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¡Vive La Mercè! Barcelona City Festival 2012

Barcelona is all dressed up to impress, once again. It is already the “Fiesta de la Mercè”, or the city festival of Barcelona (known as Fiesta Major in Catalan), originating in the Medieval festival of the Virgin Mary of Grace (“Mare de Déu de la Mercè). Nothing we describe here can come close to actually […]

Human towers, called "castells" in Barcelona

Why Come to Barcelona in the Fall?

There are always great reasons to come to Barcelona, but especially as the summer draws to a close. September and October give an excellent impression of the city, one that is much more relaxed and mellow-temperatured than the toasty summer days. Today at Aspasios, we propose an escape to this magical city – for business […]

The Sartorialist Shows in Barcelona

Loewe Gallery Exhibits Photos by the Sartorialist

Scott Schuman´s photos are being shown in Spain for the first time at Barcelona´s own Loewe Gallery on Passeig de Gràcia. This famous photographer is American born and has gained an international reputation through his fashion blog The Sartorialist, which captures regular people on the street, focusing on their personal style and turning them into […]

Shopping at La Roca Village Luxury Outlets

Going Shopping at La Roca Village

La Roca Village really is a village in and of itself, just offering a new spin on things: luxury brand outlets just 40 minutes outside of the Barcelona city center. This is more than your typical shopping mall – at La Roca Village you can find international luxury brands ranging from fashion to interior designers and […]

The Sagrada Familia

If one, single thing characerizes Barcelona, it is the distinctive modernist architecture, a movement started near the end of the 19th century. Its greatest messanger to the world was Antoni Gaudí, the architectu now known for residences such as Casa Batlló and Casa Milà (also known as La Pedrera) and other structures, all lush sensory […]

Aspasios Tip: Try the New Café at Gaudí’s La Pedrera

It has been a month since the emblematic modernista building by Gaudí, La Pedrera, reorganized its new amenities to be available to the public (+34 902 20 21 38 Calle de Provença, 261-265 in Eixample). A new restaurant with a true modernista vibe, is now open on the first floor of the building and open […]

MACBA Museum Barcelona

The Best Museums and Galleries in Barcelona!

If you are an art lover and are curious about what museums and galleries in Barcelona have to offer, this one is for you! This is the official endorsement of several cultural institutions of the very official Aspasios blog. If you´re in Barcelona, how do you navigate a museum scene with dozens of offerings? Should […]

Martin Parr comes to the CCCB, Barcelona with "Souvenirs"

Martin Parr Souvenirs to the Barcelona CCCB

Artist Martin Parr (1952-) is a “documentary photographer” and he covers the more domestic aspects of modern life. A member of the Magnum Agency, the prestigious photographers cooperative, Parr´s exhibit “Souvenir” is on display here in Barcelona at the Contemporary Culture Center of Barcelona (Centro de Cultura Contemporánea or CCCB +34 933 06 41 00  […]

Families at the Barcelon Aquarium

Barcelona With Kids

The city of Barcelona is a perfect place to escape to with children, with its colorful history as well as cultural and leisure offerings that are created for your young ones’ enjoyment in mind. Below we propose a few ideas for you to make the most out of a family vacation here; a bunch of […]

Patatas bravas at Bar Tomás of Sarrià

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 […]

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