The classic gourmet hamburger is increasingly becoming all the rage in cities around the world, captivating tourists and locals alike with its exotic cheeses, richly-flavored sauces, caramelized veggies and substitutive options, making it a hit for any type of eater. And Barcelona, never the aloof one, is fully aware. As a result, you can find a large array of restaurants specializing in just about any type of hamburger, accompanied by ever-so-tempting french fries, around the city – and many have had considerable success, developing high levels of fame and visitors.
But there are some burger spots that are on the lesser-known side, a handful of divine joints that pass “under the radar,” but that are growing in popularity and followers. Perhaps they don’t appear as the “top” options on touristic reference sites like TripAdvisor or Yelp, but this doesn’t mean that the quality they offer suffers – quite the opposite, in fact. What’s more, some boast incredible ambiances that, if visited in the right moment, are often uninterrupted by outside crowds (which will undoubtedly flock upon realizing these secret treasures exist). These are just a few reasons why it’s totally worth it to pass by and snag a bite. Onwards and bon appetit!
There’s no more revealing, memorable or purely human way to see a city than by taking it in stride by stride, even when you’ve spent a significant amount of time living there. The exciting sensation that characterizes the discovery of what undeniably belongs to you and your “home base” is even more intense when that city is Barcelona. We are certain that running is the best way to truly see it in detail, to view its exuberant gardens through a symbolic magnifying glass, take in its impactful architecture, its bars brimming with energy, and to observe the exciting streets that compose this magical city. As a result, we bring you four running routes through which to see the city: some more urban, others on the wilder side and even one that promises a view of the Catalan capital from impressive heights. Tie up those laces!
Arco de Triomfo at Night | Kirstin Meyerhoeffer
The art of travel is an ironic one. In reality, it’s a remarkable commodity that is available to each and every one in some form or fashion, be it pleasure and leisure, work or bare necessity. It pertains to human nature and as a result, people tend to spend a significant amount of their lives traveling; or perhaps, as the developed world likes to put it: “in commute.” Globally, humans embark on a large number of these trips accompanied – friends, family, colleagues and significant others provide company during trips to work and journeys to exotic corners of the world alike. And as a species that is intricately wired to be impressively social, society likes this because it instills a sense of comfort, protection and connection.
Overlooking Nerja | Kirstin Meyerhoeffer