7 Incredible Spots to Watch the Sunset in Barcelona

This blog post was originally posted on January 9, 2018 and was updated on September 23, 2020. It’s no doubt that Barcelona is one of the most photogenic cities on the planet—especially at sunset. As evening falls over the city, Barcelona takes on a special kind of magic that you have to experience for yourself. […]

Everything You Need to Know About Solo Travel in Barcelona

When eating out during solo travel in Barcelona, sitting at the bar can be a more comfortable choice.

Solo travel is one of the most rewarding ways to experience a social city like Barcelona. That means if you’re getting ready to head to the Catalan capital on your own, you’re in for a treat! Solo travel in Barcelona means interacting with local culture and traditions in a deeper way. And that’s not to […]

Navigating a Catalan Menu: Catalan Food Vocabulary & Tips

Bocata sandwiches and sparkling cava: a traditional Catalan breakfast

Forget everything you learned in your high school Spanish class. Here in Barcelona, it’s all about Catalan. Sure, many people regularly speak Castilian Spanish here in Barcelona. But pride in the local language runs deep in Catalonia, and making an effort to speak a little bit of Catalan will immediately make the locals smile. It […]

Where to Find the Best Crema Catalana in Barcelona

Caramelizing the sugar with a blowtorch on the best crema catalana in Barcelona.

Everyone’s heard of crème brûlée—but what if we told you the Catalans were making a version of the famous dessert centuries before the French dreamed up theirs? Crema catalana is a staple on dessert menus throughout Spain. But in its home region of Catalonia, the obsession for this tasty treat runs deep. It’s not just […]

Where to Shop in Barcelona: The Ultimate Guide

Terrace in El Raval, Barcelona

It’s no secret by now that chic, stylish Barcelona is a shopper’s dream come true. The even better news: the diversity and variety of the Catalan capital makes it easy to find anything and everything you could possibly want. Glitzy luxury brands? Quirky, eccentric boutiques? Handcrafted artisanal goods? You name it, Barcelona’s got it. This […]

9 Michelin Star Restaurants in Barcelona for the Meal of a Lifetime

Moments is one of the top Michelin restaurants in Barcelona, with many dishes inspired by chef Carme Ruscalleda's Catalan heritage.

Few experiences are more prized in the foodie world than dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant. These are the kinds of places where you’ll never have the same meal twice, thanks to their constant innovation and focus on seasonal products. In Barcelona, many of them draw from the same source of inspiration: the humble Catalan kitchens […]

The More, The Merrier: Top Restaurants for Groups in Barcelona

restaurants for groups in Barcelona

With its warm, welcoming culture and party-ready vibes, Barcelona is the perfect place for your next gathering! Spanish and Catalan cultures both place a huge emphasis on getting together with the people who matter most. Throw in some seriously spectacular food, and you’ve got all the makings of a fabulous shindig none of your guests […]

How to Relax in Barcelona: Our 5 Favorite Lazy-Day Activities

Relax in Barcelona with a crisp glass of cava (preferably enjoyed in good company at a rooftop bar!).

It’s easy to get caught up in checking all of Barcelona’s most iconic sights off your list. However, some of your most rewarding time here in the Catalan capital will be spent taking it easy and enjoying some much-needed R&R. You’re on vacation, after all—might as well enjoy it! If you’re wondering how locals relax […]