What to do in Barcelona in December 2019

If you're visiting Barcelona in December, you absolutely can't miss the opportunity to walk around and check out the city's gorgeous displays of Christmas lights.

This blog post was originally posted on November 26, 2014 and was updated on November 6, 2019. The holiday season has officially arrived here in Barcelona, and we can’t wait to share our favorite winter traditions with you. The festive fun brings a new sense of magic to the streets of the Catalan capital. If […]

What to do in Barcelona in November 2019

If you'll be visiting Barcelona in November, be sure to take some time to get lost in Gracia!

This blog post was originally posted on October 13, 2014, and was updated on October 2, 2019. Fall is officially in full swing here in the Catalan capital, and we couldn’t be more excited. The heat waves of summer are long gone, and locals here in Barcelona are welcoming fall with open arms. From seasonal […]

What to Do in Barcelona in October 2019

Barcelona in October takes on magical fall colors when viewed from Montjuïc.

This blog post was originally posted on September 17, 2014 and was updated on September 5, 2019. After the bustling summer months draw to a close, it’s time to relax and enjoy Barcelona in October. Weather-wise, it’s the best of both worlds, with pleasant, mild temperatures and plenty of sunny days. You’ll want to spend […]

What to do in Barcelona in September 2019

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 August 28, 2014, and was updated on August 6, 2019. Barcelona in September is positively magical. As summer tourist crowds clear out and locals return from vacation, the city begins to retain more of the authentic charm that enamors so many. Weather-wise, sunny days and pleasantly cool nights […]

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

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 […]