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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.

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Barcelona Insider – The Treasures


The Treasures

Looking for a tour guide in Barcelona with a difference? Want to discover interior design, base your tour on boutiques, culture or perhaps focus on gastronomy? If yes, The Treasures is the ideal company for your choice. Set up by Carolina Carassco and Marianne Krauss (both extensive travelers), the boutique styled private walking tour company is based on unvealing the beautiful hidden gems in the city, ensuring that you are guaranteed to get to know Barcelona beneath the surface. We took a tour with The Treasures to discover their favorite haunts in Barcelona city – well if their’ tour grabbed the attention of  The Cool Hunter, we clearly have to pay attention.

What neighborhood are you based in?
El Raval, behind MACBA in Joaquin Costa 24- but we both live in La Eixample.

What is your most treasured possession?
Brunch on Sundays at Picnic

Where’s your favorite cafe in Barcelona?
Satan’s Coffee Corner in Barcelona, a new concept in Spain with a very specialist coffee roaster- it is a must if you are a coffee lover.

Best place to have a drink after work?
The top terraces of the hotels located in Passeig the Gracia, with live music and great cocktails overlooking the city and the sunset.

Where is the most inspiring place in Barcelona?
The Gothic Quarter, where you can get lost and transport yourself to the XII century.

Favorite place for tapas?
Cañete, every ingredient is the best from local products, definitely the best taste of Spain in Barcelona.

Where is the best place to go boutique shopping?
Borne area, great design boutiques, shoe makers, hand bags. You can find all in this neighborhood.

Where is the best place to beach?
San Pol de Mar

What is your favorite building in Barcelona?
Sagrada Familia – an impressive architect and concept

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[…] were actually recommended to go by Barcelona walking tour guide The Treasures and it didn’t disappoint.  As we tucked in to dishes such as berenjenas a la miel (shavings […]

October 3rd, 2012 at 11:29, posted by Destination BCN Apartments – News and Views on Barcelona » Bar Cañete – quality tapas near Las Ramblas

[…] of the people that we have interviewed such as Barcelona Wedding and The Treasures have all cited this beach as a little piece of heaven and we can see why. The town’s white […]

June 26th, 2013 at 15:11, posted by Beach special – Sant Pol de Mar

[…] the latest editions of design-led magazines, crafts macetas (plant pots) as found at our beloved Satan’s Coffee Corner and more. Our favourites Nuovum and Parament Shop will also be there, so bring your cash! It really […]

June 12th, 2015 at 1:33, posted by All Those Food Market Returns!

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