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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.
If you like photography you will definitely appreciate this fine selection of winning photographs from the last 20 editions of LUX prizes (acclaimed reference for professional photography). Located and jointly organised by Palau Robert and the Association of Professional Photographers of Spain – the project went ahead with the view to capture strength and development during social and economical change. The exhibition is segmented into eleven sections presenting different categories of photographs.
With two ladies in the office it is safe to say that we commonly talk clothes. We don’t like to throw anyone under the bus but, even some of the guys get involved in the debate about platforms vs wedges and skinny jeans vs palazzos. The team here are savvy when it comes to shopping, so we were happy to hear about new online shopping initiative dress2b.
Seeing as today is officially the day of love we caught up with wedding planner Clare Doane from Barcelona Wedding to find out the team’s favorite things to do and see amongst other recommendations. Many people go ahead with weddings in Barcelona and just outside the city for it’s incredible gastronomy, scenic locations, stunning venues and climate. As Clare and her team work hard on ensuring that all details are arranged in order to create the best weddings possible for their clients it only makes sense that we pick their brains and discover their Barcelona.
A calçot is a large green vegetable that belongs to the onion family, it looks somewhat like a leek and is not to be messed with during the Spring season here in Catalunya. Typically eaten with a romesco sauce (olive oil, hazel nuts, pine nuts, nora peppers, roasted garlic and roasted tomatoes), they are simply delicious – if you love your veg of course.
The Costa Dorada boasts a plethoral of beaches and Sitges is one of the most popular and idyllic of seaside towns. The annual carnival takes place in this very vibrant location, in addition to Sitges Film Festival and of lets not forget Circuit festival. A simple 40 minute train ride and you enter a small but lively seaside. The event takes place from the 6-13 February and hosts around 300,000 people.
It seems that all we do these days at DestinationBCN is talk about food, if it isn’t churros, culinary initiatives like EatWith then it’s cool new restaurants like Llamber Taberna. We can’t help it, food is very much on the forefront of things here, there just seems to be more and more ventures, bars, restaurants and cafes opening in this mecca of a city. Our latest discovery is We Pop, the first pop up restaurant in Barcelona, which will open on March 1st offering delicious BBQ flavored dishes.