Gran bodega Saltó: solidarity Sundays in Barcelona

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Bodega Saltó is almost 100 years old. In its origins it was a meeting point for many housewives who were going to buy wine wholesale and seize the opportunity to talk with their acquaintances. In 2001 it was about to close but by chance two people showed up at the bodega in search of wine. They wanted to try their luck in this sector and decided to take over the business, six months later, on 17 June 2002, opened again renamed as Gran Bodega Saltó.

Concierto en la gran bodega Saltó, Barcelona

It maintains the original style of the typical bodega, with wine barrels adorning the walls along with bottles of different alcohols, and without neglecting the protagonism of the wood in all corners. Since its reopening has been added a more daring and musical touch: instruments have been used to decorate and create ambiance, as well as dolls and puppets with shapes of animals or people. Although they have not abandoned the tradition of selling bulk wine.

Barricas de vino en la Gran Bodega Saltó, Barcelona

Sundays at 1.30pm they organize a “Vermut Musical”. You can enjoy olives and anchovies while listening to live music. The styles are varied but always acoustic: rumba, blues, songwriters, mestizaje,… The entrance is free but has it’s solidarity initiative. During the Vermut oil bottles are colected for the NGO Bona Voluntat en Acció to collaborate with the most needy families in the neighborhood (Poble sec).

Surtido de botellas en la Gran Bodega Saltó, Barcelona

In the menu you can find several cold tapas like sardines in vinegar, spanish ham and cheeses, sandwiches, cockles, pickled mussels, braised artichokes and carpaccio of cod with olivada and you can pair it with a glass of tap vermouth.

Gran bodega Saltó is located in C / de Blesa, 36 and the best option to get there is by taking the bus line 121 ( Pg. de Montjïc station) or the line D20 (Paral·lel / Ronda St. Pau station).