Gina Xifra

Barcelona

Spotter since 2020

My spots (21)

La Nostra Ciutat – Souvenirs from local artists

"La Nostra Ciutat" is the place to visit if you want to buy Barcelona souvenirs made by talented local designers & artists instead of Chinese factories!

arts&culture
Art & culture
shopping
Shopping

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Gina

Xifra

Petit Montjuïc – Amazing Mediterranean-Arabic food

"Petit Montjuïc" in Barcelona offers a Mediterranean menu with Algerian specialties. Souhail cooks one of the best couscous I have tried in the city...

restaurants
Restaurants

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Gina

Xifra

Honest Greens – Affordable real food

"Honest Greens" is a new healthy restaurant in Barcelona that's actually really affordabl and with imaginative, locally sourced dishes...

restaurants
Restaurants

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Gina

Xifra

El Villa – Vermuteria inspired in the South Coast

"El Villa" is a beautiful vermuteria located in the charming neighborhood of Gracia in Barcelona. My favorite dish there is the mojama tapa...

bars
Bars
restaurants
Restaurants

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Gina

Xifra

Delacrem – Homemade Italian Gelato

"Delacrem" is one of the best spots for Italian gelato in Barcelona! I love the pistachio, hazelnut and straciatella...

snacks
Snacks

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Gina

Xifra

Café Cometa – Great coffee place in Sant Antoni

"Café Cometa" in Sant Antoni in Barcelona is always a safe bet for me. I love the atmosphere and décor & always get a morning sandwich & specialty coffe...

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
snacks
Snacks

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Gina

Xifra

Entrepanes Diaz – Gourmet sandwhiches

"Entrepanes Diaz" in Barcelona makes quality gourmet sandwiches designed by a chef! I also love it because of their lovely waiters older than 50 years old!

restaurants
Restaurants
snacks
Snacks

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Gina

Xifra

Oval – DIY burgers

"Oval" in Barcelona is a burger restaurant with a DIY concept - here you can design your own burger just the way you want it! The fries are also amazing...

restaurants
Restaurants

By

Gina

Xifra

About me

About me
Hi! I’m Gina! Even though I am from Girona, a small city close to Barcelona, I have lived in the Catalan capital for some years now.

Before that, I did a degree in Communication and a Master's in Tourism Management around different cities in Europe. Living abroad for a while made me appreciate tips from locals to get to know the destination in a way that doesn’t appear on travel guides.

I work in higher education with international students and I combine this with my passions that include food, photography and traveling.

Why Barcelona
It’s true that Barcelona can be a tourist trap, but if you try to go beyond Ramblas, Barceloneta or Sagrada Familia you will be able to live a whole different experience. Gastronomy from all over the world, food markets, art openings, museums and galleries, artisan shops, concerts and music festivals… Barcelona is a cultural hub like no other.

Working with international students at the University makes me realize every day how lucky I am to live in Barcelona. I find that the Catalan capital is a city that welcomes everyone no matter where you come from, which makes it a cosmopolitan place where you'll find anything you're looking for.

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