Archive of: April, 2015

  • The best brunch spots in Barcelona


    Looking for a perfect spot for a brunch in Barcelona? The city has several amazing restaurants and cafes that serves exquisite brunch menus. We have listed above our all time favorites, these are absolutely worth a try!

    Milk bar & bistro €€

    This modern, cozy and colorful restaurant serves a magnificent brunch every day! The food is absolutely delicious and the atmosphere is relaxed with chilled music and extremely welcoming staff. Their brunch menu is full of excellent choices for everyone!

    Calle Gignas 21 – El Gótic


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    Brunch & Cake €€

    This restaurant is simply amazing spot for delicious brunch. They offer rich brunch menu as well as wide variety of sweet delights. Everything is made by hand with organic and fresh ingredients. Enjoy mouthwatering bagels, smoothies, eggs and more in a charming atmosphere.

    Enric Granados 19 – Eixample


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    Picnic €€

    When it comes to breakfast, this restaurant is the absolute expert! The menu has a fabulous selection of brunch dishes for everyone’s desires. The restaurant is tiny and cozy and the staff is very friendly. Outside sitting is possible and recommended as the restaurant is located in the beautiful area of Born.

    Carrer del Comerc 1 – El Born


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    Alsur Cafe €€

    This lovely cafe offers an extensive brunch menu for each and everyone’s preferences and the the cafe’s patio is perfect for a sunny brunch! The breakfast dishes are made carefully with a touch of Catalan and Spanish specialities. Enjoy your first meal of the day in a trendy and pleasant cafe!

    Plaza de Sant Cugat 1 – El Born


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    Caravelle

    This restaurant serves an outstanding brunch menu and some of their specialities are for instance carefully made ice-coffee or eggs with bacon jam. The restaurant itself is very light, spacious and stylish. The staff makes the atmosphere friendly and welcoming!

    Pintor Fortuny 31 – Raval


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    Contact us for more information! We are happy to help you with the restaurant reservations!

  • Facts about tapas and our favorite tapas bars and restaurants in Barcelona!



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    When visiting Spain the must-eat dish is of course the Spanish tapas! Tapas in a nutshell is a wide variety of appetizers and snacks. Tapas can be surprisingly filling and it can be enjoyed as lunch or dinner, also a lot of times it is enjoyed as an appetizer. Tapas can be as simple as a bowl of olives or slices of Serrano ham but also some of the greatest tapas restaurants have come up with more creative tapas with a peculiar touch.

    The history of tapas is quite interesting and it has its roots in Andalucia, Spain. Tapa is translated in English as cover and it was born when the Spanish king Alfonso, the 10th had to take small bites of food with some wine between meals because of his illness. And once he was recovered he said that wine can’t be served without a small bite of food. It was a wise precaution to counteract the adverse effects of alcohol on those people who didn’t have enough money to buy a nourishing meal and drank alcohol on an empty stomach.

    Barcelona has some great and inexpensive tapas restaurants, you just need to find the right ones, not the ones that are “tourist traps” but the ones that are authentic with reasonable pricing. We have listed below couple of our favorite tapas restaurants and bars in the city!

    Quimet i Quimet

    This small tapas bar is absolutely amazing with its terrific selection of different kind of tapas. This place is something you must go to when in Barcelona! As a tip; you should get there early, it can get quite crowded, there are no chairs so be ready to eat while standing!

    Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes, 25 – Montjuic


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    Casa de Tapes Cañota

    This tapas restaurant takes its inspiration from Galician seafood. The restaurant offers delicious traditional tapas from fried fish to ensalada rusa. Highly recommended to make a reservation since it gets packed quite often.

    Lleida 7 – Montjuic


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    Tickets

    This tapas restaurant has a fantastic atmosphere, lovely service, not to mention the marvelous food they offer. Tickets is famous for their truly delightful selection of tapas with a creative touch! Totally worth a try when visiting Barcelona!

    Av. Paral-lel, 164 – El Raval


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    Bormuth

    Bormuth is rather tiny but truly charming restaurant, the atmosphere is cozy and the staff is very welcoming. The restaurant offers a wide variety of different kind of traditional tapas from all around Spain, every tapas is mouthwatering and worth a try!

    Plaça Comercial, 1 – El Born / La Ribera


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    Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information, we are also happy to help you with the restaurant reservations!

  • Barcelona's Top 10 Attractions


    Barcelona is city full of interesting architecture, amazing viewpoints, great museums and more. The easiest way to get around and visit the famous sights is to take the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus it is an affordable way to see the city and its main attractions as well as hear the stories behind each remarkable sight. Below we have listed some of the amazing attractions of the city!

    Sagrada Familia

    Buildings of Antonio Gaudi are certainly the top attractions of the city! The most famous one is of course the spectacular Sagrada Familia, the giant basilica. This basilica has been under construction since 1882 and the plan is to finish it in 2026. This is a sight you don’t want to miss while visiting Barcelona, it is totally worth a visit. Check this video out how it will be when it is done!

    Carrer de Mallorca, 401


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    La Pedrera, Casa Mila

    This building is also one of the incredible creations of Gaudi. You can see Gaudi´s hand mark clearly in this one, the wavy brick work and colorful tiles. Don’t miss this, one of Gaudi’s masterpieces.

    Carrer de Provença, 261-265


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    Casa Batlló

    Casa Batlló is an impressive building located in the center of Barcelona. The building is remarkable with its irregular oval windows and flowing sculpted stone work. This is a must visit!

    Passeig de Gràcia, 43


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    Park Guell

    Park Guell is a public park full of gardens and architectonic elements and it is located on Carmel Hill. This park is considered to be Gaudi´s most artistic work and it is definitely one of the most magnificent sights in Barcelona. In addition to the great architecture you can also admire the amazing view over the city!

    Carrer d’Olot, s/n


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    Picasso Museum

    Here you can find permanently 4,251 art works from Pablo Picasso. This museum is a key reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Picasso. Barcelona is full of other interesting museums, here you can find some of the best ones.

    Carrer de Montcada 15-23


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    FC Barcelona Museum and Camp Nou Stadium

    The Camp Nou experience is something every football fan should do when visiting Barcelona. It is the largest football stadium in Europe and 4th largest association football stadium in the world in terms of capacity. The seating capacity is 99 354 people. You can book the Camp Nou experience through us.

    Carrer de Aristides Maillol


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    Tibidabo Hill

    This is something fun also for the children since there is a nice amusement park on top of the hill. There is also an impressive church that is free for visits. From top of the hill you have a gorgeous view over the city! You can get there by bus or a funicular.

    Plaza del Tibidabo, 3-4


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    Barcelona Zoo

    The Zoo of Barcelona is located in the Parc de la Ciutadella and it has a wide variety of different animals. Also the zoo offers a restaurant, picnic area, a shop, electric cars, ponies as well as mini-train. This is definitely worth a visit for the families with children! Also the Parc de la Ciutadella is stunningly beautiful and we highly recommend to take a walk around the park. Also the famous Arc De Triomf is located right outside of the park!

    Parc de la Ciutadella


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    Montjuic Cable Car

    Montjuic Cable car is no doubt the most modern and attractive way to see the city´s skyline and the sea. This unique panoramic view over the city is a great experience.

    Avenida Miramar 30


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    The Magic fountain show of Montjuic

    The Magic fountain is an incredible collection of waterfalls and ponds on Avinguda Maria Cristina. During the summer time from Thursday to Sunday at 21:00 to 23:30, there is a series of fountain shows with beautiful music and lights. This is something that can’t be missed!

    Plaça de Carles Buïgas, s/n


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  • Luxury hotels in Barcelona


    Are you planning on a trip to Barcelona and looking for high end accommodation? The city is full of exquisite luxury hotels that are famous for their uniqueness and creativity. Below, we have listed our absolute favorite luxury hotels in the city!

    El Palace Hotel

    El Palace is located in the heart of Barcelona, close to the Ramblas, main shopping areas as well as main attractions. The hotel has a Michelin starred restaurant and Maya-style Spa. The hotel is decorated with classic luxury style with a touch of 1920´s decor.

    Things we love about El Palace Hotel: Fantastic location, elegant decoration and amazing staff!

    Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 668


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    Hotel Alma

    This trendy boutique hotel is located in the neighborhood of Eixample, right in the center of Barcelona. The hotel restaurant has a marvelous terrace and the hotel spa offers massages, turkish sauna as well as an indoor pool. The rooms are spacious, simple and extremely clean.

    Things we love about Hotel Alma: White marble bathrooms, gorgeous historical building and extremely caring staff.

    Carrer de Mallorca, 271


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    Mercer Hotel

    According to Tripadvisor this is the best hotel in the city due to its outstanding, superb decoration as well as magnificent location, in the Gothic center. The hotel has a gorgeous rooftop pool and it also offers two marvelous restaurants as well as pool bar and cafe.

    Things we love about Mercer hotel: Located in a narrow and rather quiet street, the beds are extremely comfortable and the fact that the hotel has its own library!

    Calle dels Lledo, 7


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    ABaC Hotel

    This boutique hotel is located in the “posh residential area” of Barcelona, only 10 minutes train ride away from Plaza de Catalunya. The hotel offers Michelin starred restaurant and beautiful lounge bar. Furthermore,the hotel has a Zen Garden, a spa including a swimming pool and a jacuzzi. The staff is beyond lovely and caring.

    Things we love about ABaC hotel: Modern decoration, wide variety of spa treatments and the rain showers in the bathrooms.

    Av. del Tibidabo, 1


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    Casa Camper Hotel

    This modern design hotel is located in the very center of Barcelona, between La Rambla and MACBA Art Gallery. The hotel restaurant is known for its incredible Asian tapas. The decoration is charming and the staff is fabulous! Casa Camper is rated as the second best hotel in the city according to Tripadvisor.

    Things we love about Casa Camper Hotel: 24 hours buffet included in the price and the separate lounge area in each room.

    Carrer de Elisabets, 11


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    Start planning your urban luxury vacation today with us and contact us for more information!

  • Cheap Eats in Barcelona


    As a contrast to our previous post about the finest restaurants in Barcelona, we would also like to share information about excellent choices for Cheap Eats. The city has a lot of amazing restaurants with reasonable prices, and some of them might be hard to find since they are not located in the most famous streets. Above we have listed some of our favorite restaurants!

    Bacoa

    Bacoa is an amazing gourmet burger restaurant, the ingredients used are grown nearby and in addition to that also the beef is organic and of good quality. These mouthwatering and humongous burgers you can have for instance with hand-cut chunky chips. In fact there are three different hamburger restaurants from the same owner; Bacoa, Little Bacoa and Kiosko.

    Things we love a about Bacoa: The wide variety of different kind of burgers made with a touch of imagination, from Japanese burger to Swiss burger.

    Rda. Universitat, 31


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    La TaquerÍa

    This restaurant offers magnificent Mexican street food. The food is extremely tasty and the restaurant itself is tiny and delightful. The restaurant is owned by a Mexican, therefore the food is authentic Mexican.

    Things we love about La Taquería: The amazing quesadillas and the colorful decoration of the restaurant.

    Passatge del Font, 5


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    Mosquito Tapas

    This restaurant offers Asian Tapas calle Dim Sum. The restaurant is quite small and intimate, the atmosphere is welcoming and laid back. From the menu you can find marvelous organic flour noodles or Korean Kimchi and much much more!

    Things we love about Mosquito: The wide variety of vegetarian food and the yummy dumplings.

    Carrer de Carders, 46


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    Escairón

    Escairon is especially known for its Galician entrecot and tasty broth. The restaurant offers incredible meat dishes with fried potatoes as well as delightful desserts. This is definitely the best place to enjoy traditional Galician cuisine.

    Things we love about Escairón: Lovely staff, great and fresh food and reasonable prices.

    Carrer Fontrodona, 5


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    Romero

    This restaurant offers fresh Mediterranean food with Venezuelan touch. The dishes are simple but truly exquisite. Friendly staff ensures that the diners have a wonderful dining experience. Romero is for people looking for traditional Mediterranean food with a nice twist!

    Things we love about Romero: The cozy atmosphere and great selection of vegetarian options.

    Bailen, 115


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    Las Sorrentinas

    This tiny and cozy restaurant offers mouthwatering Italian cuisine, delicious pasta as well as salads and incredible desserts. The decoration of the restaurant is adorable and charming, and the staff is very welcoming.

    Things we love about Las Sorrentinas: Trendy atmosphere and nice music not to mention the fresh homemade pasta with terrific sauces

    Plaça de Sant Pere, 5


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    Feel free to contact us for more information!

  • Top 5 Restaurants in Barcelona


    Looking for a great gourmet experience in Barcelona? The city offers wide variety of gastronomic options for all tastes. Below you can find our ranking of the top 5 restaurants of Barcelona and if you contact us, we can help with your reservations to these spots when you’re visiting the city.

    Ábac

    This small and elegant restaurant only allows 56 diners and therefore the atmosphere is peaceful and intimate. Abac ensures the best quality fine dining experience for its customers and in fact it has been Michelin starred. The restaurant offers Spanish, Catalan and Mediterranean cuisine as well as fusion with a creative touch.

    Things we love about Ábac: Top-notch service, elegant design and creative and luxurious dishes.

    Avenida del Tibidabo, 1

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    Enoteca

    This restaurant offers Catalan cuisine with a unique twist, it is an award-winning restaurant with two Michelin stars. Enoteca is specialized in seafood and the chef Paco Pérez has an excellent and interesting touch when cooking seafood making the taste incredibly unique.

    Things we love about Enoteca: The exquisite way of presenting the dishes as well as the comprehensive wine selection, around 700 different ones, not to mention the charming atmosphere.

    Carrer de Marina, 19-21

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    Lasarte

    This Michelin starred restaurant offers classic Catalan cuisine with a modern and exclusive ingredients. Lasarte makes sure that its diners will have an unforgettable and mouthwatering experience with elegantly and carefully selected decoration. The restaurant is rather tiny which ensures that the service is excellent and personal.

    Things we love about Lasarte: Marvelous tasting menu with fascinating mix of flavors with impeccable service.

    Carrer de Mallorca, 259


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    Moments

    This chic restaurant is located in the gorgeous Mandarin Oriental Hotel and it offers revised Catalan cuisine inspired with fresh and most recent ingredients. The dishes are made with great amount of imagination and that will ensure a delightful gourmet experience for the diners. This restaurant also owns two Michelin stars.

    Things we love about Moments: The classical side of the menu inspired with traditional Catalan cookbook and on top of that the dining room decorated with gold and amber.

    Passeig de Gràcia 38-40

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    Sauc

    This Michelin starred restaurant offers superb haute cuisine of the potent variety. Sauc is known to guarantee to leave its diners feeling refreshed and satisfied due to its fabulous food and carefully chosen wine list. This restaurant is something you should add to your list right now!

    Things we love about Sauc: The most amazing and delicious desserts and rapid but high end service.

    Via Laietana, 49

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