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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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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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Lost and Found in Barcelona


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Welcome to Barcelona, welcome to one of the most creative cities in Europe. Museums of some of the most famous artists can be found here, such as Picasso and Miró. But in our new section "Lost and Found in Barcelona" we don't want to present you these sights of Barcelona ... we want to take you on a little journey through the streets, parks, galleries and to places which are not primary to be found in the tourist guides of Barcelona. (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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Parc del Laberint d’Horta – Hide and Seek?

The Parc del Laberint d’Horta in the north west of Barcelona is the oldest surviving Labyrinth_parkpark of the city. In 2005 some scenes of the movie "The Perfume - Story of a Murderer" by Tom Tykwer were filmed in the park. And even now - 200 years after building the park it invites its visitors for a little hide and seek. (more...)
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Songs made in Barcelona


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Els_catarresAfter our first "Made in Barcelona" song, which was Evanescence with "My Immortal" on Plaza de Sant Felip Neri, we have another one for you: The catalan band Els Catarres with the song "Jenifer". The song itself is in catalan, but we searched for the version with spanish subtitles for you ;) So exercise your spanish a bit ;) (more...)
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Made in Barcelona

Plaza_de_sant_felip_neri Windy and narrow streets, hidden squares, beautiful roman walls, breath taking architecture and this special magic in the air - this is the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Not a surprise that a lot of movies and music videos were made here. (more...)
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