Fàbrica Moritz

Moritz is the oldest and still active beers of Spain. It started on Catalan ground, brought here by an Alsacian, and became a part of the history of the entire country.

a Walk by | the Apple of Discord

The so-called Manzana de la Discordia, or the Block of Discord, is the most famous collection of modernist buildings in the city: they are sharing the same facade and display different architectural trends of the day. In Spanish, the word manzana means both ‘city block’ and ‘apple’ and there are also a number of similarities…

Places Around | el Born | Tantarantana

Tan-ta-ran-ta-na. Carrer d’en Tarantana. A nice and quiet street, between Carrer de la Princesa and Plaça de Sant Augustí Vell, off the tourist mainstream.     Bar del Convent This very nice and singular bar that can also serve as a civic center is inside the Sant Agustí Convent, a 14th-century Gothic building, and there’s…

a Taste of | Market Kitchen

Right in the middle of the most crowded place in Barcelona, las Ramblas, there’s an even more crowded place – la Boqueria market. And right in the middle of the crowded crowd, there’s the heaven of fresh market kitchen taste (la cocina del mercado, in Spanish): el Quim de la Boqueria, a food bar that…

a Taste of | Satan’s Coffee Corner

‘No decaf, no wifi, no fun for children.’ That’s what you read when you get in the Satan’s Coffee Corner, one of the most talked about third-wave coffee spots of Barcelona. Satan’s Coffee Corner is a pretty cool place and the atmosphere is mainly built around all this series of nice graphics and texts. The…

a Walk for | Brunch on Passeig de San Joan

  The lazy brunch might be one of the most appreciated things to do on weekend, or cap de setmana in Catalan. So, if planning to enjoy authentically local vibes, then Passeig de Sant Joan might be one of the best spots for a brunch in Barcelona. 2 or 3 Things to Start With While having…

a Taste of | Eixample | Laie Pau Claris

| In the Mood for a Quiet Friday | Laie Pau Claris is a nice place to escape the frenetic city life, right in the middle of it: it’s a library with a café – restaurant on the first floor, located in a typical Eixample building, only some 2-3 minutes away from Passeig de Gràcia….

Places | Eixample | el Nacional

Right on Passeig de Gràcia, one of the most famous streets of Barcelona, there’s el Nacional: a busy restaurant with a lot of Iberic specialties, as well as Catalan fresh products and mixes. In fact, there are 4 different restaurants, here, each with its own specific: meat, fish, tapas & rice, and fast deli, and…

Places | el Born | Mercat de Santa Catarina

It is best known for its multicolored roof with 325,000 ceramic pieces in 60 different shades – representing the colors of the vegetables and fruits inside the market. Mercat de Santa Caterina is also known for being less busy and touristic than La Boqueria, so if you’re looking for local fresh seafood, meat or cheese,…

Places Around | el Born | Montcada

The street of the notorious Museu Picasso is a beautiful collection of medieval architecture, displaying a nice series of open patios – places for shadow, or for taking a coffee or a small bite at a terrace; places for enjoying a glass of wine with baroque music, or for entering a contemporary art gallery… This…

Places | el Born | Centre

History, Photography, Tapas, Moritz, Chocolate with Olive Oil and Salt, Tapas, Tastings, a Walk on a Very Gothic Street, Jamón Pata Negra, a Stop to a Coffee while Seeing some Posters of Picasso and Miró. Among Others. el Born CC Former Market + Archaeological Site + Restaurant + Exhibition with Guided Tour El Born market…

a Taste of | Amatller

Right in the Middle of Mansana de la Discòrdia, There’s Amatller. Chocolate Shop with a Café. With a Nice, Cozy Terrace. With the Museum of the Chocolatier, on the First Floor. With Lots of Stories on Architecture and on People Contemporary to Gaudí. Inside At a very young age, Antoni Amatller, chocolatier and grandson of…