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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.

Roman Columns of August Temple in Barcelona

Roman Columns in Barcelona

22/01/2013

Roman Columns of August Temple in Barcelona

Tucked away in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona you will find a hidden gem that reveals an impressive history. Upon entering the room which, is just down the tiny side street of Carrer Paradís, you almost question if you are in the wrong location. it isn’t until you take the stairs down to the right and gaze up, that you see the incredible columns that are more than 2000 years old. The well preserved 1st and 2nd century Corninthian Roman columns mark a great deal of history and remain near Plaça Jaume, a location that was once the heart of Roman Barcelona.

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drymartini

23/12/2012

Dry Martini…The connoisseur’s cocktail bar

The ritual of ambience, preparation and presentation of a cocktail is arguably as important as its content. At Dry Martini, you can expect a generous serving of each of these elements.

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09/10/2012

The New York Times Magazine – Fotografies

The New York Times Magazine is the Sunday supplement, famed for it’s photography particularly with regards to fashion and style.  You can see the new promo video for The New York Times Magazine Photographs exhibition—currently on view in Barcelona’s Palau Robert below. At this exhibition, you see the sheer effort visible over the past fifteen years in shaping what is now one of the most iconic and noted magazine’s for photography. Photo Editor and curator, Kathy Ryan, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the collaborative, creative processes that have made the magazine a leading entity in visual storytelling.

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03/10/2012

Bar Cañete – quality tapas near Las Ramblas

Bar Cañete is a busy tapas restaurant located right off Las Ramblas on Carrer de la Unió. It offers more than the usual tortilla and pan con tomate, this place is simple yet elegant with the waiting staff more than happy to talk you through the menu and attend to your needs. It isn’t recommended for those that have a nervous disposition about being in imitate spaces, as your elbows basically meet your neighbors but that is all part of the fun.

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03/09/2012

Discover Barcelona’s Multiverse at Palau Robert

Ever imagined how Barcelona would look with famous landmarks juxtaposed against a different landscape? If so, this is what can be seen at Barcelona’s Multiverse exhibition at Palau Robert, noted as a “photographic stroll through an imaginary Barcelona”.

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27/08/2012

Ottimo Gelats – Natural ice cream in Barcelona

The last week has seen a series of reports regarding the soaring weather temperatures across Spain. It is then no surprise to see the rise of ´heladerias´ open for the summer and making money at a crazy rate. Ice-cream brings back those lovely childhood memories, that urge to choose your favorite flavors and take a seat in the park or beach disconnected from the rest of the world.

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La Merce Barcelona

24/08/2012

La Mercè Festival Barcelona 2012

Dragons, human castles, giants in processions and incredible firework displays by the beach all mean one thing – La Mercè festival Barcelona is back. Close to the end of September, Barcelona city hosts its largest street party marking the end of summer – ensuring that you bid farewell with a bang. The festival first took place in 1902 and continues to unify the city and surrounding zones.

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10/08/2012

Barcelona Insider – 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.

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03/08/2012

The Dog is Hot – creative hot dogs in Barcelona

What comes to mind when you see guacadog, piña dog, mush dog, basil dog and green dog? If you answered- simple yet cool hot dog joint in Raval, you are right! These are just some of the variety of hotdogs served up at, The Dog Is Hot on Calle Joaquín Costa, Barcelona. When walking along the street it is hard not to notice the takeaway place as the bold graffiti on the exterior certainly makes an impression.

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30/07/2012

Souvenir: A photographic exhibition by Martin Parr

It is amusing living in a city like Barcelona, famous for it’s influx of tourism, just how quick it is to identify a tourist or as they say here “guiri”. This has taken the form of incessant bloggers, travel enthusiasts and amateur photographers out and about with the latest Canon camera, fixated on capturing every single moment.The digital age with its social media and fascination with sharing in real time, has transformed the world of capturing the moment – which makes it even easier to identify the tourist.  One has to then consider, just how much time is actually lost in the grand mission of collecting.

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