A Love Letter to the Harvest Season

Some beautiful white wine grapes fresh off the vine in southern Spain.

Have you ever been to a winery during harvest season? It’s an intense, magical time where the carefully-laid plans of the entire year hinge around a crucial few weeks, and the atmosphere is charged with expectation. After a long winter of pruning, plowing and fertilizing, followed by the potentially devastating storms and frosts of spring […]

Five Alternative Christmas Markets in Barcelona in 2018

If you'll be in Barcelona in December, keep your eyes open for unique Catalan Christmas decorations at the holiday markets!

This blog post was originally posted on December 11, 2014 and was updated on October 16, 2018. With tasty seasonal treats, beautiful handcrafted goods and a sense of holiday spirit permeating the air, it’s hard not to love Christmas markets. As Spain’s second-largest city and one of Europe’s most popular destinations, Barcelona itself has several […]

Christmas Markets in Barcelona in 2018

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 October 11, 2018. 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 […]

What to do in Barcelona in November 2018

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 8, 2018. 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 2018

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 9, 2018. 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: pleasantly mild temperatures with plenty of sunny days perfect for spending time outside. […]

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 […]