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Day in the Life of a Travel Writer/Blogger in Barcelona

Ever imagined what it would be like to live in Barcelona and hustle a living as a travel blogger? This is an entry taken from my actual diary. Written in 2016, about a year or two after starting my career as a travel blogger in Barcelona, it sets the tone and, I think, hints at the challenges I faced while living off my wits. 

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Discover La Pedrera/Casa Milà (Barcelona) ~ Gaudi’s Most Controversial Masterpiece

Located on Barcelona’s ritzy Passeig de Gràcia, La Pedrera (aka Casa Milà) is one of the most famous Modernista buildings in Barcelona, if not the world. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Discover Barcelona’s Festa Major de Sants ~ Like the Gràcia Festival but Smaller & More Local

Every August, the street parties of Barcelona’s Festa Major de Sants offer an authentic insight into modern-day life in the Catalan capital.

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Discover Barcelona’s Modernista Hospital de Sant Pau ~ A Salubrious Guide

Just a short stroll away from Gaudí’s emblematic Sagrada Familia, the Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau is one of the most spectacular examples of Catalan modernism in Barcelona. A must for all architecture lovers. 

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FLC’s Barcelona Architecture Tour: Exploring Barcelona’s Lesser-Known Architectural Marvels

There are so many fascinating architectural designs and stories to uncover in Barcelona – Rafael Gómez-Moriana shares some of the very best on FLC’s Barcelona Architecture Tour.

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Fashionistas Marwa and Adela from Wandermoda Shopping Tours Want to Introduce You to Barcelona’s Local Boutiques and Artisans

Interview: Discover the best of Barcelona’s independent fashion scene with Marwa and Adela from Wandermoda shopping experiences.

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Bamboo Bike Tour Barcelona ~ An Eco-Friendly & Fun Way to See Barcelona’s Best Bits

Discover the very best of Barcelona’s old town, palm-filled parks and city beaches with Bamboo Bike Tours. If like me you’re passionate about cycling and want to…

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Food Lovers Company Barcelona Food Tour ~ Nibble Your Way Through the Old Town

Whether you’re in Barcelona with friends, a loved one or alone, the Food Lovers Company food tour presents the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded travellers whilst eating all the right dishes at all the right places in Barcelona’s best neighbourhoods.

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La Caseta del Migdia Montjuïc ~ Relax at Barcelona’s Secret Clifftop Paradise

With its sweeping sea views, pine-scented trees, live music and irresistible BBQ food, it’s no surprise that La Caseta del Migdia is where the locals go to escape the crowds of the city below.

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19 FREE Things to See and Do in Barcelona ~ An Inside Guide

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.

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9 Reasons You Need to Go on a Devour Barcelona Food Tour

I was lucky enough to be invited along on one of Devour Barcelona’s first food tours here in Barcelona. As the sister company of the wildly successful Madrid Food Tour, my hopes were high. Needless to say, I wasn’t disappointed… 

Devour Barcelona Food Tours Gracia

I’ve always thought that the best way to get acquainted with a new culture is to study its cuisine. And wandering through the enchanting streets of Gracia, Barcelona’s darling neighbourhood, eating and drinking … well, that’s the kind of studying you can do all day long!

Whether you’re visiting Barcelona for the first time and want to get off the beaten path, or you live here full-time and are looking for a fresh perspective, Devour Barcelona Food Tours are a delectable and intriguing way to do it. Read on to find out why.

1. Because Who Doesn’t Enjoy a Champagne Breakfast?

Catalan butifarra sausage sandwich and cava for breakfast in Gracia, Barcelona - Devour Barcelona Food ToursOK, OK, in Spain it’s called cava and not champagne, but it’s actually the same decadent drink of your dreams. In fact, Catalunya produces the bulk of the world’s cava, and here in Barcelona, when it’s served with a few sliced butifarra (Catalan sausages) in an oven-warm baguette, it is pure and unadulterated pleasure.

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