Category Archives for Things to do

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 Caganer, Another Catalan Christmas Crapper

We’re in a poopy mess here these holidays. Here’s a curious Catalan Christmas tradition that has to do with the act of defecation (other than the caga tió). And that’s the caganer, the

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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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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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Park Guell, Spain’s Most Colorful Park

Call it a giant Candy Land in Barcelona. Park Guell is that place where you feel like a 5-year-old, oohing and ahhing at crazy rock formations and multicolored mosaics. While most parks have your typical

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La Casa dels Entremesos: Giants, Big Heads, and Beasts

Have you seen the GIANTS of Barcelona? Maybe you’ve been to the citywide La Mèrce Festival, or a smaller neighborhood celebration around Barcelona. And you may have caught the gegants – towering figures

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CosmoCaixa Barcelona is one of Europe's best science museums

CosmoCaixa: An Interactive Science Museum in Barcelona

This post contains affiliate links. When you click + buy, you help me buy a churro or 13. Yay! Remember this? Your physics teacher tells you to turn to page 137 of your 7-pound textbook. He rattles on

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Get lost at the Parc del Laberint d’Horta

Parc del Laberint d’Horta is the oldest park in the city. Off the tourist radar, this park sits in the Barcelona neighborhood of Horta and extends over 55 hectares. It was built in 1791 but became

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Poblenou Street Art Worth Checking Out

If you’ve peeked at my Instagram feed, you’ll see that I’m a fan of Barcelona’s street art, especially around Poblenou. Every time I walk by, maybe every few weeks or so, I’ll

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