I am fortunate to live close enough to some of the architectural wonders of the city. These ones are actually on my street, just a few blocks away, so here is a glimpse into my post-confinement daily walks.
Some pintxos with a twist, in Poble Sec.
Orbea Cycle Coffee was a specialty cafe run by Café de Finca, local coffee roasters since 2009.
Escalivada is a traditional dish from Catalonia, and typically consists of roasted eggplant and bell peppers with olive oil, and sometimes onion, tomato, minced garlic, and salt.
Story is a tapas bar with fresh Mediterranean flavors, nice wines, surprising cocktails and crafted beer, live jazz music every Wednesday night, a nice collection of books to browse through, and walls filled with contemporary artworks. It is located pretty close to the Picasso Museum, in the picturesque area of el Born. the Menu TheContinue reading “Stories at the Story Bar”
Illa de la Discòrdia or Manzana de la Discordia, namely the Block of Discord, is, maybe, the most famous collection of Modernist buildings in the city of Barcelona. They are sharing the same facade and display stunningly different architectural trends of the beginning of the 20th century. There are 5 buildings that form this famous block.Continue reading “The Apple of Discord”
Besides being less crowded than La Boqueria, Santa Caterina market is one of the locals’ favourite place to go shopping or eating.