Tag: Barcelona

Cadaqués barcas de pescadores

The weekend guide to Cadaques

Cadaques is possibly the prettiest town on the Costa Brava, and certainly among the most beautiful places in Spain.  Sitting in a rocky bay and surrounded by the hills of the Cap de Creus natural park, this old fishing town…

Pipa Club, Barcelona

Barcelona Pipa Club: secret cocktails on Plaza Real

  Unless you knew where to look, you wouldn’t expect to find the plaque hidden by an inconspicuous door on one of Plaza Real’s grey cloisters. You wouldn’t expect, when you rang the doorbell, to be buzzed up with nay…

churros granja viader

Granja Viader: Chocolate for breakfast in Barcelona

Churros.  If you haven’t heard of them, consider this a warning.  Don’t try them.  We repeat, do not even think about taking a bite out of one of these delicious hot doughnutty breakfast things.  And don’t even dream about dunking…

things to do in Barcelona

Top 10 things to see in Barcelona

1. Parc Guell Parc Guell is one of the city’s biggest draws for visitors but is equally popular among locals, who make grateful use of the green space for picnics, afternoon strolls and sneaky outdoor naps when the summer heat…

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…

Going underground at Bar Metro 1, Barcelona

Bar Metro 1, Barcelona What’s the deal? No, it isn’t a mirage.  One of Barcelona’s most unusual eateries and bars, the tiny Bar Metro 1 occupies an unlikely spot on a passageway inside the labyrinthine Passeig de Gracia metro station…

Cakes from Escriba, Barcelona / Pastelería Escriba, Barcelona

Escribà: Exploding Cakes at Barcelona’s Weirdest Bakery

The Escribà bakery in Barcelona is easy to miss, from the outside at least.  This family-run Catalan bakery and choclatier’s main store, on Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, has a tasteful window display of proper (if a little kooky) birthday…

Isidre Gironés en La Boquería

Boqueria Market Tour with a Barcelona Master Chef

We meet Isidre Gironés at the busy entrance to La Boqueria, just off Barcelona’s main tourist drag of Las Ramblas.  The proprietor of the world-famous Ca l’Isidre is easy to spot among the scruffy travellers: he is the only person…