This blog post was originally posted on November 3, 2014, and was updated on March 19, 2018.
One of the best ways to get insider’s tips and useful information before and during a trip is to check out the wide abundance of blogs. Especially some of these guys! Take a look through some of the best blogs about Barcelona.
The authors of these great blogs range from natives to expats to groups of friends that share one passion or another. In all cases, they are locals, and their perspective is a very useful one. Here are just a few of the best blogs about Barcelona. Not to mention, all in the English language—so even better for curious tourists!
For: The Newbie
Is it your first time in Barcelona and you’re just trying to get your bearings? If so, Barcelona Hacks is the blog for you. Canadian expat-turned-full-fledged Barcelona resident Ash knows the Catalan capital like the back of his hand, and his blog is the accumulation of 7 years learning the ins and outs of the city. From airport transfers to a handy accommodation finder and more, he’s got everything you need to make your trip to Barcelona a success. Best of all, he encourages open dialogue and input from other travelers in the comments section. It’s like having a conversation with a Barcelona-based friend as you prepare for your trip!
Homage to BCN
For: The Curious
This blog is a great starting point for all things Barcelona and Catalonia. Homage to BCN is a fantastic resource for everything that is going on in this corner of Spain. There is a bit of something for everyone. Whether it be a brief guide to the Catalan independence movement, to unmissable weekend happenings, to a neat infographic about Barcelona and its history. Check out the Perfect Day series, a fun and informative way of seeing what a local’s perfect day looks like in Barcelona.
For: The Hip
Travel and food writer Ben Holbrook’s wildly successful blog mainly focuses on eats, treats and good living in Barcelona. He’s young, he’s fun and he likes to get out and explore the different corners of the beautiful city that he inhabits. Take his advice if you’re curious about Barcelona’s hopping nightlife, or check out his various reviews of cool spots in the city. For example, look up the very authentic Vermuteria del Tano. This is definitely one of our favorite blogs about Barcelona—don’t miss it!
Barcelona Street Scraps
For: The Artsy
Barcelona is a fantastic city for art-lovers, and for those who are fascinated by the ephemeral world of street art, Barcelona Street Scraps is the go-to blog to check out different sightings before they’re painted over or scraped away. Take a look to get familiar with the different artists and styles that populate these parts. Finally, take yourself on a treasure hunt to see if you can find other hidden corners where they’ve left their mark.
Foodie in Barcelona
For: the Foodie
Once known as Foodie in Berlin, Foodie in Barcelona has been virtually everywhere. Furthermore, not without stopping (and staying) in the beautiful Catalan capital. Read up on what she has to say about the latest food trends in the city, as she carefully dissects small details in a unique and matter-of-fact way. It’s an entertaining read, even if you aren’t planning a visit to Barcelona any time soon.
For: The Luxurious
Barcelona Navigator is your basic Barcelona city guide, with a touch of luxury. Complete with an extensive section on accommodation, sightseeing advice in the city and interesting and creative ideas for day trips and excursions. Furthermore, it’s a useful tool for visitors and locals alike. Don’t miss out on their recommendations for best spas in Barcelona, or their list of top boutique hotels.