Best-Ever Crema Catalana Recipe

Caramelizing the sugar with a blowtorch on the best crema catalana in Barcelona.

This blog post was originally posted on January 30, 2015, and was updated on February 5, 2021. Crema catalana is Europe’s lesser-known custard dessert, and we’re here to make sure it gets the credit it deserves! It’s easy to compare crema catalana and its French counterpart, creme brûlée. Both are quite similar to one another, but with […]

Romantic Barcelona: 5 Things to Do With Your Special Someone

Cable cars over Barcelona

This blog post was originally posted on November 4, 2014, and was updated on February 3, 2021.   From the mysterious Gothic Quarter to the countless beautiful views of the city from abve, Barcelona is easy to fall in love with—and in! These are just a few of our favorite romantic Barcelona sights and experiences. […]

5 Essential Items for Every Spanish Kitchen

Caramelizing the sugar with a blowtorch on the best crema catalana in Barcelona.

This blog post was originally posted on March 5, 2015, and was updated on January 28, 2021. Dreaming of that perfect Spanish kitchen? Make sure you stock it with the essentials! Spanish cuisine is based on simple, fresh ingredients, with some of its best signature dishes using ingredients as basic as an egg to create […]

Everything You Need to Know About Calçots

Calçots, or Catalan grilled onions, are a staple of local cuisine! Trying Catalan food is one of the best things to do for foodies in Barcelona - and of course one of the top 5 things to eat in Barcelona right now!

This blog post was originally posted on January 8, 2015 and was updated on January 25, 2021. Come winter, calçots are the undisputed kings of Catalan cuisine. The calçot, a cross between a spring onion and leek, is by and large one of the region’s most beloved products. For more than a century, they’ve been […]

9 Michelin Star Restaurants in Barcelona for the Meal of a Lifetime

Moments is one of the top Michelin restaurants in Barcelona, with many dishes inspired by chef Carme Ruscalleda's Catalan heritage.

This blog post was originally posted on June 24, 2019 and was updated on October 21, 2020. Few experiences are more prized in the foodie world than dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant. These are the kinds of places where you’ll never have the same meal twice, thanks to their constant innovation and focus on seasonal […]

Where to Eat in Barcelona: The Essential Guide, by Neighborhood

Exterior of Els Sortidors del Parlament bar in Barcelona

This blog post was originally posted on January 22, 2015, and was updated on October 5, 2020. Wondering where to eat in Barcelona? In a city with options ranging from rustic, traditional Catalan fare to sleek fusion spots, there’s no short answer. Barcelona is a food lover’s city. And even with up to six meals a […]

Where to Rent Bikes in Barcelona & What to Know Before You Ride

Group of people on bikes in Ciutadella Park in Barcelona

This blog post was originally posted on April 5, 2018 and was updated on September 29, 2020. More than 200 kilometers of bike paths wind through Barcelona, making it easy and fun to visit by bike. Public transportation in Barcelona is cheap, easy and efficient. But as a visitor, you probably want to be out […]

7 Incredible Spots to Watch the Sunset in Barcelona

Carmel bunkers

This blog post was originally posted on January 9, 2018 and was updated on September 23, 2020. It’s no doubt that Barcelona is one of the most photogenic cities on the planet—especially at sunset. As evening falls over the city, Barcelona takes on a special kind of magic that you have to experience for yourself. […]

65 Small Businesses in Barcelona You Can Support Right Now

Staff of Bodega La Palma in Barcelona

It’s hard to believe that in 2019, Barcelona was suffering a completely different tourism-related crisis: we had too many visitors. Overtourism was a hot topic in Barcelona in recent years, and visiting the city in a responsible way had never been more important. But now, like many cities in Europe, Barcelona hasn’t been immune to […]

The Only Cava Sangria Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Glass of cava sangria with strawberries

This blog post was originally posted on May 13, 2015 and was updated on September 8, 2020. Using cava rather than the traditional red wine for sangria is a twist on this classic recipe that you didn’t know you needed. Sangria is one of the most sought-after drinks among visitors to Spain. But what many […]

Mama Carmen’s Fideuà Recipe

Join in on one of the many cool walking tours in Barcelona and discover some of the famous local spots to enjoy the city at its best!

This blog post was originally posted on March 9, 2016, and was updated on September 8, 2020. Everyone’s heard of paella—but what about its noodle-based cousin, fideuà? Try making it yourself with this fideuà recipe. This recipe comes from one of our favorite people in Barcelona: Mama Carmen, whose small seaside restaurant Cal Papi was a […]

Pa Amb Tomàquet Recipe (Catalan Tomato Bread)

Our vegetarian food tours in Barcelona include many meatless options so guests who do not consume meat products can enjoy the best Spanish flavors. Get this and many more tips in our complete vegan and vegetarian guide to Barcelona!

When you’re in Barcelona, you should be prepared to eat a lot of tomato and bread. You’ll get served pa amb tomàquet so often you might think someone is playing a joke on you. It’s eaten for breakfast, served as an appetizer at lunch or dinner, and plated up in Catalan homes throughout the country. […]

How Much to Budget for Food Per Day in Barcelona

Patatas bravas

Barcelona is a magical city full of amazing places to eat, but it has a reputation for being a little pricey.  So, what is the cost of food per day in Barcelona? We’ll give you some insight into that question along with some recommendations for great value food in Barcelona.  Breakfast In Barcelona breakfast is […]

Cozy Up at These 6 Spots for Afternoon Tea in Barcelona

Cup of tea with milk on a table

While not the first beverage that comes to mind when you think of this beachside city, tea rooms in Barcelona are more popular than ever.  Furthermore, with blocks and boulevards lined with thousands of restaurants and bars, it can be a daunting task to choose! Take our advice and check out some of these can’t-miss […]

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