Category: Barcelona

things to do in Barcelona

Top 10 things to see in Barcelona

1. Parc Guell Parc Guell is one of the city’s biggest draws for visitors but is equally popular among locals, who make grateful use of the green space for picnics, afternoon strolls and sneaky outdoor naps when the summer heat…

Barcelona in Christmas

Catalunya’s Curious Christmas Traditions

Christmas comes this time each year.  No prizes to the Beach Boys for that lyrical insight.  But what Brian and co might not tell you is that Catalunya, the autonomous province to the North East of Spain that has Barcelona…

Plaza San Felipe Neri Barcelona

5 quiet Barcelona plazas for a nice sit down

It’s a warm day and you want to be out in the sunshine.  But there’s a problem: it’s nigh on impossible to get a seat at any of Barcelona’s city centre terraces, thanks to the crowds of tourists and sun-hungry locals…

playa de Barceloneta

Spanish honeymoon ideas

A couple of weeks back, a friend of Gusto‘s asked us for a few words of advice.  Not only was she planning her first-ever trip to Spain, she was going to be taking her new hubby along for the ride….

La Boquería, Barcelona

Help! I’m a veggie in Spain

Vegetarians get a bit of a raw deal in Spain.  This is the country of jamón, calamares and cocido.  In which other country could you ask for a salad and end up with a plate of meat (true story)?  But there is a whole…

Bar Metro

Going underground at Bar Metro 1, Barcelona

Bar Metro 1, Barcelona What’s the deal? No, it isn’t a mirage.  One of Barcelona’s most unusual eateries and bars, the tiny Bar Metro 1 occupies an unlikely spot on a passageway inside the labyrinthine Passeig de Gracia metro station…