Barcelona (English /bɑrsɨˈloʊnə/, Catalan: [bərsəˈɫonə], Spanish: [barθeˈlona]) is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain, and its 2nd largest city, with a population of 1.6 million within its administrative limits.Its urban area extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of around 4.5 million people, being the sixth-most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, the Ruhr, Madrid and Milan. About five million people live in the Barcelona metropolitan area.
Posts about Barcelona
    • Jamón Experience: Tasting Spanish ham in Barcelona on a Budget

      Unless you fancy yourself a bit of a sweet talker, convincing a vendor at Barcelona’s world-famous La Boqueria market to sell you just one slice each of six different kinds of jamón isn’t likely to happen. I’ve enjoyed once or twice the feeling of hammy contentment after copping a free (tiny) taste of a top-quality acorn-fed jamón Ibérico de Bellota by simply by smiling and a ...

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    • Breakfast Highlights of the Eixample

      This is the first of several posts I’m planning on our Barcelona trip last month. The city was amazing in many ways and just what we needed to recharge for 2015. I thought bookending the series with posts on the best of our Barcelona dining experiences might be a tasty call. Agreed? So let’s start with the Eixample, the only region of the city center that was planned in advance.

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  • Barcelona: The Gastronomic Rebirth of Gin and Cabaret

    … as selection of small dishes, ranging from vermut-style tapas like olives and sardines to grilled meats, in addition to their simply presented seafood and shellfish. Tuck into a plate of mussels swimming in escabeche sauce, the bright vinegar sauce found in many Mediterranean dishes whose sweet tart flavor matches so well with seafood. Try…

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  • Drinking (and grabbing a bite or two) in El Born, Barcelona.

    … Drinking (and grabbing a bite or two) in El Born, Barcelona. Posted by winesleuth in All, Food and Wine, Spain | 0 comments Oct 18, 14 I’m currently hanging out in Barcelona and getting to know the city. It’s not only a cheap holiday destination but a gorgeous city to wander around. As a wine blogger, I’m always interested in finding good…

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  • Cava Tasting to Help Obra Social San Juan de Dios

    … Tomorrow we will be heading home after a delightful visit to wineries in the Catalonia region of Spain. The weather has been delightful with bright sunshine every day. Perhaps it is because we brought two umbrellas with us just in case of rain! Unfortunately we are returning home just a few days before a charity wine event that benefits Obra…

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  • Discovering a Local Bar in Barcelona

    … Cava and Sparkling Wine in Barcelona Years ago when I was growing up Mom took great enjoyment in sewing. She was a perfectionist and anything she sewed was well made. We had fun shopping for material and could spend hours trying to make the “right” decision as to which pattern and which fabric we should select. A few years before I went off…

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  • Our Search for Cava Continues

    … On our second day in Barcelona we decided to take a taxi to the Mirador de Colom and then start walking on La Rambla. We walked for quite awhile amend the thousands of other people also walking. Soon we turned around and headed back along a different route. After walking for a few hours we were thirsty and headed for Can Paixano on Carrer de…

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  • The Search for Cava Begins

    … We flew to Barcelona on a mission to learn about and taste many Cavas. The 2014 Media Tour of 50 Great Cavas is sponsored by Wine Pleasures. Kathy and I are part of a small group of writers on this five-day tour that begins next week. We decided to get an early start on discovering Cava. On our first day in Barcelona we decided to start…

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  • Friday Feature Photo: Correfoc, La Mercé, Spain

    … Photographer: Jordi Cohen Capture Date: Setember 2007 Location: Via Laietana, Barelona, Spain About: This was the second time the photographer took pictures at the “correfoc”, having learned a few tricks from last year’s challenges. Cruising Via Laietana, he saw a group of devils light their torches using the fire expelled from the Fire…

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  • Top 5 Music Venues in Barcelona

    … Barcelona is known for many things, among them art, history, industry, tradition, trade, food (of course), and night life. The Barcelona locals, as well as party-hungry tourists, have an international reputation for doing everything a bit later in the evening than their other European counterparts. Notoriously, dinner in Barcelona (and many…

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  • Pizzeria Gabbiano: Seattle’s Homage to Roman-Style Pizza

    … as well: Why you’ll never see a pepperoni pizza at Gabbiano, nor one with black olives and button mushrooms. Being in Rome and doing nothing but eating pizza (3-4 times per day), drinking, and walking around. Best toppings in Rome? 1) Salt cod and potato, 2) purple cabbage and pancetta, 3) olive oil, prosciutto and edible flowers. The crust: airy…

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