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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…
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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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Treat Yourself to these Five Catalan Desserts

Indulge your sweet tooth with traditional Catalan desserts! Coca Surprise! This one can be your meal and your dessert. Coca is a pastry that can be sweet, savory or even both, it all depends on the toppings which range from vegetables, meat, fish…

La Mercè: The Insider’s Guide

Since the weekend of La Mercè has an abundance of activities happening all around the city, you will have to pick which ones you want to attend. Sadly, it is impossible to go to every event (trust us, we’ve tried) but with some tips from…
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One Day Experience Barcelona

Do you wish to explore Barcelona in style and learn fascinating facts whilst you take in the sights? If so, get in touch with Spanish Trails today. At Spanish Trails, we can cater for you if you’re interested in enjoying an exceptional one-day…
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Important Flags You'll See in Barcelona

In Barcelona, you may come across multiple flags but they all have similar colors and designs, it can be confusing especially when some are more politically charged than others. Whether you're on a return trip or coming to Barcelona for the…

All About Our Favorite Holiday: La Mercè

We are so excited that September is finally here because that means La Mercè is just around the corner! This year it will be held from September 22nd to the 25th. It is the event that us Barcelonans wait for all year! You may be wondering though,…
Overlook of Barcelona

Barcelona Day Trips

Take a look at Spanish Trails if you wish to explore Barcelona in style. At Spanish Trails, we can cater for you if you’re interested in immersing yourself in the city’s culture and history whilst on a hard-earned break. We have extensive…
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Authentic Barcelona Day Trips

If you’re interested in enjoying a Barcelona day trip that’s both educational and fun, help is at hand. At Spanish Trails, we can help you investigate the city in style, contextualizing the best sights and creating an experience to remember.…
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Local Barcelona Tours

Are you interested in exploring Barcelona in style? If so, and you’re ready to embark on an informative, fun tour with a difference, get in touch with Spanish Trails. At Spanish Trails, we offer tours and day trips in Barcelona and various…
Aerial view of Colombus Monument in Barcelona

Explore Barcelona

Take a look at Spanish Trails if you’re interested in exploring Barcelona in style. Barcelona is one of the world’s most iconic and historic cities, and the Spanish Trails team can contextualize the best sights the city has to offer to provide…
Barcelona Beach

Best Beaches in Barcelona

It is July in Barcelona, this means the weather is hot and the beaches are packed. People venture from near and far to take a dip in the Mediterranean Sea. Vendors and tourists pack the most popular Barcelona beaches which can make for a not-so-relaxing…
Cinema at Montjuic

Barcelona Summer Cinemas

Barcelona offers an abundance of entertainment and fun throughout the entire year but one of our favorites is undoubtedly the summer cinemas. These outdoor cinemas can make for a great family outing or a romantic date. No matter what the occasion,…
Arc de Triomf Barcelona

Barcelona Walking Tours

Help is at hand if you’re interested in embarking on an informative and unforgettable walking tour in Barcelona. The team at Spanish Trails are renowned for the quality of their services, with their tours of Barcelona’s Old Quarter helping…
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The "Sant Joan Night", the Night of the Fire

If you're in Barcelona on June 23rd, consider yourself the luckiest tourist in the world! Get ready for bonfires, fireworks and typical Catalan traditions: it's the Sant Joan's night! Sant Joan’s Night is the shortest night of the year,…
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Tapas, Tapas, Tapas

Looking to grab a bite in Barcelona? These traditional Spanish dishes are a bite-sized snack that can be enjoyed at any time of day! Tapas are easily found on every street in Barcelona and offer a variety of tastes and flavors. Chorizo, cheese,…
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FC Barcelona: Part of the Catalan Identity

Here in Barcelona, the streets are flooded with blue and scarlet as the locals support their favorite football club, FC Barcelona. The excitement over the renowned soccer club began in November of 1899. The club was founded by Joan Gamper, a…
Park Güell

Park Güell Survival Guide: 5 best tips for your visit!

Alongside Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, Park Güell is one of the most popular tourist attractions and one of the most important must-see places in Barcelona. Not only is the whole park is a masterpiece created by Gaudi, it also has some of the…
Chef in a kitchen by Aaron Thomas

Top Catalan Chefs You Should Know About

The Catalan cuisine has long been in the spotlight of food innovation and haute cuisine. Get to know 5 chefs to follow in Catalunya!
Barcelona Housing

Where to stay in Barcelona - Hotels & Rental agencies

Here are the best websites to help you choose the perfect place to stay during your visit to the city
Barcelona Best Tours

10 best tours to do in Barcelona

When you are travelling, you really want to make the most of your trip - especially if you're short of time. Here is a list of the 10 best tours to take in Barcelona!
Medieval Village

Medieval Mountain Village: hike in the Pyrenees

There's nothing like a good hike. Waking up early, getting our water bottles and sneakers and getting out of the urbe for a day of fresh breeze, nature sounds and occasional waterfalls or rivers is the perfect plan for any trip - especially if you're in Barcelona.
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5 Best Spring Things to do in Barcelona

If you're lucky enough to come visit before the summer kicks in, happy you! Just by being outside you already have a 5-star holidays experience guaranteed.
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The Best of Costa Brava: Beaches, Culture and Adventure

The Costa Brava is just a short distance away from Barcelona, making it the perfect destination for a Barcelona day tour. Its breathtaking landscapes, wonderful hotels and exquisite food is truly something that is not be missed if you in…

Why a Visit to Montserrat Will Become the Trip of Your Life

Located 50km northwest of Barcelona, the mountain is at the heart of Catalan identity - and essential for every traveler itinerary
Wine in Barcelona

How to Take Wine Bottles Back Home

As experts in day trips in Barcelona, we often get many questions on how to transport wine bottles back to other countries. No wonder! The wines we offer in our wine and food tasting experiences are truly something special and we expect you…
Spanish Trails in Madrid

Spanish Trails goes Madrid!

2016 starts big for the Barcelona-based tour company. After 15 years of Catalonia, it's time to hit the Capital After one year of return trips, strategic planning, and intense research, the Spanish Trails team is proud to announce its most…
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Barcelona, City of Urban Artists

It’s no secret that Barcelona is a very artistic city and people from all over the world come to visit either appreciate art or become an artist. We’ve all heard of Gaudí, Miró, Picasso, and Dalí, and their creations surround us everywhere…
Christmas in Barcelona

Christmas in Barcelona: Getting Ready for the Magic

December has arrived, and Barcelona is welcoming all the lights, decorations, seasonal markets and joyful songs that come with the last month of the year. And not Barcelona: all Catalan cities, towns, and villages are getting immersed into…
Churros in Barcelona

Top 5 Places for Churros in Barcelona

After a pretty warm October and two weeks of surprisingly good weather in November (seriously, almost no clouds in the sky and short sleeves being an ok option for outfits), temperatures in Barcelona have finally gone down. We are happy to welcome…

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