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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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Timelapse Video Barcelona by night

We found this masterpiece on Youtube, which we would love to share with you:

An amazing Timelapse video of Barcelona by night showing you the Montjuic, Las Ramblas, Forum, taking you on a ride on Avenida Parallel, the Port, Plaza Catalunya, Arc de Triumf, the MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Port Olimpico, the Magic Fountain, Casa Mila (by Antoni Gaudi), the Rambla del Mar, Tibidabo, the MNAC (Museum of National Art), Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, the Port Vell (watch how fast the big cruise ships are moving in timelapse), Torre Agbar, Ronda Litoral and much more. ENJOY! For more nice information about Barcelona you should visit our Next Stop Barcelona Facebook
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Spanish Guitar in the heart of Barcelona

Spanish guitar at Church of Santa

There are a good couple of things which you should experience and discover while being in Barcelona: Gaudi's art, Tapas and wine, the Catalan culture, the small streets of El Born and the Gotico, the Boqueria market, the Magic Fountain at the Montjuic and also ... Spanish Guitar! iglesia de santa anna candles Every Friday, Saturday and Tuesday at 9pm you get the chance to enjoy a concert in warm and intimate atmosphere in the Santa Anna church, seeing some of the best pieces of Spanish guitar music performed in candle light. Let yourself get enchanted by the passion of the artits and the breathtaking ambience around you. (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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Tibidabo

tibidabo churchA couple of days ago, I was on my way from Cadaqués (nice little village in the North of Catalunya - highly recommended) to Barcelona at night. Getting closer and closer to the city, one of the first things I saw, was the beautifully illuminated church of the Tibidabo - one of the main sights of Barcelona. And I made up my mind that my last time up there was way too long ago, so "Hello Tibidabo - I am coming over next weekend!" :) (more...)
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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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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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Panorama view: Turó de la Rovira

turo_de_rovira This spot, I am going to present you today, is one of the best and most unknown in Barcelona. You barely meet tourists here - and even most of the people living in Barcelona have no idea that this wonderful spot exists. You get exactly there the best 360° view of the wonderful city of Barcelona. THE BEST SPOT for taking some unique panorama pictures of the city. (more...)
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