Quimet & Quimet

Quimet & Quimet

Opened in 1914 and located off the standard tourist track in the heart of El Poble Sec, Quimet & Quimet offers superb tapas and montaditos (small open faced sandwitches).

Ikra Restaurant

Ikra recently celebrated its first anniversary, bringing a combination of traditional Russian dishes and Mediterranean cuisine with Catalan roots to the Eixample neighborhood of Barcelona.

Designed by La Petita Dimensió, the decor of the restaurant is flexible in creating a warm and lively atmosphere for lunch, dinner, drinks and live music.

La Mercè

La Mercè is the annual festival of the city of Barcelona, an official holiday since 1871. The tradition of building human towers, called ‘castells’ originated in Valls, near the city of Tarragona, towards the end of the 18th century.   La Cavalcada de Gegants de la Mercè – the ‘Parade of Giants’ is one of the … Read more

Montblanc

Less than two hours drive from Barcelona, Montblanc is the capital of the Catalan comarca Conca de Barberà, in the province of Tarragona. The 14th century Gothic church of Santa Maria is pictured above.

Nearby attractions include Poblet Monastery and Siurana Village.

Poblet Monastery

The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet was founded in the second half of the 12th century by Cistercian monks from France. It was the first of three sister monasteries, known as the Cistercian triangle. The others are Vallbona de les Monges and Santes Creus. In 1991, the monastery was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO.

Mercat del Born

The Mercat Del Born

After twelve years of renovation and an investment of €84 million, the Mercat del Born has reopened to house the Born Cultural Center.