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 [...]
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October 29, 2013
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 [...]
October 15, 2013
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 [...]
October 1, 2013
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.
September 17, 2013
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.
September 3, 2013
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 [...]
August 20, 2013
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 [...]
August 6, 2013
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.
July 23, 2013
Situated on the northeastern edge of Barcelona, the Parc de la Ciutadella has long served as the city’s most popular green getaway. It’s not just a park, either, but home to loads of history and sights.
July 9, 2013
If there’s one time of year that the people of Barcelona especially put on their party hats, it’s during the summer. From flame-filled festivals to neighborhood celebrations, here are a few of Barcelona’s best summer festivals.