Saturday 27 October 2012

Thursday 25 October 2012

...because on a friend's birthday I get lunch and a gift...

...I like this!! This is not how it works in Oz.  
I had lunch with a friend for their birthday; not only did they treat me to my first fideua (delicious), but I also recieved a regalo (gift)...a book on Barceloneta, to fuel my fascination.  Gracias, another reason I am Besotted Barcelona!!

UN BESO: a Barcelona birthday (but not mine!), X

Monday 22 October 2012

...because they light up Casa Batlló in a spectacular show...

 celebration of having Casa Batlló open to the public for 10 years, they lit the house up in a spectacular light and music show! Amazing!  Never a dull moment!

UN BESO: Casa Batlló, X

Friday 19 October 2012

... because I think I found the rooftop with the most spectacular view...

... Hotel Majestic has a view from Montjuic to Tibidabo, almost 360° including Gaudi's Casa Battlo and Sagrada Familia. The sea, the cathedrals, the Torre Agbar, the Olympic Stadium, it is a beautiful terrace with a breathtaking view.  It could be the most spectacular... but there are still a few more to see.

UN BESO: Hotel Majestic, Pasaje de Gracia, X

Monday 15 October 2012

....because of the sweet treat of macaroons...

...the almond based meringue, ganache filled little treat, made famous in Paris. Now available here. Mmmmm...macaroons...delicious.

UN BESO: Enric Rosich Macarons, Barcelona X

Arenas de Barcelona, Grand Via

Boulevard Rosa, 53, Pasaje de Gracia

Friday 12 October 2012 is time for another roof terrace...

Hotel OMM has one amazing view of Barcelona, overlooking the iconic rooftop of La Pedrera by Gaudi, which is only one block away. Plus a distant view of his Sagrada Familia. It is worth the visit just to see the unique aspect of these great symbolic works (whilst enjoying a glass of spanish wine).

UN BESO: Hotel OMM, Rosellon 265, Barcelona X

Saturday 6 October 2012

...because of the golden Fountain at Parc Ciutadella...

The Cascada, is the aquatic oasis in Parc de Ciutadella (10 May 2012), (designed by Josep Fontsére (who at this time had architecture student Antoni Gaudi working in his office). It was completed in 1888 and displayed at the Universal Exhibition of that year. 

UN BESO: La Cascada, Parc de Ciutadella X