Eixample or the Expansion of Modern Barcelona

Eixample district is probably the most iconic in Barcelona and also the most diverse in terms of shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Its grid-like layout is the symbol of the modern Barcelona we know today.

Flor de Barcelona. A Route with Design

Modernist design, souvenirs made in Barcelona, a nice walking route through the center and a story about the four petal flower.

Books and the City

Sala Ciutat, translating into the City Room, is the place for books about Barcelona. History, architecture, vintage and contemporary photography, city illustration, customs, secrets, symbols, districts – briefly any topic on Barcelona can be found, here. When browsing through the books it’s easy to find out original stories on Barcelona, especially as most books focusContinue reading “Books and the City”

Tortilla de Patatas | Parlament, Cuina de Barri

Tortilla is the diminutive form of torta, cake. This dish is called tortilla de patatas or tortilla española to distinguish it from the plain omelette or tortilla francesa. Tortilla de patatas or Spanish omelette, in English, is widely eaten in Spain and in many of the Spanish-speaking countries. While there are numerous variations, the traditional, classicContinue reading “Tortilla de Patatas | Parlament, Cuina de Barri”

Stories on Tapas

A tapa (plural tapas) is just one of the ways you can get your food here, around the Iberian peninsula. Usually, the way that food is served, as well as the kind of dish used, determine its name, so you might have plato (dish), racion (portion), tapa (snack), pintxo (food on a stick) or montadito (food on bread).Continue reading “Stories on Tapas”

Tantarantana, a Street in El Born

Tan-ta-ran-ta-na. Carrer d’en Tarantana. A nice and quiet street, off the tourist mainstream, still very close to many well known attractions. Halfway between the Picasso Museum and Arc de Triomf, and heading almost directly to the Cultural Center of el Born, the small street of Tantarantana gathers local taste, as well as local design and cityContinue reading “Tantarantana, a Street in El Born”