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The wine and cava trail

Gastronomy

If anything defines Catalonia, it's its vineyards which not only shape its landscape but the very essence of its nature, traditions and historic legacy. Just a short distance from Barcelona, 30 minutes by road, you can immerse yourself in the counties of Alt Penedès, Anoia, Baix Llobregat, Baix Penedès and Garraf, which make up the Penedès region, which is famed around the world for its wines and cavas.

  • Bread: a staple food to tempt your palate

    Gastronomy

    As you may well know, in Barcelona, and throughout Catalonia, food is central to our lifestyle. And bread is certainly one of the most ubiquitous, and important, foods on our table. Come and discover why the smell of freshly baked bread is one of the Catalans' favourite aromas. We're sure you'll love it too!

  • Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

    Literary Barcelona at its best

    BCN Life

    Barcelona contains a host of literary Settings and many novels have vicariously helped their readers to travel. Now you can tour the city by following the Settings of certain books written by internationally renowned authors. We propose you 5 literary routes.

  • Pa amb tomàquet

    The sacred principles of "pa amb tomàquet"

    Gastronomy

    If you ask any Barcelona local to name the best Catalan invention of all time, nine out of ten will probably reply "el pa amb tomàquet!" (bread rubbed with tomato). More than a simple recipe, culinary technique or custom, the gesture of rubbing tomato on a piece of bread is a sign of Catalan identity.

  • Literary trails in Barcelona and around Catalonia

    BCN Life , Seasonal

    Literature and Barcelona are the stars of their own love story. A good number of writers have set their novels in the city or have moved there to pursue their literary careers. Do you want to follow in their footsteps and discover their legacies? If so, our literary trails are the perfect plan. Do you want to turn the page?

  • Plaça de Mercadal

    The district of Sant Andreu: Barcelona at its most authentic.

    BCN Life

    There are many Barcelonas, and the district of Sant Andreu is one of the clearest examples of this. Although outside the city centre, it is steeped in the essence of Catalonia: picturesque spots, history, centuries-old shops and futuristic amenities blend harmoniously. Come and visit and you'll feel like a genuine Barcelonian.

  • Granja Petitbo

    Passeig de Sant Joan and its surrounding area: where the locals love to hang out

    BCN Life

    Passeig de Sant Joan doesn't just link two of the city's coolest neighbourhoods, it has recently become the go-to place for Barcelona locals. The stretch between Carrer València and Carrer Casp and the surrounding area has been newly laid out making it ideal for cyclists and pedestrians. It has become a hotspot with interesting bars and restaurants, delightful shops and places that will simply amaze you.

  • Plans for the summer in Barcelona: grab your diary

    BCN Life , Gastronomy

    Summer's here and the city is awash with things to do! Festivals, summer nights, tapas restaurants and terraces… Choose yours and enjoy!

  • Calles con historia, Barcelona

    Historic streets

    BCN Life

    The city streets are an extension of the lives of its inhabitants; they are part of their homes, their way of sharing and living together in what is, in short, their home or everyone's home. If we walk through Barcelona,  we'll see that every street has its own unique story to tell.

  • Barcelona LGTB-Friendly

    Barcelona LGTBI-Friendly

    BCN Life

    Barcelona has become on of Europe's favourite destinations for the lesbian, gay, transsexual, bisexual and intersexual community. As an open-minded and cosmopolitan metropolis, the city offers its visitors a whole host of attractions associated with diversity, freedom and tolerance. The LGTBI district, with its year-round offer of services, is a good example of this.

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