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A typical correfoc through the streets
With over 2000 years of history, Barcelona has much to offer. Its mix of rich culture and tradition and its dynamic population make it a go-to for cultural events and festivals. From music to food to architecture, there is something for everyone's tastes. Find out which festivals and events are our favourites. Carnaval Carnaval is like Spain's answer to Halloween, but...
Barcelona may not be as well known for shopping as Paris or Milan, but being the eclectic city that it is, there are still many options for those who are itching to pick up something new. From high street brands to tiny boutiques to top-end luxury shops, there is something for everyone in the city. Shopping Streets in Barcelona Passeig de...
Spanish Reflexive Verbs
The Spanish language can be complex, but once you understand how it works, it gets easier. Many new learners to Spanish who haven't studied other romance languages are confused by reflexive verbs. The infamous se or me before or after a verb. Read on to see that it's actually much easier than you think! What is a reflexive verb? A reflexive verb, simply...
A bird's eye view of l'Eixample
Did you know that Barcelona is the most-visited city in Spain? With about 1.6 million inhabitants, the number of visitors to the city far outnumbers the people living in it. What do you know about the city? Along with its amazing architecture, perfect Mediterranean location, wonderful tapas and wine or cava, there are a few facts about Barcelona that...
Ser or Estar?
For many English speakers, learning all the conjugations of Spanish can be difficult enough. Once you get into choosing between the two versions of "to be", you feel like you could almost give up. But don't despair! As soon as your "ah-ha" moment arrives, you'll just have to worry about putting it into practice. Even people who have been...
The Sitges boardwalk
Barcelona's prime location on the Balearic sea makes it a hot spot for basking on beaches to the north and south of the city. Although it may seem like the metropolis that has it all, you may be surprised to learn that its beaches are artificial, and every year tons of sand are brought to fill in some of...
Imperfecto vs Pretérito Indefinido
For most English speakers, differentiating between the many past tenses of the Spanish language is difficult. It is something that requires learning, practice and immersion in the language to begin to recognize the small differences. Read on to get a better grasp of which situation requires which tense. Consider these sentences: Yesterday, I ate a piece of cake. When I...
Most of Parc Güell is free to see
Barcelona is a magical place that can be enjoyed without spending a penny. While some of the sites require an entrance fee, many are free and often just as spectacular. If you're worried you'll spend too much in the Catalan capital, check out these 10 things you can do for absolutely nothing! 1. Check out Encants Flea Market Walking around Encants...
Which Speakeasy Spanish course is right for you?
You've been thinking seriously for months about taking a Spanish language course. You want to start from the very beginning, or maybe you want to improve your grammar or speaking. How do you know which class is right for you? Are you unsure about which school fits your needs? We've put all that work onto one easy-to-read page. Why Speakeasy? Speakeasy...
How to open a bank account in Spain
If you are planning to stay in Spain for a prolonged period of time, it might be wise to set up a Spanish bank account. There is a wide range of banks that offer reasonable and easily accessible accounts. We'll tell you everything you need to know about opening your first account in Spain, from the documents you need...