Masonic Barcelona

Many important figures in the history of Barcelona are known to have been Freemasons. These include Ildefons Cerdà, who designed the 19th-century extension of Barcelona called the Eixample and Lluís Companys who was President of Catalonia during the Civil War. During the years of Franco, Freemasons were persecuted and the dictator ordered that masonic symbols on buildings be destroyed. … Read more

Secret Gardens of Barcelona

Barcelona has relatively few major parks, with Parc de la Ciutadella and the sprawling Parc de Collserola coming first to mind. However, the city is also home to a collection of charming gardens, sometimes hidden away in places you would not expect. Jardins de Joan Maragall These beautiful gardens on Montjuïc originate from the 1929 … Read more

7 Most Historic Bars in Barcelona

Bar Marsella (1820) The mythical Bar Marsella (above) has been in business for almost 100 years. Since 1820, it has been serving a colorful crowd of artists, bohemians, rogues and villians. Hemingway was known visit for an absenta (absinthe) and the ‘green fairy’ spirit is still served at the bar to this day. Drinks are … Read more

Torre Salvana

Abandoned Places In and Around Barcelona

Torre Salvana Torre Salvana is an abandoned castle dating back to the 10th century, located near the entrance to Colònia Güell, about 23km south-west of Barcelona. Architecturally, it is Romanesque with Gothic modifications. It was named a Cultural Heritage Site in 1988. Torre Salvana is famous for paranormal activity and is recognised as one of the … Read more

Bodega 1900

Bodega 1900

Photos: moitorne.com  Albert Adrià’s Bodega 1900 recalls the cherished local tradition of Sunday vermouth. Opened in 2013, Bodega 1900 is directed by Ferran Soler in the kitchen and by Leo Vinitzki in the dining room. Situated across the street from Tickets Bar, Bodega 1900 is one of six projects that Albert Adrià has in Barcelona’s Poble Sec … Read more

BIG IF 5

Barcelona’s biggest comedy event is back! This November 7th to 10th you will have the chance to see some of the world’s best improv comedians on stage right here in Barcelona at The BIG IF.