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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...
El Jardí garden bar in Raval
Barcelona is lucky to have mild temperatures and sunny skies all year round, making socializing with a drink outdoors easy. Whether it's to admire the gorgeous views or escape the buzz of the city, there are countless bars around satisfy every taste. Wondering which rooftop bars and gardens are dearest to us? Read on.   La Isabella (Hotel 1898) Located directly on...
Futuro Simple in Spanish
The future simple in Spanish is one of the easiest tenses to learn. Not only is it used to talk about an upcoming action, but you can also use it to make speculations about the future or even the present. Read on to find out how to conjugate futuro simple in Spanish. When do you use the futuro simple in Spanish? The futuro...
Describing how things were in the past with the Spanish pretérito imperfecto
The Spanish pretérito imperfecto (imperfect) tense is a useful tense we use to talk about things in the past. It differs in a few ways from the pretérito perfecto and pretérito indefinido in that it is mostly used as a descriptive tense or to talk about habitual actions in the past. When do you use imperfecto? The Spanish imperfecto can be used to talk about repeated actions,...
The Languages of Spain
If you’re surprised to learn that Spanish isn’t the only language spoken in Spain, you’re not alone. Spanish (or Castilian) is the only language that is the official language throughout the whole country.  Read on to see what the bilingual people in Spain speak along with Spanish. What is the main language of Spain? Castellano (Castilian) Castilian, which is also known as...
Someone who has a "hard face" is shameless
You might have not noticed how many expressions using body parts exist in your language. In English, you can give someone the cold shoulder, tell someone to get off your back or somehow end up with your foot in your mouth. Idiomatic expressions are one of the best ways to get to know a language and the culture behind...
What are the best and cheapest bars for students in Barcelona?
As a student, you've spent all the important euros on your education. You work hard, study hard but you want to play hard, too. Being a student in Barcelona can be one of the best experiences of your life. If you want to join the rest and drink cheaply, here are some of the best bars for students in...
Casa Batlló celebrates Sant Jordi with roses
When you think of St George's Day, the first idea that comes to mind is something that it is celebrated by the English. In Catalonia, however, the Diada de Sant Jordi is an important holiday that is comparable to Valentine’s Day. It is a day where friends and lovers alike share their love and appreciation for each other. It is...