It is the 14th century and the city of Barcelona is at the peak of its prosperity. Those who live in the Ribera, a humble neighborhood of fishermen, decide to build the greatest temple to the Virgin Mary ever seen: Santa María de la Mar, Saint Mary of the Sea. It is not a cathedral but a church. There is only one cathedral in Barcelona, … [Read more...]
El Borne is well-known for its great places to shop as you can find department stores offering all the top brands as well as an interesting and exclusive range of new designers appearing on the fashion scene. A number of small squares each with its own selection of restaurants and bars they are linked by tall narrow streets typical of the area and popular places to hang out whilst enjoying the delicious Catalan cuisine and watching the local people go about their daily lives. The younger generation comes for the trendy bars and nightclubs on Passeig de Born and the artistic seek out Calle Montcada where the Picasso Museum and the Textile Museum are located. There’s a wide choice of Barcelona apartment rentalsand finding quality accommodation in El Borne is easy enough, from there you can wander down to the beach or take a walk around Parc Ciutadella and watch young lovers walking hand in hand, kids playing, and the elderly catching up with the daily gossip. Also in this area is Iglasia de Santa Maria del Mar, one of the finest Gothic- style churches in the city with its high vaulted ceilings and gorgeous stained glass windows.
Cheap restaurant in a pedestrian street from the Born area : Pim Pam Plats La savora de la abuela means the grandmother's savour Carrer del Rec 18 08003 Barcelona Phone 93 315 20 93 Website Pim Pam Daily Menu at 5 €. 6.50 €, 8,50 €, 9,50 € for a starter and a main dish . Choice of 3 different starters and dishes for each type of … [Read more...]
The fashionable youth have turned this working-class area into the trendiest place in town, where yesterday’s charm blends with today’s lifestyle. Art galleries, fashion shops, design stores, traditional pubs, quality food; it’s the locals’ favourite neighbourhood. Not too crowded & close to the Barceloneta harbour and beaches. Medieval streets … [Read more...]
Barcelona is not only famous for its architecture, the beaches, the nice weather, the food and its nightlife, but also a popular destination for people who love shopping. One of the reasons are the interesting prices for the spanish brands like Zara and Mango, as prices in Barcelona are about 30% cheaper than in other European countries. Especially … [Read more...]
Picasso Museum Address: carrer Montcada 15-23 08003 Barcelona Born area Metro Jaume Ph. (+34) 93 256 30 00 Opening from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed on Mondays ( except bank holidays) Website Picasso Museum The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is a key reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The genius of the young … [Read more...]