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…

Around | el Born | Argenteria

Wandering Around. Spotting Places. Looking Up. Checking a Shop or Two. Having a Coffee. Maybe Going to el Convent for It. Definitely Having a Glass of Sidra.  Then, Early Evening Tapa. Local Beer. Second Tapa? Second Beer?… mmmm… Sidra History + Taste at el Chigre The making and drinking of cider is traditional in several…

Places | La Boqueria

La Boqueria is a colorful urban market. It features everything from nice souvenirs to authentic specialties, and from fresh local sea food to market bars – for tapas and tastings. It is an experience in itself, it is a place that both tourists and locals seem to sincerely enjoy. It was opened on Saint Joseph’s…

Places | Chocolate on Petritxol

Unofficially known across the city as the “sweet street”, Carrer de Petritxol is considered by locals as one of the best place for drinking chocolate. Petritxol Xocoa Chocolate chain Xocoa has been working with chocolate since 1897. At Xocoa there’s a variety of chocolate bars, bonbons, chocolate beer, as well as hot drinking homemade chocolate, traditional…

Chocolate | Histories & Co.

The history of chocolate in Europe actually began in Barcelona, at the start of the 16th century, when Christopher Columbus arrived home and presented King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella a boat load of curiosities from the New World. Among them, the cacao beans. The beans were mistaken for a type of nut and more or…

Places | Pintxos in Barri Gòtic

    They go for brunch, for a bite in the afternoon, for dinner, for a late night snack and for any other moment in between. They go very well with sidra, with local wine or with a bit of beer (in the Basque country you can even have an 100 ml glass, or a…

Pintxos | Histories & Co.

Pintxos are specific to the Basque Country. They are slices of bread with a mixture of ingredients fastened with a toothpick or small wooden skewer – pintxo, meaning spike,  and which gave the food its name. Pintxos are usually eaten as an appetizer, accompanied by either a small glass of wine – txikito, or a quarter of a pint – zurito….