Travel Tips

This category collects our best travel tips for people visiting Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain… or generically, the World! From things to take into account when planning your trip and tools that can help you making it easier, to what you need to know before booking a private tour, or important facts about local schedules that might be different to what you are used to at home. We also discuss safety and how to prevent being targeted by pick-pockets, how to handle weather changes when traveling, travel money tips, transportation useful for your sightseeing… While some posts might be specific to Barcelona, many other can apply to traveling anywhere else!

tapas bars near magic fountain barcelona

GOOD RESTAURANTS NEAR MAGIC FOUNTAIN

Places to eat near Magic Fountain One of my favorite things I recommend my guests to do at night in Barcelona is going to the Magic Fountain Show. If you haven’t heard of, it’s like the Bellagio in Vegas, the European way. I admit there was a time I thought it was too “touristy”. But …

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Climate in Barcelona

WHAT’S THE WEATHER IN BARCELONA LIKE?

BARCELONA CLIMATE FACTS The weather being good or bad is one of the points that can make your trip succeed or fail. So knowing about the local weather characteristics in your destination is vital to plan ahead and prepare accordingly to bring the right clothes and equipment. Find out how the Barcelona weather can affect …

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AVE Barcelona Madrid - Tips and tricks

INFORMATION AND TIPS ABOUT THE AVE TRAIN FROM MADRID TO BARCELONA

TAKING THE MADRID TO BARCELONA TRAIN The high speed Madrid Barcelona AVE train has become a though competitor to airlines connecting both cities. Even if flying takes roughly half the time of the train ride (around 1 hour and 20 minutes), the convenience of not having to travel to the airport in the suburbs and be …

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Packing tips: how to dress in Barcelona in wintertime

TIPS FOR PACKING FOR BARCELONA IN THE WINTER

YOUR SMART WINTER BARCELONA PACKING LIST The weather in Barcelona is often changing. While some October days might feel almost like it’s still the summer, the next day can be chilly all of a sudden, and eventually wet. January and February tend to be the coldest months in the year.  However, it only snows once …

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People celebrating New Year Eve in Barcelona Spain

WHERE TO GO FOR NEW YEARS EVE PARTY IN BARCELONA

IDEAS FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE BARCELONA NEW YEAR PARTY New Years Eve in Barcelona is always exciting. There are lots of New Year’s Eve Events, but most of them need to be booked in advance. So in order to make it easy for you, we have chosen the best ideas for an unforgettable night: your only problem will be …

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Chauffeured or Walking tours?

SHOULD YOU BOOK A WALKING OR A CHAUFFEURED TOUR?

WE HELP YOU CHOOSING THE BEST OPTION FOR YOUR PRIVATE TOUR In my experience, often travelers need help deciding whether a walking or a chauffeured tour is the right choice for them. While some itineraries clearly prefer one option over the other, in other tours the difference is not that clear. For instance, the Old Town …

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What's open for Christmas in Barcelona | ForeverBarcelona

WHAT TO DO ON CHRISTMAS DAY IN BARCELONA

Escriure en minúscula però sortirà en majúscula Barcelona in Christmas can be disappointing if you don’t plan your trip properly. Most people will quickly guess that being a traditionally Catholic country (even if young generations don’t attend mass that much anymore), December 25 is going to be a bank holiday and most things will be …

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Hiring a tour guide | ForeverBarcelona

TIPS FOR BOOKING PRIVATE TOURS

HOW TO HIRE A PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE Hiring a private tour guide is an important decision that can be crucial for the success or fail of your trip. While an awesome tour guide can give you a memorable tour, a bad or even a mediocre guide will make you regret you didn’t make a different choice. …

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Barcelona Pharmacies | ForeverBarcelona

ARE PHARMACIES OPEN ON SUNDAYS IN BARCELONA?

ENGLISH SPEAKING PHARMACIES IN BARCELONA OPEN ON SUNDAYS I hope you won’t need them, but when travelling occasionally it might be necessary to get some drugs, for either a stomach ache,  or a headache, or some skin issue… This is why  today  I am sharing with you where to find pharmacies open on Sundays in Barcelona. …

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Dragon fountain at Park Guell

MOVING AROUND: HOW TO GET TO PARK GUELL?

DISCOVER THE BEST WAY TO GET TO PARK GUELL In today’s post we are helping you choosing how to get to Park Guell efficiently, according to your sightseeing plans or location. Park Guell is one of the few attractions in Barcelona that is not within walking distance from the city center. However, it is relatively well connected with …

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