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Eating Out in Barcelona: Contemporary Catalan Cuisine

Eating Out in Barcelona: Contemporary Catalan Cuisine

The contemporary Catalan cuisine scene in Barcelona makes the city one of the best food destinations in the world. The dishes coming out of Barcelona’s kitchens are often wildly creative, yet utilise locally sourced ingredients with a nod to dishes of the past, reinterpreted with...
Barcelona’s Best Neighbourhoods for Going Local

Barcelona’s Best Neighbourhoods for Going Local

Barcelona‘s best neighbourhoods for going local are an easy amble from the touristy city centre. Once you’ve seen the sights, leave the Ciutat Vella (Old Town) and Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) and make a beeline for one of these lively local quarters to absorb the rhythm of everyday life....
Ways of Seeing Barcelona

Ways of Seeing Barcelona

Ways of seeing Barcelona? Let’s count. By foot, bike, rollerblades, skateboard, segway, bus, guided tour, private tour, self-guided tour… we’ve seen it all in the two weeks we’ve been here. We decided to test a few out. Most visitors to Spain‘s Catalan capital Barcelona aren’t content with kicking...
Afternoon Chocolate Delight Recipe, a Traditional Catalan Treat

Afternoon Chocolate Delight Recipe, a Traditional Catalan Treat

This afternoon chocolate delight recipe from one of Barcelona‘s best chefs is based upon a traditional after-school treat his grandma made that inspired one of the contemporary creations Chef Jordi Artal serves at his restaurant. An Afternoon Chocolate Delight Recipe, a Traditional Catalan Treat One of our most...
Playlist: Julio’s Barcelona Indie Music

Playlist: Julio’s Barcelona Indie Music

A graphic designer by day, 29 year-old Julio Salvador is the singer and guitarist in the Barcelona band Wiggum. The band is named after Ralph Wiggum, son of Chief Wiggum in ‘Los Simpsons’, their favourite character, “because he’s a psychedelic character, which suits our band”,...
Barcelona Street Art, Shutter Art and Garage Door Graffiti

Barcelona Street Art, Shutter Art and Garage Door Graffiti

Barcelona street art, shutter art and garage door graffiti abounds in the capital of Catalunya. While you can check it out on a self guided stroll through the Barrio Gótico or Gothic Quarter, these days there are an array of other ways for you to enjoy this...
Local Knowledge: Sergio from Barcelona

Local Knowledge: Sergio from Barcelona

“I love working with people, having a common goal, and seeing the evolution of the project,” our Local Knowledge expert Sergio from Barcelona tells us as we soak up some sunshine with his friends at a café terrace opposite his home in Gracia. “And then at...
Tortilla de Cebolla, Chorizo al Vino, Gambas Ajillo, Recipes

Tortilla de Cebolla, Chorizo al Vino, Gambas Ajillo, Recipes

Weekend eggs in Barcelona? Well, the fact is that most people don’t eat eggs for breakfast here, and there is no particular egg dish or ‘signature’ Barcelona breakfast eggs as there is in other cities. But what people do eat here, from breakfast till dinner...
Gins and Cocktails in Barcelona

Gins and Cocktails in Barcelona

After learning that the much-hyped Inopia Classic Bar, owned by superstar chef Ferran Adrià’s brother, was closed for a private function earlier this week, we went across the road to what we thought was just an average neighbourhood bar in what is a fairly nondescript...
Barcelona’s Charming Old Shop Fronts

Barcelona’s Charming Old Shop Fronts

In Barcelona, like Rome and Paris, the antique façades of the shops and cafés are just as easy on the eye as the goodies inside. These are some of my favourites that I’ve spotted over the last 10 days. They’re in El Born and the...