And this is the headquarter of the water company, situated in Glories. Here is what Wiki has to say about it. It is officially called the Torre Agbar, but it has such much funnier nicknames, I let you imagine what it might be...
4 Gats, the name of the most famous restaurant/cabaret in town. It opened in 1893, and was frequented by quite a few famous people. Pablo Picasso had his first ever exhibition here in 1899, aged 17.
Nowadays, no cabaret anymore, the place is still a popular place and a tourist attraction. Price of a coffee (cafe solo, what Italians call an expresso): 1,57 euros.
A short trip to France, this weekend, to my homeland. Yes, I'm an Alsatian. No, I don't (usually) bark.
There are wine areas, and there are beer areas. In Alsace, we are both. Many breweries still exist, and we do produce 637 AOC wines, the appellation d'origine controlee.
And where do we drink them? Well, either in a bierstub (above), a beer bar, or in a winstub, below, a wine bar...
Most streets in Catalunya have 2 names, one in Spanish, one in Catalan. Some are quite similar, but the Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona is called Paseo de Gracia in Spanish. And Consell de Cent becomes Consejo de Cien.
Surprisingly maybe, Catalan is the official language of Andorra, and is spoken in Spain, France and ...parts of Italy, on the other side of the pond. Here is what Wiki has to say about it.
Well, different countries, different takeaways. Here is the guy who actually cooks those nice sausages you're taking away with bread and mustard. Sweat in peace, my friend.
You know what? If you're into takeaways, have a look here!
In English: Mr Columbus and the swallows. Colon is Christopher Columbus. He is standing on top of his column, and is watching over the golondrinas, or swallows, the tourist boats going around the harbor and along the coast. If you're in town, do it, it is a really good way to see Barcelona from a different angle. And it is relatively cheap.
Don't get prudish: it is NOT a real boy, just someone's idea of drawing attention to his balcony... I really wonder why someone would do this? Ok, I stretch every morning after waking up, but not like this. Would you???
Barcelona is indeed a city full of dragons. You'll find then everywhere, in Park Guell, on most modernist buildings, on the Arc de Triumf, everywhere. Sant Jordi, aka St George, is the patron saint of Catalunya, and the dragon is often associated with the central spanish government in Madrid... Which is very ironic, in many ways.