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The Palacio del Flamenco is an old theater located in central Barcelona with a long-standing social and artistic tradition. Its large capacity ensures that it is possible to eat dinner and watch the show in comfort.
In addition to the three daily shows, 'Flamenco y Olé', 'El Gitano Bajanó' and 'Pasión Flamenca', there is a wide menu choice covering everything from tapas to vegetarian cuisine.
The audience can gain a deep appreciation of this art and enjoy an evening of the most beautiful flamenco in an unforgettable setting.
Every week the Wine Tourism Information Point and Mirador de Colom Wines recommend a different wine. Visit the Mirador +wine or cava tasting, plus a second tasting of the Wine of the Week. If you like the wine, you can purchase it at a discount. Don't miss this unique experience: A journey through the true flavors of the territory from the city center!
Celebrate the traditional Catalan fiestas with wine and cava at the Mirador de Colom Enotourism and Wine Information Center. Come to the monument and do a wine or cava tasting accompanied by a variety of sweet specialities such as 'panellets' (a typical almond and pine nut cookie eaten around All Saints Day), Christmas 'turróns' and the traditional 'tortell', a ring-shaped pastry decorated with candied fruit and eaten on Twelfth Night or Three Kings Day.
Come and enjoy the sweetest of experiences at the Mirador de Colom!
In the days leading up to Holy Week, Catalonia's patisseries always put on a delicious and original shop window display: cakes and figures made of chocolate, some in such complex detail that they could be easily be termed works of art. This typically Catalan and Valencian tradition is known as the "Mona de Pascua" (the Easter 'Mona'). Mona is the Spanish word for female monkey but, in this context, the term derives from the Arabic word "munna", which loosely means "a treat for your mouth", a gift in the form of a sweet confection that the Moors would give to their overlords to celebrate the end of Lent. Catholic tradition involves godfathers giving the 'mona' to their godchildren on Easter Sunday, although the correct day to enjoy them is on Easter Monday, which is a public holiday in Catalonia, when families come together to eat the 'mona' as their dessert. You can taste this exquisite tradition at the Mirador de Colón.
Winter in Catalonia has a lot to offer, and one of the tastiest things about it is undoubtedly the arrival of "calçots" (spring onions) season. This type of onion is a gastronomic pleasure that focuses its production on the area of the Camp de Tarragona but manages to makes it into every restaurant in the country. Eating them is a ritual in itself, which includes grilling them using a brick tile where the calçots are roasted, they are then wrapped up with newspaper and are paired with a magnificent sauce called romesco, which has hazelnuts, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, peppers, garlic and tomato. The calçots should be dipped in the sauce and in order to avoid staining your clothes, everyone usually wears a big bib that also adds to the festive and fun atmosphere of a calçotada. There are lots of restaurants in Barcelona that include them in their menus, such as Mussol, Can Vador and Can Travi Nou, and certain wineries such as Sumarroca or in an open-air architectural museum like the Poble Espanyol also offer them to their visitors.
Craft beer lovers will not want to miss out on the Barcelona Beer Festival on 13, 14 and 15 March. The competition, which will be hosting 250 exhibitors and 150 beer taps, offers beer lovers the chance to discover up to 650 different beers, with some hailing from parts of Mexico (guest country) or Sardinia. The festival also features numerous activities such as showcooking, presentations and beer tasting.
The 39th edition of the Terrassa Jazz Festival will take place at various venues of Terrassa and the region of Vallès Occidental. Almost seventy activities, the majority concerts, and around 300 artists, both from today's national and international scene, will take over Nova Jazz Cava, and also squares, parks, patios, terraces and different administration buildings. The Festival covers movies, dance, swing, competitions, workshops, exhibitions and gastronomic routes, for jazz music to once again take the leading role. This year, we can enjoy high-standing artists such as Ignasi Terraza Trio & Pureum Jin + Luna Cohen, La Locomotora Negra, Lady Soul and Avishai Cohen & Big Vicious.
It's impossible to get bored in Barcelona: the best concerts, exhibitions and events related to art, culture and leisure await you, week after week. Here are some of the main ones. Don't miss anything this constantly moving city has to offer.
Barcelona never sleeps. The city has set the benchmark for the international electronic music scene and dances to the sounds of the world's top DJs. It's also the perfect place for lovers of jazz, rock, Latin rhythms and pop.
Discover the most authentic cuisine from Barcelona and the rest of Catalonia. You're bound to want to come back for more!
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