Fresh, sparkling, delicious…What makes Cava so special?

  One of the many great things that Catalan culture has is its gastronomy. And if you have to mention one of the abounding high-quality products that Catalonia gives to the world, it has to be its wine.  And in this category, Cava deserves its own recognition. Unfairly known during decades as the ‘Mediterranean Champagne’,… Read More


Festivals in Barcelona

From the ‘billions’ of things you can do and enjoy in Barcelona, live music is (always) a great choice. In fact, going to some of the most important festivals in Europe –which in the last decade have settled in Catalonia’s main city-, has become a good reason for many people to stay a few days… Read More


Barcelona skyline

Catalonia’s main city revalidates the Biosphere World Class Destination certificate, in compliance with the standards for sustainable and quality tourism. Barcelona is, yet again, a ‘Biosphere’, tourist destination. Recently, Catalonia’s capital has revalidated the certification as a city Biosphere World Class Destination, which recognizes the advances in making tourism an environmentally and socially sustainable activity. Only… Read More


Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB)

The vast experience obtained from having organized two universal exhibitions (in 1888 and 1928) and, most recently, the 1992 Summer Olympic Games, as well as being a ‘powerful brand’, have turned Barcelona into a city to take into account when organizing International Summits, Congresses or Seminars. In fact, according to the International Congress and Convention… Read More


Guided tour inside Sagrada Familia temple

Imagine you have arrived in Barcelona with a written or a mental list of things to do and visit. Advices from relatives, people from work, neighbours and/or friends have increased that ‘list’ to the maximum: monuments, museums, restaurants… You only have a week and you panic!. So many things to do and so little time! Don’t worry, here are some suggestions to… Read More


Bolets (mushrooms)

Many people celebrate the arrival of Autumn because it is time for ‘Bolets’! Find mushrooms in the woods is close to a sport in Catalonia (there are even official competitions about it), and in order to succeed you need some certain skills, knowledge, intuition, and also, a little bit of luck. So much so that instead of… Read More


Sant Antoni market underconstruction

In the heart of Barcelona, on the left side of the Eixample disctrict (known by locals as ‘Eixample Esquerre’), but away from the hustle and bustle of other areas like el Raval or Las Ramblas, there is the neighbourhood of Sant Antoni. Almost 40,000 people live there, in a local atmosphere that is gradually transforming… Read More