The O Insight Guide Spain: BARCELONA

*This article is written by Daniel Periz, Project Manager of Ovation Spain DMC.


An Inside Tip for Foodies 


Barcelona is full of wonderful places where you can enjoy good gastronomy. However, being a city with such a big tourist attraction, I always like to run away from the masses and enjoy a different Barcelona, which to he surprise of many, is a lover of slow-life and tranquillity.


Every Saturday morning and every time I receive visitors, I love to start the day eating a “Tortilla de Patatas” (Potato Omelet) and a coffee with milk in “Mantequerías Pirenaicas” (C/Muntaner 460), a small bar for locals, which I personally believe make the best tortillas in the whole city.





Mention some vibrant activities to live the city 


As an athlete, I’m always available for any plan that involves physical exercise. One of my favourite plans is to wake up early and start the day off by going for a jog on “Carretera de Les Aigúes”. It’s easy to walk through, unpaved terrain, that offers over ten kilometres of magnificent views of Barcelona.


After the exercise, the is nothing better than enjoying a good tapas route. During the month of May, Barcelona celebrates the “Hotel Tapa Tour”, where many of the most emblematic hotels in Barcelona open their doors and, with the help of the most renown chefs and bartenders, create gastronomic proposals in the form of tapas an at a special price for all budgets.





Name a breath-taking view in the city



Thanks to its privileged cartography, Barcelona is a city that offers the possibility of enjoying the sea, without stopping us from also enjoying the mountains and breathtaking views of the city to its inhabitants and visitors.


Moving away from the well-known bunkers of the Carmel, or the MNAC, the are many other areas that worth visiting and whose views will amaze you.


One of these unknown placers for tourist, but a must for its sights and its pure air is the “Jardines del Turó del Putxet” (C/ Manacor, 9), which is located on a hill on the top of Putxet neighbourhood. You will be very impressed by its wonderful outlook over the whole city.






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