Tag: Catalonia

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July 27, 2019

By Peg Kern

Visiting la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

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Everyone should visit La Sagrada Familia on our Barcelona food tours and cooking vacations. We purposely leave free time in our Barcelona food tour packages so that clients can choose what they want to do in their free time, whether visit museums and monuments, shop, or experience the local nightlife. But one site we recommend everyone see is the famed Gaudí basilica. La Sagrada Familia has been under construction since… Read
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May 14, 2019

By Peg Kern

Exploring Modernisme on a Food Tour of Barcelona

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One thing you're sure to encounter on one of our culinary tours to Barcelona, and in particular our Barcelona Foodie Adventure is the art movement known as "Modernisme" (sometimes called Catalan Art Nouveau). What does that have to do with culinary vacations? Keep in mind that all the culinary tour packages designed by us at The International Kitchen have a foodie emphasis, but that they all include cultural and historical… Read
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November 19, 2018

By Peg Kern

Barcelona Cooking Vacation: Mercat del Ninot

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips

I have to confess, when doing a market tour in Barcelona my first thought was "what's the Ninot market and why aren't we going to the Boqueria?" It's true that the Boqueria market off the city's main "Rambla" is one of the largest, oldest, and most well-known markets in Europe, but Barcelona is peppered with over 40 local markets, including the Mercat el Ninot in the town's Eixample district, which… Read
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November 10, 2018

By Peg Kern

Barcelona Neighborhoods: The Passeig de Gracia

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips

One of Barcelona's most famous streets - and one of my favorites - is the Passeig de Gracia, which is a must-stop destination on any culinary tour of Barcelona. Named for the road (passeig means "passage," or "way") that connected old Barcelona to the village of Gracia to the north, this wide, ambling promenade is now one of the most known and poshest in Barcelona, and one of the favorites… Read
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October 23, 2018

By Peg Kern

How Do You Eat Tapas in Barcelona?

Filed Under  Food History, Travel Tips

How do you eat tapas in Barcelona? It's super easy, especially in a cosmopolitan city where most of the waitstaff speak multiple languages, including English. There are different types of tapas, all of which you can enjoy on a cooking vacation and foodie tour of Barcelona, including: pintxos tapas frias tapas calientes montaditos bocaditos See all our cooking vacations in Catalonia. Pintxos What is a pintxo? Basicaly it's a tapa… Read
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October 19, 2018

By Peg Kern

Barcelona Neighborhoods: El Born

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El Born is one of the trendiest and hottest neighborhoods in Barcelona. Popular with tourists? Yes. But that doesn't make it 'touristy' - quite the contrary, it is full of shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars that make it one of the best places to visit while on a culinary tour in Barcelona. Discover Barcelona on our Barcelona Foodie Adventure. El Born is actually the southern part of the larger neighborhood… Read
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