One of the most special things about Catalonia is the Catalan culture . Every year thousands of festes (fiestas) take place in the surrounding towns, only a short distance from Barcelona. July and August are the two most popular summer months for Catalan festivals . True to the Mediterranean Spirit, however, Catalan festivities go on the whole year round. On these days  you can see spectacular traditions such as Human Castles, Fire Devils,  Giants, Massive Headed Puppets, Sardanes and Havaneres. The company culTOURa runs day trips in English to Catalan festivals, explaining in depth the local traditions.  For more information: www.cultourabcn.com