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The Porrón, a staple of Spanish wine culture

The Porrón, a staple of Spanish wine culture, is 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 is wide, like that of a decanter, fitted with a long…
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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…
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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…
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What Makes a Dalí a Dalí?

To discover 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…
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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…
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Autumn in Barcelona: Culture & Traditions

Autumn is here and one more time Barcelona is preparing for this vibrant season, filled with peculiar traditions and delicious gastronomic proposals. What a great time of the year to visit the city! Seasonal Sweets & Nuts A Spanish tradition…
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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…
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Dalí and Girona: An Inside Perspective

We are starting a new series where we highlight our tours and expert tour 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 simple, an oxymoron in every sense, and is one of those special things that brings…
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