One of the best ways to enjoy Barcelona is with your taste buds. You'll find an amazing gastronomic culture ranging from reasonably priced daily set menus to internationally renowned Michelin-starred restaurants, together with traditional and creative tapas and tasting platters, or a glass of vermouth and a snack on a terrace with views of the Mediterranean. Bon appétit!
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Autumn brought us a new #BarcelonaExperience… and we enjoyed it to the full! A wine and food tour, a visit to Europe's biggest art nouveau complex, a helicopter ride… Could you ask for anything more?
Near Barcelona, you'll find a whole host of wine-tourism activities and ideas you can enjoy on your own, with your husband, wife, partner or friends including wine trails that will give you an insight into the tradition of wine and cava that is deeply rooted in extremely beautiful and diverse landscapes. The five Designations of Origin in the counties of Barcelona have a great deal to offer, from traditional wineries located inland to vineyards by the sea, paired with traditional cuisine and cutting-edge architecture.
If you're someone who enjoys savouring every trip to the full, this is unquestionably your time of year to visit Barcelona. Every year, with the first autumn rains, Catalonia undergoes a cultural and culinary transformation focusing on a food that is an intrinsic part of its identity: mushrooms.
Do you want to discover a different, unknown Barcelona while you take your palate on a journey of discovery to sample the finest flavours of the city's locally sourced food? Don't wait any longer and get ready to discover a Barcelona that goes beyond its must-see attractions.
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.
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.
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.
Do you want to feel like a true Barcelonian? Well, if you do, you can't miss out on going for a vermut. For years this aromatic, herby wine has been the favourite Sunday pre-lunch tipple with local families.
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!
Summer's here and the city is awash with things to do! Festivals, summer nights, tapas restaurants and terraces… Choose yours and enjoy!
Barcelona is bursting with things to do for all the family. You'll find a whole host of fun activities all over the city to make sure you never get bored. And you can do all this without having to pack a lunch box in your rucksack, as most of Barcelona's restaurants are considered family friendly.
If you can picture yourself enjoying the most iconic architecture and finest food, Barcelona is the place for you. You can dine at superb restaurants inside landmarks of historic and architectural interest. Have we whet your appetite?
Journeys are emotions. Sensations. Small but big experiences. Like the discovery of an innovative, surprising dish. Or the feeling of an aria, the magic of a musical score played by angels. In Barcelona, small but powerful emotions await. At the restaurant table, signature dishes. But in the concert hall too, in the darkness with your favourite composer.
Christmas is one of the most magical times of year, and Christmas in Barcelona is an unforgettable experience. Are your ready to discover all the traditions surrounding the festive season while you try Catalonia's most traditional dishes?
As we have already mentioned in Historic restaurants and In the hidden jewels of the Raval, Barcelona is full of bars and restaurants that seem frozen in time. Here are some suggestions in case you feel like getting away from the present and landing in the past, even if it’s just for a short time.
It's no coincidence that Poble-sec has been given different names and nicknames in recent years. It could be said that it is one of Barcelona's most laid-back neighbourhoods so it's no surprise that the city's hipster set are making a beeline to live here. This authentic Barcelona neighbourhood was known as "little Paris" in the 1940s when it was a hotbed of fun and its cabarets, theatres, concert halls and bars were at the height of their popularity.
In five short years, this curious invention, known as gin and tonic has conquered Barcelona's bars; so much so that bottles of gin fill their display cabinets and shelves. Their origins and blends are as varied as the combinations you'll find at the thousands of bars that specialise in serving them.
Making cocktails can be compared to symphony music because you have to be very precise if you want the mixture to attain the perfect harmony. You can't just mix for the sake of mixing; you have to mix with mathematical rigour and in-depth knowledge. If you want to visit some of the city's shrines to cocktails, keep on reading, sit at the bar and watch how the cocktail waiters in their uniforms perform magic in their laboratories.
Art, gastronomy, views, excursions by sea and historical secrets… you can do a lot in Barcelona in 48 hours, and we had the opportunity to take advantage of all of it on June 16th and 17th with #ExperienceBarcelona. How would you like to discover it too?
Download the free Barcelona Restaurants app where you'll find a selection of more than 120 restaurants in the city. You can search for them according to your preference, by location, type of cuisine, price… and contact them to make your booking.
In 2016 Catalonia was awarded the distinction “European Region of Gastronomy”, which gives you an idea that its cuisine is a mouthwatering combination of heritage, produce, terroir, tradition, creativity and innovation. Discover the restaurants where you’ll be able to sample some of our most traditional dishes.
Barcelona is a city that has set the culinary benchmark and has a great many Michelin-starred restaurants. Choose yours!
Going for tapas is a great way to combine food with a leisurely stroll around Barcelona. Here is a selection of restaurants that offer these delicious mouthfuls so you can enjoy this gastronomic experience.
The best thing about this selection is that it gives you the opportunity to "eat" Barcelona's history. Because some of these restaurants have contributed to the history of Catalan cuisine and were the places where the city's artists, intellectuals and members of the bourgeoisie would meet. Experience them now as you would have in bygone years.
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