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Barcelona gastronomy: Helpful hints for foodies

Cosmopolitan, avant-guard, and eclectic, Barcelona is possibly the most high profile of the Spanish cities. From the tapas trail, the modernism of Gaudí, city of Picasso and Miró… it is a dilemma for residents and tourists alike to try and see everything! Barcelona gastronomy, though, cannot be missed. Where to eat in Barcelona The tapas […]

Discover the “Tapas Route” of Barcelona

They say the best way to get to know a city and its people is to get lost. In Barcelona, the best way to do this is to go on the prowl for tapas! Gastronomy is one of the top reasons for Barcelona continuing to be such a popular destination among international tourists and for […]

¡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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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  […]

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 […]

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 […]

The town of Sitges, just 40 minutes away from Barcelona

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 […]

Lars Physant comes to Barcelona

See the Lars Physant Exhibit at El Palau Moja

The latest work of Danish artist and Barcelona.lover Lars Physant, two decades in the making, can be seen now at El Palau Moja in the exhibit “Simultaneous Perception”.   The exhibit is travelling throughout Europe, having been seen most recently in Brussels. A citizen of the world, Physant´s work has also been shown in Denmark, […]

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