Barcelona is truly one of the jewels of the Mediterranean. Nestled between the Collserola mountain range and the Mediterranean Sea, it’s not hard to see why Barcelona is one of Europe's most visited cities. There’s plenty of well-known tourist sites for you to choose from, including the legendary Casa Milà & still under construction Sagrada Familia, but Barcelona is much … [Read more...] about Off The Beaten Track in Barcelona
Barcelona is a city alive with culture, the streets buzzing with activity from morning till night; it’s no wonder figuring out how to see Barcelona on a budget is a popular topic. Versatile, Barcelona has something for everyone, but as with most cities in Europe, visiting can leave you with a light wallet. I spent a year teaching just outside of Barcelona and stayed in … [Read more...] about Barcelona on a Budget: A Guide to Save You Money
[S]pain is a country that loves to party, and there are plenty of festivals and events each year that cater to having fun. Here are 9 of the biggest festival parties that take place in Spain each year. 1. Carnival (just before Lent, normally in February) In the days leading up to Lent, the Carnival festival begins. Carnival is known for its glamorous colorful parades, lots … [Read more...] about Top 9 Festivals and Parties in Spain
Visiting Europe on my 'round the world trip, I was trying to catch up with some popular spots I missed my first time around back in 1998. Switzerland was one, and Spain was the other. Barcelona kept me busy with Gaudi's buildings and Picasso's art. The beaches were almost empty, however I found plenty of people at the FC Barcelona soccer match I attended. The Trains to … [Read more...] about Friday Flashback: Barcelona!
Words that come to mind when I think of Barcelona: football (soccer), the beach, tapas, wine, Picasso, partying, Gaudi, skateboarding, warm weather, and backpackers. … [Read more...] about Quintessential Barcelona