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Greetings, welcome! I’m Ben Holbrook, a UK-based specialist travel, tourism and hospitality copywriter with a love of words and a decade of experience in the…
Whether you’re in need of a post-fiesta brunch, an evening feast with friends or a place to meet for drinks, GiGi Von Tapas is the sort of place you’ll want filed away in your mental Roladex of Barcelona restaurants.
A small selection of my personal favourite tapas bars in Barcelona – perfect at any time of day or night, and on any budget.
I’ve been living in Sants for a couple of years now and these are what I personally consider to be the best local restaurants and tapas bars.
Find quality student accommodation in Barcelona with as little fuss as possible.
Here are a few fun and FREE things to do in Seville, Andalusia’s flamenco-fuelled capital city!
It might be the capital city of Spain, but there are tons of cheap and even free places to eat and drink in Madrid!
Andres Jarabo, founder of Walks of Madrid Tapas Tour, reveals 5 of the most essential and historic tapas bars in Madrid.
I’m often asked why I love Spanish food so much and my answer is always the same: “Because…
From the dazzling Modernista architecture and labyrinthine streets of the Gothic Quarter to the palm-filled parks, mountains and glistening beaches, this is my inside guide to the best FREE things to see and do in Barcelona.
Words and photos by Ben Holbrook.
Dear friends, family and fellow drifters, I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you, a sort of quick life update…
My personal and somewhat overly-sentimental guide to the best things to do in Seville.
My favourite things to do in Galicia in northern Spain, from tips on exploring Santiago de Compostela to hunting out the region’s best vineyards, beaches, palaces and seafood restaurants.
Northern Spain seems to have a way of drawing me back. For one reason or another I have visited this rugged “Green Coast” more than any other part of my adoptive home country.
Jump on the train or rent a car and discover the most inspiring day-trips from Seville.
Based on countless food-filled trips to visit my girlfriend’s family (Rosana is from Asturias), this is my essential gastronomical guide to Asturias.
A feat of architecture dating back hundreds of years, Granada’s Alhambra Palace, in Andalusia, is one of Spain’s most popular tourist attractions. Click through and see why!
Whether you’re on your honeymoon, celebrating an anniversary or simply indulging in your shared love of travel, these are the best places for couples in Spain.
Joni from ExpatsinBarcelona.com shares his top tips on moving to Barcelona and creating the life of your dreams!
Let me introduce you to the beautiful new world of Welsh wine. Yes, really! Wine from Wales! Wales in the UK!
Seville is bursting with great tapas bars, culture and historic sites, and if you’re savvy about your spending, you can do it all on a tiny budget.
My personal recommendations on the best flamenco and Catalan rumba shows in Barcelona!
Travelling with just one carry-on bag will help you save money, time, and even the world… Here you will find my personal minimalist travel packing…
See and do the best of Málaga in just two days.
A hotel I can confidently recommend to anyone looking for a little romance and luxury within walking distance of Barcelona’s best bits.
One day in Madrid – with a camera.
Just arrived in Madrid? Then head straight to the handsome main square of Plaza Mayor! Hop from tapas bar to tapas bar, watch the street performers and take part in Madrid’s endless cultural events. You have arrived.
Tips on Formentera’s best beaches, restaurants, hotels and must-see landmarks – an essential one-day guide for people heading over on the ferry from Ibiza.
From dusty old bodegas where you can pour your plonk straight from the barrel to trendy wine bars specialising in natural and organic wines from the local vineyards of Catalonia – this is where to tip a few vinos back in Barcelona!
Soulfully gratifying British and American pies (savoury and sweet) lovingly handmade on the premises and expertly paired with local craft brews.
My new travel book, ‘Barcelona Precincts’, is now available worldwide – online and at all good bookshops! “A curated guide to Barcelona’s best shops, eateries, bars and other hangouts.”
My essential tips on what to see, do and eat on your first trip to Barcelona, as well as essential advice on what NOT to do.
One of Barcelona’s oldest and most important hotels located in the city centre. Its sumptuous Art Deco style, refined dining options and impressive rooftop terrace (with pool) make this one of the most romantic 4-star hotels in Barcelona.
Hotel Medium Valencia is an extremely comfortable 4-star hotel located within walking distance of Valencia’s iconic City of Arts and Sciences and the historic old town – and cycling distance from the city beaches.
From sandy beach boardwalks and urban cycle lanes to pine-scented mountain bike trails and family-friendly parks, there truly is something for every type of rider in Barcelona. Here are my favourite routes.
A funky 4-star design hotel right in the heart of Barcelona, near Las Ramblas and the best of the old town. A spectacular rooftop terrace seals the deal.
Just an hour away from Barcelona, Tarragona is a Medieval metropolis boasting 2,000 years of history, traditional tapas bars and beautiful beaches.
Experience authentic flamenco (dance and music) in a 17th century Baroque palace.
From market nibbles and bodega bites to avant-garde tapas and ‘surf & turf’ delights, the Barcelona Food Experiences tour is a delectable way to taste and understand Catalonia’s world-class cuisine.
Fast, fun and beautifully cheap, you can see way more of Barcelona’s best sights and attractions when you’ve got Zivile and Jurgis from Rent-Scooter.com on your side.
Big enough to stir your soul and small enough to envelop you in a warm, hazy glow. Here’s how to do Mallorca in one glorious weekend!
Highlights include unrivalled views of Barcelona, first-class dining and a spectacular indoor/outdoor pool. This is the epitome of luxury Mediterranean living.
What, where, when and how to get the most out of Spain’s most EXPLOSIVE cultural celebration. An inside guide.
From foodie recommendations to must-see cultural sites & attractions, this is my insider’s guide to the best of Cadaqués, “The Pearl of the Costa Brava”.
Eixample Esquerra is the perfect neighbourhood for those who want to live the highlife in Barcelona.
From the best traditional bakeries and churro stands to artisanal ice-cream parlours, here’s where to get your fix in the foodie capital of Barcelona.
A story-filled exploration of Barcelona’s historic centre packed with essential bites and sights.
Based on the last few years of visiting my girlfriend’s friends and family that live in this outrageously beautiful part of northern Spain.
In an attempt to see more of my adoptive home, I took off on a 2-day, 160km bike riding adventure from Barcelona to… “somewhere on the Costa Brava” and found everything I’d been dreaming of.
Sant Antoni is the perfect neighbourhood for a foodie stay in Barcelona. Seriously!
Updated for your gastronomic pleasure in January, 2018.
Sip 10 quality wines at some of Barcelona’s best wine bars and bodegas and discover the best of Spain’s fertile vines. Highly recommended.
Vino connoisseurs from Madrid Wine Tours reveal the very best wine bars in Madrid.
Real ramen and superior sushi, The Tatami Room is a serene escape from Barcelona’s boisterous tapas trail.
The best neighbourhoods and best hostels, hotels and apartments in each. All budgets and tastes considered.
Whether you’re flexitarian, vegetarian or 100% vegan, it’s never been such an exciting time to eat in the Catalan capital.
Travel blogger Liz Peterson shares her personal favourite things to do and see in her beloved Sevilla.
As central as it gets! All of these cherry-picked hotels are just a gentle stroll away from Las Ramblas and the very best that the Catalan capital of cool has to offer.
From Catalan soul food perfected by between the Pyrenees and Mediterranean Sea to the latest hipster eats and traditional Spanish tapas, this is your definitive Barcelona gastro guide.
Born and raised in this charming riverside town, Galician writer Marta López shares her insider recommendations on the very best things to do in Ourense.
Find your perfect accommodation in one of Spain’s most iconic cities. From luxury 5* boutiques to budget friendly hostels, these are the best beds in Seville.
Granada (Spain) city expert and local blogger Molly shares her personal recommendations on the best hotels in Granada, Spain – EVERYTHING from 5* luxury to budget and family-friendly hotels.
Abigail Roule from Devour Málaga Food Tours shares her favourite foodie spots in Málaga, Spain.
Experience Barcelona’s best nightlife, cultural attractions, shopping and beaches on a budget.
Essential insider advice on visiting Gaudi’s seminal masterpiece – La Sagrada Familia. By Barcelona blogger Ben Holbrook.
Hello, I’m Ben Holbrook, a professional freelance travel writer, photographer, filmmaker and copywriter from the UK (based on the Gower peninsula in South Wales) – available…
When I moved to Barcelona, it was because I wanted to live on the Mediterranean Sea, but it didn’t take long to realise that Barcelona has so much…
Sylvie, my girlfriend, was living in Madrid when I met her. I was living in Barcelona at the time. Every weekend for a year, I’d…
During the first year that I lived in Barcelona I lived off only €800 per month, and that had to cover all of my living…
Written for FromBarcelona.com > Original post available here For those of us who have spent an extended period in Barcelona, the city never really leaves…
As I write this I am sitting in La Latina, Madrid, the capital city of Spain. The warm summer breeze flows gently through the rustic…
After living in Barcelona for 5 years I have compiled a list of my “Best Things to do in Barcelona”! It’s fun, grimy and ESSENTIAL!