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Barcelona-best local hindicrafts for souviniers

Barcelona-best local hindicrafts for souviniers

Old Jan 5, 08, 2:01 pm
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Barcelona-best local hindicrafts for souviniers

Will be in Barcelona in April.
Wondering what I should buy as gifts that are locally made,transportable,and not to dear-but still special.
And of course-the title should read handicrafts -sorry!
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Old Jan 6, 08, 8:01 am
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No Christmas nativity scene is complete without a Caganer (Note that it is always placed significantly away from the manger)

There's a typical turron from the region which features pine nuts (Jijona/Xixona turron from Alicante is the quintessential kind of turron but these are made from almond, sugar and egg white and rarely feature pine nuts)

Espardenyes or Alpargatas
http://www.productesdelaterra.cat/pr...Csid=&rel=fora shows a typically Catalan design

This website may help you identify local products
http://www.artesania-catalunya.com/index.html
The 'fingerprint' brand was developed as a way to help kick the Northern European habit of visiting the region and returning with mexican sombreros and a burro bambi*

(*hideous stuffed donkey toy with a giraffe neck and huge 'bambi' eyes)
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