Category: Local Guides

Best Places for Specialty Coffee in Barcelona

January 5, 2016

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Where there’s good coffee, there’s not only the promise of sipping a satisfying cup of joe, but also the likelihood that you’ll have the chance to explore a cool corner of any given city — and Barcelona delivers on this promise. Fans of specialty coffee — or third wave coffee, as it is often called — will find the perfect brew at these top stops in the Mediterranean capital.

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All About Gegants: Barcelona’s Giants

December 22, 2015

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During your visit to Barcelona, you may come across a giant-sighting or two. OK, not a real giant, but a fake gegant, as they are called in Catalan (or gigante, in Spanish). You may see them at various exhibitions throughout the city, or even dancing around at one of the region’s traditional festivals.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Poblenou

October 27, 2015

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Old meets new; a hub for creativity; the Manchester of Catalonia. These are all ways that the Poblenou neighborhood can be described. It’s the kind of corner you might find in many big cities around the world, where a once-booming area fell into disrepair, only to be re-adopted by a new generation and henceforth rejuvenated. Indeed, […]

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Take Viator With You — Download Our Insider’s Guide to Barcelona

September 10, 2015

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In this guide, we’ve handpicked the very best of what makes the capital of Catalonia so special — both on and off the beaten path — so you can travel like an insider in Barcelona!

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6 Things You Should Know About Visiting Barcelona

June 18, 2012

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The National Museum of Catalonia

Gloria Rodriguez was born and raised in vibrant Barcelona and loves touring her city. Art Historian by degree, Gloria has acquired the perfect training to complement any tour of this European masterpiece. Her main goals are to be welcoming and empathetic, but to most importantly act as the perfect cicerone – a private Barcelona guide that’s able to point out places of interest, importance and historical value to tourists.

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How To Beat the Summer Heat in Barcelona

June 12, 2012

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Take a trip up the Pyrenees to escape the heat of Barcelona

Despite being next to the beach, Barcelona can get pretty warm during those hot Spanish summer days and nights. Many of those who live there escape the city heat by heading out to their places in the countryside and hills beyond. For the rest of us, here are a few options:

Montjuic

Head to the top of this mountain next to the city for great views over Barcelona and the cooling spray of the magic fountain…

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Five Great Day Tours of Barcelona

May 30, 2012

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Barcelona from Montjuic

We asked our Barcelona Expert, Gloria, how she’d spend a one day tour of the best of Barcelona and here’s what she had to say.

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Barcelona in Autumn: Harlem, Bobby and Heartburgers

October 4, 2011

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With the change in seasons comes more fun things to do in Barcelona. Here are some places to try this fall.

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