Typical American tourist

  We’re always looking for things to do when travelling, but it is just as well to consider some things you should not do. There was a time the first thing we would have said was not to wear the Mexican hat. I’m not sure if people have learned or they have got tired of… Read More


churros-con-chocolate-madrid

  They told you that all shops close on Sunday and you don’t know what to do? To show you that we are not as lazy as you think here are some ideas to explore our beautiful city on a Sunday.   1. Recharge your batteries Start the day with some “churros con chocolate” in Granja… Read More


Mushroom market stall

  Autumn delights: Typical Catalan dishes from October to December One of the main attractions of Catalonia is its traditional cuisine. And Autumn is a great season to taste and enjoy some of the most typical dishes. Here are some delicious suggestions to eat this fall. Bon profit!   October and Mushrooms: Catalan’s favourite Hunt!… Read More


Café de la Opera - Coffe and much more

  In this world there are 2 types of people: the ones who love coffee and the ones that don’t.  Are you one of the 1.200 million of people that love coffee?  Then Barcelona is your city.  But ordering this black magic beverage is tricky.  Double meaning words, jargon and different regional specialties can be… Read More


Pastry Chefs from Escribà confectioner with chocolate Gru Minions

  Easter means holidays, eggs, bunnies… and tons of chocolate!   Did you know that chocolate has played an important role in the economic activity of Barcelona? Actually, the Catalan port was the starting point for the sale and distribution of the product all over Europe. So it’s not difficult to figure out that Barcelona… Read More


Don't miss on any delicous food: gluten-free croissants

Whether you are celiac or follow a gluten-free lifestyle, here are a few tips to consider when travelling to Barcelona >> Check the List of Restaurants suitable for Celiac People. It has been supervised by the Barcelona Restaurant Association and the Celiac Association of Catalonia. >> Download CeliCity, Gluten-free Social Network. Sadly it is only… Read More


This soup (escudella) is present in almost all Catalan homes on Christmas Eve dinner

Starting on Christmas Eve and finishing on January 6, in Catalunya we have at least 6 special occasions to gather with family and friends to eat and drink. So, if you want to eat at Christmas in the true Catalan-style, these are the musts you can’t miss. December 24 – Christmas Eve: Until recently, dinner… Read More


Halloween in Barcelona

Every year, around this time, Halloween arrives to our streets with pumpkin and spooky decorations displayed in shops. However much fun Halloween can be, it is an imported tradition that arrived with all the promotion from TV and films. So what are our own Catalan traditions around this time? When it starts to get cold… Read More


Mercat de la Boqueria

The markets in Barcelona were built in the 10th century, although back in the Roman times there were all kinds of trades and exchanges taking place in the narrow streets of the old town. Barcelona has 39 food markets and 4 non-food markets where the locals go to buy their everyday fresh and seasonal products.… Read More