Romantic Barcelona: 5 Things to Do With Your Special Someone

Cable cars over Barcelona

This blog post was originally posted on November 4, 2014, and was updated on February 3, 2021.   From the mysterious Gothic Quarter to the countless beautiful views of the city from abve, Barcelona is easy to fall in love with—and in! These are just a few of our favorite romantic Barcelona sights and experiences. […]

5 Essential Items for Every Spanish Kitchen

Caramelizing the sugar with a blowtorch on the best crema catalana in Barcelona.

This blog post was originally posted on March 5, 2015, and was updated on January 28, 2021. Dreaming of that perfect Spanish kitchen? Make sure you stock it with the essentials! Spanish cuisine is based on simple, fresh ingredients, with some of its best signature dishes using ingredients as basic as an egg to create […]

5 Unmissable Spots Serving the Best Brunch in Paris

Some of the best brunch in Paris comes from Marcello, home to some pretty killer pancakes.

This blog post was originally posted on April 25, 2019 and was updated on October 6, 2020. Despite not being native to Paris, brunch is now nothing short of a local institution in the City of Light. And, just like the city itself, the brunch offerings in Paris are varied, ranging from French classics to […]

Spanish-Style Pork in Whiskey Sauce Recipe (Solomillo Al Whisky)

Pork sirloin with whiskey sauce over fried potatoes

The best Spanish sauces are also the simplest. Alioli, salsa verde, bravas sauce—they’re as different as night and day. But one thing they all have in common is that they’re relatively easy to make and require just a handful of pantry staples. This Spanish-style whiskey sauce recipe is no different. A staple of the Seville […]

The Only Cava Sangria Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Glass of cava sangria with strawberries

This blog post was originally posted on May 13, 2015 and was updated on September 8, 2020. Using cava rather than the traditional red wine for sangria is a twist on this classic recipe that you didn’t know you needed. Sangria is one of the most sought-after drinks among visitors to Spain. But what many […]

Mama Carmen’s Fideuà Recipe

Join in on one of the many cool walking tours in Barcelona and discover some of the famous local spots to enjoy the city at its best!

This blog post was originally posted on March 9, 2016, and was updated on September 8, 2020. Everyone’s heard of paella—but what about its noodle-based cousin, fideuà? Try making it yourself with this fideuà recipe. This recipe comes from one of our favorite people in Barcelona: Mama Carmen, whose small seaside restaurant Cal Papi was a […]

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

If you're visiting Barcelona with kids, be sure to seek out the famous giants!

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 […]

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 […]