Is Barcelona Safe for Tourists?

Is Barcelona safe for tourists? In the aftermath of pro-independence protests, ever-present pickpockets, and past terrorist attacks, you may wonder if Barcelona is the dream destination people make it out to be. For those visiting Barcelona for the first time, the dramatic news coverage probably makes Barcelona seem like it’s filled with angry, masked mobs…

How to Avoid Pickpockets in Barcelona

How to Avoid Pickpockets in Barcelona If you’ve heard anything about Barcelona, you might be wondering – is Barcelona dangerous? I’ve lived here for 13 years, and sadly, I’ve seen how Barcelona pickpockets have infested the streets and targeted innocent tourists. In this handly guide, you’ll learn about Barcelona pickpocket hotspots, smart safety tips, and…

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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

Practical Guide to Planning a Trip to Spain Spain boasts historic medieval castles, exquisite Mediterranean gastronomy, and a fiesta-inspiring culture. If you’ve always wanted to go to Spain, it’s time to prepare before travel picks up again! Get a head start and plan your Spain itinerary. Find out the best time to go, which cities…

Visiting Barcelona After the Coronavirus Lockdown (COVID-19)

Visiting Barcelona During COVID-19 (June 2021) As the Catalan government has eased restrictions, what’s the New Normal like in Barcelona now? And what will it look like soon? We’re on the mend now, friends. I’ve created this resource page of official, authoritative sources for Barcelona travel. We know that coronavirus news happens rapidly, so I’ll try…

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…