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Barcelona’s Modernist Masterpieces

Barcelona’s Modernist Masterpieces March 21, 2012 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Most people coming to Barcelona have a few ‘must-see’s on the list. Many of those, if not the majority include a variety of modernist buildings from the likes of Gaudi, Lluís Domènech i Montaner and Josep Puig i Cadafalch, to name but a few. Renowned structures such as Casa Batllo, La Pedrera,...

Barcelona’s Best Cafes

Barcelona’s Best Cafes March 18, 2012 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Perhaps not as well known for their coffee as for their wine, it’s hard to order a bad ‘café’ in Barcelona (or Spain for that matter). Whether you want a Cortado (espresso with milk), Espresso, Café con Leche or an Americano, (long espresso), most coffee shops around the city serve a rich...

Barcelona’s Top Five Tapas Pics

Barcelona’s Top Five Tapas Pics March 6, 2012 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Barcelona is known for its tapas; small dishes of delicious, innovative goodness, ideal for sharing amongst friends on a Barcelona terrace. If it’s your first encounter with the ‘world of small plates or feel like you haven’t really experienced the best that the city has to offer but...

Barcelona’s Live Music Scene

Barcelona’s Live Music Scene February 20, 2012 | Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Barcelona’s eclectic and exceptionally vibrant music scene is what keeps the city going until 6am almost every night of the week and especially on weekends. Its live music in particular, is rapidly growing with new venues springing up across the city all the time. If you’re looking for live...

Maximize Your Stay Along The Mediterranean

Maximize Your Stay Along The Mediterranean February 10, 2012 | Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
One of Barcelona’s best attributes is its close proximity to the beach. The Mediterranean Sea is a stone’s throw from the city center and just a short bus or metro ride from the Eixample and Gracia neighborhoods (or a nice, leisurely stroll). No matter what time of year, Barcelona’s boardwalk...

Five Barcelona Travel Tips

Five Barcelona Travel Tips February 2, 2012 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Even if you don’t have a friend on the ‘inside’, it’s always easier to get by and maximize your experience in a city if you know a few key tricks of the trade. Barcelona especially, is that much easier to navigate and to enjoy if you have a little ‘help from a friend’. Before...

Happening Happy Hour Barcelona Bars & Restaurants

Happening Happy Hour Barcelona Bars & Restaurants January 24, 2012 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Next to the siesta, the fiesta and more specifically, happy hour, is something the Barcelona bars and restaurants have nearly perfected. Almost everyday of the week between 5-8 or later, depending on the place, you can find great deals on cocktails, mixed drinks and tapas. A few cool places to check...

Romantic & Breathtaking Barcelona Views

Romantic & Breathtaking Barcelona Views January 17, 2012 | Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Renowned for its culinary, design and architectural expertise, what Barcelona is also known for is its affinity for romantic getaways. Not only is it full of quaint and intimate places to wine & dine a current love or prospective ‘interest’, the city has a variety of ideal look out points,...

Barcelona’s Irish Hubs

Barcelona’s Irish Hubs January 11, 2012 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
It’s hard to find a city without the token Guinness pouring, Celtic playing, authentic Irish pub and Barcelona is no exception. There are more than 20 Irish bars in town, some bearing very close resemblance to a mom ‘n pop Spanish tapas hole in the wall, while others are slightly more elaborate,...

Barcelona’s Best Christmas Markets

Barcelona’s Best Christmas Markets December 22, 2011 | Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
As the holidays approach Barcelona’s markets (which set up shop on December 1st) become even more packed with locals, expats as well as tourists looking for a few Catalan souvenirs. It’s one of the most electric times of  year in the city and no matter which area you’re in there’s...
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