Looking for Europe’s warmest destinations to escape winter this year? Discover the Top 5 Winter sun destinations in Europe and beyond, a list of places where the sun is ever-present and the sandy beaches are awaiting, no matter the season! Hop on the journey to Europe’s hottest destinations…Continue Reading…
Only a few minutes away from the beautiful city of Bilbao, in the Basque region of Spain, you’ll find a stunning little island, which was the setting for Game of Thrones Dragonstone, one of the many breathtaking filming locations. If you miss the thrill of every new Game of Thrones episode, Gaztelugatxe might be the best, adventurously beautiful travel destination for you. Follow our tips to make the most of your trip to Dragon Stone!Continue Reading…
Our Guide to Sustainable Shopping in Barcelona will offer you some sneak peeks of the most beautiful vintage, responsible or local crafts shops we’ve discovered in Barcelona! Get yourself and your loved ones some unique souvenirs, made with love and designed to last for a long, long time!
Barcelona is a vibrant, colorful city, well-known for its shopping opportunities. Spain is the country where many fashion brands were born, yet there are so much more shopping alternatives in the city of Barcelona, and shops that don’t carry the same products that are already available all around Europe. Let’s have a look at our favorite spots!Continue Reading…
Although tasty and diverse, Spanish cuisine is not the most vegan-friendly. Having spent more than one month in Barcelona, we have tried many vegetarian and vegan-friendly places, and we’d love to share some of the best ones with you. Whether you are vegetarian or vegan in Barcelona, you will surely find something delicious at any of these places. Here’s what we enjoyed most…
We’ve noticed this place when we first arrived, next to our Airbnb, in El Raval. After reading some good reviews, we decided to check it out. We later found out that there is more than one Vegetalia restaurant in Barcelona.Continue Reading…
Ready to get the perfect panoramic shot of Barcelona? This is the first post of our #barcelonafromabove series. We’ll show you the best places where you can see and capture Barcelona from above! So get ready for a beautiful hike to Montjuic Castle, our first stop! Here’s all you need to know…
Montjuic is the birthplace of the city of Barcelona. Today, it houses a variety of attractions, such as Palau Nacional (the National Art Museum of Catalunya), the Olympic Stadium, the Joan Miro Foundation (the Modern Art Museum), the Botanical Garden and finally, the Montjuic Castle.Continue Reading…
Ready for a sunny getaway? If there’s one thing you can’t miss in Barcelona, it’s the colorful Boqueria Market! Barcelona street food looks and tastes amazing here! Vegan, vegetarian, meat lover, this market caters for all tastes! And to top it up, the colors are extremely photogenic!
How to get there
Boqueria Market or Mercat de la Boqueria is easily reachable from the Liceu (L3) metro stop. The vibrant food market is within easy reach from La Rambla, Plaça de Catalunya or nearby neighborhoods such as El Raval or the Gothic Quarter.
It is open everyday from 8AM to 8PM, except for Sundays, when it’s closed. You don’t need a ticket, just get inside and enjoy the colorful adventure!
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Barcelona is quite a green city. It boasts many wonderful parks, and we can name a few – Ciutadella Park, Güell Park, Joan Miro Park and so on. But have you heard of the Labyrinth de Horta Park? Easily reachable by metro or bus, away from the crowded touristy places, Barcelona Labyrinth Park is the perfect destination for a day of relaxing in the sun!
Get lost in the labyrinth!
The history of the Barcelona Labyrinth Park of Horta goes back all the way to 1792 when an Italian engineer designed the gardens for the owner of the estate at the time, Joan Desvalls, the Marquis of Llupià and Alfarràs.
In other words, even now, despite the passage of so many years, the place still looks deeply grounded in history and it’s quite the fairy tale scene.Continue Reading…
Ready for a day trip to the wonderful Montserrat? Torn between a guided tour and independent travel? We’ll help you decide in no time and we’ll provide all the information you need to get there and enjoy a beautiful day in the mountains!
First of all, let’s get this out of the way: what is Montserrat?
Montserrat is a mountain range situated about 30 km away from Barcelona, which is the home of the Montserrat Monastery. The rock formations on these mountains have quite a distinct look, and the trip to the Monastery offers some amazing views.
The Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey is the home of the famous Virgin of Montserrat statue, depicting the patron saint of Catalunya. There is an interesting story behind the discovery of this statue and the construction of the monastery. You can read more about it here.
How to get there? Montserrat Guided tour vs Independent TravelContinue Reading…
Travelling on a low budget? Don’t get discouraged! Barcelona has many beautiful attractions that you can visit free of charge. If money is holding you back from visiting this wonderful city, get ready for the trip. We have explored and come up with a list of 10 amazing spots to see and to get a taste of Barcelona, no ticket needed.
So get ready for your getaway and let’s see how you can best explore the city:
1. Boqueria Market
This market is located right in the heart of Barcelona and it boasts a colorful selection of (tropical) fruit all year round. It’s a top photography spot! Fresh fruit and juice in all the different colors, freshly-caught fish and oysters, chilly peppers and spices, as well as restaurants that offer a variety of dishes: from local tapas rich in fish and sea-fruit, to vegetarian and vegan dishes (falafel, burritos etc.).
This is also the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and a drink, if you are on a low budget. Here is a list of prices to give you an idea of how expensive food is:
- Fresh juice 1-1.5 euros
- Fresh fruit in plastic cup 1.5-2.5 euros
- Chicken, cheese or spinach pie 3 euros
- Meat or vegetarian burrito 4 euros
- Calamari 5 euros
- Vegan falafel 5 euros
Address: La Rambla, 89, 91, 08002 Barcelona, Spain ; closest metro stop : Liceu (L3).
2. The Gothic quarter
Take a walk through the picturesque Gothic quarter, where you can find hidden gems on the narrow streets of Barcelona. This neighborhood is known for its creative, artsy shops and ateliers, and it’s the home of Barcelona Cathedral.Continue Reading…
Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia is undoubtedly an astonishing work of art. There is so much beauty and meaning behind every element of this cathedral! But is it really worth visiting the inside of Sagrada Familia?
We are about to show you something you cannot miss!
Today we explored the cathedral and its wonderful journey towards completion.
So we’ll give you some insights on how to plan and prepare for your visit. And we’ll let the beauty of Gaudi’s design convince you that it’s so worth it!