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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Gaudi Coloring Books

BARCELONA TRAVEL COLORING BOOKS TO BRIGHTEN YOUR CONFINEMENT

Relax with this beautiful barcelona and gaudi coloring books! It’s been a bit over a month of confinement in Spain, and art-related activities have proved to be a favorite way of unplugging from all the stressful news. I specially love coloring books because I can share a precious time with my kid and have fun …

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Barcelona Documentaries

WATCH THESE SPAIN DOCUMENTARIES DURING CONFINEMENT

Great documentaries on Spain to prepare your next trip Now that everyone is in lockdown and people can’t travel, it’s a great time to… lay on the sofa and watch TV! I’m sure that’s no news, unfortunately, right? Anyway let me give you some suggestions to do something different from watching Netflix episode after episode. …

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Spanish fritters bunuelos for Lent

EASY RECIPE FOR BUNUELOS DE VIENTO

A Spanish easy fritters recipe We’ve been more than 15 days in confinement now in Spain due to coronavirus, and one thing I’ve been doing more than during “normal life” is cooking. And that gave me the idea for today’s post. Unplug with me, hands on! And then treat yourself to a delicious Spanish dessert. …

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Popcorn and film

6 BARCELONA MOVIES YOU NEED TO SEE BEFORE YOUR TRIP

Best films SET in Barcelona – there’s no better movie set! Did you ever think that before visiting Barcelona you can make a small incursion around it through cinema? The pleasant climate of the city, its architecture and its beaches have served as a set for several films. Wouldn’t it be a cool idea to …

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Barcelona Virtual Tours: Rooftop of La Pedrera

VIRTUAL TOURS OF THE TOP BARCELONA SITES

See Barcelona from your home with these virtual tours of barcelona These are strange days. What at first didn’t look more than a strong flu has become a global alert, with people confined in their homes in Spain for at least 15 days (but rumors are it’ll be longer than that), schools and restaurants closed …

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Priest during Christmas Mass in Barcelona

WHERE TO ATTEND CHRISTMAS MASS IN BARCELONA

JOIN THE MISSA DEL GALL, the TRADITIONAL barcelona CHRISTMAS MASS In most of the Christian world the most important Christmas  celebration takes place during dinner on December 24. However, in Catalonia the big family celebration is the lunch on December 25, because on the night of the 24th  families usually just have a light dinner and …

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Roasted chestnuts for All Saints

ALL SAINTS DAY LIKE A LOCAL

ALL SAINTS DAY IN BARCELONA – NO HALLOWEEN HERE! In most cultures human beings have dedicated one day of the year to the memory of their deceased. Some of these festivities are as colorful as the Mexican Día de los muertos, famous all over the world. In Catalonia, with a strong Catholic influence, the dead …

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Around the Barri de Sants in Barcelona

EXPLORING THE SANTS AREA IN BARCELONA

WHAT TO SEE IN THE SANTS DISTRICT Sants in Barcelona is a great example of what locals call “the real Barcelona”. No big monuments or museums to visit there: just buildings where people live, streets and plazas with businesses, offices and schools where daily life happens. The origin of the neighborhood is tied to the Industrial …

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Barcelona coffee table books | ForeverBarcelona

BARCELONA BEST COFFEE TABLE BOOKS

Great coffee table books on Barcelona Do you love displaying travel coffee table books at home? Coffee table books are a beautiful way to decorate the house, and provide moments of relax, beauty and joy, plus lots of interesting conversation opportunities. Specially when you have guests at home, they can be a wonderful ice breaker. So …

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BARCELONA OUTDOOR MARKETS, UNDERRATED TREASURES OF THE CITY

THERE ARE OUTDOOR MARKETS IN BARCELONA FOR EVERYONE – DISCOVER THE ONE FOR YOU! When people think about Barcelona, they usually think about soccer, museums, public art, theaters, historic monuments and its nightlife. Yet, what many tourists ignore is the importance of outdoor markets as part of the culture of Barcelona. TAILORED SHOPPING TOURS IN …

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Discover the Gaudi sites beyond Barcelona

GAUDI BUILDINGS OUTSIDE BARCELONA

ANTONI GAUDI WORKS BEYOND BARCELONA Everyone comes to Barcelona to see the architecture of Antoni Gaudi. But what many ignore is that he also worked outside of the city, leaving some unique projects around Barcelona that remain hidden gems for most travelers. From unfinished churches, to mountain gardens, from industrial facilities to private homes for the …

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MORE SPANISH UNUSUAL FOOD

STRANGE FOODS FROM SPAIN We do have some strange recipes in Spain, and we already started discussing it in a previous post in our blog. But we thought there was more to be shared, and that’s why today we are adding a second part to it. Because there are two ways to travel: staying in your comfort …

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