Category Archives: Barcelona

Botafumeiro, Barcelona

Over the past 25 years, Botafumeiro has been widely considered to be one of the best seafood restaurants in Barcelona. The artistic cuisine features a wide range of fresh seafood such as saltwater fish, clams, mussels, lobster, crayfish, scallops, and … Continue reading

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Windsor, Corsega, Barcelona

Windsor is a gastronomic landmark in Barcelona noted for combining traditional Catalan cooking with the latest cooking techniques and excellent quality ingredients. It has an innovative style and is also influenced by other Mediterranean ingredients and cooking styles. It has … Continue reading

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Alternative Barcelona (part 5): rambling the Ramblas and much more

Originally posted on October 27, 2009 by Steenie Harvey on International Living Rambla comes from an Arabic term for riverbed. The Ramblas is the long boulevard between Plaça Catalunya and the Mediterranean. The middle is for pedestrians, moving statues, and … Continue reading

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Biking it around Europe

I am sure some of you enjoy cycling around, especially now that the weather permits. So, I thought that these websites may be interesting for you to check out. We’d love to hear from you if you have used them or … Continue reading

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Alternative Barcelona (part 4): unraveling in El Raval

Originally posted on October 27, 2009 by Steenie Harvey on International Living More of Barcelona’s hidden past lingers on in El Raval neighborhood. West of the Ramblas, scented with aromas of Turkish kebabs, it was once notorious for vice dens … Continue reading

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Alternative Barcelona (part 3): more than a soccer club

Originally posted on October 27, 2009 by Steenie Harvey on International Living Holding 98,000 spectators, Camp Nou is FC Barcelona’s home. 2009’s European Champions, “Barça’s” motto is més que un club (more than a club). This concept includes promoting Catalan … Continue reading

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Alternative Barcelona (part 2): stalked by Franco’s ghost

Originally posted on October 27, 2009 by Steenie Harvey on International Living The Barcelona I first encountered was a down-at-heel port town, still floundering on the wrong side of Spanish Civil War history. The Sagrada Familia and the Rambla flower-sellers … Continue reading

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