THE MACBA CAFE CONSOLIDATES ITS PROPOSAL AS “CAFETERIA-VERMUTERÍA” OF RAVAL

THE MACBA CAFE CONSOLIDATES ITS PROPOSAL AS “CAFETERIA-VERMUTERÍA” OF RAVAL

MACBA CAFÈ has established as the new museum space open to visitors to it as well as to people who approach or walk through the neighborhood. Les Soirées is the event that takes place every Wednesday from 19:00 to 23:00 as an afterwork and that aims to be the essential appointment of the Raval when the meridian of the week arrives and that wants to congregate the most restless minds…

The Panellets

The Panellets

The Panellets are one of the most popular and traditional sweets of the Mediterranean coast. They are eaten on November 1, All Saints’ Day, in Aragon, the Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Valencia. These little cupcakes, dating from the XVIII a.C., are presumed to be a recipe of the Arabic pastries. The panellets of San Marcos and panellets of the Santa Cruz were traditionally eaten with the family after religious celebration.…

The Casa Vicens, the jewel of the Gracia neighborhood

The Casa Vicens, the jewel of the Gracia neighborhood

In the quiet neighborhood of Gracia in Barcelona, ​​you will find one of the most incredible and at the same time most unknown buildings that this city has, since it is not on the classic route of the city’s modernism. The Casa Vicens is one of the first works of Antoni Gaudí. In 1883, the businessman Manuel Vicens contacted the young architect to build a summer residence, very common at…

MESSI10 BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

MESSI10 BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

“MESSI10 BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL” DISEMBARKS IN PARC DEL FÒRUM DE BARCELONA WITH A SPECTACULAR AND INNOVATIVE SET Barcelona has been chosen as the first city in the world and the only one in Spain where, from October 10, the new Cirque du Soleil show inspired by the figure of Leo Messi will be presented. The show will highlight the richness of the universal values of the sport through the…

SWAB RETURNS TO BARCELONA

SWAB RETURNS TO BARCELONA

SWAB 2019 REFLECTS ON THE ROLE OF ART BEFORE GLOBAL SOCIOPOLITICAL CHALLENGES IN AN EDITION THAT CAN BE VISITED FOR THE FIRST TIME ONLINE THROUGH ARTSY The twelfth edition of the Contemporary Art Fair of Barcelona will be held from September 26 to 29 at the Italian Pavilion of Fira Montjuïc, and will feature up to 300 artists and 75 galleries from around the world. A few weeks ago SWAB,…

Chillout in Paseo de Gracia

Chillout in Paseo de Gracia

In order to offer more comfort to our guests, Bonavista Apartments has renovated the terrace in the Paseo de Gracia building. A unique space in the heart of the city. In approximately 250 square meters, we have added a solarium area and a chillout for our customers. The chillout area has a capacity of 12 people. If the good weather allows it, which is most of the year in Barcelona,…

The Modernist “Parc Güell”

The Modernist “Parc Güell”

The Park Güell is the architectural complex that reflects the artistic fullness of Antoni Gaudí, located in the upper part of the city of Barcelona. The history goes back to the beginning of the 20th century, when Count Eusebi Güell commissioned the famous architect this great complex. The park was conceived to build high standing homes in a natural and artistic environment. Parc Güell (in Catalan) was built by Gaudi,…

The romantic Parc de la Ciutadella

The romantic Parc de la Ciutadella

Built and inaugurated in 1888, for the Universal Exposition of Barcelona, by Miquel Garriga i Rica, José Fontseré and Ermengol Támaro. These three architects were the ones who proposed different design proposals for the park to the Barcelona City Council. The idea was to find a place of leisure and walking for the people of Barcelona and the construction of a palace of exhibitions as they had in all great…

The Amazing Casa Sayrach

The Amazing Casa Sayrach

The Sayrach house, with a clearly modernist architectural style, is located at the intersection between Avenida Diagonal and Enrique Granados. It was built in 1918 by Gabriel Borrell, although the design must be attributed to the architect Manuel Sayrach. It should be noted that this building has a clear influence of one of the greatest geniuses of modernism, the master Gaudí. One of the main characteristics of the building from…

ARC DE TRIUMF IN BARCELONA

ARC DE TRIUMF IN BARCELONA

Josep Vilaseca built the Arc de Triomphe for the Universal Exhibition that was organized in 1888 in Barcelona. It is located on the Paseo Lluís Companys, next to the Ciutadella Park. The structure of the monument is of a classical architectural style and the ornamentation as well as the decoration symbolize progress, adapting to the artistic and social context of the time. The arch was built in order to give…

La Maquinista Shopping Center, Satisfying All 5 Senses

The maquinista is a shopping center located in the Barcelona district of San Andrés inaugurated on 14 June 2000.With more than 250 000 m², 242 stores and 2,800 employees, It is currently the largest shopping center in Catalonia and one of the largest Spain. The rooftop terrace of the Maquinista shopping center, located on the second floor of the shopping center, offers an idealic área for restaurantes, fun and relax.…

Cerveceria Catalana

Cerveceria Catalana

Catalan bar/restaurant Cerveceria Catalana is especially well-known among tapas fans. Just sit at the counter and point to any tapas you like. It’s best to begin with pan con tomate – grilled bread rubbed with fresh tomatoes and seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper. Add to it a slice of first-class jamon and go on to try the grilled seafood – navajas a la plancha (grilled razors), sepia a…

GIRONA Flower Festival 2015

GIRONA Flower Festival 2015

Every year, in the second week of May,  Girona holds its colorful festival “Time of Flowers”. From year to year, local artisans and craftsmen cover the city with most picturesque flower instalations. Unforgettable flower arrangements fill this medieval city during the week of 09-17 of May. It´s the best way to escape from the city for a weekend with your children and rent a tour in Girona, because it keeps…

Bar Mut

Bar Mut

Authentic tapas bar at the crossing of Pau Claris with Avenue Diagonal. It has about five tables inside and three outside. No menu – every day the manager chooses the freshest market products and says what he is cooking. That is why their seatings are so strange – you can book a table to have dinner only at 8:30pm and 10:30pm. The place is more expensive than an average tapas…

Feria de Abril 2015!

Feria de Abril 2015!

La Feria de Abril de Catalunya is organized every year in Barcelona from 25.04 to 04.05. The Fair is a great celebration of flamenco, Spanish music, colors and different cultural and fun activities for the whole family. This street festive is a Catalan local version of the famous Andalusian fair in Seville , where people go out to the streets , women dressed up in traditional dresses of southern Spain.Most…

Sant Jordi 23 de Abril

Sant Jordi 23 de Abril

The day April 23 is  the Day of “Sant Jordi” in Barcelona – a symbolic and very romantic holiday and one of the most favorite holidays of the Catalans. According to tradition, every year on Saint George’s Day (the saint patron of Catalonia) men give red roses to women and women give books in return. This festivity is the Catalan version of Valentine’s Day. This day is associated with a beautiful…

Non Solo Pizza

Non Solo Pizza

Very close to Bonavista Apartments Eixample, Passeig de Gracia and Pedrera we have this authentic Italian restaurant where you can eat only pastas. All pastas and sauces are homemade and have nothing to do with what you’ve tried before. It is a real Italian taste with fresh ingredients brought from Italy. The typical Italian starters are really good – try Tricolore – dried tomatoes, parmigiano cheese and Sicilian olives or…

Kraftwerk Concert in Barcelona. 22 of April.

Kraftwerk Concert in Barcelona. 22 of April.

Kraftwerk is a multimedia project created in 1970 which became an innovative band for the development of electronic music. They are part of the history of this type of music and still represent a very important role. They are known for their audiovisual performances, one of which will presented this April 22 in Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona, situated on the Ramblas. The 3D show – one of the…

Travel&Cake

Travel&Cake

Close to Bonavista Apartments Eixample, this modern cafe with its American twist deco and terrace! Travel & Cake is the little brother of another well-known restaurant – bistro Brunch&Cake, serving some of the best brunches in town. It is frequented by expats, students and new residents of the neighborhood. The interior is simple: white walls, wooden tables, iron chairs and flowers everywhere. Sundays are always full – waiters are running,…

Lukumas café

Lukumas café

                      Lukumas in Greek is doughnut, so, as you can guess, the owner comes from Greece. Following his family business, Petros opened a small bakery in the heart of Gracia and every morning pastry lovers line up to buy his doughnuts and awesome coffee. Here any sweet-craving will be satisfied – he sells shell and oval doughnuts with double filling,…

Best terraces of Barcelona

Best terraces of Barcelona

Now came the beautiful season of spring, the season of days filled with sunshine and smiles. Have a drink outdoors on the terraces of some cafes, stroll through charming streets of Barcelona or even in warmer and sunnier days go to the beach of Barceloneta to sunbathe at one of chiringuitos – small beach bars where they serve cocktails, fast food and cafes. Here you will find our advice of…

Where to go with children?

Where to go with children?

Barcelona is the perfect city to get away with children for a weekend. Local museums, galleries, shops and parks are created to inspire young visitors. In every corner of the city there are playgrounds and attractions that take your kids to absolute enthusiasm. Nor are going to have problems with eating good, in most restaurants they have kids menu. Shopping with children is like a dream here, there are plenty…

7 MUST DO things in Barcelona

7 MUST DO things in Barcelona

1. Go through Las Ramblas from Plaza de Catalunya to Port Vell, go through bridge of Rambla de la Marina to Maremagnum shopping center, have a look up, at your mirror reflection on the buildings ceiling.Go through Las Ramblas from Plaza de Catalunya to Port Vell, go through bridge of Rambla de la Marina to Maremagnum shopping center, have a look up, at your mirror reflection on the buildings ceiling.…

KILO restaurant in Eixample

KILO restaurant in Eixample

  In September 2012 Clara Aracil and Manu Marin opened the Kilo restaurant in the Eixample of Barcelona.It was a dream of the couple, so you can see that everything is made with a lot of love.The couple have some experience with the restaurants because they used to run the Qubud restaurant in Sant Cugat. Barcelona´s dinning scene can be proud to have restaurants such as Kilo.It delights with a…

I LIKE BARCELONA. PEOPLE, ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING.

I LIKE BARCELONA. PEOPLE, ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING.

  ¨I like Barcelona¨ is the first interactive exhibition for taking another look at Barcelona,from the perspective of architecture and urban planning.It is based on more than three thousand opinions and nine thousand images collected over the last two editions of the 48H Open House Architecture Festival. The exhibition will be held in The City Hall’s Sala Ciutat.It invites visitors to take part and leave a record of their preferences…

Bubó Pastry

Bubó Pastry

Have you ever seen a pastry that looks like an art gallery? When you enter Bubó, you can understand the idea of going beyond limits straight away. Bubó is a small chain of high end pastry shops in Barcelona. It was founded in 2005 with the collaboration between the design study Grumax and the creative talent of the pastry chef Carles Mampel. Mampel is one of the world’s most awarded…

Aquarium of Barcelona

Aquarium of Barcelona

Concerning the Mediterranean,The Aquarium of Barcelona is the most important marine leisure and education centre.It is the largest Mediterranean-themed aquarium in the world.There you will have the chance to see a series of 35 tanks, 11,000 animals and 450 different species, an underwater tunnel 80 metres long, six million litters of water and an immense Oceanarium. The Oceanarium is the only one in Europe and L’Aquàrium de Barcelona’s largest aquarium…

Top markets in Barcelona

Top markets in Barcelona

Visiting the markets it is the best way to get in touch with the local lifestyle and the traditional products and food.You get to know a local society when you see how they eat!Going to one of the markets will be a great way to get in contact with locals, see what their meals are made of, what spices do they use, what grows in their farms… Barcelona is known…

Sant Medir Festival – Candy Party in Barcelona

Sant Medir Festival – Candy Party in Barcelona

Sant Medir is one of the most popular festivals in the old town of Gràcia. It is an annual festival celebrated on the 3rd March. Sant Medir Festival is best known for the tones of sweets and toffees thrown to the public from the horses, floats and lorries in the procession. That is why it is fondly known as the “La festa més dolça” the Sweetest Festival”.100 tons of sweets…

Cruïlla Festival Barcelona 2015

Cruïlla Festival Barcelona 2015

The CRUILLA Barcelona 2015 Festival has already confirmed dates!This year the festival will take place on 10, 11 and 12 July in the city of Barcelona.It will be held once again in the Parc del Forum.The festival is going to bring to the Catalan capital the best national and international bands of independent music. There you can enjoy different styles of music like Ska, Pop, Hip-Hop, indie, folk, reggae, American…