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This tag is a collection of miscellaneous posts with very useful tips for travelers visiting Barcelona. From what to pack, to what to do when things are closed or where to eat, from how to cope the local weather and what to pack, to how to plan your sightseeing and what to take into account when booking tours. We also discuss local meals and the type of things that can help you avoiding those little travel annoyances that can be overlooked if you know they are likely to happen. Because the key of a successful trip is to see problems ahead and be prepared to solve them or avoid them easily.

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Dinning early in Barcelona

WHERE TO EAT WHEN YOU ARE HUNGRY? BARCELONA RESTAURANTS OPEN EARLY

No need to starve: we tell you the best restaurants for early birds in Barcelona Finding a place for an early dinner or lunch in town can be an ordeal: discovering that you have to wait until 2pm for lunch or 9pm for dinner when you are used to eat around noon and… by 9pm …

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HOW CAN A PRIVATE GUIDE ENLIGHTEN YOUR TRIP?

The advantages of hiring a personal tourguide Certainly having your own private tourguide isn’t cheap, however there are many pros that compensate the cost. And let’s face reality: when you are back home remembering your vacation, will you be thinking about how much it cost or how much you enjoyed the experience? If you’ve never …

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Barcelona Tips for Summer Travel

BARCELONA SUMMER TRAVEL TIPS: HOW TO AVOID THE HEAT

Coming to Barcelona in the summer? 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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5 FACTS ON SPANISH MEALS THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

How do meals in Spain work? 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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Sites closed in Barcelona for Christmas

BARCELONA FOR CHRISTMAS? PLAN YOUR TOURING AHEAD OF TIME OR YOU’LL BE DISAPPOINTED

Did you know lots of sites are closed in Barcelona for Christmas? 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 …

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