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Visit Catalonia’s only remaining singing fish auction

We are excited to launch a new tour this season, to help our guests or any visitor experience a piece of the real Barcelona, away from the more touristy places. A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure to test the trip […]

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6 non-touristy souvenirs made in Spain

We don’t tend to encourage our guests to do a lot of shopping, but because occasionally someone wants to take a gift back home or treat themselves to something special from Barcelona, we decided to sell some of the things we have […]

CoopNet eco cleaning in Barcelona

CoopNet is on a mission: to dignify and professionalise green cleaning.

We would like to introduce you to our new cleaning staff: CoopNet. It has not been easy for us to find a cleaning service that shares our values because unfortunately it is a fact that the average cleaning company that serves the […]

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Zero Waste, let’s embrace the challenge!

Zero Waste is a philosophy quite a few restaurants and other businesses have recently embraced in Barcelona. Its concept is easy: avoid any trash going to landfill or incinerators. For this to put into practise we have to make sure that all […]

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Visit Barcelona’s Fishing Port and Eat Slow Food

Last week we went to see a part of Barcelona that neither Mari, who was born and bred in Barcelona, nor Petz who has been living here since 2004, had seen properly: Barcelona’s fishing port, the Moll de Pescadors. This part of […]

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Let’s protect our water my friend

In Barcelona, we are surrounded by water: on one side we have the Mediterranean sea, then the Besòs river to the north and the Llobregat river to the south. It doesn’t rain often, which makes the city very enjoyable, but on the […]

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7 New Year’s Resolutions for Visitors (and Locals) in Barcelona

After we reflected back on 2017 and shared out intentions for 2018, we also wanted to set some new year’s resolutions for both visitors and locals in Barcelona, to keep up the reasons to visit our city, make sure good business keeps […]

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2017 at yök, and what we plan to do now.

2017 has been a challenging year. In between mass tourism, a terrorist attack on the Ramblas and the political turmoil due to the independence movement, we welcomed many interesting guests from all over with whom we could discuss these and many other […]

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4 reasons to visit yök and Barcelona during the low season

October is nearly over and with it the busy season. However, the sun also shines a lot in winter and there are more and more advantages to staying with us in Barcelona in the low season. 1. Get more for your money […]

Happy World Tourism Day to you!

Photo by Damir Bosnjak on Unsplash Since 1980, the UN has celebrated World Tourism Day on September 27, in order to raise awareness on the role of tourism and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide. Some 37 years later, […]

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Let’s take Barcelona back through good business!

For us, (Mari, born and bred in Barcelona and Petz, in Barcelona since 2004), it is heartbreaking to see what is happening to Barcelona, our city. But there is hope, and we believe in one particular solution that could fix most of […]

How to be a responsible tourist in Barcelona

“Sustainability in tourism isn’t just about re-using that hotel towel a second day. It’s thinking deeply about how visitors get in and out of a destination while doing the least harm“, says Jason Clampet, co-founder of Skift who published a very interesting […]

yök Casa + Cultura is III

Three years ago, on July 28th 2014, we had our first guests stay at yök. A lovely family from Ireland and a charming couple from Denmark. Since then, much has happened in our Casas as well as the city we are in. […]

Sant Juan and what to do in Barcelona

Like every year, we will celebrate Sant Juan on our rooftop terrace, #terrazayök, overlooking the city and the fireworks. We will also light a traditional bonfire so that everyone can write down their wishes for the future, and the things they want […]

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Music we listen to from and in Barcelona

If you notice more than the usual amount of hipsters in Barcelona this month, it’s because of Primavera Sound Festival this week, followed a couple of weeks later by Sonar. So we think this is a good opportunity to tell you about […]