Marta Laurent Veciana

Marta is the founder and owner of Foreverbarcelona.com, and has been a private tourguide in Barcelona since 2000 when she got her license as an official licensed guide. She's passionate about Barcelona, and is in a mission to make Barcelona visitors feel at home, learn about its history, art and architecture, and relish in the little pleasures that the city offers.

London vs Barcelona Travel and Sites

LONDON VS BARCELONA TRAVEL COMPARISON

Which is better, Barcelona or London? It’s time for another episode of our blog series Barcelona vs the World! And today it’s David vs Goliath: because how can Barcelona compete against London? Let’s explore that! The capital of the UK is easy to reach from most large cities in the world by plane. Actually, many …

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Best stained glass Barcelona

WHERE TO SEE THE BEST BARCELONA STAINED GLASS

Be mesmerized by stained glass in Barcelona As a tour guide, I love those “wow” moments that happen in certain stops. And if there’s one type of craft that guarantees to get the most “oooooh”, that’s stained glass. The beauty of sunlight filtering through colored glass is special. And for some reason it makes people …

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catalan compared to spanish

CATALAN VS SPANISH LANGUAGE

Are there differences between Castilian Spanish vs Catalan? A Spanish student arrives to Barcelona, gets out of the plane and the first thing they notice is that… they don’t recognize the words in the signs! Were all their lessons rubbish? No: the signs are in Catalan! (Actually, in the airport Spanish and English are also …

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best Spanish cookbooks

THE BEST SPANISH COOKBOOKS (TAPAS AND MORE!)

Cool Spanish cooking and tapas cookbooks A lot of people are spending their confinement days… cooking! My simple buñuelos recipe was a hit some weeks ago, so I thought you might be interested in learning how to cook other delicious Spanish dishes. We’ve covered some easy recipes in our blog, but this it not the …

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Spain history events and personalities: Lucrezia Borgia

SPAIN HISTORY PERSONALITIES, EVENTS AND MYTHS

Fascinating Spain history personalities and moments The Spanish history is full of events and characters that people see under a special aura. People and occurrences that have remained in our minds and that continue to fascinate us. In this times of confinement, learning about them is a nice distraction from the current situation. And for …

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Barcelona Jigsaw puzzles

DREAM ABOUT BEING HERE WITH THESE BARCELONA PUZZLES

Travel virtually to Spain with these Barcelona puzzles As the days in confinement go by, at home we start needing new ideas for things to do. Luckily our 4yo keeps us busy! But sometimes it’s great to have a quiet activity that allows us to be together, create something beautiful and stay focused (rather than …

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Gaudi Coloring Books

BARCELONA TRAVEL COLORING BOOKS TO BRIGHTEN YOUR CONFINEMENT

Relax with this beautiful barcelona and gaudi coloring books! It’s been a bit over a month of confinement in Spain, and art-related activities have proved to be a favorite way of unplugging from all the stressful news. I specially love coloring books because I can share a precious time with my kid and have fun …

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Barcelona Documentaries

WATCH THESE SPAIN DOCUMENTARIES DURING CONFINEMENT

Great documentaries in Spain to prepare your next trip Now that everyone is in lockdown and people can’t travel, it’s a great time to… lay on the sofa and watch TV! I’m sure that’s no news, unfortunately, right? Anyway let me give you some suggestions to do something different from watching Netflix episode after episode. …

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Spanish fritters bunuelos for Lent

EASY RECIPE FOR BUNUELOS DE VIENTO

A Spanish easy fritters recipe We’ve been more than 15 days in confinement now in Spain due to coronavirus, and one thing I’ve been doing more than during “normal life” is cooking. And that gave me the idea for today’s post. Unplug with me, hands on! And then treat yourself to a delicious Spanish dessert. …

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