Category Archives for See + Do in Barcelona

BonAppetour Experience: Dining with Catalan locals + friends

“We’re all virgins here!”, says Teresa, our host and chef debonaire. My friend, Ben from Driftwood Journals, invited me to join this “dine with locals” food experience with

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Greenery, Gravel, and Metal: Poblenou’s Modern Park

So what do you think of the phallic-looking Torre Agbar design? “Interesting and strange,” you say. Well if you like the tower’s quirky, modern design – by French architect Jean

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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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Ideal, a family-friendly cafe restaurant in Poblenou

Post updated February 17, 2018. Brrr! We finally have cold weather after a questionably warm December. You know me, I love the sun, but when you’re just wearing a light sweater in mid-December in Barcelona,

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What to wear in Barcelona in the winter

Winter is just around the corner, dolls and dudes. I’m talking about December, January, and February —  those cold months when you peruse the Christmas fairs, check out the festive street lights,

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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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