Category Archives for Places

Wandering the Whitewashed Streets of Sitges

Just 35 kilometers from Barcelona, Sitges is that ideal not-too-far-away escape from the city. Because of its microclimate, there are 300 sunny days of the year. And I can say that I’ve never witnessed a

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Minimal and Hip: Federal Cafe in El Gotic

Federal Cafe in El Gotic works a modern vibe. Two Australian guys, Tommy Tang and Crick King, opened its doors just last year after the success of the first location in Sant Antoni. Apparently, they’ve

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The Media-TIC Building and its Supergreen Design

It’s green everything. Its design, building materials, and even paint color. And it’s almost a net-zero building, meaning it relies on itself for its heating, cooling, and electricity needs. I

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Pedra Paper Tisora, a creative toy shop in Poblenou

In Poblenou, locals love to shoot the breeze on the narrow pedestrian street, Carrer Marià Aguiló. They visit its restaurants and bars, chat with their neighbors, or stop to gaze at the storefront displays.

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Can Framis Museum: Space, Light, & Modern Catalan Art

As 22@ currently grows as a hot technological and innovation center in the Poblenou area, remnants of the former industrial hub still stand. And Museu Can Framis preserves that memory. What was once

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El Nacional: A Classy, Gourmet Multi-Space Restaurant

I’d been wanting to go to El Nacional ever since it opened a year ago in October. The modernist architecture, the sepia-toned lighting, and the majestic decor in a large space was so enticing. Everything

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Faborit Casa Amatller, A Modernist Cafe + Chocolate

Casa Amatller has one more reason to enchant modernist art lovers, who are seeking another experience of modernisme in Barcelona. The lesser-known neighbor to the famous Casa Batlló, Casa Amatller invites

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7 Places for Breathtaking Panoramic Views of Barcelona

Barcelona’s a city of varying elevations. And there’s nothing like being in a really, really high place — and seeing the lay of the land of a large city below. Then your life starts to take

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12 Things to Do at Parc de Ciutadella

  Call it the Central Park of Barcelona. The Parc de Ciutadella is the city’s biggest and oldest park, and there’s always something to do in this 70-acre lung of Barcelona. Just last week

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Supersize It: Playing Big at Parc de Francesc Macià

Let’s say you want to feel tiny — just for fun. I’m talking “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” tiny. Well there’s a spectacular park in Catalonia where little ones (and big ones) can pretend they’re

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