Writing: Dragons in Barcelona

If you get my newsletter you know that I’m currently working on my upcoming book, Supernatural Slayer. Originally my big alpha guy was part of the Supernatural Bureau of Investigation but I’ve already done that in Magic Runes. I didn’t want to give readers the same story.

I played around with various shifters and wondered if a dragon shifter would work for my novel since it was set in Barcelona. I decided to do some research. Boy, was I in for a surprise!

So apparently dragons are HUGE in Barcelona. Color me surprised. I had no idea. They even have dragon tours.

It allegedly started with the legend of St. George and the Dragon. I had never heard one of the “most famous legends of Catalonia“.  Short version: St. George (Sant Jordi) saves princess from dragon.

I’ve seen dragons depicted around the city but I saw other creatures as well so the dragons didn’t stand out for me. I’ve even taken several tours of Casa Batlló I must have forgotten the part about it representing the famous legend. I’m embarrassed by how little I knew and how much I learned researching.

Naturally, this newfound knowledge works perfectly for my novel. So expect lot of interesting details to crop up in Supernatural SlayerI highly recommend clicking on the sources below to see some cool examples of how dragons permeate the city of Barcelona. I may have to schedule a trip back to Barcelona to take my own photos 😉


Sources:

  1. http://www.barcelonacheckin.com/en/r/barcelona_tourism_guide/articles/dragons-barcelona
  2. https://www.shbarcelona.com/blog/en/dragons-in-barcelona/
  3. https://www.casabatllo.es/en/news/barcelona-mother-city-for-dragons/
  4. https://www.spain-holiday.com/Barcelona-province/articles/the-mysterious-side-of-barcelona-dragons-death-and-mythology
  5. https://www.timeout.com/barcelona/things-to-do/dragons-in-barcelona-and-where-to-find-them

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