Dry Martini
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what about a cocktail? A well-assembled cocktail may be more valuable than a glass of red wine. And a lot more fun. As more wine wizards and mixologists flock to Barcelona, more new and inventive bars are popping up. We're not claiming to be experts on them but we...
Girona
In a city as vibrant as Barcelona, it would be difficult to run out of things to see and visit or simply to experience. Catalonia, the area surrounding Barcelona is just as rich in culture and sights and offers a welcome alternative to the tourist-thronged streets of the city in high season. We’ve made a list of some of...
Catedral de Barcelona
Student life anywhere is an unforgettable experience. Being a student in Barcelona is something extra special. For those lucky enough to spend a semester or more in our splendid city, there are some habits they'll be likely to develop and others things they will become accustomed to. Read on to see what we've noticed about student life in Barcelona.   1....
Tibidabo
Barcelona is a rich, diverse city with something to discover around every corner. It can be easy when dating to fall into a routine that involves just dinner and drinks. Here are some alternative date ideas to stimulate new and explorative experiences.     The Bunkers at sunset What's more romantic than a sweeping view of Barcelona’s beautiful cityscape? Escaping the busy streets...
Cascada Monumental
The Parc de la Ciutadella stands where there was once a large military citadel in 1715 that was designed to prevent the Catalans from rebelling as they had in the previous century. In 1869, General Prim handed over the fortress on the condition that it be used as a public park. As Barcelona was rapidly developing industrially, so was...
Primavera Sound Music Festival
Not every festival is the same; especially not in Barcelona. With the abundance of events and activities throughout the year, summer is an exceptionally special time to experience the musical opulence of Catalonia's capital. From industrial settings playing electronic music to natural hideouts with chilled out instrumentals, the choice is yours to make.   Primavera Sound Barcelona End of May/beginning of June With...
Gazpacho
Spanish food, rich in spices but not spicy, usually incorporates fresh, local produce or seafood. The dishes are simple and hearty, making them a comforting kind of food - perfect to munch on at any time. What are some typical Spanish dishes? Read on to find out. Pulpo a la Gallega This dish comes from the North West coast in Spain,...
Speak Spanish Like a Local
Learning Spanish, like any language, takes time. The easiest way to pass this time is by having fun! If you are enjoying yourself while learning, it won't feel as agonizing as sticking your nose into a textbook or writing out countless lines of conjugations. Here are our tips to get you speaking Spanish like a local.   Get social One of the...
6 Reasons we love Barcelona
In the world we in live today, we tend to think that almost all big cities become more and more alike. Is Barcelona like any other big city? The answer is a big and loud: “of course not!”. Barcelona is a lively financial centre with important international companies, but at the same time, an attractive tourist destination. The business...
6 Reasons You Should Learn Spanish
The popularity of the Spanish language is on the rise. With 572 million speakers worldwide, learning the language could be a serious personal and financial investment. If you're curious about the numbers, check out our previous blog post. Read on to see our reasons for why you should learn Spanish. 1. It’s easy to learn Unlike French, Spanish is a phonetic...