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Solo Travel Barcelona – Visit Park Ciutadella

Solo Travel Barcelona – Visit Park Ciutadella

Barcelona is a great city for solo travel. My latest solo trip in May 2015 I enjoyed a visit to Park Ciutadella, which is a huge park (70 acres) in central Barcelona La Ribera neighborhood – my favorite neighborhood in Barcelona! I have used Airbnb for all 3 of my stays in Barcelona – check it out […]

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Costa Brava Hiking Lloret de Mar Wildflowers

Costa Brava Hiking Lloret de Mar Wildflowers

I enjoyed my second solo trip to Spain in late April – early May. Beautiful spring time weather in Barcelona and Costa Brava make it the perfect time to travel the Catalonia coast and do some hiking. Last year I went hiking at Montserrat twice – I highly recommend it as a day trip from Barcelona. […]

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Getting Around in Barcelona – Transportation Options – Airport Travel Tips

Getting Around in Barcelona – Transportation Options – Airport Travel Tips

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclaimer Follow these handy tips for getting around in Barcelona – getting to/from the airport plus all the top tourist attractions in Barcelona. Getting around in Barcelona is easy – you just have to decide which of the methods of transportation you wish to use. […]

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Montserrat Day Trip – Wildflowers Along the Hiking Trails

Montserrat Day Trip – Wildflowers Along the Hiking Trails

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclaimer Visiting Barcelona last year I enjoyed hiking Montserrat so much that I went back for a full day of hiking the day before my flight back to Austin TX. A Montserrat day trip from Barcelona is so easy – there is a train that […]

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Sagrada Familia – Architecture – Stained Glass

Sagrada Familia – Architecture – Stained Glass

Sagrada Familia is famous largely due to its Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and the fact that the church has been under construction since 1882. Sagrada Familia estimated completion date is now 2026 – 2028 if all goes well. The construction/tourist site is the most visited tourist attraction in Barcelona Spain. Many people purchase their tickets to […]

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Where to Stay in Barcelona – La Ribera District Barcelona

Where to Stay in Barcelona – La Ribera District Barcelona

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclaimer La Ribera District is where to stay in Barcelona – it was my home during my solo 9-day visit to Barcelona. La Ribera is a great walking neighborhood in Barcelona. I felt safe on my own exploring the area both during the day and […]

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Gaudi’s Amazing Architecture – Casa Batllo in Barcelona

Gaudi’s Amazing Architecture – Casa Batllo in Barcelona

  My first night in Barcelona I accidentally found Antoni Gaudi’s Casa Batllo when I went for an evening stroll. Staying in La Ribera district I walked over to Passeig de Gràcia enjoying the people watching and admiring the architecture along the way. There are expensive shops and several tapas bars along with hotels and office […]

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Guitar Concert – Santa Anna Church – Barcelona

Guitar Concert – Santa Anna Church – Barcelona

  Looking for things to do in Barcelona alone? One thing I highly recommend to other solo travelers is to experience the local culture by attending concerts, art shows, and other unique events while traveling alone. During an early morning walk in Barcelona I noticed a flyer advertising a guitar concert that evening at the […]

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Visit Basilica Santa Maria del Mar – Skip Sagrada Familia

Visit Basilica Santa Maria del Mar – Skip Sagrada Familia

While in Barcelona I had time to visit both the Basilica Santa Maria del Mar (Church of Saint Maria of the Sea) and Gaudi’s more famous Sagrada Familia. If you haven’t much time in Barcelona I advise visiting the former and skipping the latter. Skip Sagragda Familia?!? Yes, if you have only a few days […]

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Vistas – Montserrat Summit – Hiking Sant Jeroni Trail

Vistas – Montserrat Summit – Hiking Sant Jeroni Trail

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclaimer   Breathtaking vistas abound while hiking Montserrat Spain! During my solo trip to Barcelona I hiked around Montserrat trails one afternoon and enjoyed the outstanding vistas so much I returned again to hike Sant Jeroni trail. Montserrat is one of the best day […]

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Gaudi’s Casa Batllo – Trencadis Ceramic Tile Mosaics

Gaudi’s Casa Batllo – Trencadis Ceramic Tile Mosaics

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclaimer My first night in Barcelona I accidentally found Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece Casa Batllo! I was exploring the city on foot as I am apt to do in any city. I find walking a city is the best way to get to know it […]

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Trencadis Serpentine Mosaic Tile Bench at Gaudi’s Park Guell

Trencadis Serpentine Mosaic Tile Bench at Gaudi’s Park Guell

Antoni Gaudi’s trencadis mosaic tile bench at Park Guell is a major tourist attraction in Barcelona’s Gracia district. Trencadis is a type of mosaic using broken tiles and was popular with the Catalan modernism style. Gaudi utilized discarded tiles from a nearby factory for the magnificent serpentine mosaic tile bench at Park Guell. Park Guell […]

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