Friday 31 August 2012

..because Barcelona has a 'big mouth'...

Boca Grande ("big mouth")and Boca Chica make an uber cool restaurant/bar establishment.  Boca Grande is the modern tapas restuarant and Boca Chica is the 3 level bar next door.  Great design, good food and fabulous (and pricey) Gin & Tonics.
And the coolest part of the whole place is its bathroom (blog 5 April 2012)

UN BESO: the Bocas, Pasaje de la Concepcion 12, 934 675 149

Tuesday 28 August 2012

...because of the icing on top of the cake of Barcelona - La Pedrera...

From this view, the rooftop of La Pedrera looks like the top of a cake-  the icing on top of the cake that is Barcelona!

UN BESO: from a terrace with a wonderful view, X

Saturday 25 August 2012

...because of the beautiful Magic Fountain at Montjuic...

The Magic Fountain of Montjuic, built in 1929 for the Great Universal Exhibition continues spout its show of water and light to music every Thursday to Sunday (21.30h - 23h Summer and every Friday & Saturday in Winter).


Wednesday 22 August 2012

...because lunch is best on the beach...

...or with a view of the beach.

UN BESO: Chringuito de Garraf  936 320 016 
         Restaurant La Cúpula  936 320 015  X

Monday 20 August 2012

...because of the little summer beach casas at Garraf...

Just 20 minutes by train from Barcelona (station Passieg de Gracia), is a tiny beachside pueblo called Garraf.  The beach is nestled in a cove and is very pictureque.  And nestled in the beach, not seen from above or the passing train, is a quaint row of beach casitas, tiny little summer vacation homes. I would like one!

UN BESO: Las casitas at Garraf, X

Saturday 18 August 2012

...because of more magical views of Barcelona...

Dinner on the terrace of a friend's apartment accompanied by a breathtaking view of Barcelona. Magic.

UN BESO: Summer Barcelona nights  X

Tuesday 14 August 2012

...because of the roadside 'aperitivo'...

The aperitivo is the pre-lunch (an Australian's lunchtime) snack of seafood and a 'spanish martini'.  It is designed to keep hunger away until the big mediodía meal. And on a perfect summer's day, the aperitivo can be taken at a roadside cafe, on route to the Costa Brava playa and a meal of paella. 

UN BESO: Espinalar, Carrer del Camí Rai, 1, Vilassar De Mar X

Thursday 9 August 2012

...because of the beautiful Parc Güell Gaudi tilework...

Located up the hill in Gracia, Parc Güell has a spectacular view of Barcelona.  Just as beautiful as the view, is the intricate tilework made up from broken tiles and damaged crokery that covers so many features throughout the park.

UN BESO: Parc Güell, Barcelona