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July 2012

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The Best “Patatas Bravas” in Barcelona

The “patatas bravas” (literally “bravo, potatoes!”) are one of the most esteemed tapas here in Catalonia. Traditionally, they consist of small wedges or cubes of potatoes sautéed with alioli, a mayonnaise-like sauce, and a slightly spicy tomato and garlic based sauce called salsa brava. While there are many variations of this dish now found around […]

Top 5 Picks for the Grec Festival in Barcelona

The 2012 edition of the Grec Cultural Festival comes back to Barcelona with numerous activities. Throughout the month of July, there are concerts, theatre performances, cinema viewings… these ensure a summer full of unique experiences. With Aspasios´ recommendations of the top 5 events at the festifal, you can be sure to make the most of […]

Follow the Artists’ Route in Sitges

Just 35 minutes from the center of Barcelona, the seaside town of Sitges makes a great day trip. Besides having picturesque beaches filled with clear water, light sand, and striped umbrellas, Sitges has an array of activities to satisfy the curiosity the artistically curious type of visitor.   What we at Aspasios suggest is to […]

La Barceloneta Neighbourhood

There are few things more typical for a visitor (or resident) of Barcelona to enjoy thatn a day in the sun and on the beach in Barceloneta. This quaint neighbourhood on the seaside and was formerly the fisherman´s town in front of its more commercial neighbour of the gothic city of Barcelona, now incorporated into […]