What are some of the souvenirs you should scout out for when in Barcelona?
Not sure what the difference between a fideuà and a jamon is? Megan Arkinstall has put together a nifty guide to help you on your way.
What to buy
Catalan tiles – Use these decorative ceramic tiles as coasters to brighten your table.
Porron – Drink wine directly from this traditional Catalan wine vessel.
Panellets – These ancient sweets are the traditional fare of All Saints’ Day.
Espardenyes – Catalan for espadrilles; a shoe made from jute rope and linen fabric.
What to eat
Besides all the tapas, be sure to leave room for these local delicacies…
Fideuà – Similar to paella but made with pasta instead of rice.
Pa amb tomàquet – Bread brushed with a delicious trinity of oil, tomato and salt.
Jamon – Similar to prosciutto.
Sangria – Alcoholic beverage consisting of red wine and fruit.
Crema Catalana – A sweet dish similar to creme brulee however crema catalana is made with citrus zest and cinnamon.
Churros – Everything tastes better deep fried and bathed in chocolate, churros are like a dense donut that tick those two boxes.
Where to stay?