Barcelona in March 2020: 5 Can’t-Miss Activities & Events

If you're visiting Barcelona in March, mark your calendar for the iconic Sant Josep Oriol festival, where the city's famous giants make an appearance!

This blog post was originally posted on February 9, 2015 and was updated on February 4, 2020. Spring is just around the corner, and endless events coupled with plenty of sunshine make Barcelona the place to be in March. Our agenda this month is packed with everything from authentic Catalan festivals to classic car rallies […]

Our Top Picks for the Best Hot Chocolate in Barcelona

Swiss hot chocolate at La Nena in Barcelona

Nothing beats winding down during the winter months with a decadently delicious hot chocolate.  When you think of Barcelona, you think of sun, sea and sangria (though whether or not we actually drink it here is a different story!) Yet during the winter months, the city is home to some of the best hot chocolate […]

Food with Memory: A Jewish Culinary Feast at Toldot Barcelona

Sharing a traditional Jewish meal

Monica and Eva tell stories through their food.  Monica grew up in a Syrian-Jewish family in Mexico. Eva was born in Australia into a Jewish family with Irish and Polish background. Together they are the heart and soul of Toldot Barcelona, an institution that promotes Jewish heritage through food.  Through Toldot, Monica and Eva offer […]

What to Do in Barcelona in February 2020

The Llum light festival is reason enough to visit Barcelona in February!

This blog post was originally posted on January 9, 2015, and was updated on January 15, 2020. February usually gets a bad rap: it’s short, cold, and there’s not much going on—unless you’re in Barcelona! After all, there’s always something to do here in the thriving Catalan capital! Even one of the dreariest months of […]

Guide to Visiting Barcelona for Work – The Best Advice for Business Travelers

Group toasting with red wine

Visiting Barcelona for work? We’ve got you covered with top bleisure travel tips, from hotels and transportation to the city’s best cuisine! Barcelona is already world-famous for its incredible architecture, gorgeous coastline, vibrant nightlife and colorful history. But it’s also gaining a new reputation when it comes to bleisure travel, thanks to its infinite opportunities […]

What to do in Barcelona in January 2020

One of the most popular events in Barcelona in January is the Three Kings' Parade! Kids and adults alike love this festive celebration on January 5.

This blog post was originally posted on December 9, 2014, and was updated on December 4, 2019. Christmas has come and gone, but Barcelona isn’t slowing down anytime soon as the new year kicks in. The first week of January is full of Reyes celebrations (more on that in a bit), but that’s not all. […]

Christmas Markets in Barcelona in 2019

Christmas markets in Barcelona are the best way to get into the holiday spirit!

This blog post was originally posted on November 21, 2014, and was updated on November 27, 2019. Barcelona’s Christmas markets provide a classic European feel with a Catalan twist. Known as firas, Christmas markets here in the Catalan capital are unlike any other you’ll experience. And what makes the Christmas markets in Barcelona even better is […]

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 […]

Where to Eat Dinner on New Year’s Eve in Barcelona in 2019

Restaurant Fonda España in Barcelona

This blog post was originally posted on December 15, 2015, and was updated on November 14, 2019. New Year’s Eve in Barcelona isn’t complete without a perfect holiday meal. If you’re wondering where, exactly, you can find one, you’ve come to the right place! There are plenty of great restaurants here in the Catalan capital serving […]