Category: Culture

Patatas bravas, Camino London

Bigg Daddy: The man who brought tapas to a million Londoners

Richard Bigg, founder of some of London’s best-known Spanish eateries including tapas restaurant Camino, is a man who knows his amontillado from his oloroso.  This is the man who has brought sherry to the mean streets of the city, without putting a foot wrong: the Camino restaurant empire (widely…

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5 Books about Spain – ideal gifts for Sant Jordi

You might already know that Sant Jordi (the 23rd April) is Barcelona’s annual books, love and nationalism day.  So rather than getting stuck on what to buy your sweetie, try one of our recommendations.  Here are 5 books that the…

Parc Güell, Barcelona

A book lover’s guide to Barcelona

Barcelona has long been associated with an arty crowd – after all, this is the city where Picasso, Dali, Gaudi et al spent much of their adult lives wafting around and making things look pretty.  Writers have also been drawn…

Café del Centre, Barcelona

The best Spanish wines for under €7 – we ask an expert

Luis Tolosa, author of Supervinos 2014, is a no-nonsense kind of guy.  The book, a guide to the best Spanish wines available to buy in non-specialist shops including your local supermarket, reads as though you were having a chat about plonk…

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Majorca – a quick guide to family holidays

Majorca (that’s the dreamy, mountainous Balearic floating mid-Mediterranean between Ibiza and Menorca) has continued to grow as a destination for family holidays over the past few years, thanks to its beaches, warm climate and authentic Spanish flavour. A logical starting…

Terraza del antic cafe

Open air at Antic Teatre, Sant Pere, Barcelona

  Finding an empty table on a terrace can be a thankless task in Barcelona’s summer months, especially if you would prefer not to have to sell your house/teeth/significant other to pay for a G&T.  The Antic Teatre‘s bar and terrace…