So you’ve fallen in love with Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter: its moody medieval streets, its grand cathedral, its miniature “get lost in me” alleys. But if you venture just a little farther northeast, you’ll happen upon one of the city’s trendiest old quarter neighborhoods: El Born. El Born in fact forms part of a larger zone, [...]
If there’s one part of the city that you really shouldn’t miss, it’s Eixample. Home to modernist architecture galore, loads of shopping, and a host of trendy cafes and restaurants, this is a neighborhood that you’ll want to get to know.
Casa Batlló’s glimmering facade is undoubtedly a sight you won’t miss while in Barcelona – not just because it’s one of the city’s most impressive stops, but because it’s just too darn spectacular not to grab your attention as you take a leisurely stroll down Passeig de Gracia. While Casa Batlló’s original structure was built [...]
Few Catalan villages deliver pueblo perfection like that of Besalú. The arrival alone is one that can’t be beat: Entering the village, you’ll cross a high-arched, 12th-century Romanesque bridge, traveling through its gateway, and finally making a grand entrance into the quaintly packed city itself. Besalú not only serves up cuteness in Spanish spades (an [...]
Only about a half an hour’s drive away from Barcelona is one of the region’s most prized escapes: El Montseny Natural Park. Filled with mountains, villages, and easy access from Spain’s second largest city, it makes for a great outdoorsy escape. Reaching 1706 meters at its highest peak – Turó de l’Home — El Montseny [...]
Let’s face it: Barcelona summers are toasty. Get a handle on the local heat by grabbing the family and heading to the region’s Costa Caribe Aquatic Park for a refreshing escape. With over 50,000 square meters of watery playground, it will transform a hot, sticky holiday into a splashy adventure.
From the Sagrada Familiat to Parc Güell and Las Ramblas, Barcelona is certainly filled with must-see stops. But a few of the city’s most surprising sights slip past tourist radar, making their appearance in hidden and unexpected places. Here are a few of them.
Barcelona is already a city of surprises: the oddly awesome architecture of Antoni Guadí, the enormity of Camp Nou Stadium’s 100,000-person capacity, and the awe-inspiring antiquity of the Gothic Quarter. You already knew all of that, though. But did you know that Spanish often isn’t the city’s primary language? Or that Christmas has a lot [...]
Barcelona may be artistic, eccentric and cosmopolitan, but one thing that it’s not always: super easy to get around on foot. From Parc Güell stacked upon an inland hillside, to the Olympic Port lining the sea, getting from one point to another can indeed take some time and energy. So here are a few ways [...]
Up and over a winding, twisting and turning road that weaves through the Costa Brava’s Cap de Creus peninsula sits the almost-isolated artistic village of Cadaqués. There, whitewashed buildings with terracotta rooftops line sloped streets that funnel into the pueblo’s bay.