tapas bars near magic fountain barcelona

GOOD RESTAURANTS NEAR MAGIC FOUNTAIN

Places to eat near Magic Fountain One of my favorite things I recommend my guests to do at night in Barcelona is going to the Magic Fountain Show. If you haven’t heard of, it’s like the Bellagio in Vegas, the European way. I admit there was a time I thought it was too “touristy”. But …

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Authentic Barcelona Esmorzar de Forquilla

ESMORZAR DE FORQUILLA – THE PLENTIFUL CATALAN BREAKFAST

WHERE TO EAT A TRUE FORK BREAKFAST Fork Breakfast – esmorzar de forquilla in Catalan, is the breakfast of champions. In general, Spaniards eat continental breakfast: a cup of coffee and a bakery or toast. A sandwich to the most. Most jobs are quite sedentary and we don’t need many calories to survive until lunchtime. …

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Medieval Castles near Barcelona

GREAT CASTLES NEAR BARCELONA

The Catalonia castles you need to see Barcelona is the capital of the region of Catalonia. Our history dates back from the Roman times 2000 year ago and older. But it started defining its identity specially during the middle ages. In those times, Christians fought to push back the attacks of the moors, of Muslim …

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All the Dali Museums in the World

SALVADOR DALI MUSEUMS IN THE WORLD

Do you know how many Salvador Dali Museums are there? Salvador Dali was born in 1904 in Figueres, just about 2 hours drive from Barcelona, Spain. He had a fearful and obsessive spirit that was also extremely curious and creative. And would turn him into one of the most intriguing artists in Art History. Inspired …

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Best medieval towns near Barcelona: strolling around old alleys

BEST MEDIEVAL TOWNS NEAR BARCELONA

Medieval Towns in Catalonia worth visiting In the early 1000”s, the unification of several Franc counties gave place to Catalonia. And before that, the early Medieval times had already been a period of splendor for our land. A good prove are the many Catalonia medieval villages that you can visit in a short drive from …

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London vs Barcelona Travel and Sites

LONDON VS BARCELONA TRAVEL COMPARISON

Which is better, Barcelona or London? It’s time for another episode of our blog series Barcelona vs the World! And today it’s David vs Goliath: because how can Barcelona compete against London? Let’s explore that! The capital of the UK is easy to reach from most large cities in the world by plane. Actually, many …

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Best stained glass Barcelona

WHERE TO SEE THE BEST BARCELONA STAINED GLASS

Be mesmerized by stained glass in Barcelona As a tour guide, I love those “wow” moments that happen in certain stops. And if there’s one type of craft that guarantees to get the most “oooooh”, that’s stained glass. The beauty of sunlight filtering through colored glass is special. And for some reason it makes people …

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catalan compared to spanish

CATALAN VS SPANISH LANGUAGE

Are there differences between Castilian Spanish vs Catalan? A Spanish student arrives to Barcelona, gets out of the plane and the first thing they notice is that… they don’t recognize the words in the signs! Were all their lessons rubbish? No: the signs are in Catalan! (Actually, in the airport Spanish and English are also …

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best Spanish cookbooks

THE BEST SPANISH COOKBOOKS (TAPAS AND MORE!)

Cool Spanish cooking and tapas cookbooks A lot of people are spending their confinement days… cooking! My simple buñuelos recipe was a hit some weeks ago, so I thought you might be interested in learning how to cook other delicious Spanish dishes. We’ve covered some easy recipes in our blog, but this it not the …

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Spain history events and personalities: Lucrezia Borgia

SPAIN HISTORY PERSONALITIES, EVENTS AND MYTHS

Fascinating Spain history personalities and moments The Spanish history is full of events and characters that people see under a special aura. People and occurrences that have remained in our minds and that continue to fascinate us. In this times of confinement, learning about them is a nice distraction from the current situation. And for …

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Barcelona Jigsaw puzzles

DREAM ABOUT BEING HERE WITH THESE BARCELONA PUZZLES

Travel virtually to Spain with these Barcelona puzzles As the days in confinement go by, at home we start needing new ideas for things to do. Luckily our 4yo keeps us busy! But sometimes it’s great to have a quiet activity that allows us to be together, create something beautiful and stay focused (rather than …

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