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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…

Vista de CIutadella Menoca

City Guide Ciutadella: Menorca’s Golden City

No visit to Menorca would be complete without a visit to the island’s former capital, Ciutadella.  On the Western side of the island, this small city is a hub for travellers, creative types and a bustling local community that thrives…

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…

Underwater sculpture Jason deCaires

Lanzarote’s underwater sculpture park

Sometimes, people have great ideas that are almost too crazy to be true.  For example, creating an underwater sculpture garden.  It seemed too strange to be true until Jason de Caires Taylor, an ‘underwater sculptor’, managed to pull it off.  This…

Lithica, Menorca

Lithica – Menorca’s Secret Garden

When you get tired of Menorca’s stunning beaches, picturesque towns and country restaurants, where do you go?  Many visitors choose to take in some of the island’s cultural sights – including Talayotic villages and monuments.  A site from the more…

Vista de Fornells, Menorca

A guide to Fornells (Menorca) (and its 87-year-old king)

It’s easy to imagine that Fornells, the whitewashed fishing village on Menorca’s Northern coast, has always been as quiet as it is today.  But you would be wrong.  This little town 30km from this island’s old capial, Ciutadella, and the new, Mahon, has a history…

Edificio Telefónica, Gran Vía

5 Madrid buildings with a secret history

Despite being a modern metropolis and home to over 3 million people, Madrid retains a sense of the Castillian town that grew into a bustling capital city.    Here are Gusto Guides’ picks of places in Madrid with a story…

Madrid plaza de Callao

Shopping in Madrid: the essential guide

Madrid is known for its tapas bars, art galleries and bullfighting, but increasing numbers of visitors are hitting up the Spanish capital in search of some of the best shopping in Europe.  From high-end labels to street markets and individual…

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…