Category Archives: Barcelona Gastronomy

Topics related to the food and drink culture of Barcelona

Our top 5 tapas bars in Barcelona

ShareTapas and Barcelona are two words that seem to be made for one another. Surprisingly however, the tapas and pintxo traditions are not very Catalan but belong to the Basque country, Castillo and Andalucía. In Catalunya there is a tradition … Continue reading

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The best Picnic spots in Barcelona

ShareBarcelona is the ideal city for picnicking outdoors. Year round sunshine makes any season ideal for a picnic in Barcelona, even the odd winter day! This is a city all about outdoor eating in all its forms, a city with … Continue reading

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What happens on Christmas Eve in Catalonia?

ShareIf you are in town for Christmas you may wonder what the locals are up to. The answer is eating and drinking! Christmas Eve is a very important part of the seasonal festivities, and is when Catalan people enjoy one … Continue reading

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Our 5 top contemporary Catalan restaurants in Barcelona

ShareSometime around the start of this century, Catalan chef Ferran Adria ended 500 years of French dominance at the leading edge of gastronomy, shifting the setting south of the Pyrenees to Catalunya. This took place at the now legendary El … Continue reading

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Barcelona Restaurant Week 2013

ShareBarcelona and Catalunya are famed for their gastronomy, restaurants such as Ferran Adria’s Ell Bulli or the brothers Roca’s El Celler de Can Roca in Girona have held places one and two respectively in the prestigious San Pellegrino Top 10 … Continue reading

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Calçots!! The best places to eat them in and near Barcelona

ShareVisitors to Barcelona this month are treated with a Catalan gastronomic treat, the Calçotada. A calçot is a large green vegetable belonging to the onion family, though it looks more like a leek with a green stem and white edible … Continue reading

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Villa Más – and why wine is cheaper in Spanish restaurants than anywhere else in the world

ShareThe Financial Times’ food critic Nicholas Lander clearly has a penchant for Catalan gastronomy, to which his column is dedicated with increasing frequency. Last weekend Lander reviewed the Villa Más restaurant in the Costa Brava bay of Sant Feliu de … Continue reading

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El Celler de Can Roca celebrates its 25th birthday

ShareThis month the world’s second best restaurant, El Celler de Can Roca, celebrates its 25th birthday. No longer second fiddle to El Bulli, which closed its doors this July, El Celler de Can Roca is now hot on the heels … Continue reading

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A walk to remember: Montjuic, Miró, the MNAC & Mies van der Rohe

ShareThis walk takes in the sights of Montjuic Mountain – a quintessential Barcelona landmark, The Miró Museum, the MNAC (National Museum of Art of Catalunya), the Barcelona Pavilion by Mies Van de Rohe. We recommend you start early, this is … Continue reading

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A Taste of Spain in London’s Regent Street

ShareLondon. A Taste of Spain arrives in London’s regent street for the sixth year running. On the back of Barcelona’s Uefa victory over Manchester United it should interest a number of tourists in visiting Spain and especially Barcelona. For the … Continue reading

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