How to celebrate Christmas & New Year’s Eve in Barcelona as a local? Barcelona’s holiday season is magical. The city is filled with decorated Christmas trees, nativity scenes, Christmas markets, and other rich traditions that bring the season to life.  Us Catalans have some of our own traditions that you won’t find anywhere else. When… Read More


What happens if your trip to Barcelona is a last-minute escape? And you haven’t had time to make plans? Or perhaps you’re here for a few days and you find yourself with a free afternoon and a special attraction you’re dying to see? Barcelona Guide Bureau has you covered with our Barcelona Daily Tours. Daily… Read More


Peratallada by night. Photo from the archives of the city hall of Vulpellac and Peratallada.

Blog by Lorna Charlton. The province of Girona is home to many things. Beautiful beaches, green mountainsides, fantastic food and wine but also, hidden amongst the hills and in between valleys, you can find some of the most well-preserved medieval towns in the country. Taking the north exit from Girona, we come across many towns… Read More


Shopping night Barcelona 2012

In a popular tourist city like Barcelona, it can be hard to see the city through the throngs of visitors. One way to get a better feel for a place like Barcelona is to visit in the off-season. You’ll avoid the crowds and weather in the off-season is still pleasant, almost never falling bellow about… Read More


Bike ride ©Thingstodoinbarcelona_Wikimedia Commons

Report by: Esme Fox Exploring Barcelona by bike is a great way to move around the city and get to know it better. It’s the most sustainable form of transport in the city, and the extensive network of bike lanes and paths allow you to move across the city safely and easily. There are in… Read More


Report by: Lucy Peters Barcelona is often, and with very good reason, listed as one of the greatest cities in the world both to live in and visit. The city is, in fact, so popular that more than 13 million visitors flock to it every year to experience its rich history, visit its countless tourist attractions, and… Read More


Before heading to any new destination, it can be useful to know what to expect to avoid surprises down the road. Here are 5 things you should know before you visit Barcelona. Catalan is not Spanish To the unfamiliar ear, they may sound the same, but Catalan and Spanish are not the same languages. Most… Read More