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Pinotxo Bar

Pinotxo Bar

Bar Pinotxo stands among Barcelona’s best tapas bars. Founded in 1952, it is situated in La Boqueria, the emblematic market off Las Ramblas. The flamboyant owner Juanito Bayén warmly welcomes customers as he has done for decades, becoming a true local legend. Juanito’s nephew Albert Asin is the chef, masterfully using the limited space available. The 14 seat bar specializes […]

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Marimurtra Botanical Garden

The Marimurtra Botanical Garden is situated in Blanes on the Costa Brava, about a one hour drive from Barcelona. The cliff top setting gives magnificent views out to the Mediterranean sea. The gardens are home to over four thousand plant species, from regions including Africa and Central America. The gardens were created around 1920 by […]

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Santa Clotilde Gardens

The Santa Clotilde Gardens are situated on the Costa Brava on the outskirts of Lloret de Mar, about a one hour drive from Barcelona. The Marquis of Roviralta (1891-1979) commissioned Catalan architect and landscaper Nicolau Rubió i Tuduri (1891-1981) for the project in 1919. The cliff-top gardens were finally completed in 1926. The Marquis (Doctor Raül […]

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