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.
The Spanish know how to live. They take such joy in life and one of
the reasons, I think, is the food. Is it cause or effect? I don’t know.
But when you head into a marketplace in Spain
Do not miss this on your visit to Barcelona another of Gaudi's works of art. You may be able to use the Barcelona card here for some discount on entry fee.
Fabulous! Well worth the visit
Written by Jodi R, Germany, January 2012
The latest in Barcelona art and culture from a Cabinet of Curiosities to more light at Arts Santa Monica, and Caixa Forum hosts the Impressionists.
Dive into the wonderful world of Madame La ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, February 2012
From all over Barcelona you can see Montjuic , the hill rising greenly above the city. It makes sense then that from Montjuic you get great views over Barcelona and its harbor . While there are ...
Get to know the more authentic side of Barcelona, Spain, by spending a night out in the relatively undiscovered Gràcia neighborhood, just a quick metro-ride away from the city center. Typically ...
Written by Jodi R, Germany, August 2011
Celebrate Sant Joan Festival in Barcelona
on the midsummer night solstice with fireworks, concerts and dancing.
The following day is a public holiday so you can dance all night! Fire
is the ...
I love street art, even if some people hate it, and don't know the difference between some stupid tags, meaningless graffiti and the beautiful pieces you can see on walls all over Europe. And ...
is blessed with parks and beaches and the sort of weather that lures
you outdoors, but if you need to stretch your wings further than the
city allows, heading just ...
Written by Erin R, March 2013
Few moments in the year hold more promise than spring in Barcelona: As the weather warms up, the city emerges from its winter hibernation, and so do all the activities that come along with it. ...
Written by Erin R, January 2013
Come wintertime, warm weather might be in short supply in Barcelona, but there’s definitely no lack of things to do. From celebrations, to skiing, here are a few ideas to keep your chilly Spanish ...
From panoramic views, to colorful tiled terraces, when it comes to sights in Barcelona, Spain, Park Güell is undoubtedly one of the city’s most iconic destinations. Built between 1900 and 1914, ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, May 2012
was one of my travel highlights. Not only is it visually spectacular,
but there’s something about the place that takes you out of your normal
thinking – even if only for an ...
With attractions spread out from the waterside Olympic Port to the hillside Park Güell, Barcelona isn’t always easily conquerable by foot. Here are a few ways to get around Spain’s ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, March 2012
You don’t have to wait long after the snows melt for the wildflowers to begin appearing in the Pyrenees . These fabulous mountains divide Spain (Catalonia) from France , and they’re easily ...
More than any city I've been to in Europe, Barcelona is best enjoyed on foot and on a bike. It's small, but not so small that you can walk around it; it's mostly flat; there's something to see every ...
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Doing what: Barcelona Day Trip: Montserrat, Colonia Guell and Gaudi Crypt