Best Vermouth Bars in Barcelona

Vermouth in Barcelona has always been a deeply-rooted tradition, although it wasn’t until recently that it saw a resurgence in popularity. Next to plenty of century-old establishments that seem to never change are dozens of more modern bars that are breathing new life into the revered aperitif tradition. The result? A vermouth bar on every […]

10 Things to Do in Gracia

La Vila de Gracia (or, as we call it, Gracia) is one of Barcelona’s liveliest neighborhoods, despite its small-village feel. From the rich history to the contemporary art scene, this is a neighborhood where tradition meets modern and cultural diversity flourishes. Check out our picks for top ten things to do in Gracia. 1. Visit Park […]

Historic Food Markets in Barcelona

One of Barcelona’s greatest assets is its incredible gastronomy, and the colorful and lively markets are no exception. There is something to love about each and every one of these historic food markets in Barcelona… Santa Caterina Up until the mid-19th century, traveling, open-air markets were the norm in Barcelona. However, around this time a […]

What to do in Barcelona in September

Summer is coming quickly to an end, and fall is almost upon us! Ideal weather combined with major holidays and festivals make September in Barcelona one of our favorite months of the year… Celebrate La Mercè Barcelona’s biggest festival, the celebration of its patron saint, started as a small religious parade. Nowadays, it’s a weeklong […]

Yum! Top vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona

There exists a sort of myth that vegetarians have it tough in Spain… Of course, all things pork do play an important role in the many different regions’ cuisines, but by no means do they dominate it, especially in such a cosmopolitan city as this one. Vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona may seem few and far between, […]

Top Five Vineyard Tours Near Barcelona

Today we have a post from our friend Timmer to share his tips for visiting vineyards near Barcelona! Timmer knows how much we love Catalan wines (we feature 10 local wines (including cava and vermouth) on our Tapas & Wine Tasting Tour, and wine tastings are included on all of our other food tours too!) […]

Everything You Need to Know about Catalan

So you’re visiting Barcelona and you’re brushing up on your 8th grade Spanish. Donde está el baño, you murmur to yourself on the plane. La cuenta, por favor, you nervously repeat again and again, imagining the delicious tapas dinner you will eventually enjoy on your trip. But little do you realize that upon arriving in Barcelona, you could possibly find […]

Where to Eat Breakfast in Barcelona

Breakfast in Barcelona is a beautiful thing! From the perfect savory toast drizzled with olive oil to the rich hot chocolate and churros, use our guide on where to eat breakfast in Barcelona for your most important meal of the day! Granja y Chocolateria la Nena Spanish hot chocolate is not like the rest. Thick, […]

10 Cheap things to do in Barcelona

Looking for cheap things to do in Barcelona? Barcelona is easy to enjoy on less than a dime! Check out the CCCB CCCB, the abbreviation for Centro de Cultural Contemporanea de Barcelona, fittingly sits right next the contemporary museum of the MACBA in the Raval. But unlike the MACBA, the CCCB has a constantly changing program, each […]

Bullfighting: Yay or nay?

Catalonia has a long history of taking stands, and the case of bullfighting is no exception. Four years have passed since the region officially banned the sport and with time the bullrings that remain standing have been converted into shopping centers, museums and concert venues. Though these bullrings’ history is crawling closer and closer to oblivion, […]