Celebrating La Mercé

Last weekend we have celebrated Barcelona´s major festivities: La Mercé (September 24th). La Mercé is the Virgin of Grace and has become the cities´patron saint in 1687 after a plague of locusts where the local population asked for her assistance in fighting the pestilence. Though La Mercé has religious origins it has nowadays grown into a festival lasting for four days with hundreds of music, cultural, artistic and culinary events. Michael and I have joined

3 great terraces in Barcelona

Today I have started my personal restaurant guide – check out the page! And while I am writing I am enjoying the view from my desk. I will add new entries to the guide as we try all the places. Restaurants with outside terrace / patio: Santaugustina, Plaça de Sant Agustí Vell, 9, 08003 Barcelona This is a lovely restaurant with a small terrace in the beautiful born area. The terrace is situated in a small

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