Barcelona Barcelona Art & History

Interesting historical and cultural facts from Catalonia

5 Interesting Facts about Salvador Dalí

When you think about this legendary artist, what comes to mind are probably some of his most recognized surrealist works like “The Persistence of Memory”, or “Swans Reflecting Elephants”. But you might be surprised when you find out…

5 Hidden Gems of Antoni Gaudí

You cannot travel to Barcelona without being exposed to the incredible architecture of Antoni Gaudí. The towering La Sagrada Familia can be seen from any corner of the city. Casa Batlló is gleaming along bustling Passeig de Gràcia. Colorful…
Tarragona slideshow4

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 post featured

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…
Dali Museum Figueres

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…
Featured Blog photo 5

Flamenco – the Dance of Spain

Imagine yourself sitting back after enjoying an amazing day tour in Barcelona with Spanish Trails and discovering the expression and passion on the faces of flamenco dancers, a spectacle that will amaze even the most knowledgeable dance aficionados.…
Featured Blog photo 13

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…
Featured Blog photo

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 e1474370711992

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…
Featured Blog photo 5

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…
Featured Blog photo

October 12th and the National Day of Spain

Today is a holiday in Spain, and one of the most important ones. It is called "Nuestra Señora del Pilar", in honor of the patron virgin of Spain and of the Hispanic people, and of the Civil Guard of Spain.  This date is also called "Fiesta…
Featured Blog photo 22

Our 10 favorite Instagram Accounts about Barcelona

Since we joined Instagram, we've been following all sorts of people: guests, partners, food lovers, architects, official accounts, magazines, travelers, explorers... But we do save some soft spot for those who put some extra effort when capturing…
Featured Blog photo 1

Walking on Art: the History Behind Barcelona’s Tiles

The most delightful thing about Barcelona is that you can always – believe me, always – discover something new to appreciate. You just gotta have your eyes wide open and pay attention to everything. In this case, to the floor!
Book Now!