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”

Patatas Bravas | Fàbrica Moritz

Also called patatas a la brava or papas bravas, patatas bravas are a dish native to Spain. The name literally translates to ‘fierce potatoes’ – due to its spicy sauce. Patatas bravas typically consist of white potatoes that have been cut into irregular shapes, boiled for several minutes in salted water, then rubbed dry andContinue reading “Patatas Bravas | Fàbrica Moritz”

Houses of Giants

For any celebration of a saint patron of Barcelona or one of its neighborhoods, els gegantes or the giants (of 4 meters height) walk the city and dance, accompanied by music, fire shows and other Catalan traditions. Here is where you can see the giants, when they are not in the show, and find out more on their story.

Stories at the Story Bar

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”

The Apple of Discord

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”

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”

Satan’s Coffee Corner

“No decaf, no wi-fi, no fun for children.” Satan’s Coffee Corner is a pretty cool place. Coffee comes from all parts of the world and is roasted in Barcelona. Breakfast and meals are prepared by a Japanese chef (and artist). Music is at 55dB.

Brunch on Passeig de San Joan

The lazy brunch might be one of the most appreciated things to do on weekend, or cap de setmana in Catalan. So, if planning to enjoy authentically local vibes, then Passeig de Sant Joan might be one of the best spots for a brunch in Barcelona. 2 or 3 Things to Start With While having theContinue reading “Brunch on Passeig de San Joan”