If you don’t have a particularly sweet tooth but have a hankering for something to tantalise your taste buds, then the Mel i Mato (above) is the perfect option for you. Translated, it means honey and Mato cheese, which is a fresh and unsalted soft cheese. It’s often topped with walnuts to add that extra crunch.
Tip: You won’t find a Spaniard eating out before 9pm; that’s really when the buzz starts. It’s also important to find out when the traditional holidays are as many stores will be closed at this time.
You’re going to be looking for some restaurants to dine at and Tickets (above) has to be on your list. Albert Adrià has done a sterling job in updating tapas for a fun and modern feel. The theme is Barcelona’s golden era of theatre, glamour and cabaret. At midnight daily, online bookings open for two months ahead of time.
Quitmet & Quitmet is an antique bar from 1914 and is always packed. There’s a large selection of wines and homemade beers, as well as delicious tapas that offer the perfect solution if you’re feeling peckish.
Did you know?
It’s not known to be a yoga retreat location, but don’t be fooled. Barcelona is filled with an abundance of retreat options. Whether you’re looking to become a teacher, attend a city tour or just a daily class, the options are unlimited.
– TEXT BY JESSICA FARAH
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This article was originally published by Singapore Press Holdings.