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Retrome hotel Barcelona recepcion

Retrome sweet home – a vintage hotel in Barcelona

Barcelona is booming.  Recent years have seen countless new bars, restaurants and hotels opening in areas which were previously almost entirely residential.  As well as the detrimental effect this is having on residents, another, aesthetic problem is arising.  All of…

Casa Jaime, traditional bar in Barcelona

Cheap eats in the Eixample: Casa Jaime, Barcelona

Casa Jaime, Barcelona Casa Jaime is an ideal place to worship at the altar of menu del dia, the Spanish tradition of attempting to eat as much lunch as possible in exchange for the smallest amount of your hard-earned cash. Our…

Modernist elegance at Café del Centre, Barcelona

What’s the deal? One of the few remaining Modernista cafés in Barcelona, Café del Centre had changed little since it opened in 1873. Marble tables, a beautiful old wooden bar and a healthy mixture of business people, young locals and the occasional…

Bar Funicular, Barcelona

Revolution and beer at Bar Funicular, Barcelona

1950s-style local bar on a corner in the well-groomed Dreta de l’Exiample (that’s the right hand side of the Exiample to you and me).  A firm favorite among residents and, as legend would have it, the last place Salvador Puig…

Traditional Spanish ham in Bar Teruel, tapas bar in Barcelona Eixample

No-nonsense tapas at Bar Teruel, Barcelona

No-nonsense, homely neighbourhood bar in the Exiample.  If you like to see four-year-olds playing on tragaperras slot machines and old men chewing on cheap cigars, El Teruel is the place to be.  There is plenty of room both inside and on the…

El Jardi, Barcelona

A lazy Sunday in Barcelona

8am A beautiful blue-sky day.  Autumn in Barcelona tends to be pleasant, especially for those of us used to cooler weather.  From December through to Spring, however, things can get distinctly chilly. We enjoy a cup of tea in the…

Urban Suites, Barcelona: Urban, sweet!

It’s beginning to feel as though the ‘real’ Barcelona is being squeezed out of the city centre by the rising tide of lookalike hotels, restaurants and ‘tiendas de cositas’. One area that has – so far at least – escaped…

Plaza San Felipe Neri Barcelona

5 quiet Barcelona plazas for a nice sit down

It’s a warm day and you want to be out in the sunshine.  But there’s a problem: it’s nigh on impossible to get a seat at any of Barcelona’s city centre terraces, thanks to the crowds of tourists and sun-hungry locals…

Free Barcelona travel guide

Gusto Guides are pleased to be able to offer a free Barcelona travel guide to all of our fans on Facebook! To download your free 68 page ebook: 1. Navigate to our Facebook page 2. ‘Like’ our page 3. Click…