7.2 million tourists yearly make Barcelona, the third most visited city in Europe.

Since I read this title I haven´t stopped thinking about Barcelona-Souvenirs.
What do visitors find interesting to take home with them?
Bullfighting posters with their name on it? Flamenco dresses? Castanets and Fans?… even Mexican sombreros are sold in Las Ramblas! I still find some inspiration in this mass produced cheap throwaways, like the 3D postcard I made for this cover … olé! …but here is a chic solution for you. Welcome to Vincon where locals also shop!

vincon paseo de gracia

Here are some cool souvenir hunts found at Vincon, a department store that offers great gifts, gadgets that don´t feel mass produced, with smart packaging and that extra twist we like. Vincon starts with the best displays in Paseo de Gracia and ends in Pau Claris, a good excuse to stop after for a bite at Jaime Beriestain, a block down

vincon tray
¨Transportation trays¨ to learn your way around Barcelona while having your morning cereal. Sold at Vincon.

vincon gazpacho mat

Gazpacho recipe mats to chill these upcoming summer dinners.
Here’s our recipe:
. 3 pounds tomatoes, cored and coarsely chopped
. 1 seedless cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped
. 2 red bell peppers, coarsely chopped
. 1 jalapeño, seeded and coarsely chopped
. 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
. 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
. Salt and freshly ground pepper

The trick:
. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerate overnight.
. In a blender, puree the vegetables until smooth. Strain the soup into a deep bowl,
season with salt and pepper, and serve.

apron vincon
¨Make rice and not war.¨ aprons Sold at Vincon

paella vincon
Paella pans with easy recipe. Sold at Vincon
Did you know that Barcelona’s Feria Alimentaria 2014 proved that paella can be a Catalan dish (instead of from Valencia) when improved with a bit of sea & mountain (fish and meat) toppings and honey to sweeten the rice?
Besides Paella , we saw Sushi and Cupcakes as the main interests at Alimentaria 2014, which makes Spain, Japan and the U.S the new taste winners.

vincon indoors
Vincon
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 96
Tel: +34 932 156 050

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