Navigating the Natural Wine Scene in Barcelona

Can Cisa wine bar in Barcelona

Looking to make your diet more organic? Why not choose one of Barcelona’s natural wines to wind down with after a hard day’s work at the office?  Catalonia is fast-becoming Spain’s number one producer of natural wine, and is now home to some of the most famous natural wineries in Europe thanks to the growing […]

8 Unmissable Lunch Spots in Barcelona

Quimet i Quimet is one of the most delicious places to try. Especially if you're trying to find where to eat in Poble Sec

Lunch in Barcelona, when done right, can be both very affordable and of tremendous quality. Here in Spain, lunch is the main meal of the day, so many restaurants offer a “menú del día”—a fixed-price lunch deal that usually includes a primero (first course), a segundo (second course) and postre (dessert) and is typically cheaper […]

5 Ways to Enjoy Eating Alone in Barcelona

Tapa of patatas bravas at Bodega La Palma in Barcelona

Catalans are social people, and food is often the central part of special occasions and random family gatherings.  So the thought of eating alone in Barcelona, which is famous for shared plates, can be scary. But if you think about it, eating alone is one of the best ways to focus solely and deeply on […]

Visiting Barcelona in March: 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 […]

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

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

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

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 […]

Where to Eat on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day in Barcelona

Tragaluz is easily one of our favorite options for where to eat on Christmas Day in Barcelona. You can't get much better than fresh Mediterranean dishes and excellent wine!

This blog post was originally posted on December 9, 2015, and was updated on November 27, 2019. The best way to get in the holiday spirit is with a perfect meal! On major holidays like December 25, Barcelona practically shuts down as locals cozy up at home with their loved ones. However, while your choice […]

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

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 […]

What to Do on New Year’s Eve in Barcelona

The 12 midnight grapes are a key part of celebrating New Year's Eve in Barcelona. Can you eat yours before the clock finishes chiming?

This blog post was originally posted on December 14, 2015 and was updated on November 14, 2019. There’s no better place to party than Barcelona—especially on New Year’s Eve. From traditional sit-down dinners at home with the whole family, to all-out ragers in the city’s hottest nightclubs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on New […]

What to do in Barcelona in December

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

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

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 […]

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