barcelona tapas bar

COVA FUMADA(My best local seafood restaurant in Barcelona)

Dear friends, our today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommendation is “Cova Fumada”
nice place to enjoy seafood.

This old hole in the wall serves simple dishes bursting with flavor. It’s
a small, busy, friendly place – you may have to prop yourselves at the bar
before sharing a table with a couple of locals, like dining in a large
family kitchen. They’re famed for their *bombas *(meat-filled mashed-potato
balls rolled in breadcrumbs) served with a choice of three sauces, graded
by spiciness – *salsa del diablo *being the hottest. And then there’s the
bread – try the *pa amb all i oli *– huge slices of grilled bread slathered
with fresh, homemade garlic mayonnaise. Simple, but it works. Try the
marinaded sardines, the fried artichokes, squid and the *bacallà *(salt
cod) with a tomato salad.

*Carrer Baluard 56,** BARCELONA, *

*TELF+34 93 221 4061. Open Mon-Wed 9am-3pm, Thurs,
Fri 9am-3pm, 6pm-8.15pm, Sat 9am-1pm.

Melbourne Guitar Lessons. Choosing the right Nylon String Gutar

Melbourne Guitar Lessons

I have created a list of tips that can help yoo choose the right guitar. In this case we start off with the nylon string guitar and a text based on 30 years of trial and error. Click on  Melbourne Guitar Lessons to read the full article.

Enjoy the tips

Barcelona Museu Picasso

Museu Picasso of Barcelona by Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia

Dear friends :

Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia culture recommendation for this week is for visiting:

Museu Picasso of Barcelona

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is a key reference for understanding the
formative years of Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The genius of the young artist is
revealed through the more than 3,800 works that make up the permanent
collection. Furthermore, the Museu Picasso, opened in 1963, also reveals
his deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate, solid relationship that
was shaped in his adolescence and youth, and continued until his death.

Address: Montcada 15-23
08003 Barcelona
Tlf. (+34) 93 256 30 00
museupicasso@bcn.cat

Rock Guitar Soloing. Melbourne Guitar Lessons by Thomas Lorenzo

Rock Guitar Soloing. Melbourne Guitar Lessons by Thomas Lorenzo

Learn to identify what makes a solo good effective by analysing guitarists: David Gilmour fromPink Floyd), , Joe Walsh fromThe Eagles, Duane Allman fromThe Allman Brothers, Keith Richards fromThe Rolling Stones, Steve Clark from Def Leppard, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, and John Mayer.

Understand the harmonic concepts they use to develop their sound and improvisation. These can further apply to a larger variety of styles.

Learn to apply these concepts to your own playing.

Thomas Lorenzo Educational Services Melbourne, Unit 25 , 630 Toorak Road . Vic , Australia

Please call 0448348701

Email info@thomaslorenzo.com.au

www.thomaslorenzo.com.au

Melbourne guitar lessons, eastern suburbs by Thomas Lorenzo

Melbourne guitar lessons

This is an extract of the new post on my specialized music education.

Thomas teaches the tools and  solo techniques of  legendary funk guitarists, he teaches the scales they use , the effects , how they develop rhythm and solos,

Please read more on

Melbourne Jazz Weddings band, Thomas Lorenzo quartet

Melbourne Jazz Weddings band, Thomas Lorenzo quartet

In A Sentimental Mood. Thomas Lorenzo Quartet. Jazz Electric Guitar

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In a Sentimental Mood . Thomas Lorenzo Guitar , Gerard Nieto Piano, Anton Jarl Drums.
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Morryssom Bar

Today, Hostal Autralia recomendation is:

Morryssom Bar,

Saturday, 4.20pm, the lunchtime rush has died down. Most local customers
are taking coffee and *licors*. “Paella for Pablo,” the call goes out. And,
at 4.23pm Pablo has his paella, done the way he wants it – with a whole *
butifarra *(sausage) on the side. This very popular, well-organised, local
standby, its pavement tables set to catch the best of the afternoon
sunshine, is always busy. For good reason – they serve a reliably good
range of tapas including *pescadito frito *(whitebait) *gambas
rebozadas *(prawns in a light batter), mussels, sausages and the whole kaboodle. Vegetarians
will be pleased to note that they serve a wonderful vegetable paella with
goat’s cheese. The terrace is a good spot in the evening.
• *Carrer de Girona 162, Barcelona, tel: +34 93 458 4817. Open Mon-Sat
7.30am-1am*

Melbourne Guitar Lessons,Eastern Suburbs, Specialized tuition

 

SPECIALISED GUITAR TUITION : TOMAS LORENZO

 

Tomas Lorenzo offers performance based individual and group guitar tuition for secondary education. Students learn in a group setting that is also an ensemble that performs.

A guitar world music ensemble is created for each participating school allowing guitar students of all levels to perform a selection of compositions that reflect the diversity of contemporary Australian culture.

Group tuition with performance orientation is a low cost effective manner of learning music creating a stimulating educational environment that quickly allows the students to understand and use the primary elements of music which are melody, harmony and rhythm.

Once the student is exposed to the joy of expression through music, once he or she feels good about what they are doing , once the student is given a task he or she can accomplish and play in a group setting , they will want to and need to know more.

My goal is to establish the individual tasks needed to achieve the enjoyment but with a clear defined educational goal of:

  1. Development of left and right hand guitar techniques
  2. Understanding of major scales, modes, and time signatures
  3. Bilateral Integration: Development of rhythmic coordination between the left and right sides of the body
  4. Melodic and harmonic recognition: both aural and applied to the instrument
  5. Songwriting analysis
  6. Style analysis
  7. Development of short term and long term memory capability
  8. To develop understanding of music in a group situation where team work is required to achieve the final performance.

Levels: All levels

For bookings and enquiries call 0448348701

Tomas Lorenzo is a Berklee College of Music Degree Graduate also with a Masters in Music obtained in Spain at the Barcelona Conservatory called the “Esmuc”. He has taught at the Conservatory of the Liceo, Barcelona, Spain for over 10 years and was responsible for curriculum development in the areas or composition and performance. He is also an ex professor of the Paul Mc Cartney School of music in the UK called LIPA ( John Moores University ).

His teaching research has been published in the book: “El Arreglo un Puzzle de Expresión musical “. A standard 374 page textbook now in it´ 4th edition used internationally throughout Spanish speaking secondary and tertiary educational institutions of Europe, South and Central America.

Thomas Lorenzo Educational Services Melbourne, Unit 25 , 630 Toorak Road . Vic , Australia

Please call 0448348701

Email info@thomaslorenzo.com.au

www.thomaslorenzo.com.au

Melbourne Guitar Lessons. Tomas Lorenzo. Improvisation

Become a versatile guitar player in any style including blues, rock, jazz and funk, learn guitar chords, guitar scales and how to get a great guitar sound.

Learn the solo riffs and licks of the masters: Jimmy Page, BB King, Charlie Parker and others, and how to develop you own! “What notes do I play?” is the first question that comes to mind when a musician is asked to improvise. The answer is easy: notes that are within the key

Learn a step-by-step approach to improvisation that applies to all styles and any instrument.

Improve your character and tone and become more confident in your soloing ability by adding cohesiveness and variety to your playing.

Become a more natural and spontaneous stage musician.

Apply harmony to your improvisation by adding chord tones and chord scales

Thomas Lorenzo teaches guitar and music at his studio en Melbourne, Unit 25 , 630 Toorak Road . Vic , Australia
Please call 0448348701

Email info@thomaslorenzo.com.au

www.thomaslorenzo.com.au

Melbourne Guitar Lessons, Eastern Suburbs, Acoustic Guitar, Thomas Lorenzo

Melbourne Guitar Lessons. Acoustic Guitar by Thomas Lorenzo

Become a more effective player and learn to better express yourself on the acoustic guitar by in-depth exercise techniques directed at improving your fluency, tone, dynamics, and control.

Learn how to play modal sounds in open tunings, and how to use a variety of more complex tunings beyond major triads.

Learn how to practice techniques for fingerstyle melodies and arpeggios, and how to organize and track your fingerstyle technique workout.

Learn how to refine your right-hand position and be able to make educated decisions about it through knowledge of the pros and cons of various positions

Learn how to integrate melodic lines into a strumming or a fingerstyle accompaniment

Thomas Lorenzo teaches guitar and music at his studio en Melbourne, Unit 25 , 630 Toorak Road . Vic , Australia
Please call 0448348701

Email info@thomaslorenzo.com.au

www.thomaslorenzo.com.au

Melbourne Guitar Lessons , Thomas Lorenzo, Classic Rock Guitar

Classic Rock Guitar, Melbourne Guitar Lessons ,

Do you like Classic Rock Guitar

Do you like Eric Clapton’s “Crossroads” and “Layla, Hendrix’s “Little Wing”, Steve Vai´s “For the Love of God”, The Allman brother’s “Blue Sky” Steve Vai´s “For the Love of God”or Beck’s early blues work and later rock fusion tunes.

Would you like to get that sound and licks into your playing?

Together we can analise these songs and learn composition, melodic soloing, chords, and licks in the styles selected.

Take it one step further by learning methods of improvisation, phrasing, scales, chords, rhythms, fretboard mastery, and sound conception that are essential classic rock guitar techniques.

Thomas Lorenzo teaches guitar and music at his studio en Melbourne, Unit 25 , 630 Toorak Road . Vic , Australia
Please call 0448348701

Emai: l info@thomaslorenzo.com.au

www.thomaslorenzo.com.au

 

 

Barcelona tapas

Some typical tapas that you might expect to see in Barcelona

Around our Hostal Residencia Australia you can enjoy good and typical Spanish food , the “Tapa’s”, as a example we can guide you for you best choosing.

Some typical tapas that you might expect to see in Barcelona:

Pan con Tomate: The Queen of catalan tapa. White bread rubbed with tomato and drizzed in oil and salt. A perfect accompaniment to the rest of your tapas.

Patatas Bravas: The chips or french fries of Spain. Small deep fried cubes of potato served with two sauces – alioli (a garlicky mayonnaise) and a spicy tomato sauce.

Chipirones: I have never seen these deep fried baby squids outside of Spain.

Anchoas: These anchovies are not normally the very salty kind that you may be used to. They are served in vinegar with parsley and garlic.

Russian Salad: Not the healthiest of salads. This is a heavy dish made up of potatoes, peas, hard boiled eggs and potential other vegetables, covered in mayonnaise.

Croquetas: Croquetas are often made with ham, fish, chicken or spinach. They are made from a sort of béchamel sauce, breaded and deep fried.

Melbourne Guitar lessons, VIC, Thomas Lorenzo.

Melbourne Guitar lessons, VIC, Thomas Lorenzo.

Hello. Well I am up in Melbourne taking care of my music and of my students. I am dedicating some time to my passion which is teaching. Take a peak at the link to see what it is all about.

How to understand the various of meals in tapa’s bars in Barcelona

We are pleased to explain you, the meaning of the different types of meals
served in tapa’s bars in Barcelona, as follows:

*Tapas:* This is the general name for small dishes of food that are served
to be shared. They can vary widely and cover anything from a bowl of
almonds or olives to a plate of grilled prawns.**

*Raciones:* On menus you will often see the dishes marked with two separate
prices – one for tapas and one for raciones. This will simply be the same
dish, but a bigger portion of it – ideal for when you’re really hungry!

*Pinchos.* This is a concept that originates from the Basque region of
Spain. Pinchos are like mouth sized tapas – always served on top of pieces
of bread. They are also sometimes called ‘Montaditos’.

*Platos Combinados:* This is the name often given to what we might call
‘meat and two veg’ – an entire meal on a plate. However, it sometimes also
relates to tapas. Plato Combinado is a larger plate containing a variety
of the tapas that are on offer.

santa anna

Fresh market tapas and typical dishes in a typical Barcelona Ramblas Restaurant

Santa Anna Restaurant, Located in the heart of Barcelona, Near our Hostal Residencia Australia, just a few steps away from the picturesque* Rambla de Canaletes* and surrounded by shops and popular cultural attractions, They have been offering gastronomic services for over 40 years .

It is a typical Barcelona Ramblas restaurant, you can enjoy fresh market
tapas and typical dishes.

Santa Anna (Str.), 8

08002 Barcelona

Tlf: +34 93318 63 36

Open: 365 days a year

Opening hours: 8:30 to 01:00

– Holiday eves: 8:30 to 02:00
– Non-smokers area.
– Services for disabled persons
– Terrace

HAPPY BAR & GRILL in Barcelona

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*HAPPY BAR & GRILL*

*Happy in Barcelona* is a nice restaurant placed in Barcelona heart, near
our hostel, offering coziness in its two levels, offering exclusive
comfort and rich meals choice of its international cuisine.

*Happy* is a place that you will be attended with a smile.

It is a typical and touristic restaurant, the prices may be a little bit
hight since it is located in Ramblas’s then it is a good and privilegiate
place to enjoy Barcelona center atmosphere .

Address

RAMBLA CATALUÑA, 13

08807 BARCELONA

TELF: 93 270 18 55

Tapas Bar in Barcelona

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CIUDAD CONDAL CERVECERIA

Ciudad Condal is one of the best Tapas bar in Barcelona, offering fresh and excellent tapas, good and quick service.

Right place to enjoy delicious dishes, as cheeses, jamon, shellfish ,all
type of fish, act…besides, there are very good beer and selected wines.

It is located in the corner Rambla Cataluña and Gran Via de Les Corts
Catalanes, close o residencia Australia, it woud be good chance to taste it!

Open every day

CIUDAD CONDAL CERVECERIA* *

* **Address*

Rambla de Catalunya, 18,
Barcelona,
Spain , 08007

*Telephone*

933181997

*Nearest Metro*

Passeig De Gràcia L2, L3, L4

*City District*

Eixample: Eixample D

CERVECERIA CATALANA is a beer bar and a tapas restaurant in Barcelona.

It is considered one of the best places in the city to try the more tasty tapas and enjoy of nice atmosphere…

Because it’s a beer bar, they als offer national and international beers and large wine sellection.

It’s not an expensive place, you can see that the products are excelents.

Cervecería Catalana

Address : Mallorca, 236
Zip code : 08008
City : Barcelona – Spain
Area : Eixample right
Opening hours : From Monday to Friday from 8ham to 1:30am. Saturday and Sunday they open at 9ham. Closed for Christmas.
Prices : 20€
Phone : +34 932 160 368
Metro/Bus : Metro: L3 Passeig de Gràcia

FC Barcelona Museum

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Actually is the moment to visit FC Barcelona Museum ! right now, FC
Barcelona is considered as the best world football team.
Our Hostel is the most appropriate place to enjoy the opportunity to live
this FC Barcelona historical moment !!,

In FC Barcelona Musseum, you will see , The trophy Showcase, and a amazing interact wall, containing players, and touching the screen wall provides you to have access to: Club history, titles list, details, statistics,
players, coaches…etc…

Exhibition of 6 coups achieved in a sole season

Very nice and interesting place !!

FC Barcelona Musseum

Adress

C Arístides Maillol, 12*18

08028

Web:

http://www.fcbarcelona.cat/

E-mail:

oab@fcbarcelona.cat

Telf :

+34902189900

Tickets sell point

of 09:00 h to 13:30 h i

of 15:30 h to 18:00 h

Friday:

of 09:00 h to 14:30 h

Saturday

of 09:00 h to 13:30

The art of Barcelona

FOR RESERVATIONS PLEASE VISIT: http://www.residenciaustralia.com

You could see and purchase art in Barcelona , with the saved money that you
will get staying in our rooms ,

Paintings of Picasso, Leger, Miró, Dalí, Chillida, Tàpies, S.Francis,
Christo, Wesselmann, Valdés, Boetti, Plensa, Basquiat, Barceló.

Mayoral, art gallery” has been selling the best paintings of the
international market. At present, the Gallery has at its disposal more that
hundred works of modern and contemporary art. These are just a few:

Eduardo Chillida – Lurra

Tom Wesselman – Monica nude with Lichtenstein

Joan Miró – Without title

Antoni Tàpies – Ala blanca

Timetable: From Monday to Saturday, from 10pm to 14pm and from 16pm to 20pm

Tel: (+34) 934 880 283

Fax: (+34) 934 881 093

E-mail: info@galeriamayoral.com

It’ s free to get in, just look rich and please feel free to buy a
painting for the hostal as a tip for a tip.

Once again Hostal Australia has a privildeged location.

Enjoy”

Barcelona Day Trip by Hostal Residencia Australia

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A nice one or two day trips.

Catalunya is a fascinating region. I adore it´s natural beauty. I also love walking through it and hopefully taking part of that beauty with me back home in my dreams and wishes.

I just came back from a two day walk on the cami de san jaume , a new extension of the Camino de Santiago, just north of Barcelona that goes through the volcanic region of La Garrotxa.

It´s very easy and beautiful.

Summarising you walk , eat good cheap food, take pictures, laugh, sweat and be happy.

How to achieve such?

You take an express bus to Olot, a small town, at the bus stop that is just 5 blocks away from where we are.

Once in Olot from the old train station you start walking on the via Verde del carrilet which is a route following the old railroad track that joins Olot and Girona. You can also cycle but then you rush past places.

This track goes through a lot of towns. So you have a rest point , hotels, restaurants , shops every 5 to 8 km.

No need to carry much food, water nor camping gear.

So your first worry would be in what town to have lunch and the menu del dia which is a festive occasion on it´s own with wine , three courses of good home cooking, desserts, and coffee for about 11 euros.

After lunch we suffer a bit more walking for a few hours and then we choose where to sleep as you also have nice hostels every 10 km . I stayed in a very nice hostel had a great supper again a supper of three courses .

 

The track takes three days to complete but you can do one , two or three nights . When you get tired you wait for the bus in one of the towns along the way, go to Girona and there take the train to Barcelona.

This is the bus timetable for buses to Olot from Barcelona. Go to http://www.teisa-bus.com/web/horaris/L9.PDF

For buses along the track that goes from Olot to Girona you have one every couple of hours.

More info on the track Via Verde del carrilet

More info of the whole track called cami de san jaume.

http://www.camidesantjaume.cat/

It is very easy to do, transports to there and back are excellent , the food is great and the views pretty nice.

A surprise from the 15th century

The Jewish community and their descendants that were expelled from Spain by The Catholic Kings in 1492 are known as Sephardi.

Their descendants have maintained part of their Spanish tradition and language over the centuries.

Here we have from the U.S.A, Elisa Agava, that speaks Spanish and still recalls here Grandmother speaking to her in Judeo Español , an old spanish from the 15th century

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My secret tapa place. Barcelona travel guide by Hostal residencia Australia

My secret tapa place. Barcelona travel guide by Hostal residencia Australia .

Barcelona Day Trip, bird watching, bikes, planes, dancing,

How about visitng our closest delta, see some birds, go for km on bikes, see planes take off, land, dance on the beach, go for a swinm, see some turtles, eat a paella and all right next to the city.

Yes the delta of the llobregat where the airport is located.
A fascinating unknown area of the city

How to get there?

Well from Hostal Australia, take the train to el Prat ( 10 km) and walk or rent a bike. You have a train every 10 minutes.

This picture shows you the flo
ra and fauna

This also shows you the metal birds that you can also birdwatch.

And after all the hard work head down to the beach for a paella.

Enjoy your day.

For more info look up: http://www.deltallobregat.cat

Thomas Lorenzo , Hostal Australia´s owner goes national with Bob Sands Big Band

Thomas Lorenzo & Bob Sands Big Band. Spanish National TV, Tele 5

Meat Balls Composed and arranged  by Thomas Lorenzo.

Thomas Lorenzo, Bob Sands Big Band, Meatballs

The lost happy luggage

Here we are celebrating that the luggage had arrived. Yolanda flew 300 km and her bag courtesy of KLM , (we have no idea how they got hold of a bag for a local light as they fly only international) flew 6000 km for free around europe.

Yolanda had wished she had been part of the 6000 km trip.

In the picture we have Yolanda Zhang, me, and Jingjing Ma.

Barcelona tapas, another one to savour

Bohèmic
Manso, 42 – 08015 Barcelona
Tel. 93 424 06 28

A good traditional and modern tapas bar, with not many tourists very close to Hostal Residencia Australia

Bohemica shows a retro decoration and a selection of tapas called 1900 and another called 2000.
The 1900 tapas would be the traditional as the “patatas bravas” the brave potatoes , “buñuelos de bacaloo” fried cod in batter, small squids, roasted beef croquets and many more.
The 2000 selection would be a more creative one , grilled foie, the micuit , a beef carpaccio served with apple foam, tuna sashimi pizza, hare cannelloni ( Rabbit, more or less)
Frances Gimeno is the chef.
The cured meats are good and also try a beverage very difficult to find and very typical of cataluna, “el vermut casero”.
For some nice tapas you might end up spending around 20 to 25 euros per person.
Please enjoy my tip of the day