What to do in Barcelona in December 2019

If you're visiting Barcelona in December, you absolutely can't miss the opportunity to walk around and check out the city's gorgeous displays of Christmas lights.

This blog post was originally posted on November 26, 2014 and was updated on November 6, 2019. The holiday season has officially arrived here in Barcelona, and we can’t wait to share our favorite winter traditions with you. The festive fun brings a new sense of magic to the streets of the Catalan capital. If […]

Navigating a Catalan Menu: Catalan Food Vocabulary & Tips

Bocata sandwiches and sparkling cava: a traditional Catalan breakfast

Forget everything you learned in your high school Spanish class. Here in Barcelona, it’s all about Catalan. Sure, many people regularly speak Castilian Spanish here in Barcelona. But pride in the local language runs deep in Catalonia, and making an effort to speak a little bit of Catalan will immediately make the locals smile. It […]

Where to Find the Best Crema Catalana in Barcelona

Caramelizing the sugar with a blowtorch on the best crema catalana in Barcelona.

Everyone’s heard of crème brûlée—but what if we told you the Catalans were making a version of the famous dessert centuries before the French dreamed up theirs? Crema catalana is a staple on dessert menus throughout Spain. But in its home region of Catalonia, the obsession for this tasty treat runs deep. It’s not just […]

9 Michelin Star Restaurants in Barcelona for the Meal of a Lifetime

Moments is one of the top Michelin restaurants in Barcelona, with many dishes inspired by chef Carme Ruscalleda's Catalan heritage.

Few experiences are more prized in the foodie world than dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant. These are the kinds of places where you’ll never have the same meal twice, thanks to their constant innovation and focus on seasonal products. In Barcelona, many of them draw from the same source of inspiration: the humble Catalan kitchens […]

Foodie Guide: Where to Find the Best Esqueixada in Barcelona

Esqueixada in Barcelona

If you like ceviche, you’ll love esqueixada. Catalonia’s answer to the popular Latin American fish dish is a must-try for anyone visiting Barcelona. Made with salt cod, peppers, onions, tomatoes, olives and vinegar, there’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day. Sound good? Here’s where you’ll find some of the best esqueixada in Barcelona! […]

Guide to Eating with Allergies in Barcelona

One of our favorite picks for street food in Barcelona: classic patatas bravas.

Trying to communicate food allergies in a different culture can be intimidating. We all want to enjoy local food when we travel, and cosmopolitan Barcelona features plenty of options for people with varying dietary needs. However, attempting to communicate your allergies to restaurant staff—and knowing what you can and can’t eat—can be challenging at best, […]

Where to Eat Near Park Guell: Our Top 5 Picks

A rustic Catalan feast wouldn't be complete without calçots—one of the main reasons to visit Barcelona in February!

Colorful, whimsical Park Guell is a must for anyone visiting Barcelona. As one of Gaudí’s most famous works, its fairytale buildings and colorful tiles will delight adults and children alike. However, after a few hours spent exploring this magical park, you’re certainly get hungry. Here are our top picks for where to eat near Park […]

Delicious Fried Monkfish Recipe

Enjoy our delicious fried monkfish recipe!

This blog post was originally posted on June 26, 2015, and was updated on January 25, 2018. There is no fish as ugly as the monkfish, but as they say, never judge a book by its cover. This recipe for fried monkfish is easy, delicious and very versatile! Photo Credit: Ben Sutherland Text Overlay: Devour Barcelona Food Tours […]

Summer Treats: Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe

Why not try your hand at this watermelon gazpacho recipe! It's delicious.

This blog post was originally posted on July 22, 2015 and was updated on January 22, 2018. Gazpacho is undoubtedly one of the best treats of summer in Spain. Why not try making it yourself with our simple watermelon gazpacho recipe. A cold, refreshing tomato-based soup that Spaniards usually drink from a glass. Furthermore, there are […]