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.

    … wine shops. Barcelona has some really great wine bars and shops to explore. Of course, Barcelona has also jumped on the natural wine bandwagon and there are a few bars, especially in the Born neighbourhood that cater to the natural wine enthusiasts. alleyway in the Born I stumbled across two of them one night, L’anima del Vi and El Soplo. I…

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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

    … was produced with Macabeo, Xarel.lo and Parellada. It seemed to be one-dimensional in comparison to another Cava we had later in the day. Both wines the sparkling wine and the Cava were served in the traditional coupe stemware. According to the Can Paixano winery’s website, “Cava is a quality sparkling wine. What makes it special is its second…

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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

    … hotel was serving a Cava on the executive floor. They had a Parés Baltà Brut Cava that was very refreshing on this warm October day. Parés Baltà is a family owned winery in the Penedès region. The surrounding vineyards as well as their vineyards in higher elevations are certified organic. The light yellow colored Cava was a blend of Parellada…

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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

    … such memorable podcast episodes as Il Corvo Pasta: Sipping Vermouth, Smacking Vegetables. So I had him back for a second tour of duty on the show. Rest assured, the same wonders that are worked with handmade pasta at Il Corvo are being employed over at Pizzeria Gabbiano. As well as a similar ethos of rotating, seasonally inspired ingredients complimenting…

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