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

El Raval is where to shop in Barcelona if you're looking for something different than the typical brand-name fare.

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 […]

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 […]

Where to Find Luggage Storage in Barcelona

There are plenty of great options for luggage storage in Barcelona, including several in the central Gothic Quarter.

Don’t let the weight of extra baggage (literally!) keep you from spending even more time exploring Barcelona! So you’ve arrived in Barcelona early and can’t check into your hotel yet, or you’ve already checked out but plan on exploring the city some more before heading to your next destination. The only problem: what can you […]

Foodie Guide: Where to Find the Best Esqueixada in Barcelona

Esqueixada in Barcelona

If you like ceviche, you’ll love esqueixada. Catalonia’s answer to the popular Latin American fish dish is a must-try for anyone visiting Barcelona. Made with salt cod, peppers, onions, tomatoes, olives and vinegar, there’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day. Sound good? Here’s where you’ll find some of the best esqueixada in Barcelona! […]

Guide to Eating with Allergies in Barcelona

One of our favorite picks for street food in Barcelona: classic patatas bravas.

Trying to communicate food allergies in a different culture can be intimidating. We all want to enjoy local food when we travel, and cosmopolitan Barcelona features plenty of options for people with varying dietary needs. However, attempting to communicate your allergies to restaurant staff—and knowing what you can and can’t eat—can be challenging at best, […]

Soak Up Summer at These Great Rooftop Pools in Barcelona

When we're looking for the best rooftop pools in Barcelona, one of our top picks is always the pool atop the Ohla Hotel. The views are unbeatable!

Is there anything more stylish than relaxing by a rooftop pool with views over the whole city? We think not! Heading up to a fabulous rooftop pool might just be one of the most luxurious indulgences you can treat yourself to on vacation, and it won’t even break the bank. These incredible rooftop pools in […]