Stroll in El Born
Born is indeed one of the most charming districts of Barcelona. The main artery, Passeig del Born, ornated with 19th-century market from one side and 14th-century church Santa Maria del Mar on the other. Nevertheless, the curvy streets of the district hide many more buildings with magical architecture and secret bars and cafes.
One of such hidden places is Collage bar. It’s a cool place with elaborate cocktails, charming atmosphere and friendly staff. You can feel the bartenders’ passion for their craft in every drink they make. They mix high-quality cocktails for a reasonable price. Oh, and the atmosphere of the place is just marvelous – colorful, tactful lighting and cozy decor. Climb the barstool and enjoy watching your drinks being mixed.
Elsa y Fred: Patatas Bravas
One of the things you can’t avoid in Barcelona’s cuisine is patatas bravas. And don’t pretend you are indifferent to them…
This plate is simple but when well-cooked you can’t find a better company to your chilled glass of beer.
So where are they cooked in a right way?
If you fancy classic way: thickly cut and fried-to-perfection, you need to check Elsa y Fred. Their bravas considered to be ones among the best in the city. They’re served with a smooth and creamy ‘alioli’, and from the first bite you start wondering why they’re so phenomenally different. Until Ramon, the owner and chef of Elsa y Fred, reveals it: the garlic is roasted. The devil is in details!
Actually, not only bravas, but also many other gourmet pleasures will make your palate happy in this gastrobar. Stylish ambiance and delicious food make this place worth visiting.
The Game of Thrones touring exhibition
It sounds cheesy but, yeah, in case you have the slightest idea of what Game of Thrones is, this touring exhibition is something you could be interested in! The Maritime Museum hosts the interactive exhibition on more than 1,000 square meters. As you may guess, the show is inspired by the TV show. It features “fascinating objects, giant images, and pieces of wardrobe, decorations, and props.”
We wouldn’t mention that, but everybody is really thrilled by whats going on there. So, get your ticket for 10 € and pay a visit between 10am and 8pm.
Cal Marino is a former garage, now converted into a bodega; a great chance for a good vermouth session in a place where you’re treated like family. In this bodega, you’ll find cava, an excellent selection of bottled wines as well as regional wines from barrels, crafted beer and outstanding tapas. Just the right place to begin a tipsy Friday night.
Enjoy your week!