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Faborit Barcelona

Faborit is a café placed in the famous modernist building Casa Amatller, in Passeig de Gracia 41, next to the also famous Casa Batlló. 20150726_121654

In this tourist place, iconic example of the modernism of Barcelona, you can suprisingly access through the street inside the ground floor and go to this Café.

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Inside, diferent parts. A salon with tables, a part for chocolate lovers, a part with a big table to share the space with other customers, the big part to buy your juice or coffee and a part outside, a kind of little patio.

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Inside you can choose diferente kind of juice,  coffee and Amatller chocolate.

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A comfortable place to stay and enjoy a modernist space.

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The old part of El Clot in Barcelona

Near Plaça de les Glòries, there is the old part of El Clot. We recommend you to visit this neighbourhood of Barcelona, away from tourism and with some remarkable places.

The main street is El Clot Street. It is interesting to take a walk through this street, because there is a lot of history you can find in some details.

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About gastronomy, in El Clot Street you can find some emblematic places:

Bodega Sopena (El Clot St., 55): popular cellar where you can taste wine or vermut with the old people of the area and young people coming from different parts of the city.

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Pastisseria La Palma (El Clot St.,72-74 ): classical pastry shop with quality pieces of pastry.  Another shop dedicated to bombons is in the same street.

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Others:  Xurreria El Clot (El Clot St, 108), to taste churros,  Marlen Tastets (El Clot St,75), to have a drink or tapa or Clot 76 (El Clot St, 76) for cocktails at night.

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Some terraces and pastry shops in the square in front of El Clot Market, the heart of this area.

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Also in this street, Llibreria El Pebre Negre (El Clot St, 41), interesting bookshop. They organize activities, also for children.

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And Parc del Clot, a park that was designed integrating the structure of the old “El Clot” train station.

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And hidden interesting streetart pieces, here one dedicated to Carmen Amaya:

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Another little town with its own character in Barcelona, which is worth to know.

Café Forn Palmier

An artisan pastry shop, Cafe-Forn Palmier (Còrsega 611) is the new kid  in the town of Sagrada Familia (and very welcome).

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Comfortable and very lighting, with big windows and a wood bar in front of them as a kind of nordic decoration, keeps the local style of pastry shops with the classical tables.

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Coffee, variety of pastry (we taste a croissant with cereals), homemade cakes and salt pieces (empanadas on request).

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And details: fork and knife for the croissant and straw for the drink, perfect if you are in a hurry or if you have to work after the break in the pastry shop (less clothing or face stains;)

This is a good place to disconnect reading the newspaper, drinking a coffee and watching people walking on the street. 

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Summer in Barcelona

Some ideas if you stay in summer in Barcelona:

Vespres UB: During July, August and September, you can enjoy the afternoons in Barcelona in a terrace placed in the Universitat de Barcelona’s garden, in old building of  ciy centre. Food from Caravan Made and beer Estrella.

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And until today, July 18th, concerts in the building. Today, ten years of Vespres UB and a special event with music, art design, gastronomy, activities for children. Free entrance.

Vespres inèditsFrom July 9th to August 2nd, in the rooftops of some of the most well known hotels in Barcelona, you can taste 3 pairs of tapas and a beer (Inèdit Estrella Damm) with this offer (20 euros for 2 people). There are 3 kind of tapas and every hotel offer its own creations.

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Martini route (until July 26th): vermut (Martini+tonic), tapa and music in some bars in Barcelona (3,50 euros). Timetable: From 19.00 to 20.00 Tuesday to Friday and from 12.30 to 13.30 on Saturday and Sunday. The experience, every day in six different places.

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Piknic Electronik Barcelona  Every Sunday until September 20th. In Montjuic, Jardins de Joan Brossa, music and activities for children. From 13 to 22h. You have to buy a ticket.

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Have a nice summer!

Afternoons in Barcelona: in the rooftops of the hotels.

From July 9th to August 2nd, in the rooftops of some of the most well known hotels in Barcelona, you can taste 3 pairs of tapas and a beer (Inèdit Estrella Damm) with the offer of “Vespres Inèdits” (20 euros for 2 people). There are 3 kind of tapas and every hotel offer its own creations.

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We visited Hotel Condes de Barcelona, in Passeig de Gràcia 71-73.

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Good views of La Pedrera,Passeig de Gràcia and the roofs of Barcelona.

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And a small swimming pool to the lucky customers.

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About the offer, jamon serrano, ceviche of octopuss and lima and bravas.

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Tasty tapas and good views. And some music were preparing a performance when we left.

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Complete option in this summer.

 

Rocambolesc

Placed in a discrete street in Girona, Rocambolesc (Santa Clara St.,50, Girona) is a small ice cream shop and decorated in the style of Willy Wonka. The shop and products are a Jordi Roca’s idea,  the youngest of the Roca’s brothers and now the World’s Best Pastry Chef (2015). Alejandra Rivas, his wife and creator of some of the ice creams, was serving the artisan products when we visited the shop.

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You can choose between six flavors, each of them with the toppings and decoration you want. We decide to follow the Alejandra’s suggestions.

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The ice creams we tasted were:

Vanilla with chocolate topics: good taste but a classical flavour. No surprising.

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Green ice cream: apple, lima and more. It was an interesting mixture of acid and sweet flavours, really good.

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Baked apple: if you are more fan of sweet than acid taste, it was your option. Pieces of apple inside. Very tasty.

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Coconut and violet: our favourite. The mixture was delicious, the coconut matches perfectly with the violet.

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Pending for us the chocolate and yogurt ice creams! Some of the 6 flavours changes. Who knows which one will find when we will come back!

There are some flavours you can choose only if you take home the ice cream, for example, “dulce de leche”.

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You can eat the ice cream in a waffle cone and also in a kind of sandwich (heated) with ice cream inside.

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And “polos” (just ice) remembering some of the ice cream we ate when we were young.

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So, an ice cream shop based on imagination and quality. Now a new shop has been opened in Madrid. Enjoy it!

June 27-28th: Weekend of street food in Barcelona

Some foodie ideas if you don’t go to the beach and decide to stay in Barcelona:

Van Van Market (June 26-27th): foodtracks in the old bullring Monumental (Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes), from 12h to 1 a.m. Free entrance.

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SoundEat (June 27th): In Jardins de Pedralbes, foodtrucks  (Surf House Barcelona, 4 Latas, Corazón de Ágave) and activities for children. From 12h to 22h. Free entrance until 14h.

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EatStreet Food (June 27th). This time in Can Sumarro (Hospitalet de Llobregat) the foodtrucks. From 12 to 23h. Free entrance.

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Palo Alto Market (June 27th-28th) In Poblenou, Pellaires 30, from 11 to 20h, gastronomic otions (Ceviche 103, Kaixito, Agve,etc)  and vintage market in this hidden place of Barcelona. Ticket: 2 euros.

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Piknic Electronik Barcelona (June 28th) And every Sunday until September 20th. In Montjuic, Jardins de Joan Brossa, music and activities for children. From 13 to 22h. You have to buy a ticket.

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June 13-14th 2015 in Barcelona

Quick view to the weekend in Barcelona:

Tast a la Rambla (June 13-14th): Second Edition of this initiative, where important restaurants of Barcelona offer small dishes and workshops. See our visit to the previous edition: https://notonlyeating.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/tast-a-la-rambla-2014/

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All those food (June 13-14th): new edition, in the Universitat de Barcelona (Plaça Universitat) with some of the gastronomic entrepreneurs in Barcelona: Casa Xica, Mostassa, Nomad Café, Chivuo’s, Caravan Made, Garage Beer Co, Cloudstreet Bakery… This time, more space and activities for children. See some photos of our visit to the previous edition in December 2014:

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Satan’s Coffee Corner

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Mercat de la Terra (June 13th): in the “3 chimneys” square, in Poble Sec, this market organized by Slow Food Barcelona, including activities for children and workshop.

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June 2015 in Barcelona

A lot of events this June 2015 in Barcelona. Here you go some of them:

Markets in Barcelona: In the reopened Mercat del Ninot,  music, activities for children, etc (only on June 6th!). And two other markets celebrating events this weekend (June 6-7th) in Barcelona:  vintage market in Mercat dels Encants (Sagrada Familia) and modernist gastronomic workshops in Mercat de la Concepció (Eixample Esquerre). A good choice to know the market culture.

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IV edició Degustació Gastronòmica in Passatge Lluís Pellicer (June 6th)  4 dishes and drink, 12.50 euros.

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Locals in Poble Sec (June 6th): Four restaurants Casa Xica / BAR SECO / Koska Taverna / Palo Cortao offering dishes for 5 euros, included in Mostra d’Entitats. In Paral.lel, betwen Radas and Salvà street.

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Terrasses d’Hotels de Barcelona (June 5-14th): free entrance and activities in the rooftops of some of the most important hotels in Barcelona.

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And in city center, L’Ou com Balla (June 5th-7th), old tradition in Barcelona related to the “Corpus” celebration, not gastronomic but curious. You can know some of the most important and old buildings in the city.

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Hellman’s burger route (Mai 28th-July 5th): route in Madrid and Barcelona in the most well-known burgers in both cities.

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Tast a la Rambla (June 13-14th): Second Edition of this initiative, where important restaurants of Barcelona offer small dishes and workshops. See our visit to the previous edition: https://notonlyeating.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/tast-a-la-rambla-2014/

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So, Barcelona is in the streets these days!

Ideas for weekends in Barcelona (Mai-June 2015)

Primavera Sound Vermut (Mai 28-30th) In Ciutadella Park, music and vermut (Martini). And activities for children. And a quick route near the Park: https://notonlyeating.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/quick-route-un-city-center/

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Ruta de platets pel Poblenou (until Mai 31th): tapa and beer (Inèdit), 2,90 euros. See interesting places in this “little town” in Barcelona in https://notonlyeating.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/el-poblenou/

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Setmana de les Terrasses dels Hotels de Barcelona (June 5-14th): activities in the rooftops of the Hotels of Barcelona.

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Sant Cugat va de tapes (until Mai 31th): tapa and beer, 2,50 euros near Barcelona.

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And enjoy this weekend!