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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An escape from the sticky July heat and maddening crowds of Barcelona.
Enjoy live jazz, Catalan cava and romantic city views from the rooftop of one of Antoni Gaudi’s most famous buildings.
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!
This is my guide to ‘the other Ibiza’, to the romantic, tranquilo, hippy side of the island, to what I’d like to think of as ‘the real Ibiza’. Based on my ridiculously romantic experience with my girlfriend Rosana.
A small selection of my personal favourite tapas bars in Barcelona – perfect at any time of day or night, and on any budget.
A visit to Barcelona’s 113-year-old Modelo prison, the site of some 1,000 executions, the most recent of which was in 1974.
This is my travel guide to the best things to do and see in Cantabria, northern Spain, with essential tips on where to eat, drink and sleep – in the capital city of Santander and beyond.
Just me, my camera and a sense of total liberation. Seeking action, seeking shade… seeking everything and nothing in particular.
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.”
I’ve written about Mano Rota before. So have a lot of people. It’s one of my favourite restaurants in Barcelona and their new vegetarian…
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.
The Omio (formerly GoEuro) app makes it possible to explore Spain and the rest of Europe with just a few swipes of your finger, saving you cash and travel time in the process. Vamos!
Spain’s third largest city is famous for its blissfully sunny climate, fragrant orange trees, soft-sand beaches, culture-packed old town and, of course, for being the birthplace of paella! Here’s how to experience the best of it in just 2 or 3 days!
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.
We’ve all seen it in the movies, now let’s see if it’s true… It’s easy to get carried away by the romance of Rome –…
From advice on the the best way to visit the Vatican City, Roman Forum and Colosseum to tips on where to eat & drink the best pizza, pasta, gelato, wine and coffee in Rome, these are what I believe to be the best things to see, do and eat in Rome. Andiamo!
Housed in a converted palazzo, this classic 4-star hotel is conveniently located in Rome’s Centro Storico (historic heart).
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.
El Born is my absolute favourite neighbourhood in Barcelona’s historic old town and Wanderbeak’s ‘Born to Eat’ food tour is the ultimate way to explore it – one mouthful at a time.
I feel like I say this all the time, but I’ll say it again anyway – Sant Antoni is my favourite barrio in Barcelona.…
Thoughts, reflections and photographs from my life in Barcelona.
The Torre Glòries skyscraper is one of Barcelona’s tallest and most iconic buildings – every bit as recognisable as the peaks of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. When…
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.
From exotic paradise islands to 24-hour party cities, here are a few idyllic winter sun destinations to get your fix.
2017. It’s been a hell of a year. Not just for me, but for all of us. But I’m choosing to focus on the…
An obvious choice for travellers in search of the good life in Barcelona.
My favourite time to be in the Catalan capital…
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.
Because Barcelona is one of the jolliest places to be during the holiday season!
A few of my personal favourite French restaurants in Barcelona – here’s where to go when you’ve had your fill of Spanish tapas.
I don’t usually spend my Sundays hanging around train stations, but Barcelona’s Sants Estacio is not your average train station. It’s located just at the…
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.
Explore the best photography spots in Barcelona and learn how to capture better images.
Just an hour away from Barcelona, Tarragona is a Medieval metropolis boasting 2,000 years of history, traditional tapas bars and beautiful beaches.
I was travelling through Santiago de Compostela recently and tried to capture the moments of pilgrims arriving at their final destination after hiking the Camino.
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.
Half an hour away from Barcelona lies one of the most romantic beach resorts in Europe. Day trip, anyone?
Interview: Discover the best of Barcelona’s independent fashion scene with Marwa and Adela from Wandermoda shopping experiences.
And it’s not just because of the eternal sunshine and blissful city beaches…
After more blackouts and fuzzy mornings than I dare admit, this is my boozy guide to the very best cocktail bars in Barcelona.
Though she was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Sarah Gemba became wildly obsessed with the Spanish way of life at a young age and…
I found some old photos the other day. They were the photos I took on my very first day in Barcelona…
A must for avid footie fanatics coming to Barcelona.
I’m still in shock, mortified by what’s happened. But this is still our Barcelona. This is still our city of peace, love and joy. A city…
Four-star contemporary design within strolling distance of Barcelona city centre and Antoni Gaudí’s Modernist masterpieces.
Sizzling cabaret shows, electrifying live music performances and fascinating history, Barcelona’s El Molino theatre provides an unforgettable night out.
Actor and all-round legend Larry Lamb meets the locals in Barcelona on his Mediterranean Cruise Mates adventure.
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!
Hearty home-cooking, great cocktails and lazy neighbourhood vibes, à la Sant Antoni.
Luxury living for less. Modern rooms and a glitzy rooftop bar and pool. Outstanding value for money, one of the best budget hotels in Barcelona.
Innovative Mediterranean cooking, biodynamic wines and cool-but-casual vibes in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter
It’s deep summer and the atmosphere is electric as Barcelona celebrates its annual Sant Joan festival.
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.
My personal experience of hiking the last 120 glorious km of the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail from Sarria to Santiago.
A line in the sand that marks the shift from relatively unknown Barcelona to megastar A-lister Barcelona.
Modernist architecture, Michelin-starred dining and fascinating conversation – this is a double deluxe taste of Barcelona’s high life.
The footie fanatics from CeleBreak share their inside advice on where to play football in Barcelona and how to get involved in local games.
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!
From the legendary tapas bars in San Sebastián and Vitoria-Gasteiz to the famous vineyards of Rioja Alavesa and Michelin-starred restaurants in Bilbao, this is your essential gastro guide to the Basque Country.
Highlights include unrivalled views of Barcelona, first-class dining and a spectacular indoor/outdoor pool. This is the epitome of luxury Mediterranean living.
There are a staggering 23 beaches to choose from along Marbella’s sun-kissed coastline – here are five of the very best!
Paddle board, surf, kitesurf or sail… you can do the lot in Barcelona! Here’s how and where!
Experience the world like a local with personalised travel itineraries created by TripUniq’s global destination experts.
Barcelona brunch expert Claudia from Coffee & Brunch reveals her top 10 brunch cafes in the Catalan capital.
Whether you want watersports and volleyball or would prefer to kick back with a cocktail in your hand, here are the very best beaches in Barcelona!
From cliffside towns and fishing villages to mini-metropolises hidden on mountaintops, here are the beautiful towns and villages along Italy’s amorous Amalfi Coast.
Sip your way through 3 of the best wineries in Barcelona’s famous Penedès wine region.
It might be the capital city of Spain, but there are tons of cheap and even free places to eat and drink in Madrid!
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…
Jump on the train or rent a car and discover the most inspiring day-trips from Seville.
Devour Belgian-inspired Catalan craft beers and gourmet tapas in Barcelona’s ultra trendy Sant Antoni barrio!
The Barcelona Food Sherpa market tour and home dining experience is a dream for anyone who wants to learn about Barcelona’s cuisine and eat really,…
What, where, when and how to get the most out of Spain’s most EXPLOSIVE cultural celebration. An inside guide.
Barcelona is positively brimming with trendy speciality coffee shops where passionate roasters and baristas are brewing the perfect cup. Syra Coffee is one of my favourites.
One of my all-time favourite tapas bars in Barcelona, Bar Cañete offers everything you could wish for: energy, exciting tapas dishes made with quality local produce and excellent wines.
Shop for A-grade vintage fashion and homewares at Barcelona’s biggest and best vintage store!
This bright and colourful tapas bar in Raval is not only a great place to meet friends for tapas and drinks, but is also an important hub of the local community.
From boutique hotels in the city centre to hilltop retreats, these are the most romantic hotels in Barcelona for couples in need of a little quality time.
Catalan market cuisine with international ingredients and their own creative style of non-conformist cooking. Highly recommended restaurant in Barcelona’s trendy Poblesec gastro neighbourhood.
Everything you need to know about this ancient Catalan food tradition and where to eat the best calçots in and around Barcelona!
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”.
Meet travellers and fellow international students and party till sunrise at Barcelona’s best bars!
Sip Catalan craft beers, feast on hearty American food and connect with Barcelona’s international community.
Highlights from my last year of life and travel around Spain…
In Spain, Three Kings’ Day (6th January) is far more important and exciting than Christmas Day. Here’s how to celebrate it like a true Spaniard. ¡Felices Reyes!
Musings, reflections and advice based on my multiple experiences of moving from the UK to beautiful Barcelona…
Andres Jarabo, founder of Walks of Madrid Tapas Tour, reveals 5 of the most essential and historic tapas bars in Madrid.
Eixample Esquerra is the perfect neighbourhood for those who want to live the highlife in Barcelona.
For debonaire dandies and fashion-forward quaintrelles in Barcelona.
A foodie’s guide to eating and drinking in Barcelona during the Christmas season! Essential festive bites!
Panoramic views across Barcelona’s Gothic skyline, from the mountains down to the Mediterranean Sea – soak up the views and capture the best photos.
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.
Shop for big brands and indulge in rooftop dining with sweeping views at Barcelona’s bullfighting ring turned mega mall.
A story-filled exploration of Barcelona’s historic centre packed with essential bites and sights.
I love Valencia. Located on Spain’s blissful Orange Blossom Coast, where the Turia River meets the Mediterranean Sea, not only is it sunny all year…