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Drinking from the Porrón

The Porrón, a staple of Spanish wine culture

The Porrón, a staple of Spanish wine culture and a unique drinking vessel that looks like a cross between a carafe and watering can. The neck is narrow like a bottle of wine, and the bottom wide, like that of a decanter, fitted with a long…
Woman looking at Arc de Triomf, BarcelonaToa Heftiba

The Barcelona Day Tour Checklist: Everything You Should Bring

Anyone who has been lucky enough to visit the stunning seaside cosmopolitan that is Barcelona knows how much there is to do in just one day! The city is filled with art and architecture, history and food, music and events, that it’s impossible…
Tarragona Cathedral

Visit Tarragona

Spanish Trails has recently added a brand new Barcelona day tour to the list of amazing experiences we offer. The Roman Spain, Tarragona Day Tour features the ancient city of Tarragona and is a great way to discover the largest site of Roman…
Dali-Home-View-cadaques-egg-crutches

What Makes a Dalí a Dalí?

Discovering Salvador Dalí, revered as one of the most influential artists from Spain, is an exciting task. Having promoted and lived the surrealist movement from his home in the Costa Brava and the Emporda Region, his influence on the culture…
woman walking through the forest

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…
Roasted Chestnuts in Barcelona

Autumn in Barcelona

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

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…
Fluent City Spanish Textbook with Cactus Background by Dan Gold

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 simple, an oxymoron in every sense, and is one of those special things that brings…
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…

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