Where to celebrate Thanksgiving day in Barcelona

Celebrating something out of Catalan traditions for inhabitants of Barcelona becomes a usual thing. Some years ago it was impossible to meet a restaurant o local bar decorated for the Halloween or a menu with specialties for Thanksgiving Day. Nevertheless it was progressing during the years, local people were discovering “America”, and some of them were living for some time what have influenced to the local habits. Now you can see much more places offering you a special menu for Thanksgiving Day.

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As we know, this is the most important holiday of the year in United States. Not even Christmas can overcome the tradition and popularity of this day. Although every American family celebrates the holiday in their own way and there are many variants as households in the United States. So we know how important is for all of you who celebrate it enjoy your first Thanksgiving in Barcelona.

Thanksgiving is mostly a family party. Although, of course, if you are far from your family traveling around the world you probably would love to celebrated it with friends. This day usually people used to stay at home. The party moves to the previous day, which is officially one day of the year most of Americans like to go out. We are more than sure; you won’t miss it in Barcelona. Here there is enough “fiestas” for everybody.

Well, talking about the menu, this year at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona we have elaborated Thanksgiving Menu especially for our dear guests and everyone who wants to celebrate this day in Barcelona. The turkey is the undisputed star of the Thanksgiving menu. And our menu isn’t an exception, moreover served with cranberry sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes and fresh celery. To complete the menu, the apple tart paired with wines and american cider. It is a perfect choice for a group of 8 friends, if you travel with family or if this is a corporate dinner.

Do not forget to book your table in advance! We hope you’ll like it!

Latin American side of Barcelona: the best restaurants

As most of you know the diversity of gastronomy in Barcelona is endless. We always try to show the best of it and today it is turn of Latin American side of Barcelona. So, we invite you to go over the best restaurants that represent cuisine from Argentina, Peru and Mexico. Would you like to join us?

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Let’s start from the above of the world map; to be exact we are going to the colorful and spicy Mexico! The variety of Mexican restaurants in Barcelona doesn’t have count. But the fists we are going to talk is La Taquería situated at Passatge de la Font, 5, just in 5 minutes from the most famous highlight of BarcelonaSagrada Familia. If you have never tried Mexican food, this place is for you! Its owners are Mexican and they know everything about authentic street food. Every weekend they do some traditional recipes. Don’t pass by!

Continuing with spicy food we’ve moved to the land of Sapa Inka – Peru. This kind of cuisine also is well-known in Barcelona. At the same part of the city, right Eixample at c/Còrsega, 607 we have found a large line waiting their turn. El Señorío takes the leading role among some Peruvian restaurants of Barcelona. Here you will find the menu with cebiche and creole food you really would like to repeat. Good lunch menu, well presented and energetic. Try it!

Now is time to eat meat, yeees a good fillet steak from El Calafate, a unique space that exclusively dedicates to Argentinean cuisine in Barcelona. El Calafate was born from the passion for Argentina’s cuisine and especially of that part of Patagonia, which gives this name to the restaurant. If you really like a good food try Argentinean barbecue, right in the Eixample of Barcelona. This place was ​​recognized as one of the best Argentinean restaurants in town.

Now your turn to choose what you’re going to try first!

Bon appétit!

Have fun with children in Barcelona is possible!

Barcelona is a city that gives you a wide variety of activities and, therefore, if you come to Barcelona with your children there is plenty of things to do. Although it is clear that there are a number of monuments and views of Barcelona you should not miss in Barcelona even if you come with small children (plus they can also make them perfectly), you’re probably thinking more proper places for children, at least you can combine leisure of parents with children.

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Barcelona Concerts 2014

This week we are going to talk about the multiples concerts that Barcelona takes under her wings in 2014. During these 3 months and a half a lot of great performances are waiting for its spectators. Among countless concerts Jazz festival and Sir Elton John are waiting for you, so check the following list and don’t miss your opportunity while visiting Barcelona.

Firstly let’s talk about the biggest festival of Jazz in Barcelona that celebrates its 46 anniversary in 2014. Every year Vall Damm Jazz Festival invites legends of Jazz from all over the world. This year isn’t an exception. Among them Diana Krall, canadian singer and pianist with her last album “Glad Rag Doll” (Friday, 10 of October); The Campbell Brothers directed by Chuck Campbell, a musician who has often been called Jimi Hendrix or Django Reinhardt of the steel guitar. On Thursday, 6 of November John Legend who is already one of those essential names, singer and songwriter, critical acclaim, winning multiple awards, among which are nine Grammy Awards, three Soul Train Awards will take part of Barcelona Jazz Festival at Auditori del Fòrum. And for those who likes old school, harry up to buy a ticket (Attention: limited tickets) for amazing and as usual greatest performance of Chucho Valdés and his Afro-Cuban Messengers. Find more information about Vall Damm Jazz Festival here.

During October you can find a list of concerts for any taste, but among them there two you probably are waiting for: On 1st of October at Palau Sant Jordi, Pharrell Williams and his Dear Girl tour will give the first concert in Barcelona. Two weeks later, on Thuesday, 14 of October Australian diva Kylie Minogue will present her new album “Kiss Me Once”.

November gives you even more opportunities, such as a big concert of Lady Gaga on Saturday, 8 at Palau Sant Jordi and at the same time and day legendary Guana Apes at Razzmatrazz. On Friday, 14 of November a bit of british pop rock with James Blunt. The European tour of OneRepubic showing the last work named “Native” stops in Barcelona on Wednesday, 19.

The next 6 of December Elton John and his band will perform at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, which will be the only concert in Spain. The concert is part of the international tour to promote his new album “The Diving Board” for which the singer received the BRIT Icon Award in London.

We hope you´ll find something for your taste and will enjoy your staying in Barcelona!