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Secret Forest: An Inside Perspective

We recently went on a half-day hike through Barcelona’s green lung, the Collserola Natural Park, and followed it with a truly authentic Catalan lunch which is any nature lover’s dream. The Secret Forest is a lush, hidden oasis in the outskirts…
Chestnuts

Autumn in Barcelona

In Autumn, a lot of cultural and gastronomic happenings take place which makes this a great time to visit the city. The day after Halloween is a national Spanish holiday: El Día de Todos los Santos is a day for honoring and remembering…
Ferris wheel and view of Barcelona

The best view points in Barcelona

If you want to visit Barcelona, you might want look at the big picture before you dive into its narrow gothic streets. Where can you get a bird’s eye view of Barcelona? You have different places to see the important landmarks, mountains and…
Dalí Museum

Dalí and Girona: An Inside Perspective

We are starting a new series where we highlight our tours and guides from an inside perspective. Our Spanish Trails interns hope you enjoy this more personalized look at what Spanish Trails has to offer by recounting their tour experiences.  A…
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Helpful Spanish Phrases to Use on Your Spanish Vacation

Traveling to a new country is both exciting and new, offering fresh perspectives on culture, architecture, food, people, and language. Language is complex yet simultaneously simple, an oxymoron in every sense, and it is one of those special…
Fireworks of Sant Joan

The Festival of Sant Juan

The Sant Joan festival goes by many names, but in Catalonia and Barcelona, it is most often called the Nit de Sant Joan which translates to St. John’s Eve. Even though the celebration goes by many names, they all refer to the same…

Experience Kayaking

My earliest memories of family vacations are kayaking through the glittering blue waters of the coast of Sicily with my father. Occasionally jumping off to snorkel or peer at the myriad of colorful fish below us, we would spend hours wandering…
Mediterranean Aerial View

Mediterranean Lifestyle 101

The sounds of laughing, running children drifting through the open windows at midnight after a lazy summer day. Flower-covered terraces stretching across modernist buildings. The stillness that settles upon the usually-bustling squares and streets…

The Hidden Gem of Barcelona - Mercat de Sant Antoni

Comparable to the famous market La Boquería, but bigger and recently reopened, the Mercat de Sant Antoni offers something for every foodie or hungry belly. Newly-opened, charming Sant Antoni is an exclusive experience. The friendly neighborhood…

Where to Go in Spain According to Your Tastebuds

Spain is known as a culinary dream, and no wonder - of the past fifteen years, seven years of those years featured a Spanish restaurant has come out on top as the best restaurant in the world according to the prestigious British magazine Restaurant.  Essentially,…
Hanging Green Grapes

European vines with American feet

Call it a cross-cultural exchange or a horrible mistake, but this is yet another bump in the road in the long history between Americans and Europeans - we accidentally endangered Europe’s beloved vineyards and their wine-loving way of life. Many…
Flamenco Dancer's on stag

Flamenco - the Dance of Spain

The intensity of expression and passion on flamenco dancers’ faces will surprise even the most knowledgeable dance aficionados. Flamenco bailadores dance with their bodies and with their faces, like no other form of dance. Those used…
Secret Gardens of Girona

Temps de Flors Festival

Indulge your senses in unique floral art decorations, light displays, fountains, acapella concerts and community pride at the Temps de Flors festival. The height of spring is also the season of anticipation for one of the biggest festivals…
Top things Barcelona

Top Things To Do In Barcelona

Our highly diverse team at Spanish Trails can tailor your holiday experience to your needs, but if you're still unsure of a potential destination, here are some ideas of top things to do in Barcelona: Visit the Sagrada Familia. Designed by…
Parc de la Ciutadella

The Best Picnic Spots in Barcelona

Summer in Barcelona screams for a picnic! Barcelona is full of perfect and peaceful picnic spots and you don't even have to leave town. There are more than 300 sunny days per year, so it's not necessary to worry about the weather. Take your…
Festa Major de Gracia decorations

All About Festa Major de Gracia - Barcelona’s Biggest Neighborhood Festival

It is almost here again! Festa Major de Gracia – The most important festival in the Gracia district and at the same time the most colorful and biggest neighborhood festival in Barcelona. The Gracia festival happens every year, from the 15th…
Cadaques - wonderful mediterranean village

5 Lovely Villages in Catalonia

Catalonia is one of Spain's richest and most highly industrialized regions. Many people are familiar with Barcelona, but did you know that there are three provinces in addition to Barcelona? The other provinces of Catalonia are Girona, Tarragona,…
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10 Things Locals Want You To Know Before You Visit Barcelona

Barcelona’s architecture, delicious food, excellent shopping possibilities and great nightlife attract a lot of tourists. Barcelona was one of the most visited cities around the world in 2016 and it is definitely worth visiting! There are…

Welcome to the Shopping Mecca of Barcelona

Ready for shopping? YES! Barcelona is definitely a shopper’s dream and one of Europe's top cities of fashion. Barcelona has a wide variety of top designer brands, shopping malls, and fashion boutiques. But what is the best time to shop and…
Park Güell

Catalan artists: Gaudí & Dalí

Antoni Gaudí and Salvador Dalí are surely two names you’ve heard of as they have greatly influenced architecture and painting. They both created artwork that was new and significant during their lifetimes, and these two Catalan artists grew…

A Practical Guide for FC Barcelona Fans

As you might know, football is the most popular sport in Spain. It’s not just a hobby; it is a passion of most Spanish people. If you are coming to Barcelona, you definitely need to visit the home of FC Barcelona - Camp Nou! Camp Nou was…
Men walking on a trail in the forest

Embark On An Exciting Secret Forest Tour

Barcelona is one of the most loved cities in the world and it’s no wonder when you consider the culture, fine food, and the glorious weather you experience when you visit. Whether you have been to Barcelona or not before, we would highly…

Barcelona City Tour

Barcelona is a city on most people's list of places to visit. With plenty of places of interest and activities to embark on – it is easy to understand why. If you are visiting Barcelona, a guided tour is the best way to ensure you check out…
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Barcelona Guided Tours

Whether you want to taste a bit of culture, go sight-seeing, be a bit more adventurous, or do a mix of everything, you will find that you can do it all with our Barcelona guided tours.  If you are into gastronomy and want to try out…
Beautiful view of Barcelona City

Top Things To Do In Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most popular tourist spots in Spain and, with so much to do, it is easy to understand why! Whether you want to check out the sights, enjoy the cuisines, learn some history, or be a little adventurous, Barcelona has plenty…
The word Tapas spelled out with bowls of Tapas

Barcelona Tapas Tours

Help is at hand if you’re eager to experience authentic cuisine in Barcelona and wish to book yourself a Barcelona tapas tour. At Spanish Trails, we have the experience and expertise needed to provide you with the ideal culinary experience…

Beautiful Bolets: A Guide to Mushrooms in Catalonia

Traditional roots with a modern twist: Welcome to Catalonia’s modern mushroom culture! Known by the Catalan term “bolet,” mushrooms are a very big deal in Barcelona. While the modern obsession with bolets is both wonderful and weird,…

Barcelona's Olympic Legacy

As you go around Barcelona you will keep hearing about the Olympics, specifically what Barcelona was like before the games and after the games. You may be wondering why people can’t stop talking about it and how it can still be relevant years…
Salvador Dali with Mustache

A Closer Look at Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí was born in Figueres, the capital of the Empordá region in the beautiful northeast corner of Catalonia. Growing up he spent most of his time in the landscapes that would be featured in many of his works. Even from a young age…
View of Barcelona and Beach

Explore Barcelona

Are you ready to explore Barcelona in style and obtain fascinating facts from expert tour guides? If so, why not take a look at Spanish Trails? At Spanish Trails, we can assist you in all you want to know about Barcelona. We can help you dig…

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