Sant Benet de Bages Monastery

Medieval monasteries are pretty neat all by themselves, but Sant Benet de Bages Monastery covers neat and then some. Situated just a 40-minute drive northwest of Barcelona, the complex isn’t just an old-school religious structure but also a cultural heritage center, which offers a tantalizing blend of art, history and culinary delights. The 10th-century monastery is, of […]

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October 21, 2014 by
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What to Do with One Day in Barcelona

If you only have one day in Barcelona, it might feel like you have an insurmountable task at hand, particularly since sights are scattered all over town. But with a little bit of focus, and some smart transport, you can hit the most important spots. So with that in mind, here’s where you’ll want to go, and also how to make it happen.

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October 7, 2014 by
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Cava Week in Barcelona

Barcelona’s an exceptional city – we already knew that – but did you know that it’s also situated in a region — Catalonia — known for Cava, Spain’s version of sparkling wine? Oh yes. And not only is Catalonia’s bubbling beverage pretty darn tasty, but there’s even a week dedicated to it, lest you need […]

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September 23, 2014 by
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Seeing Barcelona by Air

You could see Barcelona by car, food or bike. But you also could see it from an entirely different angle altogether: by air! Whether a helicopter or hot air balloon, here are two very unconventional ways to see the area in and around Spain’s second-largest city.

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September 9, 2014 by
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8 Romantic Things to do in Barcelona

Candlelit dinners and movie nights might do the trick at home, but now that you’re on holiday in Barcelona, it’s time to really step it up. And while a trip to the coastal city is pretty romantic in and of itself, here are eight more ways to make your visit a little – or a lot – more amorous.

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September 2, 2014 by
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Gaudí Sights by Night

Did you like Gaudí’s masterpieces by day? If so, then you’ll really get a kick out of them at night. That’s because two of the city’s most treasured Gaudí sights become just that much more fascinating at sundown. The first of those is Gaudí’s most famous creation: the still-under-construction La Sagrada Familia. While you can’t […]

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August 26, 2014 by
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Festes de la Mercè

Come September, Barcelona gears up for its biggest festival of all, the Festes de la Mercé. From music to art and traditions galore, the week of events has something in store for travelers of all tastes and ages.

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August 19, 2014 by
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Parc de Montjuïc

Along the southeast border of Barcelona, and with views of the port and sea beyond, rises Parc de Montjuïc, home to a collection of the city’s top sights. From a medieval castle to a botanical garden and museums galore, there’s a lot to see and do at this higher-altitude corner of Barcelona.

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August 12, 2014 by
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Museu del Modernisme Catala

While busy discovering Barcelona’s most popular Modernisme masterpieces such as La Pedrera and La Sagrada Familia, you might miss out on one of the city’s best and newest destinations to discover all things art nouveau. From stained-glass windows to paintings, furniture and sculptures, the Museu del Modernisme Catala gives visitors an up close look at […]

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August 7, 2014 by
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A Closer Look at Las Ramblas

Slithering through the metropolis like an urban artery filled with people, Las Ramblas has become Barcelona’s most emblematic spot to get out and simply go for a stroll.

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July 22, 2014 by
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