Author Archives: Patrick Reyes

Catalonia Through the Ages: Exploring History at the Museum of Catalonia

Injured, the Count of Barcelona, Wilfred the Hairy, lies wounded on the battlefield as Louis the Pious approaches to thank him for his bravery. “How can I ever repay you?”, he asks. “I need an emblem for my golden shield”, … Read More

Can Paixano (La Xampanyeria)

Take a look at the The Patrick Guide and you will see the list of some of my preferred restaurants and spots in the city. It is not in order per say, but that first recommendation is their for a reason. … Read More

La Mercè 2017

It’s that time of year again! Time to celebrate the festivals of La Mercè, the largest festival during the year in Barcelona where for 4 straight days, all across Barcelona, the city will be changed to the one giant party … Read More

Gracia Festes Major

Festes de Gràcia August 15th-21st

The Bicentennial The best festivals of Barcelona return to the streets and this year they are celebrating their 200th year anniversary!  What can be expected is a celebration unlike any other year, as Gràcia will go all out in its bicentennial … Read More

Barcelona and Tourism

There’s a really interesting documentary on YouTube called, “Bye bye, Barcelona”, which talks all about the tourism sector and its affect on the city today. Here is the link: Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in Europe, … Read More