Barcelona Cheat Sheet

Ending the Barcelona series with a functional cheat sheet that I’m hoping you can use as a quick printed reference in your trip, or to help you in your overall planning.  Download the printable quick guide & map here. WHERE TO STAY: Save: Praktik Rambla at apprxoximately €80/night Splurge: Hotel Arts Barcelona approximately €300/night WHERE …

Splurge in Hotel Arts Barcelona

When was the last time you splurged?  That long ago?  Cannot even remember? Let Hotel Arts Barcelona remind you what a splurge can look like.  Click the photos to enlarge: Booking a stay at Hotel Arts Barcelona is a sure-fire way of adding a bit or a lot of splurge to your itinerary.  Located in Barcelona’s beachfront, the …

Save in Praktik Rambla Barcelona

The name suggests it quite clearly:  Praktik Rambla is a very practical choice for accommodations in Barcelona.  The location is great, service exceeds expectations and the hotel is beautifully designed with Modernista touches all over.  The best part?  The price:  With double-occuancy rooms going for around €77 per night, this hotel is a real steal …

Cooking class in Barcelona

If you only have a weekend to spend in Barcelona, I will recommend the following itinerary: Day 1:  Get an overview of the city by visiting all of Barcelona’s highlights—very doable in one day; and Day 2:  Immerse yourself in a more hands-on activity like learning what the Spaniards possibly do best: cook amazing food. This is …

Barcelona: Modern or Modernista

Modernista & Modern are two different things.  The city of Barcelona eloquently explains the difference using its many beautiful buildings. Being in the heart of Catalonia—the birthplace/home of the Modernisme movement, it’s no wonder that the city hosts the best Modernista pieces in the world.  Gauid’s La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera are probably …

Barcelona’s best in a day

See Barcelona in one day complete with merienda and a Spanish guitar performance?  It’s very possible!  A weekend (or 2 days) in Barcelona is more than enough time which is good news for us time to those of us who don’t have a lot of vacation days to spare.  Here’s Part 1 of the series:  …