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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]