Category Archive: Spanish Culture and Tips

May 03

El Celler de Can Roca becomes world’s best restaurant


The Spanish restaurant Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Catalonia) has been named as the best restaurant over the world by the British magazine “Restaurant”. Every year this magazine publishes a list of the best 50 restaurants. This list is considered as the ‘Oscar’ of the gastronomy. The Danish restaurant Noma had been the first of …

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Apr 10

Spain is a model among countries engaged in MICE sector


Barcelona, Sevilla, Valencia and the Costa de Sol are the top destinations for incentives trips in Spain. This is what the Business Hotels Collection (the company that brings together all destinations of MICE sector) has published in the last few days. Spain is an example in the incentive sector because of the quality and quantity …

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Feb 21

Do you know what a ‘porró’ is? Let’s discover a Catalan tradition!

porro catalan glass pitcher

A ‘porró’ is a glass pitcher used to keep any drink, particularly red wine. It has its origin, at least, in the 18th century: at that time, it was usual not to have enough glasses for every single person present.

Jan 31

Tourist look forward to new experiences

Nowadays, when travelling, the place to visit is no longer the most important factor. More and more the experiences at the place are taking a major role during the travel development. According to the World Tourism Organization (WTO), tourists “are more used to travel, have a higher basic income and have more free time.” Basically, …

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Nov 13

E&TB Group introduces you to the best restaurants in Spain

Spain witnessed for the last decade the birth and rising of a group of restaurants leaded by very innovative chefs. Establishments such as El Racó de Can Fabes or Àbac have become very popular thanks to their amazing recipes and the stars they received from the renowned Michelin Guide. Our country is ranked fifth as …

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Sep 26

Barcelona has some treasures on its countryside

Farmhouse in Barcelona countryside

There’s so much to see and do in Barcelona. However, the city could also be your base camp to discover other fascinating places in Catalonia. Just a short distance away you will discover farmhouses that offer services such as accommodation, a restaurant or meeting organization! The Sumoll, a traditional Catalan restaurant fused with cuisine from …

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Aug 31

La Mercè, the festival to end all festivals

The best way to mark the official end of the summer in Barcelona is definitely to participate in the greatest street festival held in the city from the 21th to the 24th of September: La Mercè Festival. This annual four days celebration is organized in honor of the patron saint of Barcelona, the Lady of …

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Aug 22

Marbella, the luxury in your hands

Marbella is located in the south-east of the Iberian península and it counts with a rich history of tourism due to its great location at the Costa del Sol. It is a land of marvellous landscapes, because its situation among mountains and ocean. The efforts of the City council in Marbella, has made of this city, …

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Aug 17

The spanish montaditos

A Montadito is a traditional small sandwich made of a flavorful topping on a short slice of baguette. They are very elaborated and famous in Spain. While the tapas can be defined as a range of warm and cold appetizers served in small portion, Montaditos have their own concept and do not need any fork …

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Aug 03

The rise of Spanish Value Added Tax, a lukewarm reception

It is official the Spanish VAT is going to rise for the second time since the economic crisis began. Earlier this week the Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy announced as part of the country’s deficit reduction program that the general VAT, applied to travel agencies, will increase from 18% to 21% and the reduce VAT, …

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