Category Archives for Places

Inside the Sagrada Familia: Tips for Your Visit

Inside the Sagrada Familia: Tips for Your Visit Back in the day, it was easy to walk inside the Sagrada Familia church and buy your ticket. Today – no more. Now you have to snake through lines and

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Barcelona, things to see: La Boqueria of colorful fruits, meants

How to Spend 4 Days in Barcelona

How to Spend 4 days in Barcelona If you can spend as long as 4 days in Barcelona, you can bask in the city’s perpetual sunny weather, Catalan food delights, and balmy seaside. But Barcelona is more

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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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A 3 Day Itinerary of places to see in Barcelona

Plan Your Barcelona Itinerary: 3 Days Guide + Practical Tips

Plan Your Barcelona Itinerary: 3 Days Guide + Practical Tips You’ve got your airline tickets. Your Pinterest boards are loaded with “things to do in Barcelona”. Next up: planning! But

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Things to do in Barcelona at Christmas: Magical Christmas activities

Magical Christmas Activities in Barcelona 2018

Bon Nadal, Bones Festes! Every December I tell myself, “I want the full Christmas experience in Barcelona!” I want to get in the holiday mood, indulge myself in the festivities, feel that special

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The 20 Best Day Trips from Barcelona

20 Best Day Trips from Barcelona, Spain So many Barcelona day trips, so little coffee. While Barcelona is a traveler’s dream, the surrounding area of Catalonia is extraordinary. If you’re visiting

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7 Places for Breathtaking Panoramic Views of Barcelona

Barcelona’s a city of varying elevations. And there’s nothing like being in a really, really high place — and seeing the lay of the land of a large city below. Then your life starts to take

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Barcelona tourist places are abundant - the problem is choosing which one. Do activities that make you feel like a local!

Magnificent Must-Dos in Barcelona

So you’ve booked your trip to Barcelona, Spain. And now you have approximately 381 Barcelona pins on your Pinterest board called “Barcelona: trip of a lifetime”. Where to start? What’s

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Where to find the cool hotels: Barcelona neighborhoods + accommodations

The Best Places to Stay in Barcelona: Neighborhoods and Hotels

Where are the best places to stay in Barcelona, Spain? Each neighborhood offers different things: bountiful bakeries, beguiling bars, or buzzing beaches…or perhaps you want it all? As a 10-year resident,

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Encants Vells Barcelona

Why You Should Visit Barcelona’s Flea Market, Encants Vells (Fira de Bellcaire)

The Fira de Bellcaire, or more popularly known as Els Encants Vells, is the largest flea market in Barcelona and one of the oldest markets in

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