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Tapas Weekend: what to do in Barcelona?

We've selected the best plans to make the most of the weekend in Barcelona.

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Here at Tapas we’ve compiled the best plans to make the most of the weekend in Barcelona and indulge in hedonism between cultural and gastronomic experiences, festivals, events and museums. Grab your diary and take note of our weekly proposal.


This weekend we will travel to Barcelona before heading into the spooky week par excellence. There, we’ll wander the streets of the Raval neighbourhood until we reach our destination: ‘Dos Palillos’, the Michelin-starred restaurant run by Bullinian Albert Raurich, which presents itself as an ode to Spanish tapas fused with Asian haute cuisine.

In its bars and its Asian-inspired interior, you can choose to live the ‘Two Chopsticks’ experience, one of its tasting menus that includes dishes such as cherry tomato tempura, a mochi croquette, a cuttlefish usuzukuri or its cold chicken pho, paired with its selection of delicious sakes.

This feeling of culinary love will be transferred and/or intensified through another artistic expression: the play ‘Love Love Love Love Love‘ by Mike Bartlett. At the Teatre La Villarroel, this interpretation of love will be staged in a fictional key that questions whether the belief of ‘All you need is Love’ is true, under the vision and direction of Julio Manrique.


On Saturday, we will once again attend the Deforme Semanal radio show, because it is never enough. There, in the role of ‘contestant’, we will enjoy active listening to the live podcast of cultural references Isabel Calderón and Lucía Lijtmaer, who will once again entertain us with their opinions and their exciting, provocative and feminist vision of culture and contemporary society.

From the theatre we’ll move on to another gastronomic stage: Fosters Hollywood, to try the American chain’s new collection of burgers. A series of creations in which authenticity and flavour enhance from its ‘Pulled pork burger’ with beef and roast pork with BBQ sauce or smoked cheddar, to its ‘Avocado burger’ for avocado lovers like us, which combines juicy beef with Mexican-style cheese and a mayo-wey sauce served on a soft classic bun. But if you’re more of a truffle lover, don’t worry, because Fosters has created another one for truffle devotees: the ‘Portobello & truffle burger’.

As night falls, we will be enveloped by the bossa nova songs and rhythms of Gilberto Gil, one of the greatest exponents of Brazilian popular music. At the capital’s Auditori Forum, the iconic singer will present his ‘Aquele Abraçao Tour’: a celebration of his 60-year career and 50-year world tour, which began in 1971.


On Sunday we will decipher the gastronomic enigmas of Albert Adrià‘s ENIGMA restaurant. A space with a futuristic design in which the chef reflects his contemporary cuisine inspired by seasonal products, among ceilings that seem to be suspended, evoking mists.

At one of his conceptual tables, we will taste his proposal, which varies categorically between ‘ephemeral dishes, tapas and desserts’, among which we can find succulent dishes such as an ‘Early Grey and lemon’ or tapas of anchovy and squid or cauliflower, coconut and caviar.

Sunday afternoon will once again be dedicated to contemporary art at the MACBA museum, to visit, in addition to its permanent collection, the Nancy Holt exhibition, a work that reflects five decades of artistic production -between sound pieces, books and architectural interventions- on the hidden systems that constitute and structure the ways of being and perceiving the world through the land-art movement.