connects with this style of life on another level. It will be one of the best trips that you will take with this vehicle.

The International Cyclist Cinema Festival of Barcelona is nearing

October 4th, 2016

The 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th of this month of October, at the Texas Cinema in Barcelona (Bailén street, 205), Rueda, an international film festival that revolves around bikes, will take place.

If you are a lover of this two wheel vehicle, you shouldn’t miss this ode to the bicycle, with which you will enjoy films, short films and other activities which will be celebrated in the city during these dates.

For these four days, the Texas Cinema has prepared a selection of 10 films and 15 short films. In addition to the projection of the Rueda Kids, during Sunday morning, there will be a selection of short films for the smallest ones of our homes, in order for them to “start to dream with cyclist adventures”.

But not only the cinema will be the meeting point during this event. The Nautical Base at the Playa de la Marbella in Barcelona will be another place with a lot of different activities such as cycling races bike polo and street markets.

We are sure that you will not be able to find a better excuse for leaving home to go pedaling this weekend.