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Cuisine of Catalonia for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

The traditional cuisine of Catalunya has a lot of similarities to the classic Mediterranean cuisine; however, some interesting differences are still there. Each area of Catalunya has its own popular local dishes. You can taste delicious fish food in coastal cities and try game in mountainous areas. Chefs buy fish and other seafood from local fishermen right on the coast, so the meal cooked in Catalan restaurant is always very fresh and tasty.
Catalunya is the major tourist center of Spain. There are many popular Mediterranean resorts on its territory. This region is famous for its interesting history, centuries-old traditions, … Open
Monkfish and perches are just grilled; sometimes eel and crayfish are added to get a great sea platter. In addition to fish dishes, fresh salads are usually served, but they are quite different from those dishes that foreigners may be used to.
Coastal cities of Catalunya cook salad of fresh herbs and spices, flavored with oil; vegetable salads represent an entirely different category of dishes there. An important element of every meal is fresh bread; locals prefer it to start the meal. Crispy slices of bread rubbed with garlic, tomato and sprinkled with a little olive oil have an amazing taste. Copyright
The contemporary culture of Catalunya is as interesting and attractive, as it was hundreds of years ago. Indigenous people still follow traditions of their ancestors and celebrate beautiful … Open
Culinary traditions of local people are treated with great respect and attention; cooking is a part of the national culture. Chefs cook their signature dishes exclusively of local ingredients; that distinguishes the Catalan cuisine from its Mediterranean sister. As for drinks, then there are some interesting features. During a hot day, the most popular refreshing drink is coffee with milk, and instead of usual tea restaurants offer linden flavored water.
Catalunya is famous for its delicious meat and delicacies; excellent sausages and bacon are made there. You can buy a lot of interesting types of cheese at local markets. Those wishing to explore culinary traditions of the region don’t have to limit themselves by restaurants only; be sure to pop into farm markets, where they sell a lot of interesting treats. Hearty meat dishes of Pyrenees, gourmet seafood of Costa Brava and original vegetable dishes of Tarragona make Catalunyan cuisine one of the most interesting and original in the world.
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Michelin-starred restaurants in Catalonia
♥   Restaurant 'Somiatruites' Igualada. Type - Modern cuisine. 7.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Hostal Colomí' Santa Coloma de Queralt. Type - Traditional cuisine. 13.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Tall de Conill' Capellades. Type - Traditional cuisine. 15.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Hostal Jaumet' Torà. Type - Regional cuisine. 26.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Cava d’en Sergi' Sant Sadurní d’Anoia. Type - Traditional cuisine. 28.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Cal Blay Vinticinc' Sant Sadurní d’Anoia. Type - Traditional cuisine. 28.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Hostal Grau' Santes Creus. Type - Catalan. 30.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'El Racó de la Calma' Vilafranca del Penedès. Type - Regional cuisine. 31.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Cal Ton' Vilafranca del Penedès. Type - Catalan. 31.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Cal Saldoni' Sant Pau d’Ordal. Type - Modern cuisine. 32.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

City tours, excursions and tickets in Catalonia and surroundings

Unique sights around Catalonia

Monasterio de Montserrat

From the series “The most remote monasteries and temples in the world”
Those preferring a more comfortable way to travel can choose the more convenient option, the funicular. Over the long history, the Monastery of Montserrat was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt anew. However, it has managed to keep its main relic, a unique wooden statue of the Virgin Mary. It’s annually visited by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world. These amazing places are visited by ecotourists attracted by an abundance of natural attractions. … Read further

Catalunya en Miniatura

From the series “Famous miniature museums of architectural objects and cities”
You can view the miniatures presented in the park during a walk, or you can ride a small tourist train that runs around the perimeter of the park. Theme park enjoys great popularity among fans of outdoor activities and extreme. The thing is that it borders on a beautiful forest, where an excellent amusement park was opened for holidaymakers. It is equipped with several so-called "adventure paths", suitable for adults and children. … Read further

Park Guell

From the series “Top 16 most unusual and original parks and gardens”
Guests of the park will notice that many of the concrete buildings and sculptures are decorated with colorful tiles and shards of glass. According to one legend, the workers were collecting these fragments throughout the city for months. One of the main symbols of the park, which is a fruit of this laborious work, is a mosaic salamander. In 1984, Park Guell was inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Guests from all over the world are eager to visit it. … Read further
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Cuisine and restaurants in the neighbours of Catalonia

Travel notes on best cuisine and restaurants of Catalonia (Spain) on Famous recipes and traditional dishes and courses in Catalonia restaurants. Where to eat - our recommendations on popular places in Catalonia, where you can taste delicious meal and also spend a good time with your friends. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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