Barcelona is a city which is famous for its art, architecture and culture, but it is also a place where the possibilities to shop are endless: every girls dream! But with numerous malls and streets offering a huge range of shops and styles, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone. One of the most interesting places to shop is the Maremagnum mall, located right in the centre of Port Vell. This eye-catching building is hard to miss, protruding into the harbour at the end of an arched wooden pier, its mirrored walls are always glistening with the reflection of the surrounding water. If it is a nice day, which is often the case in Barcelona, then the wooden broad walk around the shopping centre is the perfect place to come and relax and will often be scattered with people taking in the sunshine and the beautiful views of the harbour.
One of Barcelona’s best restaurants is Arcano, a different and unique restaurant located in El Born. When you walk near the Cathedral during lunchtime then Arcano is the place to enjoy a delicious meal together with your family and friends.
Arcano has one of the highest restaurant reviews on Tripadvisor and Yelp ‘’Arcano is one of the best restaurants in Barcelona’’. It has a really warm and cozy atmosphere. The restaurant has a charming private room where you can enjoy this amazing place with more intimacy.
The cuisine blends the Argentinean gastronomy with the Catalan and Mediterranean tradition. The menu includes delicious salads, homemade pasta and ‘empanadas’ and specialties like josper grilled vegetables, meats (from Argentina, Galicia and Girona) and fish. Besides, the bar area invites us to enjoy excellent tapas and cocktails.
Arcano is on Carrer Mercaders, which is close to Barcelona’s Cathedral and the Picasso Museum, right next to Santa Caterina market. You can get there with the Yellow Metro line at Jaume I.
Meet the Sonisphere’s new edition in Barcelona !
The Sonisphere is a festival dedicated to Hard-Rock and Metal music. It was created in England, country of the great Download festival ! Each year, they managed to have the best possible line-up. In 2011 they had the Big Four of Thrash (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax), it was probably the last time they played together as Slayer’s guitarist, Jeff Hanneman has died a couple of weeks ago. Over the successive years, the Sonisphere has managed to be known and it has now its place between the other great metal festivals like The Hellfest in France, The Wacken in Germany or the Download in England. Continue reading
Renting a bike is the fastest way to discover a city to see all attractions and unknown treasures in the open air! Barcelona has become cycle-friendly with many cycle paths, making it easy to ride through the city.
But why rent an ordinary bike, when you can see Barcelona from a beach cruiser? Beach cruisers are bikes with big balloon tires, have an upright seating posture, a single-speed drive train and a straightforward steel construction. At ‘Cruising Bike Barcelona’ you can choose from 40 different models, ensuring you ride on a special bike: a pink bike with blue flowers or a sturdy black bike with hot flames; there is a variety to choose from. Continue reading
Alba Granados is one of the best steakhouses in Barcelona. The restaurant serves high quality steak, fish and wine at reasonable prices. What make the place even more special are the outstanding service and an elegant atmosphere. Those who want to have a romantic dinner with their partner can sit outside on the balcony and enjoy the food. Continue reading
What to do on the very hated Monday? Gather your friends and go to Anti-Karaoke in Sala Apolo in Barcelona. This well known party is described as a fusion between a rock concert, a Broadway musical and a crazy house party, and has become very famous in the Barcelona nightlife scene. So if you like to sing, especially rock songs, it´s something you don´t want to miss out on! There will be an animated live audience of around 300 people cheering you on. And it has been a great success because this is already the 7th year Anti-Karaoke is hosted in Sala Apolo. A ticket is only 8 euros and it includes a drink. Go to the website to buy your ticket.
Are you a big fan of those guys on motorcycles doing amazing and crazy tricks? Then you should go to the Freestyle Masters MX in Barcelona on the 18th of November. It´s a freestyle Motocross show hosted at Palau Sant Jordi arena at the Montjuic hill. Some of the world´s best freestyle Motocross riders will perform in the show with some incredible stunts and tricks. If you are familiar with the Motocross scene, names like Dany Torres, Adam Jones, Tom Páges, ´Taka´ Higashino and Rémi Bizouard will make you extremely happy. For more information about this event go to the official website.
If you want to buy the tickets immediately go to this website.
The Zoo is located in the center of Barcelona and it is known as the “green lung”. It was opened in 1892 and since then it has been a very popular place for both families and tourists. Barcelona Zoo is home to 4000 animals of over 400 species. The Zoo also has animals that reproduce and grow up at the zoo. Continue reading
Our best picks for what’s going on this week in Barcelona:
1. Barcelona Jazz Festival 2012
Running throughout November, the Barcelona Jazz Festival hosts some of the best jazz performers in the world in venues across the city. Musicians include Milow, Sonny Rollins and Chick Corea. Continue reading
Here at Casamona, we’re still missing the summer. But we’re finding out that the changing of the seasons is opening up a whole new side to the city. There is, after all, much more to Barcelona than its favourable weather. If, like us, you’ve been twiddling your thumbs at the weekends without the guaranteed fall-back of another trip to the beach, Continue reading
If you are a big fan of music and you like good documentaries, you should definitely visit the In-Edit Beefeater Festival. It’s a Music Documentary Festival in Barcelona that starts Thursday the 25th of October and will last till Sunday the 4th of November. This great festival is all about good music documentaries made by music fans, for music fans. It’s already the 10th anniversary of the Beefeater Festival and it has brought the best music documentaries to Barcelona. The documentaries will be shown in the cinema Aribau Club, Aribau Multicines and some other venues. For more information about the documentaries, tickets and more, visit the official website from the In-Edit Beefeater Festival.
To the joy of many fans, the Scissor Sisters are coming to Barcelona! They will be performing in the big club Razzmatazz. Their music is fun and can mostly be described as upbeat dance pop, poprock, glamrock and elecetroclash. There most successful song ‘I don’t feel like dancin’, was popular in Europe and actually makes you want to dance! Sometimes their music sounds like it took a trip to the 80’s. So from old to young everyone can enjoy their fun music and dance to the groovy beats. This Monday is your chance to see this great band. Tickets are only 28,50 euros and still available. For more information about tickets check the website.