What to Buy in Barcelona: Souvenirs and Gifts

Barcelona has its share of cheeseball souvenir shops filled with Gaudí mosaic bulls. But it also has hushed boutiques, generations-old specialty shops, and one-stop-shop department stores overflowing with unique Barcelona foods and objects of curiosity and beauty that you won’t find outside of Spain, and sometimes Barcelona. Allow me to share some of the best…

Practical Guide to Planning a Trip to Spain

ContentsPractical Guide to Planning a Trip to SpainSpain travel restrictionsWhen to visit SpainSpanish Cities to VisitSuggested Itineraries for Travel in SpainAverage Trip to Spain Cost and BudgetBest way to travel in SpainWhere To StayWhat to bring when traveling to SpainYour next stepsThings to know before traveling to SpainRecommended Guidebooks Practical Guide to Planning a Trip…

Visiting Barcelona After the Coronavirus Lockdown (COVID-19)

ContentsVisiting Barcelona During COVID-19 (June 2021)Is it safe to visit Barcelona now?Requirements to Visit SpainCurrent rules in BarcelonaVisiting Barcelona’s attractions, restaurants, and barsLocal attitudes towards hygiene and the pandemicArriving from the Airport to the Barcelona city centerPublic transportationWhere to StayGet travel insuranceWhat to wear and bring to BarcelonaFor COVID Data Visiting Barcelona During COVID-19 (June…

Parc de L’Oreneta: Mini Train Rides in Barcelona

My son was obsessed with trains, and it was high time we took him to the Parc de l’Oreneta, a leafy park near Collserola in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi. While the park has lots to offer like hiking areas, playgrounds, ping pong tables, rich vegetation, and more, the steam train is the most popular attraction. The Parc de…

Best Spain Souvenirs and Gifts

So maybe you’re coming to Spain, and you need cool ideas for gifts. During the times that I traveled back and forth to Spain to visit my boyfriend (now husband), my friends and family would always request traditional, unique souvenirs. Once, I got suckered into bringing home a carefully packaged bottle of Spanish wine from…

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What to pack for Barcelona: babies and toddlers

Are you traveling to Barcelona with a toddler or baby? I’m sure you’re excited to come to this marvelous city, but you have doubts about what you’ll need. Will my stroller fit in on the Barcelona streets? Do restaurants have highchairs? Relax. I’m a believer in being ultra-practical and realistic when it comes to packing…

Foods your kids will like in a Barcelona restaurant

Barcelona is a foodie’s dream. When it comes to your kids and food, could it be their dream too? And not a cold, sweaty nightmare? You wonder… “Is it really all fried foods?” “What if I don’t understand the menu?!” “Will they gross out because of a weird spice? Then just eat doughnuts the rest…

Inside the Sagrada Familia: Tips for Your Visit

ContentsInside the Sagrada Familia: Tips for Your VisitUseful and interesting factsShould I see the Sagrada Familia interior?Is going up the Sagrada Familia towers worth it?Nativity Tower or Passion TowerWhich Sagrada Familia tickets to buyBuying through the Sagrada Familia websiteBuying La Sagrada Familia tickets through 3rd-party vendorsBest value to visit the Sagrada FamiliaBest value if you’re…