Posts tagged Barcelona
Best Boutique Hotels in Barcelona

There aren't many cosmopolitan cities in Europe that effortlessly combine a city beach with mountain ranges and urban life. Not to mention Michelin-star restaurants, a plethora of rooftops, picturesque plazas and showstopping Modernist buildings. If you don't know your Gaudi from your Miro, you will after a trip to Barcelona. Snack away on embutidos and cheeses from local markets, drink a glass of house vermut as an aperitif and walk around the grid system streets to people watch and get a real insight to real life.

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Top Rooftops in Barcelona

Barcelona is famed for its decorative modernism, night scene, Catalan cuisine and that fine balance it has between the city and beach. These are just a few of the reasons as to why visitors flock to this melting pot of happenings. The hotel game has stepped up dramatically, with Barcelona now hosting a fair share of boutique hotels throughout the city - where many are topped off with... a rooftop.

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2nd Edition of the Independent Barcelona Coffee Festival

The Independent Barcelona Coffee Festival (IBCF) is back in the city on the 5th and 6th of May, 2017. This initiative was created last year by All Those, Nømad Coffee, Right Side Coffee, Satan’s Coffee Corner and Skye Coffee Co, and has come back this year with even more workshops and participants. Expect to find coffee shops and roasters in the specialty coffee scene to participate from all over Spain, mainly Barcelona city, in addition to an important handful of guests from Europe. 

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Bistreau by Ángel León

The BistrEau restaurant is a gastronomic luxury that, with the help of Chef Ángel León, brings us the finest Mediterranean seafood cuisine. BistrEau consists of a menu focused on products from the sea, such as blue fin tuna, shrimp 'tortillitas de camarones', plankton rice, prawns, seaweed and other products from the sea. Expect an engaging atmosphere, an extensive selection of wines and divine service in a sophisticated and modern space where you can indulge in the finest forms of seafood cuisine.

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Contemporary Catalan Art - Museu Can Framis

The extensive neighbourhood of Poblenou (Catalan for new village) straddles the old and new with its arty nooks, in addition to its ode to technology, which is why the 22@ District name came about. The Fundación Vila Casas museum is located in the 22@ District, an area where Barcelona City Hall has promoted a full redevelopment of a former factory/heavy industry zone by substituting premises with light service industries.

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Van Van Market - Barcelona

Van Van Market is back for the Festival of La Mercè in Barcelona and does so with the greatest event in the history of street food in Barcelona. Join in on the excitement as 60 food trucks along with a vibrant crowd in 4 emblematic locations across the city will be the only thing the city will be talking about for the next week!

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Due Spaghi - Barcelona

It’s been obvious for some time now that Sant Antoni is where it’s at when it comes to Barcelona's dining experience. Due Spaghi is an addition to the foodie scene in this side of town, and it stands out with its Italian-Catalan gastronomy fusion under one roof. The restaurant is supported by Slow Food Catalunya KM '0', a farm to table dining concept recognised for its organic products from the land. Due Spaghi highly supports organic farming locally, employs seasonal foods and cooks sustainably caught fish.

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Restaurante Mano Rota - Barcelona

The Venezuelan Oswaldo Brito and his business partner Bernat Bermudo are part of the saga of young chefs in Barcelona, along with hungry efforts and dreams, have struck gold with their gastronomic project. Both chefs have an amazing bond that goes way back since their culinary school days at the Escuela Hofmann, and working side by side in Bubó Pastisseria, Jean-Luc Figueras, Mugartitz (San Sebastian), Lima 27 (Peru), Las Rejas and Gaig among other places. #TandLBarcelona

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Restaurant Club Bananas - Barcelona

Barcelona has really 'gone bananas' with their newest tropical blend of club, restaurant and bar in the city's lively El Born neighbourhood. The venue is run by the same owner as the adjoining Café Kafka with both having completely different personalities. Bananas has an entertaining pulse to it, with an indulgent customer service in a space full of humour and positive energy. 

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Ocaña D.F. - Barcelona

A new adventure, an exotic corner, a window on the world beyond: that’s Ocaña D.F., a district in which to experience the best of classic and contemporary Mexican cuisine (with dishes from all across the country, from Tijuana to Veracruz) and an amazing selection of cocktails with mezcal and tequila. All the classics — an immense Margarita and an unforgettable Red Hot Chilli Pepper — plus new creations, both delicate and dynamite.

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Restaurant 2254 by Chef Nuncio Cona - Barcelona

Restaurant 2254 serves as the number of kilometres that separate Palermo from Barcelona by road, as it is where the head chef Chef Nuncio Cona originated from. With this new installment opened as of early 2015, it pays homage to the Mediterranean coastline with Italian, French and Spanish cuisines. The restaurant is full of allegories to the memory of its founders, both Chef's Nuncio Cona and General Manager (and wife) Irina. True values and life experiences are bedecked in every corner of this eating house. 

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