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The 3 Essentials of La Mercé – Barcelona Festival
September 8, 2011
The 3 Essentials of La Mercé – Barcelona Festival

Although the summer season is slowly coming to an end, the month of September is an excellent month to rent apartments in Barcelona because this is when the most important festival in the city will take place in honor of the city’s patron: La Mercé. The actual holiday is September 24th which is when the [...]

Are you a stylish tourist? La Roca Village in Barcelona
July 22, 2011
Are you a stylish tourist? La Roca Village in Barcelona

Are you a stylish tourist? If your summer destination is Barcelona, La Roca Village will make things really easy for you. Check-in via Facebook Places when you get to the La Roca Village reception and you could win gift vouchers of up to €1,000 and many more surprises. Home to some 900 outlet boutiques, including [...]

5 Catalan Summer Dishes – Barcelona for Foodies
July 12, 2011
5 Catalan Summer Dishes – Barcelona for Foodies

A great part of travelling to a different region and getting to know its culture is experienced through the local food. Barcelona is a popular destination for summer vacation, as you have the beach right in the city. After a long day at the beach you will probably be very hungry before you hit the [...]

A Quick Walk Down La Rambla – Barcelona
February 20, 2011
A Quick Walk Down La Rambla – Barcelona

A quick walk down La Rambla to the famous La Boqueria food market on a cool winter’s morning in Barcelona, Spain.

Best Value Hotels in Barcelona
April 22, 2010
Best Value Hotels in Barcelona

This lively Catalan city which sits between mountains and sea has a mild year-round climate that attracts visitors from all over. What better place to savor the atmosphere than at one of these great value hotels in the heart of the city.

Barcelona’s Torre Agbar
January 28, 2010
Barcelona’s Torre Agbar

Torre Agbar sits on the edge of the Eixample district in Barcelona, Spain. Standing 142 meters tall, the tapering elliptical shaped tower is inspired by Gaudi’s architectural legacy and the mountains of Montserrat.

Spain for Foodies – Tapas in Barcelona
December 29, 2009
Spain for Foodies – Tapas in Barcelona

When it comes to eating in Barcelona, Spain, nothing beats hitting the famous tapas bars. In recent years, tapas have become somewhat trendy around the world while, in Spain, tapas continue to become more and more popular. The best thing about eating in tapas bars is that you are able to sample many of the [...]

The Santa Llucia Christmas Market
December 21, 2009
The Santa Llucia Christmas Market

Barcelona’s Santa Llucia Christmas market, or the Feria de Santa Llucia, is a temporary market set up in front of Barcelona’s cathedral in the Gothic Quarter. The classic Christmas market is held every December and is a fantastic way to experience the Catalan and Spanish culture. The Christmas market dates back to 1786 and features [...]

La Boqueria Market – A Feast for the Senses
December 19, 2009
La Boqueria Market – A Feast for the Senses

Barcelona’s most famous food market, La Boqueria is a covered market with hundreds of stalls devoted to nothing but food. La Boqueria is a place where visitors can easily spend an hour or two wandering around the market’s crowded, winding aisles filling up their memory card with photos. As you enter the market from La [...]

Travel Photo – Barcelona, Spain
December 18, 2009
Travel Photo – Barcelona, Spain

This shot was one of my favorites taken during a recent trip to Barcelona.

Barcelona for Sports Enthusiasts
August 25, 2009
Barcelona for Sports Enthusiasts

Yesterday, while adding a new line of sightseeing tours to the product offering of BrilliantTrips, one tour in particular jumped out at me as something of extra special interest: a Barcelona sports tour. It’s an all day excursion that focuses on Barcelona’s football (soccer) and Olympic history. Participants will see the F.C. Barcelona Stadium, or [...]

Travel Photo – Restaurant Sign in Barcelona, Spain
January 1, 2009
Travel Photo – Restaurant Sign in Barcelona, Spain

A colorful sign outside of a restaurant in Barcelona, Spain