Barcelona stories and legends
Barcelona stories and legends. Stories, legends and lies about Barcelona. This is a nice section.
In stories, legends and lies you'll read curious anecdotes, strange stories and true legends from Barcelona's long and eventful past.
Many of the strange and wonderful things that have happened over the years have left their mark on the city: street names, monuments, buildings, popular sayings.
Here you'll find out why a certain sinister house lay empty for hundreds of years before the City Council took it over for use as an information centre. (This is not the only rash and foolish thing the current council has done.)
Discover how a poor, deranged countryman tried to kill the King and what happened to him.
Why does it never snow on February the 12th, but always rains on September 24th?
What role does a duck play in the history of Europe?
Keep coming back to this page as more is added –—if you like reading the curious stories that make Barcelona such a fascinating place…
How Tibidabo got its name
Have you ever thought that the name "Tibidabo" was a little strange? Not quite Catalan? Here's how the hill got its name…
The legends of Saint Eulalia
The trials and torments of Barcelona's original patron Saint. Her power over water. The geese in the Cathedral. Eulalia's heavy heart, the theiving priest and the angel. Why it always rains during Barcelona's major Festival…
La Casita Blanca
A refuge for clandestine lovers and safe haven for unmarried couples, La Casita Blanca has been the subject of films, stories legends and lies. But not a word of it has ever come from La Casita itself. A paragon of public service and discretion, La Casita Blanca has protected the identity and intimacy of its clients since 1912…
Why a certain house remained empty for hundreds of years and how beauty and innocence was betrayed by jealousy and avarice.
Saint John, Thief
How a murderer and thief became known as Saint John, thief. An old tale about one of the first Gothic buildings in Barcelona, the defunct Santa Catalina Monastery.
Buffalo Bill in Barcelona
The famous Indian fighter and showman Buffalo Bill spent five weeks in Barcelona's Eixample. Read about it here.
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