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Top 10 things to do in Barcelona

Park Guell

Rick and I reminisce about Barcelona a lot. And then we make a big paella dinner and a giant pitcher of sangria and start looking up flights and hotels. Barcelona was one of our favorite cities on our 2018 Europe trip as it seemed so magical. The bright colors, interesting architecture, amazing food, and walkable

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Exploring off the beaten path in Barcelona


Whether it’s your first visit or you’re coming back to Barcelona on a return trip, there’s always something new to see and do in this charming city. Filled with exciting experiences for first-time visitors, Barcelona also has a lot to offer seasoned travelers who are willing to go off the beaten path. If you want

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Free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona street

Rick and I are dying to plan a return trip to Barcelona to explore more of its famous sights, taste more of its delicious food, and enjoy the vibrant, charming city to its fullest – as well as revisit some of Barcelona’s free activities. Trying to see and do everything in the city doesn’t have

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Best photography locations in Barcelona

Barcelona Cathedral

Barcelona is bursting with color and unique shapes thanks to Antoni Gaudi’s influence and there’s no shortage of amazing photography locations in Barcelona to capture forever on film – or on Google Photos.  I don’t even want to know how many photos I took just inside the Sagrada Familia and we were only there for

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8 best day trips from Barcelona

Tibidabo Ferris wheel

Barcelona is one of Rick’s and my favorite European cities and we could spend weeks wandering the perfectly structured streets, indulging in tapas, drinking our weight in sangria, and exploring the famous attractions. But, I also enjoy touring and sightseeing in nearby cities for a change of pace and experience the culture and meet the

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Barcelona: What to know before you go

On Rick’s and my Barcelona, Southern France, and the Italian Riviera trip with EF Go Ahead Tours, Barcelona was one of our favorite cities! The amazing architecture, open streets, and welcoming atmosphere were just some of the highlights of our visit to this fantastic travel destination; and we want you to have the same amazing

Food and Drink

What to order in Barcelona

Tapas display

With such an abundance of fresh seafood, exotic spices, and grillable veggies, Barcelona is a destination for any foodie. Rick and I ate very, very well while touring the Catalan city and we can’t wait to get back there and indulge in more tapas, paella, and sangria! Barcelona’s Spanish influence and own Catalan specialties make

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24 hours in Barcelona

Barcelona, or “Barthelona” if you want to sound like a local (but please don’t unless you actually speak Catalan), is a wonderful, welcoming city that Rick and I simply cannot wait to get back to. The beautiful architecture and neighborhoods, the welcoming people, the inviting beach, and the delicious cuisine make for a wonderful vacation

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Barcelona wine bars

Wine glasses in a bar

While Barcelona is known for its impressive array of tapas, it’s also home to some incredible wine bars – many of which also serve tapas if you just can’t get enough! Barcelona is an easy to city to discover by eating and drinking your way through it (between marveling at Gaudi’s work and relaxing at

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A relaxed Barcelona itinerary

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia

Escaping to the beautiful beachfront city of Barcelona? This stunning Catalan city is steeped in culture, history, and beautiful, almost otherworldly architecture thanks to Gaudi’s influence. While it’s a part of Spain, it does have its own language (Catalonian) though most do speak Spanish, and its own distinctive history and heritage. Enjoy the popular sites,