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
    • Barcelona: The Gastronomic Rebirth of Gin and Cabaret

      The leaves tumble across the worn sidewalk tiles. They gather against the buildings and huddle together in small corners. Jacket collars are turned up against the fierce wind that blows mercilessly down the long open avenue called Paral·lel. Bright florescent lights shine on the marquees announcing the latest shows, but the theaters stand empty–almost abandoned. No one waits in line.

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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

    … Social San Juan de Dios. On October 17 at the Hotel Hilton Diagonal Mar, the hotel will host a charity cava tasting. The organizers expect about 150 people to attend making this one of the largest charity wine tasting events in Barcelona. The wines for the event will be the Vinari Awards 2014 winners. The event will include a multi-sensory tasting…

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  • Discovering a Local Bar in Barcelona

    … with Tempranillo, Cariñena and Trepat grape varieties. It is a light, sweet cava with a refreshing crispness. The wine has 10% alcohol. The colorful light red color is delightful and the cava offers numerous long streams of tiny bubbles. At this particular bar, a full bottle costs. 3.5 Euros. Can Brut Nature was a gold color with hints of peach. This cava…

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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 la Reina Cristina.

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  • The Search for Cava Begins

    … of mineral, spice and young yellow stone fruit. In particular the spice reminded us of cloves. The wine paired well with an appetizer that had baby lettuce over tomato, fresh mozzarella cheese on a bed of basil pesto. The wine was also a perfect match for the ham croquettes. The wine also paired well with the seafood paella, however I would have…

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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

    … (but never overwhelming) the most wonderful of dough-based platforms. Johannes Heitzeberg, who Mike Easton calls “The Man” at Pizzeria Gabbiano. “It’s his show,” Easton explains. Here’s Heitzeberg adding pistachio pesto to a mortadella-topped pizza. Topics discussed in this episode, recorded in the lobby of the building AND inside the pizzeria…

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