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El Jardí bar – Oasis in the center of Gotico

We all love the Barrio Gotico - FACT!

This time we want to share an amazing spot where you cool down in the shades of the trees and enjoy  having a cerveza: El Jardí Bar Beautiful small streets, ancient building, nice little squares and many many things to see and do. But well.. being honest, sometimes it can get quite stressfull there, first of all when you are not used to all the hustle and bustle of a big city. Escaping is not that easy.. the chiringuitos at the beach seem way too far away and all the terraces on the squares are packed as well. But.. we found an amazing spot for you - directly in the old town of the city - where you can cool down in the shades of the trees and enjoy some minutes of (relatively) silence while having a cerveza. (more...)
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Holi 2013- Festival of Colors in Barcelona


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Festival of Colored powder

In India the spring is welcomed every year in a very special way: "Holi" is a festival of colors and one of the country's most important holidays. They don't just celebrate the change from winter to spring, but also, according to Hinduism, the victory of good over evil - and this is being done in a very colorful way! holi_festivalDuring the "Holi" celebration, all the people paint themselves with bright colors and throw colored powder called Gulal. The main purpose is to have fun and forget all the trouble, and the differences between religions, origins, young and old, rich and poor are blurred for one day. On this day, all people are equal. (more...)
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Dia de Sant Jordi 2013 in Barcelona


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Enjoy Sant Jordi Day in Barcelona

Tomorrow, the 23rd of April, one of the most amazing events in Barcelona will take. You would probably call it some kind of Valentine's Day (like I do.. secretly), but it actually is the Dia de Sant Jordi. But what exactly is actually this Dia de Sant Jordi? Día-de-Sant-Jordi-Barcelona-2013Sant Jordi is the Patron Saint of Catlonia and was a romantic knight, who saved a loooong time ago a princess from being killed by a mean dragon. There are many legends about him but the most popular one decribes how a dragon terrifies a village (more...)
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Semana Santa – Easter Holidays in Barcelona

Finally spring arrives!

Spring has finally arrived in Spain and easter is coming closer and closer. The weather is great (sun and up to 18 degrees around midday), the trees are showing proudly their shining oranges and the terraces in front of bars and cafés fill up with locals and travellers from all over the world. Huevos de Pascua en cestaDuring the Easter week, which is from 24th of March until 1st of April many celebrations and processions will take place all over the city, since Spain is a catholic country and the "Semana Santa" is very important for them. The "Holy Week"  begins next Sunday, the 24th, which is called "Palm Sunday" and a procession will be held in the area of the Cathedral of Barcelona in the city center, with a parade and people holding palm fronds. Right now you can get the bleached palm fronds everywhere throughout the city center, so get equipped :) (more...)
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“Travel Often, Eat Well” – Tortilla Española!

"TRAVEL OFTEN, EAT WELL"

Thats one of THE travel.. and well.. food quotes! But what about eating well while traveling? That's the perfect match :) spanish-omeletteTo continue with quotes: "When in Rome, do as the Romans do", well, we are in Spain so eat as the Spanish do and try this delicious Tortilla Española, which is a Spanish Omelet and the most commonly served dish in Spain. You can eat it for breakfast, on a sandwich, for lunch, for dinner - basically anytime, anywhere. And you also get it in most of the bars in Barcelona, for example in the Bars in El Borne and the Barrio Gotico. (more...)
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Llamber Tavern – El Born

New and very stylish restaurant in Born

burger_llamberWandering trough my "barrio" I always keep my eyes open for changes - new bars, shops, restaurants etc. El Born is like the heart of Barcelona, you can almost hear it beating. It has its own very special and lively atmosphere and contrasts, which can't be much bigger: strolling around Carrer de l'Argenteria and Passeig del Born, which are always full of life, filled with locals and people from all over the world. But in the next moment you find yourself in one of the beautiful narrow streets or in the impressive Santa Maria del Mar church, escaped from the small and busy boulevards into the silence. llamber_barelonaWell..my thoughts start straying away from the actual purpose of my post today. So.. what I have found was the new...

LLAMBER TAVERN

This new and very stylish restaurant, opened in the end of 2012, is located next to the Born market and in 1 min distance to the Parc de la Ciutadella. Barcelona is famous for Tapas, but what young Asturian chef Franciso Heras and his team is serving, is Haute Cuisine of the typical Tapas. Fran already worked in the famous El Bulli with Ferrán Adriá and opened now his second Llamber (first one in Avilés in Asturias 3 years ago) in Barcelona. llamber_arrozThe Llamber is a modern concept of gastronomy, characterized by a creative tapas menu at affordable prices in a relaxed, modern, but informal atmosphere meeting those characteristics of a typical Spanish tavern. The ingredients are coming directly from the market, using regional and seasonable products, which Fran and his team turn into delicious creations. When you enter the restaurant you find first a bar where you can have a drink and enjoy a "tapa" with it. If you walk through, you get into the dining area.

Here a little excerpt of the menu:

- Parmesan fondue with shrimps and asparagus - Marinated salmon with citrus, dill and ginger ice cream - Steam Mussels with garlic and parsley - Mini Burger with Goat Cheese, mache and nuts - Homemade foie gras terrine with textured corn - Fresh cod with guacamole. - Cured pork tenderloin stuffed with Rey Silo cheese, peaches and almonds llamber_pulpoAn amazing meal needs to be accompanied by an amazing wine - I can tell you, it is not easy to choose one of the 30 different open wines or the more than 100 different bottles offered in Llamber. I think, I said enough... Discover it and let yourself be taken on a journey through the fantastic cuisine of Llamber. Restaurant Llamber Carrer de la Fusina 5 08003 Barcelona Metro: L4 Jaume I or Barceloneta, L1 Arc de Triomf open: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 - 3:00 P. S. Being in such a great location, the best choice for after dinner drinks is heading over to one (or more) of the bars on Passeig del Born, like Miramelinda or Cactus. And if you are around the neighborhood check here More information about El Born. credits pics: Facebook of Llamber
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Lost and Found in Barcelona 1 – Street Art


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Street Art in Barcelona: Lost and Found

Here our very first post of the new section "Lost and Found in Barcelona"  - showing you some of the nicest things in Barcelona. Doubtless Casa Batllo, Sagrada Familia and so on are amazing, but you find them on every blog, in every guide, on every site. :)

Come on a journey with us.. here our first protagonist - a palm tree ;) Palmera_Arc_de_triomf

IF I WEREN'T A TREE, I WOULD KISS YOU RIGHT NOW!

We found this little piece of "art" on a palm tree between Arc de Triomf and the main entrance of Parc de la Ciutadella. One of these small things which are putting a smile on your face :) Just in case you you are looking for a great place to stay during the holiday check Apartments in Barcelona We wish you a great day!
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Barcelona: 5th best city in the world for nightlife!


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Hoteles.com asked 27,000 tourists from all over the world for the best city for nightlife and got a great result! Barcelona is the fifth best city in the world for nightlife! Opium_MarThe ranking, which was published today is headed by New York and on the eigth place, three behind the Catalan capital is Madrid. Next to the Big Apple on the podium is Las Vegas, the paradise of the players as second and London on the third place. (more...)
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Christmas Harbour Swim 2012


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Here is another crazy tradition of Barcelona: The Christmas Day harbour swim Again this year - on Christmas day -  hundreds of brave men (and women) will dive into the freezing sea in Barcelona's port at la Rambla del Mar. Having a swim in the around 13 degrees cold water sounds quite crazy - but it is one of Barcelona's oldest sporting traditions (and also one of the oldest in whole Europe). Every year on the 25th of December a 200 m open water swimming race takes place in the harbour of Barcelona, called "Copa Nadal". christmas_swim_barcelona (more...)
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Lost in Barcelona?


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In the times of smartphones, apps and sometimes even free WiFi in cities - like in many places in Barcelona ;) - why not using some very helpful apps to make your stay easier?! Our very popular local resident and visitor guide "Barcelona Connect" is presenting this month 10 of the most useful apps for your stay in Barcelona. We checked them and want to introduce you to our favourites. (more...)
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