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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.

El Born – fashionable and cultural district

14/07/2014

El Born – fashionable and cultural district

When El Mercat de Born was inaugurated late last year and it is safe to say that it wasn’t your average market opening in Barcelona. The market was designed by municipal architect Antoni Rovira i Trias and built between 1874 and 1878. In it’s former day, the market was a pivotal part of the wholesale trade, with merchants buying and selling but was closed in 1971. Much was said about a re-inauguration, but all to no avail. In 2013 it finally remerged, but instead of returning as a market, it is a museum, with the original ruins impressively showcased under the glass flooring of the space.

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27/06/2014

Barcelona beaches – Ocata

Sure there’s Barcelona’s Barceloneta beach but when you feel like venturing a little further out we suggest you head over to Ocata. It is approximately 20 minutes away from Plaça Catalunya and is long stretch of golden sandy beach. Unlike the city beach, you can find a nice little space to relax, and you’re more likely to find yourself surrounded by locals. Ocata is quiet, pristine and very flat, with plenty of space.

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19/06/2014

Sant Joan – snap, crackle and pop!

The Sant Joan festival otherwise known as the Nit de Sant Joan refers to  St John’s Night or St. John’s Eve. It marks the midsummers eve that takes place the evening of the 23rd June.

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Barcelona Brunch Places

15/06/2014

Top 5 spots for your Barcelona brunch fix

Discover our favourite places in Barcelona to delve into tasty pancakes, hash browns, unwind on the weekend or even detox from previous misdemeanors.

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10/06/2014

All hail the doughnut!

There are lots of claims as to where doughnuts originally come from, with one theory stating that they were invented in North America by Dutch settlers and another suggests that Hanson Gregory, an American, professed to have invented the ring-shaped doughnut in 1847.

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03/06/2014

La Perla de Oro in Barcelona

La Perla de Oro is part fresh food grocery store, part restaurant and brilliantly simple and authentic. You’ll find yourself among locals ordering their usual bocadillo or tapas.

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22/05/2014

Els Sortidors del Parlament

Sant Antoni continues to be one of the top places to hang out, have a spot of lunch, brunch and more. Federal Cafe, Tarannà, Café Cometa and Ido DO Balear are just some of the reasons why people head over to this part of town. Els Sortidors del Parlament has been on our restaurant list for sometime, they offer a sublime selection of good tapas and it has an authentic rustic establishment, with exposed brick wall, wines on the shelves, and barrels for you to stand around or sit by to have a glass of vermut and a tapa.

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14/04/2014

Post-Picasso – Contemporary Reactions exhibition

Ever wondered about the responses of contemporary artists to the life and work of Pablo Picasso himself? What they really think and feel about the works of Picasso? If so, this exhibition is for you, as it examine s these very responses, some of which are somewhat controversial.

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07/04/2014

Eat Street Barcelona – international street food festival

This Saturday BCN Mes inaugurates Eat Street, a festival of international street food for tasty and quality street eats in Barcelona. Expect gastronomical wonders from several local and foreign chefs who will be offering a variety of food from different countries.

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22/03/2014

Über Den Wolken – more than just a vintage store

Über Den Wolken is a collaborative that consists of vintage fare, gallery, cooking workshops and more. Situated in Raval the project fuses all types of passion uniting creative cooks, designers and artists alike. Trends as we all know, come and go so the focus on reinventing style definitely offers a more affordable and individual alternative.

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