All posts by Justine Ancheta

Barcelona: 2 Day Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

Curvaceous Gaudí buildings, narrow Roman streets, and infinite views of a gridded city. That’s just scratching the surface, my friends. The truth is this: Barcelona is massive. And it’s overpacked

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How to Dress in Barcelona

How to Dress in Barcelona According to Season

Don’t know what to pack for Barcelona? Dress for the weather so you’re comfortable in the underground metro, on a coffee shop terrace, or in the shadowy streets of The Gothic Quarter. Let’s

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How to Avoid Pickpockets in Barcelona

How to Avoid Pickpockets in Barcelona If you’ve followed any recent Barcelona news, you might be wondering – is Barcelona dangerous? I’ve lived here for 11 years, and sadly, I’ve seen how

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What to Buy in Barcelona: Souvenirs and Gifts

While Barcelona has its share of cheeseball souvenir shops filled with Gaudí mosaic bulls, it also has hushed boutiques, generations-old specialty shops, and one-stop-shop department stores overflowing

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The Visionary Urban Design of the Eixample District, Barcelona

In 2008, when I first moved to Sant Antoni, a neighborhood in the Eixample district (pronounced ‘eshampla’) of Barcelona, I was overwhelmed by the endless blocks and blocks of buildings. And on

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Barcelona tips and tricks for visitors 2019

I’ve been a resident of Barcelona for over 10 years, and oftentimes, I still feel like a tourist. This happens usually when I’m wandering with the crowds in Gothic Quarter or Born, or passing

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Where to stay in Barcelona with kids

Where to stay in Barcelona with kids It’s hard to find a friendly place to stay in Barcelona that caters to families. Here are a few hotels that welcome children! WHERE TO STAY: FAMILY-FRIENDLY

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100+ Things to do in Barcelona with Kids

100+ THINGS TO DO IN BARCELONA WITH KIDS Wondering what to do in Barcelona with kids? You’re in luck! Kids in Barcelona are welcome almost anywhere, transportation with them is easy, and there’s

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What to wear in Barcelona in the summer

Strappy tank tops, flowy bohemian skirts, a straw hat…these are all the pieces you imagine wearing on your summer vacation, right? While sporting all the pretty summer outfits make for a beautiful

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Where to Find the Best Shopping in Barcelona

From the high-end shops on Diagonal Avenue – to the vintage boutiques in Gracia, Barcelona doesn’t disappoint with the range of places to shop. Whether you’re seeking designer shopping

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