What to See

Here you’ll get useful info on what to see in Barcelona whether it’s your first time in the city or you’re a bonafide BCN expert!

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  • locals play frisbee and volleyball on one of barcelona's most popular beaches
    Ash | September 28, 2019 | 30 comments
    The 8 Best Beaches in Barcelona

    National Geographic called it the best beach city in the world, so it shouldn’t be a problem to find the best beaches in Barcelona – should it? Sometimes I’m not so sure. After 11 years in the city I’ve got a good idea for myself, but I’m going to be breaking down the top Barcelona city beaches […]

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    Ash | August 2, 2019 | 38 comments
    Tibidabo Amusement Park: Barcelona’s Retro Theme Park Visit

    You’ll be blown away by the photos of Barcelona’s retro amusement park with the most spectacular view of the city. Get your tickets, tips, hours, and more.

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    Ash | April 3, 2019 | 6 comments
    Palau Guell – Visit Gaudi’s Unbelievable Urban Palace

    In the heart of the city just steps from La Rambla you’ll find a palace straight out of a Gothic fairy tale (are there Gothic fairy tales?) with its daring dark colours and rich wrought iron ornamentation. It’s actually a mansion built for a textile tycoon and his 10 children. What we today call Guell Palace […]

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    Ash | February 12, 2019 | 7 comments
    Casa Vicens: Visit Gaudi’s First Barcelona Masterpiece

    Imagine a colourful, neoclassical, slightly oriental construction in the middle of Gracia like an oasis in the middle of the desert: this is Casa Vicens. The first and least known Antoni Gaudi building is this extravagant house – that from 1888 until the 15th of November 2017 was completely closed to visitors. But now? You […]

  • the façade at the hospital de sant pau barcelona spain
    Ash | February 8, 2019 | 6 comments
    Hospital de Sant Pau Recinte Modernista

    One of my favourite activities in Barcelona is hunting the city’s mesmerizing modernist buildings and the adjectives to describe them: majestic, morbid, eccentric, and how many more? Today brings me to the Hospital de Sant Pau – the city’s old hospital and one of the most complex art nouveau style buildings in all of Europe. […]

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    Ash | November 3, 2018 | 21 comments
    The Barcelona Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter (La Seu)

    The Barcelona Cathedral may not get the attention of its more famous, spikier counterpart up the road – but this cathedral in the Gothic Quarter definitely warrants a visit. Visiting the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia gives you a greater understanding of Barcelona’s history via some pretty bad-ass Gothic styling… and tickets cost much […]