San Jordi(April 23rd) is the most romantic day of the year in Barcelona when lovers exchange a rose and a book. The rose tradition comes from the old legend of Saint George saving a princess from a dragon. The tradition to exchange a book comes from a celebration of the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes.
If you wear size S or Petit, and want to keep it, then just keep going and don't get in, but if you got some sence and good taste then you must get into thas Cocolate shop from the Antonio Escriba chain stores of Chocolate.
Some amazing chocolate they create over there, and its makes you feel like buying every little thing they have.
Add: Calle Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes Eixample 546
open Monday-Friday from 08:00-15:00 and 17:00-21:00
Saturday and Sunday: 08:00-21:00
Red pepper in a cup of hot Choco drink, Fantastic Moka-Espresso , in the "La Granja" , which is kind of milky bar with the expertise of making chocolate drinks .
Add: Calle Banys Nous 4
open from 09:30-14:30, and after a typical siesta break they re-open from 16:00-21:00
On saturday open from 09:30-02:00AM
On Sunday open from 17:00-22:00
Cerveseria Catalana is a bar where you can find a big range of beer from all over the world .
The place also serve Tapas that defiantly worth trying it.
The bar is open from Monday till friday between 08:00AM - 01:30AM
and from Saturday - Sunday from 09:00AM - 01:30AM
Add: Calle Mallorca 236
If you want to get more free information about the night life in Barcelona, you can visit this web page. Be a tourist of the night in Barcelona and enjoy it. So,visit this website and get all the information you need about the party life and night clubs. Read and think, where you want to go and have some Sangria...
I know you guys will not agree with me, but I believe the only "hot" thing in the Spanish music scene at the moment is Tata Golosa (outside electronic music, that is). I suspect we do not share the same taste, but anyway, I will give it a try. In terms of sales, I think the most popular artist at the moment is Mónica Naranjo, a great diva popular in the gay scene.
For pop music, I rate bands like Dover or Amaral above the average. La Oreja de Van Gogh have just made a comeback with a new vocalist and their same drippy style. They will no doubt be a great success. These have all female vocalists, so they can't be your guy either.
To my disbelief, geriatric singers like Sabina, Manolo García, Serrat are still doing well in the charts (but they are definitely not the "young" fella you are looking for). And so do blue-collar rumba-pop bands like Estopa or Fito & los Fitipaldis. Not that I personally like to listen to that stuff, even in the worst of my nightmares, though.
Possibly, by Spanish style you are referring to flamenco fusion groups and artists like Pitingo, Chambao, El Arrebato, etc. They are quite popular now and foreigners usually like them.
Wild drums, music, and a celebration with dragons at La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona Spain. My first night in Barcelona I was sitting a quiet little sidewalk cafe near the Sagrada Familia. Suddenly I heard drums and wild music. There was some sort of celebration taking place in the streets and headed towards the Basilica. I ran with my camera down the street and followed the parade. There were young men inside of dragon costumes with fireworks shooting out of the dragaons mouths. The drums kept getting louder and the dragons danced in the street in front of the Basilica. I have no idea what was going on or what the celebration was about but it was wild and great fun.
Mark and I are beer drinkers. When we travel we love to discover local beers and give them a taste. One of the beers we found in Barcelona was Estrella Damm. I really like it and found it sitting on my table many times when I would pause for a rest from walking the streets of Barcelona.
As most of the VTers may know, patatas bravas is a typical dish in the Spanish diet, especially during summer when people like to eat them with a fresh beer.
The question has always been on the streets without a general agreement: where in Barcelona can we eat the bests patatas bravas??
Now the scientific study has arrived! Some months ago a journalist "sacrificed himself" elevating his tryglicerids level and did a kind of ranking about bravas. He judged separately the patata and the sauce (score in red). Here I show you the top five:
5. Resolis: in the heart of Raval with peel and basil
PRICE 4,80 €. Riera Baixa, 22 (Ciutat Vella) Telf.: 93 441 29 48
PATATA 9,5 / SAUCE 9,25
4. La Esquinita: one hour line to taste them!
PRICE 3,25 €. Fabra i Puig, 296 (Turó de la Peira) Telf.: 93 358 25 19
PATATA 9,5 / SAUCE 9,5
3. Tomás: long and very famous patates braves
PRICE 2,20 €. Major de Sarrià, 49 (Sarrià) Telf.: 93 203 10 77
PATATA 9,75 /SAUCE 9,75
2. Mandri: Terrasse ‘high class’
PRICE 2,40 €. Mandri, 60 (Sant Gervasi-La Bonanova) Telf.: 93 417 11 29
PATATA 9,75 /SAUCE 9,75
THE VERY BEST!: La Taverna del Clínic
Cylindrical patatas covered with a kind of pink sauce, soft, and black sesame and salt of Meldon. No words to define these patatas bravas: just taste them!!
PRICE 4,50 €. Rosselló, 155 (Esquerra de l’Eixample) Telf.: 93 410 42 21
PATATA 10 /SAUCE 10
I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local cuisine and chatting to the local people for a different perspective on life.
However during our travels we learned that there is one certain thing that you should be aware of and prepared for to make sure that the trip is as easy and enjoyable as possible. We always try to see everything once we're there, but this is not always an act of responsible travelling. We always talk to the locals and we know that they have the information about just the right spots to visit and how to undertake them. It will not only enhance your experiences but also avoid any unnecessary hassles.
For us the travel tips we have written in this section made the most of our travel experience and we came home in the same happy, healthy state that we left.
The night of 23 June is a major festivity in Barcelona (also in the rest of Catalonia and other regions on the Mediterranean Coast).
In the past children used to gather all sorts of old and useless furniture and wood and set bonfires on the street at that night. Now it is more restricted because of security measures and those bonfires must be allowed by the City Council.
Many locals organize a lot of privat parties at home and many other people do beach parties, as you wrote.
There are fireworks everywhere on that night. Here there are no fireworks on New Year's Eve, as in the rest of the world, but on 24th June.
Sant Joan in fact is a pagan festivity disguised with a Christian celebration (just like Xmas o Easter), as it represents the summer solscite, so it is celebrated in a lot of places, not only on the Mediterranean cost but also in Portugal.
Sant Ponc is the saint for beekeepers and herbalists. As an outdoor market aficionado--I live for this bit of local custom. On May 11, you walk through the Carerrer de L'Hospital and the narrow cobblestone street is filled with dozens of different booths selling honeys, candied fruit booths, and herbs. The herbalists display stuff for all you aches and pains and several beekeepers brought closed frames with the bees inside. It was intoxicating and delightful with ambiance.
One of my sister Alison's favourite things about her first trip to Barcelona (and Spain for that matter) was churros! Churros are a fried dough snack that originated in Spain, and are popular for breakfast or a snack throughout the day.
A churro is a high fat treat. The dough is squeezed out through a machine called a 'churrera', and this creates long, ridged bits of dough. They are then fried in oil until they are crunchy on the outside and a little doughy still in the middle.
The best way to eat them is to dip them in hot chocolate - how evil is that!!
We came across a fabulous old churrerias - a shop specialising in them - and couldn't resist an afternoon snack : )
In every neighborhood of Barcelona and Catalunya you will have these popular markets where you will find the most fresh food, vegetables and meat, and all over household products.
The most famous one is "La Boqueria" in the Ramblas, but it is not necessary my favourite.
FC Barcelona is one of the leading football clubs in the world. The last 4 years have been fantastics the FC Barcelona. With Ronaldinho, Eto´o and Messi doing goals and more goals, FCB won every championship they played. Barça is very popular down here, although you have also the Reial Club Espanyol in the city.
Enjoy visiting their stadium, "Camp Nou" and buying some presents from the many "Barça Botigas" you will find.
My son is a FC Barcelona fun. But first of all he is a fun of the Argentina football team (see the picture) and of course, Boca Juniors from Buenos Aires.
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