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!

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Taking Taxis In Barcelona: How-to Guide

EASY TIPS FOR TAKING CABS IN BARCELONA LIKE A LOCAL​ During your stay in Barcelona, taxi will often be a preferred transportation means for you, whenever your destination is not within walking distance, and specially at night. Taxis in Barcelona are black and yellow, what makes them easy to spot whenever you are. Plus compared to …

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Understanding The Barcelona Metro System

MOVING AROUND BARCELONA LIKE A LOCAL​ Using the metro is an awesome way of moving around Barcelona for sightseeing. Today we are going to discuss the specificities of the underground Barcelona transportation system, so you feel comfortable doing that and don’t look like a tourist. There are in Barcelona metro stops every few blocks in the city …

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Wise Men in Spain | ForeverBarcelona

Traditions Of The Three Kings Day In Spain

EPIPHANY DAY: JANUARY 6 IN SPAIN​ Christmas season is long in Spain! This week we are celebrating the last special day before it ends: January 6 in Barcelona is the day of the Three Kings (or the Magi, or the Wise Men, or the Tres Reis Mags, in Catalan) or the Epiphany. If you are …

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Planning your Christmas meals in Barcelona?

Christmas Meals In Spain To Take Into Account

DON’T MESS UP YOUR SPANISH CHRISTMAS MEALS​ Christmas approaches, and if you are planning your trip you probably have already book your table for the special days. However, did yo consider that in Barcelona our special meals might be different than at home? One of the thins I always advice to my guests for Christmas is …

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Online trip planning

Plan A Vacation Online With The Best Travel Apps

ITINERARY PLANNING IN A BREEZE​ Planning a vacation on line can be a bit overwhelming, specially if you are going for the first time to a destination. What should I see? Where should I stay? Where can I eat? How do I move around? Itinerary planning can be overwhelming. Thanks God technology has changed our way of …

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Survive a rainy day in Barcelona

What To Do In Barcelona In The Rain

THE BEST RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES IN BARCELONA​ The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain… But what if it catches you in Barcelona during your holidays? You don’t want to stay in your hotel playing games and wasting your precious time here. So what should you do? Don’t worry: today I have plenty of ideas …

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Tricks To Skip The Lines In Barcelona

SECRET TIPS TO SKIP THE LINES IN BARCELONA​ Standing in line to enter a monument is the most common way to waste precious time when you are traveling. Places such as the Picasso Museum and Casa Milà/Pedrera standout for their long queues to go in, but the impressive Sagrada Familia by Antonio Gaudi beats them all with lines that are …

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Private guide with her guests

How Can A Private Guide Enlighten Your Trip?

HOW TO PREVENT HEAT STROKE ON HOLIDAY​ Barcelona in the summer is hot and humid, maybe not Miami-like, but the temperatures can reach 90°F with peaks of even 100°F. And since we are located by the sea, the atmosphere carries a lot of water steam and you will be sweating around the whole day. Learn how …

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Barcelona Tips for Summer Travel

Barcelona Summer Travel Tips

HOW TO PREVENT HEAT STROKE ON HOLIDAY​ Barcelona in the summer is hot and humid, maybe not Miami-like, but the temperatures can reach 90°F with peaks of even 100°F. And since we are located by the sea, the atmosphere carries a lot of water steam and you will be sweating around the whole day. Learn how …

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Spanish Meal Hours

Guide To Spanish Meal Times And Habits

EATING HABITS IN SPAIN: WHEN AND HOW​ Spanish eating habits and times can take you by surprise if you don’t get some information about them before you come to Spain. After all, when traveling, food is one of the  most important things to plan, and often food and meals habits change from country to country (or …

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Airplane safety

Are You Aware Of How To Stay Safe On A Plane?

Today we are having a guest post by travel blogger Sindhu. Since many of the Barcelona visitors arrive to Barcelona by air, when she offered to write this post I thought her tips would be valuable. Enjoy it and be safe! SAFETY TIPS FOR AIR TRAVEL Travel by air has become the most common form …

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Sites closed in Barcelona for Christmas

Christmas Public Holidays In Spain (Warning!)

CHRISTMAS BANK HOLIDAYS WHEN EVERYTHING CLOSES IN SPAIN​ Christmas is a very convenient time to travel, however, if you are coming to Barcelona you need to take into account that our traditions might be a bit different from what you expect, and they might affect your schedule… As I always tell to my clients when they …

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What To Do In Barcelona On Sunday?

SUNDAY IN BARCELONA CAN BE DISAPPOINTING… Weekends are usually a convenient time to travel, however… you need to take into account that certain things are likely to be closed on Sunday. SEE THE GAUDI SITES WITH US Shops and food markets aren’t open, churches can’t be visited during services, and most museums close after 2pm. So …

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El Prat Airport to Barcelona

5 Ways To Get From The Barcelona El Prat Airport To City Center

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOW TO GET FROM EL PRAT AIRPORT TO BARCELONA​ How do you get from El Prat airport to Barcelona? It was a long flight, you are probably tired and jet-lagged, a bit disoriented after arriving to the Barcelona-El Prat airport for the first time. And now… how do you get …

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