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Barcelona’s Best Outdoor Markets

Barcelona’s Best Outdoor Markets

By Regina Winkle-Bryan in Barcelona— What’s on your shopping list? Some chubby prawns? Sweet potatoes for fall dishes? Candied almonds and dried figs? All of this and much, much more can be found at the local outdoor market in Barcelona. The many markets of Barcelona Every barrio or neighborhood in Barcelona has its own market. » Read more

Barcelona Transportation: See the sights on the public buses

Barcelona Transportation: See the sights on the public buses

By Regina Winkle-Bryan in Barcelona— Don’t be afraid to take the city bus in Barcelona. Though the bus maps (located at every stop in the city) look like blueprints for alien ships, with a little research and care, you can learn to make sense of Barcelona’s overground system. Since it took me a while – about » Read more

Barcelona with Kids: 6 Family-friendly activities

Barcelona with Kids: 6 Family-friendly activities

At first glance, Barcelona may not seem particularly family-friendly. However, if you know where to go, the city offers plenty to entertain adults and kiddies alike. Here are a few choice places to visit in the city with children in tow: Glass Tunnels and Sharks: The Aquarium Right on Barcelona’s central Port Vell, a visit » Read more

Barcelona Festivals: Summer 2010 music, dance and film festivals

Barcelona Festivals: Summer 2010 music, dance and film festivals

June 11, 2010. I recently read that out of 36 countries examined by Manpower Inc. for hiring expectations, only four have a negative employment outlook. Those were (can you guess?) Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain. This bad news is reflected in the large cuts in the public sector in Spain. June was rife with protests » Read more

Barcelona: Secondhand shopping secrets in Barcelona

Barcelona: Secondhand shopping secrets in Barcelona

I have lived in Spain for over four years now, though I’m originally from Portland, Oregon. In my native city, secondhand and vintage clothing boutiques are as common as rainy days. When I lived in Portland, it was all the rage to shop secondhand. From frocks to socks to records and costume jewelry, purchases were almost » Read more

Barcelona: The Christmas Market at the Barcelona Cathedral

Barcelona: The Christmas Market at the Barcelona Cathedral

Despite its lack of snow, fir trees, and reindeer, Barcelona still tries to put on a good show come Christmas time. The city government has hung elaborate lighting displays throughout the streets and, as a local here, I am excited for the evening to come when they will illuminate the city, inaugurating the holiday season. » Read more

Barcelona: Autumn Colors in Catalonia? Si Senor!

Barcelona: Autumn Colors in Catalonia? Si Senor!

By Regina Winkle-Bryan in Barcelona– Fall is creeping into northeastern Spain ever so slowly. Today I even saw someone swimming in the Mediterranean, mind you, it is far too cold for that nonsense. We know the seasons are changing here in Barcelona, because all non-palm trees are beginning to shed their leaves, which is especially obvious » Read more

Barcelona: Party like a local (for free) at August “festas”!

Barcelona: Party like a local (for free) at August “festas”!

Barcelona is well known for its lively nightlife. Here the idea of a “festa” may only be surpassed in Spain by Madrid’s infamous “marcha” (literally meaning “to go out on the town”). And if you want to party in Barcelona like the locals, it’s not uncommon to spend between €30 to €40 on a night » Read more

Cheapo Night Out Barcelona: Cheap and free concerts

Cheapo Night Out Barcelona: Cheap and free concerts

All year long, but especially during summer months, Barcelona‘s balmy air is filled with music. From opera to blues, pop music to jazz, the city offers up music daily. Since most of us can’t pay the big bucks to see major acts on tour here, I’ve put together a list of a few places where » Read more

Barcelona Art: Free (and cheap) museums, and more

Barcelona Art: Free (and cheap) museums, and more

By Regina W. Bryan Cheap or even free is a great price in an expensive town like Barcelona. There are many museums in eastern Spain’s capital city, some with high entrance fees, such as Casa Batllo, and others with ocassional free admission. Let’s explore the latter. 1. Caixa Forum Funded by the Catalan bank, La » Read more

Barcelona Beaches: Where to hit the beach

Barcelona Beaches: Where to hit the beach

It’s June and the weather has been delightfully hot lately in Barcelona, perfect for hitting the city’s beaches. While the Mediterranean is still a bit cool, these long hot days promise to warm up the calm waters that flank Barcelona and tempt swimmers to take a dip. Let me say that as a Barcelona local, » Read more

Barcelona: Four free art shows… and free champagne!

  Barcelona is a treasure trove of art and architecture—and free champagne.  No, seriously. Tag along on our gallery tour and you’ll experience some very cool art while clinking a glass or two of free Catalan cava or French champagne. Let’s go! Sala Parés Calle de Petritxol 5, 08002 The best time to check out » Read more

Barcelona: Free art and architecture in Parc Guell

Barcelona: Free art and architecture in Parc Guell

If you’re heading to Barcelona, there’s no doubt that Antoni Gaudi’s art and architecture will be high on your list. From whimsical apartment buildings to the imposing spires of a Roman Catholic church, the Catalonian architect’s work dominates the city. You could pay €10 to scale the steps of the (perpetually-under-construction) Sagrada Familia or spend » Read more

Barcelona tip: Free (and fun) stuff to do

Barcelona tip: Free (and fun) stuff to do

  Sightseeing in Barcelona can get pretty pricey. But never fear, there are plenty of things to do in Barcelona that won’t cost you one Euro-cent. Our recommendations: 1) Go, go, Gaudi! Stroll through Park Guell, an incomplete masterpiece Gaudi’s trademarks. Guell is open year-round, but closes at dusk. Call (34) 93 413 24 00 » Read more

Barcelona Music Flash: Beasties Do Sonar

Barcelona Music Flash: Beasties Do Sonar

After three idle years—actually we’re sure New York’s best have been quite industrious—the Beastie Boys are hitting the road once again. They’ll be performing at festivals in a few choice countries around the world and headlining Barcelona’s Sónar Festival this June. The Beasties will do two shows at the Sónar Festival, one strictly instrumental, the » Read more

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