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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 11-year resident,

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What to Wear in Spain According to Season

Don’t know what to pack for Spain? If you’re planning a multi-city trip, assembling your Spain outfits can be tricky. You may have to dress for different types of weather! After all, Spain

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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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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

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Barcelona clothes in the spring

What to wear in Barcelona in the spring

You’ve bought your plane ticket, and you’re coming to Barcelona in the spring. Time to pack your strappy dresses and flip-flops! Or not? Planning your outfits for Barcelona can be tricky because

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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 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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What to visit in Barcelona in 4 days

How to Spend One Day in Barcelona

HOW TO SPEND ONE DAY IN BARCELONA How can you spend one day in Barcelona? If you’re coming into Barcelona for a layover, cruise, or whirlwind European trip, it’s possible to capture the essence

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Review of a Context Tour: Barcelona, Gaudi and Modernism

I’ve said it before. If Barcelona didn’t have the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, or La Pedrera, the city could probably stand alone as a top destination. Why? The other modernist buildings –

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Steel Donkey Bike Tours: Biking Through Barcelona

Imagine this. You’re cruising on your bike along a breezy promenade lined with seafood restaurants while momentarily glancing at the Mediterranean Sea. You see a colossal golden fish sculpture glistening

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