Friday, November 02, 2007

Tapas Bar

Tapas Bar Barcelona
A tapa is a small portion of food that you get when ordering a drink, normally beer or wine. Depending on the bar, it can vary from peanuts to Spanish omelet or even a small portion of paella. In some parts of Spain such as Granada or Leon, the tapa is free. Unfortunately, this is not the case of Barcelona where you have to pay for them.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


MACBA museum Barcelona
Designed by the American architech Richard Meier, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) is one of the most emblematic buildings in Barcelona.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Castell del Tres Dragons

Castell dels tres Dragons
Popularly knows as the Castell del Tres Dragons (Three Dragons Castle), this stunning building was designed by the famous architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner for the World's Fair of 1888. It currently hosts the Zoology Museum of Barcelona.

Located at Parc de la Ciutadella, it is one of the most important examples or the Art Nouveau (Modernisme Català).

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Traditional shop

Traditional shop BarcelonaTaste of the old days when shopping was done at the small local shop around the corner. There are a large number of shops within the Gothic Quarter.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sant Jordi

Sant Jordi BarcelonaApril 23rd is the feast of Sant Jordi (Diada de Sant Jordi), the patron Saint of Catalonia. The tradition is that the man buys the woman a rose and the woman buys the man a book.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Estrella Damm

Estrella Damm
This is probably the most important truck in Barcelona, the Estrella Damm beer delivery truck. It supplies Estrella Damm and Voll Damm to the entire city. There are, in fact, several delivery trucks so don't worry as Barcelona will be properly supplied in the event of the above truck breaking down.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Mercat de la Boqueria

Mercat Boqueria BarcelonaMercat de Sant Josep, commonly known as Mercat de la Boqueria, it is the most famous and picturesque market of Barcelona, in it you can buy all kind of products. If you cannot find it there, it doesn't exist.

Located on the right hand side of Las Ramblas when heading down towards the port. A beautiful market definitely worth visiting.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Palau de la Música Catalana

Palau Musica Catalana Barcelona
The Catalan Music Palace (Palau de la Música Catalana) is one of the most beautiful buildings in Barcelona. Designed by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, it was built between 1905 and 1907. In 1997 it was declared as an World Heritage Site by UNESCO.


Monday, March 12, 2007

Street Performers

Street performers Barcelona
Street performers are one Barcelona's major attractions. Most of them are located in the Ramblas also you will also find them in the Gothic Quarter, specially around the Cathedral.

Among the street performers, I will highlight the "human statues" as some of them are impressive although my favourites are the singers. Some of them even sell their own CDs, so if you like their music, why not spending a few euro on a CD.

It is also not unusual to see tenors and sopranos, and in general quality of the street singers is pretty good, so if you have the time, why not spending 5 minutes listening to them as you may be impressed and you may end up standing there for a good while. You can even grab a coffee and come back to listen to them, I am sure they will like, specially if you show some financial support.