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The many faces of Moritz

The many faces of Moritz
Written by Paula

Mortiz is a brand of Spanish beer that was created in 1856 by Louis Moritz Trautmann, a French man who started to produce his own beer in the Raval neighborhood. Later, Trautmann bought Joan Maurer’s factory, becoming one of the most important beer producers in Barcelona.

Mortiz beers have received a number of awards along the ages, and are today one of the most popular Catalan beers.

But Moritz offers more than beer. The company has been behind some of the most exciting events and locations popping up in Barcelona lately. Here are some of the best Moritz initiatives you should get to know.

The Palo Alto Market

moritz barcelonaThe Palo Alto Market, which happens at least once a month, is a new and trendy kind of street market where you can buy unique design, decoration and clothing items. The Palo Alto Market is a great place to spend the day enjoying good food and good music while you browse the individual stands and visit the featured exhibit.

The Palo Alto Market happens on the first weekend of each month.

El Velódromo

El Velódromo is a restaurant by Mortiz Barcelona located in the legendary literary café at Carrer de Muntaner 213. The food at El Velódromo is prepared by Michelin star winner chef Jordi Vilà, who has developed a variety of high-class dishes based on the Catalan cuisine.

Related article: Fàbrica Moritz’s history, an icon of Barcelona

El 300 del Born

Another restaurant by Moritz, El 300 del Born is located inside El Born Centre Cultural, an important symbol of the Catalan spirit in Barcelona. The restaurant serves three types of cuisine: historical cuisine, which recovers and updates recipes from the past, cuisine with history, in which tales and legends inspire new dishes, and market cuisine, inspired by the building itself, which used to be a famous market.

El 300 del Born is located at Plaça Comercial 12.


Mecal is the name of the International Short Film and Animation Festival of Barcelona. It has been happening for almost 20 years, bringing hundreds of works by famous and up-and-coming artists to a number of locations around town.  Mecal takes place during the Spring.

Semana de la Moda

moritz barcelonaMoritz is the sponsor of 080 Barcelona Fashion, an annual event meant to promote Catalan fashion. 080 Barcelona Fashion takes place in February.

M Store

Located at Fàbrica Moritz, M Store sells a variety of design products and unique pieces that reflect the brand’s values.

About the author


Paula is an experienced content writer, translator and editor.

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