TRIO : Love at first taste

I walked by TRIO for the first time on my way to work on a cold January morning.

It looked like a cosy and classy bar with it’s wooden stools, high tables and impressive selection of liquors and wine. I thought for a moment i was back in France in my town. As i was in a rush i didn’t stop by to look at the prices or menu. But either way i thought “this place must be so expensive and not worth it”.

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WRONG!

With a group of friends we went one night to watch a PSG vs FC BARCA game.

Not only were we delighted with the prices*

Yummy Sangria

Yummy Sangria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

but we were also surprised when along with our drinks came a free tapas for each of us!

FREE TAPAS WITH EVERY DRINK

FREE TAPAS WITH EVERY DRINK

 

As the months went by, i became a regular (so much that i gained the title of “mayor” on foursquare for those who use it!) and witnessed the evolution from bar to tapas restaurant.

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This place is really ideal for a chilled and relaxed night out or afterwork. The waiters are so nice and welcoming that you feel right at home.

I can’t stress how much i love this place. Every friend i’ve taken there has adored it and had a memorable moment there.

Muchas gracias al equipo de TRIO para todas esas copas y tapas divertidos !!

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* Glass of homemade (and one of the best sangrias in town!!) 3,50€

Glass of house ecological wine 1,90€

Beer 1,50€

PARODIA: The Argentinian Bar

In the streets of the Eixample neighbourhood lies a little piece of Argentinian heaven: Parodia.

Parodia

 

What’s amazing about this place?

Selection of alcohol!

It’s the first place in town where i found Southern Comfort and Campari!

It’s one of the rare places where they offer (and know how to make them) SPRITZ!

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Their food offers!

On Mondays and Tuesdays, you can enjoy some delicious patatas bravas (and the sauce is actually brava sauce) for only 1€!

On Wednesdays you can enjoy any of their homemade and delicious emapanadas for 1€20! Try the capreze one, it is really a little piece of heaven in your mouth..

 

Their deco:

If its walls aren’t covered in bits of newspapers and magazines they’re covered with little messages people have left. And you can join the club (like we did with my friends!).

There are two levels and a few tables outside where you can enjoy the nice summer breeze with a nice cold cocktail!

 

It’s a nice chill place and the waiters are always so nice. We discovered this place a week ago and have already been 3 times.

 

Gracias Parodia!

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Parc del Tibidabo: Discovering Catlonia the fun way

Want to discover Catalonia but in a different and fun way?

Perched on the top of Tibidabo lies your answer; the second oldest themed park in Europe: EL PARC DEL TIBIDABO.

Don’t be fooled by its location.. it may seem small at first but its (hidden at first) 6 levels will entertain you for an entire day (so make sure you get there early!).

 

The beauty about this amusement park is that it suits every age and every type of tourist.

Have children?

No problem, there are many rides and events organized throughout the day

Miramiralls: Enter a different universe full of deforming mirrors

Miramiralls: Enter a different universe full of deforming mirrors

Hanging out with your friends?

Hop on the rollercoasters such as the scary “freddy krugger hotel or “la montaña rusa” for a thrill.

HURAKAN

HURAKAN

Looking to discover more of Catalonia?

The CEL theatre shows every 20 mins a 15min documentary on how the Parc del Tibidabo came to be and the changes it has lived through. Or take a ride in the replica of the first plane to ever fly from Madrid to Barcelona!

AVIÓN

AVIÓN

Looking for a beautiful view?

The entire park offers spectacular views! The main attractions for the views however are: AVIÓN (mentioned above) and the ATALAYA located right at the entrance.

VIEW FROM THE TOP OF ATALAYA

VIEW FROM THE TOP OF ATALAYA

El Parc del Tibidabo, thanks to its location and history is a unique experience that one should not miss when visiting Barcelona.

Camp Nou: The FC BARÇA EXPERIENCE

Whether you’re a football and/or basketball fan or not, doing the “Camp Nou Experience” is something you should do in Barcelona.

Yes it seems quite expensive at first, especially when you think “im just going to see the stadium… great.” But in fact, it is very much worth it! I paid as much as I did for the Sagrada Familia and enjoyed it 500x times more (and I’m not a big football fan).

The thing is when you pay for the Camp Nou Experience tour, you discover the impressive and big Camp Nou Museum. There you discover how the FC Barça came to be, how the events of each generation affected the club, how important it was during difficult times and the various “star players”. In addition, all the cups and jerseys are on display!

FC Barça Museum

FC Barça Museum

Visiting the locker rooms, press room, radio/tv room and vip lounge are also on the list. You can also observe the field from a normal spectator’s point of view and from the VIP seats!

Getting the feeling

Getting the feeling

Press Room

Press Room

Throughout the tour, take pictures with the football players and the cup! (thank you photoshop!) Like them? buy them at the exit!

This experience lasted for about 1h30.

And what better way to finish than by sipping on a nice Estrella Damn in the sun in the bar reserved for visitors?

BARÇA BARÇA BAAARÇA!