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.

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 … Continue 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 … Continue reading Tortilla de Patatas | Parlament, Cuina de Barri

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 … Continue reading Tantarantana, a Street in El Born

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.