Barcelona Travel Tips
Barcelona has transformed itself from smug backwater into one of the most dynamic and stylish cities in the world. Summer is serious party time, with week-long fiesta fun. But year-round the city sizzles - food, fashion, style, music and good times. The buildings, many the work of the eccentric genius Gaudí, will blow you away. The art, with significant collections by Picasso and Miró, will make you giddy all over.
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, September 2012
Barcelona is the capital of the Catalan region of Spain and is the second largest city in Spain after Madrid . It’s a lively, historic city with stunning architecture, great food and entrancing ...
Written by ROD C, Australia, February 2012
There's tons of cool things to see and do in Barcelona, but one of the things I enjoyed most was the amazing street art. Sure you can see Picasso's works at his Museum, and all the great Gaudi ...
Barcelona is renowned for the colourful, poetic, satirical and sometimes political stencil art that makes even the narrow back streets look enticing and vibrant. Tucked away in a hidden corner or ...
Written by Jodi R, Germany, October 2011
With the change in seasons comes more fun things to do in Barcelona . Here are some places to try this fall. Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Barcelona Things To Do ...
Back in March 2011, the supplement of Catalan newspaper La Vanguardia named Barcelona as the 2nd most liveable city in the world – coming only after New York - while Madrid made it to number 8 in ...
The Gothic Quarter is the oldest part of Barcelona
and retains its medieval layout of narrow crisscrossing streets and
squares in which awe-inspiring churches are crammed. No trip to ...
Gracia is a barrio (district) of Barcelona that you must not miss. It has a fantastic community spirit and seems to have endless street festivities throughout the year. March 3rd is one of the ...
is a city that knows how to throw a party and some of its best blowouts
are its neighborhood street festivals. The streets are decorated,
tables and chairs are brought outside and ...
Written by Tracy P, September 2011
Would recommend the bike tour as you can see the sights of Barcelona city and get your bearings. Our friendly guide even stoped off at a local restaurant for us to have a glass of sangria.
The Spanish love a party so it’s not surprising that the lead up to Lent is a festive time in Barcelona . Carnaval (Carnival) literally means ‘farewell to meat’, and it’s a time of feasting in ...
One of my top 3 favorite flea markets in the world (the others are in Brussels and Berlin ),
the bustling Mercat del Encants is always worth the trip! The bustling
aisles of bric-a-brac and ...
Written by Barcelona Expert: Gloria, Spain, May 2012
We asked our Barcelona Expert, Gloria, how she’d spend a one day tour of the best of Barcelona and here’s what she had to say.
City of Barcelona Ascend Montjuic Hill for panoramic views of ...
Written by Beany, United Kingdom, June 2012
I totaly recomend this city,
in all its gaudi and gothic glory I WILL RETURN
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, August 2012
Flights, hotel, suitcase – the three essentials when planning a holiday,
right? Or is it Flights, apartment, suitcase? Most of us automatically
think hotel but renting an apartment can be cheaper ...
Hit the beach at Barceloneta and take a quick dip in minus 8 degrees. Yes, IceBarcelona ,
an ice bar, will give you shelter from the heat of a summer day, with
mittens and a winter coat exchanged ...
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