Tag Archives: Gracia
Welcome back on this delicious tour.
On my last trip up Costa Brava, we ended up in Begur, an amazingly beautiful little town with its castle. (http://www.begur.cat/turisme/eng/index.php)
Even though it was overflooded with tourists like every summer, it still seemed to retain its medieval charm. Random as it was, we even had some traditional restaurants on the list to visit that were recommended by friends.
However, due to unfriendly timetable of traditional places, we ended up in the least expected restaurant type – a burger joint “Burger-station”.
Well-implemented, interesting concept of a train station with gourmet burgers to take away, it made me think about this trend in general.
Back in 2000s, anyone who wanted to have a decent burger had to go to a…
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A small space designed to savor a drink meanwhile while enjoying a carefully selected music from DJs and musical groups with an alternative point.
A beautifully decorated space with entrance a little dark, that goes into a spaced with generous lighting and eyes appreciates with a minimalist point, where the stools are boxes and the bar is glass.
Francisco Giner 24, map.
These days you can enjoy popular celebrations in Festes de Gràcia. Besides viewing the decorated streets, this is a good time to know some bars in the area if you want to taste a traditional vermut.
Bodega Quimet (Vic St.23): Just a few tables in a traditional place recovered from the past. Vermut at 1 euros and a varied sort of tapas (hig quality sausage from Extremadura)
Vermuteria del Tano (Joan Blanques St.,17 or Bruniquer St.30): There are always ready the ingredients for a vermut in a traditional and authentic setting.
Costa Brava (Alzina St.58): little bodega in a quiet place of the area. Any sophistication, but good tapas and vermut.
Gata Mala (Rabassa St.37): to go early in the evening, you can get beer (caña) and a free tapa. At night you can taste a gin tonic.
Bodega Marín (Milà i…
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The Festa Major de Gràcia, the district’s colourful annual festival, takes place from 15th to 21st August
Read about it in this blog by Lifestyle Barcelona
Once again, the Heliogàbal organices the Festigabal on the occasion of the festival of Gracia. The festival will take place from 19 to 21 August at 23h at the Plaza Rovira y Trias and is free.
Monday, 19 August
Los Hermanos Cubero
Los Tiki Phantoms
Tuesday, 20 August
Vic Godard & Mates Mates
Wednesday, 21 August
De Mortimers Gang Live Karaoke Band
Empty Pockets Jam Band
If you are looking for accommodation in Barcelona for those days, don’t hesitate to contact The Urban Suites.
The trendy and booming yet at the same time typical, charming and quiet neighborhood worths by itself a trip to Barcelona.
In the middle of this traditional Catalan place you can find Plaza del Sol, a square filled with avid youngsters and a few terraces, good for tapas snacking. Today is time to tell you about a specific secret – the one of Envalira. And it is not about tapas at all.
The first time I went there I thought it was closed for good. It is right there, in one of the square corners, but as they only open their doors (and uncover the entrance) at 1.30 pm (lunch time) and 9 pm (dinner), my will was disarmed due to the lack of this useful information.
The second time, however, I passed by at a later time…
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