Montcada, a Gothic Street

Montcada street is home to notorious Museu Picasso but not only: it is a beautiful collection of Gothic palaces hosting museums and entertainment shows, and sprinkled with some original stops ranging from contemporary art to a tapas bar who produce their own homemade cava.

El Born | CCM

A former food market with a spectacular structure. A restaurant. Plus an archaeological site to witness the city’s past. This is the Cultural Centre of el Born.

Casa Amatller

Casa Amatller is special place for architecture, history, and chocolate. Once the residence of the Amatller family, the house is today partly a museum, partly a cafe, and partly an office building. At a very young age, Antoni Amatller, chocolatier and grandson of the founder of Chocolate Amatller, crossed half of Europe, to discover newContinue reading “Casa Amatller”

La Boqueria Market

Over the years, la Boqueria has become the most emblematic market in Barcelona and one of the most famous of the entire Europe. It features everything from savory souvenirs to gourmet specialties, and from fresh local veggies and seafood to food bars to taste them. It is an outstanding experience, in itself, and a place thatContinue reading “La Boqueria Market”

the Chocolate Street of Barcelona

Unofficially known across the city as the sweet street, Carrer de Petritxol, a few steps away from las Ramblas, is considered by locals as one of the best place for having chocolate. Petritxol Xocoa Chocolate chain Xocoa has been working with chocolate since 1897. At Xocoa there’s a variety of chocolate bars, bonbons, chocolate beer, asContinue reading “the Chocolate Street of Barcelona”

Chocolate and the Story of Chocolatadas

The history of chocolate in Europe actually began in Barcelona, at the start of the 16th century, when Christopher Columbus arrived home and presented King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella a boat load of curiosities from the New World. Among them, the cocoa beans. The beans were mistaken for a type of nut and more orContinue reading “Chocolate and the Story of Chocolatadas”

Pintxos | Stories from San Sebastian

Pintxos are specific to the Basque Country. They are slices of bread with a mixture of ingredients fastened with a toothpick or small wooden skewer – pintxo, meaning spike,  and which gave the food its name. Pintxos are usually eaten as an appetizer, accompanied by either a small glass of wine – txikito, or a quarter of a beerContinue reading “Pintxos | Stories from San Sebastian”