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Getting Around Barcelona Free Practical Guide Valuable Tips

Getting Around Barcelona Free Practical Guide Valuable Tips

Enjoy this free practical guide for getting around Barcelona including getting to/from the airport. Plus getting to all the top tourist attractions in the city. Exploring on your own is easy – you just have to decide which of the methods of transportation you wish to use. Transportation options Walking Transit Bus Tram Metro Hop-on-Hop-off Tourist […]

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Park Ciutadella in Central Barcelona – a Perfect Afternoon

Park Ciutadella in Central Barcelona – a Perfect Afternoon

Whenever you get a chance to visit Barcelona be sure to visit Parc de la Ciutadella near the central historic region. Park Ciutadella is a huge park of 70 acres in Barcelona’s La Ribera neighborhood, my favorite neighborhood in Barcelona.   Read more about traveling to Barcelona 9 Days of Solo Travel – Highlights of my Trip – […]

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Montserrat Day Trip – Wildflowers Along the Hiking Trails

Montserrat Day Trip – Wildflowers Along the Hiking Trails

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. Did you know that a day trip to Montserrat from Barcelona is so easy? There is a train that leaves from Pl Espanya and drops you at […]

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Sagrada Familia Architecture and Stained Glass Windows in Barcelona

Sagrada Familia Architecture and Stained Glass Windows in Barcelona

Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is famous largely due to its Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. Plus the fact that the church has been under construction since 1882. The beautiful stained glass windows and distinctive architecture captivate visitors. Estimated completion date of Sagrada Familia is now 2026 – 2028 if all goes well. The construction/tourist site is the […]

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Where to Stay in Barcelona – La Ribera District Barcelona

Where to Stay in Barcelona – La Ribera District Barcelona

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 at night so I definitely recommend La Ribera district of Barcelona to […]

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Casa Batllo in Barcelona – Gaudi’s Amazing Architecture

Casa Batllo in Barcelona – Gaudi’s Amazing Architecture

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 buildings […]

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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 […]

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Gaudi’s Casa Batllo – Trencadis Ceramic Tile Mosaics

Gaudi’s Casa Batllo – Trencadis Ceramic Tile Mosaics

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 – observing the people and places along the way – occasionally engaging […]

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Trencadis Serpentine Mosaic Tile Bench at Gaudi’s Park Guell Barcelona

Trencadis Serpentine Mosaic Tile Bench at Gaudi’s Park Guell Barcelona

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 used this style in many of his designs. The serpentine mosaic bench at Park Guell is an exceptional example […]

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Tapas – Tasty Finger Food Treats in Barcelona Spain

Tapas – Tasty Finger Food Treats in Barcelona Spain

I just spent 9 days enjoying all the wonderful places to see around Barcelona – you can view the highlights here. Tapas are an essential, and delicious, part of enjoying travel in Spain. It is common to start out with some Pa amb tomàquet (bread with tomato) which is bread with a tomato sauce spread on top and best […]

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Traveling Alone in Barcelona Solo Travel Guide Things to Do

Traveling Alone in Barcelona Solo Travel Guide Things to Do

If you’re wondering what to do in Barcelona when traveling alone I’ve got you covered. Check out the highlights of my 9 days of solo trip. Find out what makes Barcelona such an extraordinary city with this guide for exploring the city on your own. Plus you will discover that Barcelona is probably one of […]

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