Barcelona’s Last Bullring: Plaza de Toros Monumental

A short walk from the iconic La Sagrada Familia is the Monumental Bullring, which first opened in 1914 under its original name “El Sport.” At the time, there were only two other bullrings in Barcelona, Plaza de El Torín, built in 1834, and Plaza de las Arenas, built in 1900. The venue took its current […]

Madrid: Playful Drinks at Chueca’s La Tita Rivera

Tucked down a side street nearby the vibrant Calle Fuencarral is the trendy tapas restaurant and bar, La Tita Rivera, a spot as trendy as the surrounding Chueca neighborhood. Homely yet modern, the playful industrial design contrasts white brick walls and exposed brewery equipment with colorful mismatched chairs that look as if they could have […]

The Historic Catalan Beer Company: Moritz Brewery

A local beer, steeped in the region’s history, had its beginning at the arrival of Louis Moritz, who first arrived in Barcelona from Alsace in 1851. After several years of teaching beer making he decided to purchase a small brewery, which launched the Moritz Brewery in 1856. The beer would go on to win numerous […]

Barcelona: Banker’s Bar at the Mandarin Oriental

Tucked inside one of Barcelona’s most luxurious hotels, the Mandarin Oriental, the Banker’s Bar is a sophisticated and unique cocktail den. The entryway and ceiling are fashioned from original security boxes, a design feature hinting to the building’s past as a bank. Offering ample indoor and outdoor seating, the bar has become a destination for […]

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