Hiking in Siurana (Priorat)

During this summer we did a couple of out of town trips and discovered beautiful areas in Catalonia. As Michael read how amazing the Priorat area was supposed to be we decided to rent a car and drive there on a Saturday and find out on our own. So about a 1:45 hours drive to […]

Splendid Cava and Chocolate

Cava is the protected name for sparkling wine that is produced in Catalonia – its production process is similar to Champagne, however, more reasonably priced than the French one. Sant Sadurni dŽAnoia is the town – just 45 minutes away from Barcelona – where 90% of the Cava production takes place. So, for the 75th […]

Restaurants, restaurants, restaurants

It is about time to mention a few more restaurants where we had really good food. Two of them even have a more local flair as they are not overrun by tourists. Arcano, Carrer dels Mercaders 10, 9, 08003 Barcelona The restaurant is located in a 17th century stable and has a very cosy atmosphere […]

More Barcelona restaurants to be recommended

Gilda, Calle Ample, 34 Barcelona 08002 This cozy restaurant is situated in the Gotico area close to the old harbour. We have been coming here for many years as we know the cooks very well. They serve excellent tapas and main dishes – a fusion of Belgian and Spanish cuisine. If you like scallops it […]

Wine region Catalonia

Catalonia as a wine region is especially famous for its Cava. In Germany Freixenet has become one of the most famous foreign brands for this sparkling wine. Other well known wineries are Codorníu or Torres. Our Catalan friend Bernat actually recommended us a different winery and brought us there: Adernats – Vinicola de Nulles. In […]

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