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 […]

10 Days in Barcelona: Living Like a Local in the Catalan Capital

10 days in Barcelona is plenty of time to check out the city's major neighborhoods, including the Gothic Quarter. Don't miss the cathedral!

While spending 10 days in Barcelona, you’ll start to feel like more than just a tourist. Of course, you’ll have plenty of time to see the city’s most iconic sights. But you’ll also be able to get off the beaten path more than the typical visitor to the city. You’ll discover hidden corners locals love, […]

Introduction to Catalan Wines (And What to Order in Barcelona!)

Excellent Priorat reds are some of our favorite Catalan wines!

When it comes to wine, Barcelona is the place to be! Wine holds a very special place in Spanish and Catalan cultures. It’s the perfect mix of elegant and accessible, so you can be sure you’re enjoying a high quality vino with no trace of pretentiousness. And as home to several of Spain’s 70+ wine regions, Catalonia […]

Tapas Like a Local: The Best Food Tour in Sant Antoni

One of the best parts of doing a food tour in Sant Antoni? You won't be part of a massive tour group following an umbrella!

Most visitors to Barcelona are eager to take part in the popular tradition of going out for tapas, but might not be sure where to start. And that’s definitely understandable. The menu is full of unfamiliar items, everything is in Spanish or Catalan, and how do you choose from among the hundreds of bars and […]

Local Bites: Where to Find the Best Fideua in Barcelona

Eating with allergies in Barcelona means taking care to make sure that certain allergens haven't made their way into your food, like fideuà.

Many visitors come to Barcelona in search of paella, but it’s always good to expand your horizons! Not that Barcelona doesn’t have some seriously delicious paella—it does—but the local culinary star is a similar dish known as fideua. This simple yet delicious dish uses noodles instead of rice and plenty of seafood. And of course, it’s […]

Where to Enjoy the Best Sangria in Barcelona

Casa Lolea makes some of the best sangria in Barcelona!

Sangria is often the first drink many visitors order when they come to Spain. This fruity, refreshing drink might even taste its best when sipped in beautiful Barcelona. Whether you just want a glass during a quick tapas crawl stop or plan to share a full pitcher among friends, there’s never a bad time to […]

Top 5 Local Wines to Order in Barcelona

Priorat's bold reds are among the best wines to order in Barcelona!

There is so much more to Spanish wine than just Rioja and Ribera! In fact, the nation is home to more than 70 different recognized wine regions, 11 of which are in Catalonia! That means that all around Barcelona, exciting things are happening in the world of wine. You may be surprised to learn that […]

Best Bars in Barcelona: Our Top 10

Conca de Barberà's flavorful white wines are among the best wines to order in Barcelona!

Bar culture is an integral part of the lifestyle in Barcelona. From the old cervecerías that have been around for generations to the sleek new gastrobars popping up around town, bars are a dime a dozen in Barcelona. However, not all of them are created equal! With so many bar choices in the bustling city, how can […]

Dive Into Local Eats: Where to Eat Near La Barceloneta Beach

El Vaso de Oro is where to eat near La Barceloneta beach if you're looking for amazing seafood and beer brewed in-house!

Due to its proximity to the old fishermen’s neighborhood of the same name, it’s easy to find delicious, authentic eats near La Barceloneta beach. Unfortunately, most visitors will head straight for the tacky tourist traps nearby rather than straying off the beaten path a little bit. There are plenty of great options for where to […]