Creative Barcelona Restaurants

By / 9th July, 2014 / Food, Nightlife, Sightseeing / 3 Comments

You think that you know and have tasted everything in Barcelona? So you are wrong. Check this list of the most unusual dinning-out places in Barcelona!

Dans Le Noir

If you didn’t have the experience of blind dinner, that is your time baby! This restaurant has a big chain all over the world and you have now a splendid opportunity to test your four senses.

Barcelona’s Dans Le Noir is a big unlit dining area and meals are eaten in pitch darkness. The dishes served by the blind, the restaurant hopes to help their visitors to re-evaluate the senses of taste and smell, as well as experiencing new sensations and emotions.

How to get there: Located at Passeig de Picasso 10

Transport:take the metro to the Jaume I (L4) or Arc de Triomf (L5) stops..

Web site: Dans Le Noir website.

La Posada Maldita – is a place of eternal Halloween and with parties. Now are you scared? Then this place is for you. As the wait staff dress in creepy costumes as they serve spooky cocktails and devilish dishes, ensuring that you are on the edge of your seat at all times. This restaurant is certain to make you scream and laugh at the same time and is great for groups in Barcelona.

How to get there: Located at Avinguda de Flor de Maig 57

Transport: the restaurant is most easily accessed by car or taxi; Renfe train to the Cerdanyola del Valles stop.

Web site: La Posada Maldita website.

Tintoreria Dontell

Remember the films about 007 secret agent? Want to be a part of a great world conspiracy? Then read and delete this message. From the first look it is a typical dry cleaning service, behind closed doors it’s actually a top-secret restaurant called Tintoreria Dontell. If you’re looking to dine in one of Barcelona’s most hip and trendy restaurants, meaning the code name, “dry cleaners”, be sure to reserve your table!

How to get there: Located at Carrer d’Aribau 55

Transport: take the metro to the Hospital Clinic (L5) and Passeig de Gràcia (L2, L3, L4) stops.

Web site: Top secret!

Speakeasy

Have you seen the Great Gatsby film with Leonardo Dicaprio? Remember that Jazz atmosphere of American 20th – all day long parties, prohibition on alcohol and hidden bars?

So this restaurant i one of the most prestigious cocktail bars in Spain, it is located in a former storehouse converted now in a gastronomic space.The atmosphere plays on the blend of luxury and anonymity, to create an intimate.

How to get there: Aribau, 162 08036 Barcelona, +34 932 175 080

Transport: take the metro to the Diagonal metro station (L3)

Web site: Speakeasy

CHI-TÓN at a single glance this place may look like one where you can buy typical flamenco dresses and greeting. However, the place is nothing but normal. Behind the shop there is a hidden entrance to one of today’s coolest restaurants.

With a similar concept to Tintoreria Dontell, Chiton is a chic and urban restaurant with a splendid bar of cocktails and live show cooking (creative fusion). Highly clandestine, exclusive and very original.

Recommended to be kept as a secret, Chiton literally means shhh, silence ;)

How to get there: Carrer de Provence, 300, 935 175 968

Metro: take the metro at Diagonal(L3 L2). -

Web site: Top secret!

Cheese Me

Are you a cheese lover? You can’t imagine your life without a slice of a good fresh cheese? Go here! This restaurant has a menu which includes a colorful compilation of different cheeses from all over the world. Here you will find all kinds of cheese-based soups, salads, tapas and cheese trays. Pay attention on the dessert section, which is always a variety of cheesy sweets! The restaurant also offers great plates for the lactose intolerant diners, too!

How to get there: Located at Plaça Jacint Raventós,

Transport: take the metro to the Jaume I (L4) stop.

Web site: Cheese Me website.

Espai Sucre

And finally I have found the paradise for such people as I am! The Desserts! Only Desserts! And that is it. Espai Sucre is a formal dining place with multiple courses created personally for those with a sweet tooth, with dishes ranging from goat ‘cheesecake’ to lemon soup. For those who wish to try their own hand at creating a delightful dessert dinner, Espai Sucre also offers plenty of courses, teaching skills in everything you need to create a dessert masterpiece.

How to get there: Located at Carrer de Princesa 53

Transport: take the metro to the Jaume I (L4) stop.

Web site: Espai Sucre website.

Torre d’Alta Mar

Want to near the 7 heaven? So you can not only dine out on the 75m of altitude but also gain a gastronomic satisfaction in this trendy restaurant. Torre d’Alta Mar was designed and built by Carles Buigas in 1929, because of the Barcelona´s Universal Exhibition. This place offers an incredible view on all Barcelona and the port. If you want to eat in a luxury place and discover Barcelona’s view, you have found the right place!

How to get there: Passeig de Joan de Borbó Comte de Barcelona, 88

Transport: take the metro to the Barceloneta station and change to the bus 17, 39 or 64

Web site: Torre d’Alta Mar

La Cave – is a special “library” for wine gourmets. Wine shelves are arranged by color and cost spectrum around a cool barrel-like wine cellar. Good wine here is accompanied with french cheeses, duck and a host of other high quality foods on the menu.

How to get there: Avinguda de J V Foix, 80 (Barcelona)

Transport: take the metro L6 to the Reina Elisenda FGC station

Web site: La Cave

Barcelona Cooking Classes

If you like not only eating but also cooking go for Cooking classes near the Boqueria market, where you will have an opportunity to learn all the secrets of cooking delicious Catalan food. A professional chef will teach you his or her own amazing recipes. Just take here your family, friends and kids. Also in this experience is included a small tour around the market. By your request you can book tapas tour around Barcelona with a professional guide.

How to get there: La Rambla, 58, ppal 2 (2nd floor), 08002

Transport: the nearest metro station Drassanes L3,

Web site: Barcelona Cooking Classes

PETRA – here everything feels like home. As if you have come to your grandmother – the restaurant is made in an original, colourful, vintage style (dark wooden furniture, antique spoons hanging from the ceiling, turquoise walls and the menu is written on wine bottles). The atmosphere is informal but very welcoming, charming and romantic.

A perfect place for a pleasant lunch or dinner.

How to get there: Carrer Sombrerers, 13 , 933 199 999

Transport: the metro station Jaume I (L4)

Website: Petra

L´Ou com balla is an intimate little restaurant with low lighting, stone walls and old furniture. It is a perfect place for a romantic date thanks to the warm and welcoming atmosphere and soft background music. The menu consists of appealing East-Mediterranean dishes with a creative touch and a few medieval recipes.

The word “L´oucomballa” comes from the myth of the dancing egg, which was placed on a waterspout of a fountain, near the cathedral at Corpus Christi. According to tradition, if the egg dances for a long while, Barcelona will be prosperous.

How to get there: Carrer dels Banys Vells, 20, 933 105 378

Transport: take the metro to the station L4 Jaume I.

Website: L´ou com balla

Gourmet Restaurant Bus Tour with Panoramic Views of Barcelona

Want to combine a panoramic sightseeing tour with the most famous views of Barcelona, with the enjoyment of an haute-cuisine dinner?The Gourmet Bus is a Double Decker with a glass roof which allows breathtaking panoramic views over the city. The Gourmet Bus also allows you to enjoy the use of the latest audiovisual technology. Every customer has their own individual iPad, with which they can check out and listen to information on the tour in the language of their choice: there are 11 different languages available. The coach also has external cameras connected directly to each ipad, offering images of the route in both directions.

The tour offers Barcelona’s leading points of interest such as the, Casa Batlló, la Pedrera, Sagrada Familia, Torre Agbar, Arc de Triomf, Port Olimpic, Plaça d’Espanya & Montjuïc Mountain.

To order the bus tour and further information: Gourmet Restaurant Bus Tour

Barcelona Night Club Adviser

By / 3rd July, 2014 / Nightlife, Parties / 2 Comments

Apolo Night Club

You know mostly everything about spending a good day time in Barcelona. But it is time to know its night spirit. So where to go and to throw a party? Here are several solutions.

Apolo Club is actually made up of two adjacent halls – Apolo 1 and Apolo 2. Apolo 1 has a larger space with an old theatre atmosphere – high ceilings, a large stage and lots of red velvet. Apolo 2 is a more modern space – darker, smaller and with a strong sound system. Apolo offers his visitors music to different tastes. They span everything from hip hop to dub step to techno, all depending on what night of the week you are there. The club opens on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays .

Sala Apolo

Calle Nou de la Rambla, 113

08004 Barcelona, España.

Tel: +34 93 441 4001

E-mail: info@sala-apolo.com

Web: Official Apolo website

Apolo Night Club Map Location:
Apolo Map


CDLC Night Club

CDLC is a club that sits directly on Barcelonetta beach. It has a lounge and restaurant area at the front of the hall, meeting the sea view. It is a popular choice for the rich yacht set, it attracts a young, beautiful and international guests and offers private tables. The music offers different genres including R&B, house and electro. Come to gossip among models, airplane and yacht owners. The club opens every night of the week, with different parties taking place each night.

CDLC Club

Passeig Maritim, 32, Port Olimpico

08003 Barcelona, España

Tel: +34 93 224 0740

E-mail: info@cdlcbarcelona.com

Web: Official CDLC Website

CDLC Night Club Map Location:
CDLC Night Club Map


La Terazza Nigght Club

La Terrrazza is a hedonistic open-air club which opens the view on Barcelona from Montjuïc mountain. In 2010 it was awarded 44th place in the ‘DJ Mag Top 100 of the World’s Best Clubs’. Las Terrrazza Club hosts the public of approximately 1000 people in one large outdoor terraced space. The music is focused on house music.The club opens on Fridays, Saturdays and some Sundays . It is only open for the summer season

La Terrrazza

Poble Espanyol

Avenida de Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13 – 27

08038 Barcelona, España.

Tel: +34 68 796 9825

Web: Official La Terrrazza website

Night Club La Terrrazza Map Location:
Night Club La Terrrazza Map Location


Night Club Magic
Magic is the city’s indie club of choice. Each weekend sees fun-seekers queueing down the street for a night of 80′s pop, soft rock and disco classics. Magic Club attracts a fun-loving and young crowd. The dance floors are slippy and the bars are smoky, so this is not the place for high heels and silk dresses. The club opens on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays .

Magic Club

Passeig de Picasso, 40

08003 Barcelona, España.

Sala Be Cool is known as a place to feel a good quality house, techno, deep house and disco. It has a city-wide reputation for its good quality sound system. It is a medium sized club with a main room and a small back room. The club opens on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and some Sundays.

Night Club Magic Map Location:
Night Club Magic Map Location


Sala Be Cool

Plaza Joan Llongueras, 5

08021 Barcelona, España.

Tel: +34 93 362 0413

Fax: +34 93 362 0413

Web: Official Sala Be Cool website

Marula Café is another good point to Barcelona’s night life, offering funk, soul and Latin in the city centre. It is an intimate club with the dance floor in the center. A popular club amongst locals who have been seeking for fresh sound in the city. The club opens every night of the week.

Marula Café Club

Calle Escudellers, 49

08003 Barcelona, España.

E-mail: info@marulacafe.com

Web: Official Marula Café Website

Macarena is a thumping club sitting right in Barcelona’s city centre. As Sala Be Cool it has a reputation for having one of the best sound systems in Barcelona city centre. The music opens various forms of electronic dance music which keeps the atmosphere electric until closing time.The club opens on Monday, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays .

Macarena Club

Calle Nou de Sant Francesc, 5

08002 Barcelona, España.

Web: Official Macarena website

Moog is a small, dark and atmospheric club in the heart of Barcelona. It opens every night of the week, all days in a a year, to bring the joy to all masses. The programmers at Moog are dedicated to techno in all its shapes and sizes – from minimal through to Detroit.

Moog Club

Calle del Teatre, 3

08002 Barcelona, España.

Tel: +34 93 319 1789

Fax: +34 93 315 0221

E-mail: info-moog@masimas.com

Razzmatazz is arguably Barcelona’s one and only super club. It contains five different club spaces in one massive warehouse style building. You could go to this club, choose one room and feel like you’d been in your own club all night or get lost in a crowd and take advantage pumping the whole night with the same music and show lovers as you. The music is mostly eclectic depending on nights and on the different spaces. The club opens every night of the week. It is also a concert venue on some days.

Razzmatazz Club

Calle Pamplona, 88

08018 Barcelona, España.

E-mail: inforazz@salarazzmatazz.com

Web: Official Razzmatazz Website

Mac Arena Mar Beach is easily Barcelona’s top summer club – not least because it’s free. The centre is a large dive with beds, sheds, swimming pool or the sea and gastro-chic menu to feed the guests. It offers different parties through Fridays till Sundays.

MAC ARENA MAR Beach Club •

Playa Port Forum, Sant Adria de Besos.

E-mail: reservas@macarenamar.com

Web: MAC ARENA MAR Beach Club

The Best Top Barcelona Beaches

By / 2nd July, 2014 / beaches, Sightseeing / No Comments

There is no surprise that Barcelona is a pearl for tourism as it is not only a big city of historical and architectural value but it also includes a great variety of golden – sand beaches. So here is a good tip for you where to get different Barcelona tan in different Barcelona beaches. I also offer you a self-made short-cut track over Barcelona beaches presented on this image. So let’s move from the southern part to the north of Barcelona.

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Sant Sebastian is considered to be the longest of the other Barcelona beaches. This is a traditional, very nice, long and wide beach. With the length of 1085 meters and width of 75 meters, it offers fine golden sand, urbanized, a nice promenade, with some beach bars. As it is near Olympic Port, you may see and try different water sports as surfing, jet skiing and sailing.

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Sant Miquel is one of the oldest Barcelona beaches and is located in front of Plaça del Mar. So want to stroll in Down Town and then bask in the sun so Sant Miquel and Barceloneta are calling for you.

st miquel

Barceloneta is the central and the most visited beach not only in summer but all over the year. As you will find there not only all accommodation for sun bathing but also some stone benches on the pier near the sea to observe the sunrise and sunset, to breath fresh sea air.

Barceloneta

Somorrostro – this name is not used a lot, and most of the people call it with the same name of its adjacent beach, i.e. “Barceloneta”, which matches the name of the district in front of that area.

barcelonetabeach Somorrostro

Nova Icaria and Bogatell are as the previous good options for sunbathing. Some activities that you can enjoy and practice are jet beach volley, skiing, windsurfing and sailing. These beaches are probably the best choices for windsurfing enthusiasts.

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Mar Bella and Nova Mar Bella are particularly popular with young people. It has an area for nudists however attracts a cosmopolitan crowd from all walks of life, including sports lovers and students from the nearby faculties. Officially it is not prohibited by the law to strip oneself but it is not recommended, so seekers for a gut full-body tan just choose one place.

Mar Bella

Llevant is the last of the Barcelona beaches created on the coastline. It was opened to the city in the summer of 2006. It is located next to Nova Mar Bella Beach. It is also a good choice if you are looking for a quiet Barcelona beach, less populated by tourists.

Llevant

Going out off the beaten tourist track you can find a lot of other quiet and marvelous places where to get tanned.

Castelldefels Beach provides a very unique beach experience found right outside of Barcelona. A key part of what makes this beach unique is that it stretches for almost 5 kilometres. The beach has a perfect  position between two very different ecosystems. On one which includes wetlands as well as reed beds. On the other the limestone highlands of Garraf Park. Furthermore a spectacular mountain views adds a considerable beauty to this place.

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Sitges Beaches are just 39 Km away. Sitges has 17 different beaches, and that includes two well-known nudist beaches. Platja d’Aiguadolç and Platja dels Balmins area two of the most popular nude options in the Sitges beach area.

sitges Sitges Beaches

Garraf Beach  will be your best option for a peaceful escape from Barcelona which is located about 20Km to the south of the city. The village of Garraf is a picturesque fishing village, which is located on a hill by the beach. There are quaint old fisherman’s huts running along the beach but now they are used as beach huts. Due to the fact that this beach is so close to Barcelona, it is really popular among local families.

Garraf Garraf Beach

Ocata Beach and St Pol de Mar Beach draws in visitors, thanks to its length, width, quiet and peaceful location.The beaches here are golden, rich and extremely clean.

Ocata st pol de mar St Pol de Mar Beach

A BIG bonus for You!

Port Aventura is a theme park located on the Costa Dorada. But it’s also much, much more, Port Aventura resort offers you everything from the best rides to the greatest accommodations, including among others, an aquatic park, sport complex, hotels and apartments to all tastes.  Every day will become the best of your adventures!

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Shopping in Barcelona: Step 2 – Passeig de Gràcia

By / 5th June, 2014 / Shopping, Sightseeing / No Comments

Passeig de Gràcia is the next track in your shopping trip. This shopping location is for those who want to combine sightseen with shopping as walking from one shop to another you may admire the marvelous Gaudi buildings, modern constructions, fountains, parks and ancient buildings.
This street is one of the most famous promenades in Barcelona – “The 5th avenue”. The nearest metro stations – ​Catalunya, Passeig de Gràcia и Diagonal. Here you will find a wide range of world brand shops so in order not to make you search for them here is the list of them:

Armani,Burberry,Cartier, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Ermenegildo, Zegnа, Escada, Esprit, Gucci, Guess, Hermés, Jimmy, Choo, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Salvatore, Ferragamo, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Diesel, Tous, Miu Miu, Carolina Herrera, Tru Trussard, Vinçon, Bulgari, Tiffany & Co, .Adolfo Domínguez, Chopard, Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger, Carolina Herrera, Santa Eulàlia, Roberto Verino.

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All boutiques are situated in Ancient buildings with authentic arcs, domes, high ceilings. Some of the shops were renewed and reformed in their proper styles. The main plus of this shopping area is that some boutiques have more democratic bias in their style as Mango, Zara, H&M, Cos, Bershka and Stradivarius, which are more accessible for general public and youth. While walking you can also come across different cafés, bars, pubs, snack-shops with their own spirit and specialties.

Shopping in Barcelona: Step 1 – El Corte Inglés

By / 2nd June, 2014 / Food, Shopping / No Comments

Have just returned from Barcelona…As always Catalonia doesn’t stop surprising me. This time strangely the weather was not so much hot, so I had a splendid opportunity to do shopping with my friends.

Shopping in Barcelona is not so challenging as you may think. I mean that mostly all world-wide, Spanish brands are situated in one place.

At the Plaça Catalunya at the upper end of the Ramblas of Barcelona you will find one of the largest department stores, El Corte Inglés. I always knew about this department store but, surprisingly why, I have never explored it as this time. Apart from the fact that this Designer boutiques in this store include: Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Armani, Armani Jeans, Armani Collezioni, Gucci, Loewe,Dockers, Ralph Lauren, Bulgari, Dior, Dior Homme, Georges Rech, Versace, Hugo Boss, Boss Woman, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce&Gabbana, Burberry and so on and so on, my head was going round from all these innumerable brands, and shop-bags in my hands, so that were my friends who rescued me from this “shopping paradise”.

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You must know that after shopping race, you horribly want to eat something or even someone(joking) at the moment. On the zero-floor we found the remarkable El Gourmet Club – a supermarket with a restaurant which offer a large variety of delicatessens, dining spaces such as vegetarian food, pizza, oriental , from Basque region, oyster-cellar, Iberian products, ice cream and what is more impressive that they can cook some for you just in front of you. So just pick your dish, a glass of wine, some Spanish snacks and now it is turn of your stomach to be in paradise.

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Moving upper you will go through perfumery and cosmetics, accessories, tourist agencies, women and men clothes, spa-salons, hairdressers, teen’s clothes, house goods and electronics, textile, furniture, book store, toys, small wares….and finally the top – La Rotonda

La Rotonda is as if the halo over this huge mountain of goods. Now when you have tried some delicatessens here you can just free you sole watching on the Barcelona view with a champagne glass in your hand gracefully offered by the staff. So you can here order something more nutritious, something beautiful or even strange for you. Or just outline the next shopping track.