I'm studying abroad this fall in Barcelona with pretty workable Spanish but very limited Catalan, and I'd love to do some work/activism/volunteering/organizing around queer or related issues (HIV/AIDS, youth development, homelessness, etc.) while I'm there. Is this possible given my language limitations? [more inside]
posted by kylej
on Jul 29, 2013 -
I need to figure out lodging in Barcelona for one Saturday night, and then two weeks later I am interested in rock climbing in the region and would like to know where to stay then. [more inside]
posted by nat
on Jul 1, 2013 -
I'm going to Barcelona for a week at the end of May. I fly in at about 7pm on Saturday, and want to spend three days seeing the countryside around the city before spending the rest of the time in the city itself. [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy
on May 1, 2013 -
My sister is travelling to Barcelona, Spain in November. She'll be at a hotel on the Plaza Catalunya for 3 days before leaving on a cruise ship. Sadly, she's on oxygen 24/7 and will be using a walker for short distances and an electric scooter to tour around the city. She'd like recommendations for food and must-see attractions within scootering distance. We've collected info from Google travel results, but they don't address accessibility concerns She plans to go to the Dali museum on a day trip, but other suggestions would be wonderful.
posted by path
on Aug 24, 2012 -
My son will soon be traveling to Barcelona, Spain to attend a five-month student exchange program there. He may end up staying longer. What are the best guidebooks for an American living in that city/region?
posted by zainsubani
on Aug 2, 2012 -
We're staying for four nights in Barcelona in mid September. First visit for both of us. Really would appreciate hotel/B&B recommendations, and of course what sights and restaurants the hive mind recommends.
posted by bearwife
on Jul 27, 2012 -
After some recent immersion in learning Spanish, watching Spanish films and going to Spanish conversation Meetups, I have realised I might want to have a go at teaching English as a Second Language in either Barcelona or Madrid. I have a few questions about the feasability of this at my age (42) given that the Spanish economy is not in great shape and my resume has a massive hole in it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 27, 2012 -
Simple question: Where do we need to eat and sleep in Madrid and Barcelona?
We are planning a summer trip to Spain (4 nights in Madrid, 2 nights in Barcelona, 1 night in Girona).
The Girona portion of the trip is set -- dinner at El Celler de Can Roca
for an extravagant birthday experience.
What we need are suggestions for restaurants and hotels in Madrid and Barcelona.
(We're also planning day trips to Segovia and Toledo, so you could include lunch spots in those places if you'd like.)
A few notes: we are fairly sophisticated dinners, but we also love simple, straightforward food-of-the-people. Our hotel tastes run toward contemporary/modern, but we're not opposed to something classic -- we just want to avoid international chains.
Thanks for any/all suggestions!
posted by tmharris65
on Jan 1, 2012 -
An international music mystery! What weird cover music was my roommate hearing in the background over the last week in Barcelona? [more inside]
posted by Mizu
on Jan 4, 2011 -
Can you recommend a good place for a small group of visiting Canadians to watch the Spain-Germany World Cup match in Barcelona? [more inside]
posted by dnesan
on Jul 5, 2010 -
I'm going on a trip to Spain with my classmates on Wednesday, any advice? [more inside]
posted by kylej
on Jun 14, 2010 -
Should we take a day trip to Montserrat or Carcassonne while visiting Barcelona? [more inside]
posted by emilyv
on Mar 30, 2010 -
In May I'll host my mother and sister for a 10-day European holiday, starting in Paris and flying out of Barcelona. It's my Mom's first time in Europe! How can I plan a trip that's unforgettably awesome but not too overwhelming? [more inside]
posted by nicoleincanada
on Feb 27, 2010 -
Looking for ideas about how to spend a romantic week in Spain in April. Both in our early 40s. Good music and food is a must. Everthing else is completely open. Anybody with some nice experiences, activities and secret travel tips they wish to share?
posted by vizsla
on Jan 26, 2010 -
I'm going to Barcelona in October and am going to take in a football match at Camp Nou. Tickets are currently freely available in the stadium - is there a particuarly good or bad place for a neutral/tourist to sit?
posted by ascullion
on Sep 19, 2009 -
Advice please for a family-friendly holiday in Barcelona at the end of May. (Where should we stay? What should we visit?) [more inside]
posted by monster max
on Apr 22, 2009 -
How do I fulfill my dream of getting my MBA in Spain? (Argentina is on the menu too). My main goal is to get my MBA, and I am currently a United States Citizen, however I have family in Spain. [more inside]
posted by OuttaHere
on Apr 13, 2009 -
I've just finished business school and have landed myself an internship at a very respectable multinational company in Barcelona, Spain. The internship is great, the salary dreadful. So, I'm now in a position where I can barely afford to live and need to find something else to suppliment my income.
Can someone give me an idea of what formalities I need to address in order to sell food in the streets of Barcelona? [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno
on Jul 16, 2008 -
Pair of mid-20s friends looking for a place to stay in Barcelona in early June. I've read up a bit on the neighborhoods and it sounds like the popular, touristy area is near Las Ramblas. However, many of the modern tourist attractions are farther to the northeast. Help! [more inside]
posted by junesix
on Apr 28, 2008 -
Where is a good place in a European city for a non-European to buy a small but nice two bedroom apartment for holidays? Looking for a city environment. How much would I need to spend? Are there any regulatory hurdles? Where do I find them? [more inside]
posted by DirtyCreature
on Jan 3, 2008 -
I'm going to Barcelona this weekend and wanted to get a book for the flight and for when I'm relaxing over there. Does anyone know of any good books that feature the city quite prominently? I'm happy to consider fiction, non-fiction, sporting, historical or political books, anything that you might have enjoyed and that you think might help me engage that little bit more with what Barcelona has to offer.
posted by uk_giffo
on Feb 25, 2007 -
New to international travel. Sonar Music Festival in Barcelona, next June. How should I start planning? [more inside]
posted by mikeh
on Dec 13, 2006 -
My wife and I are going to be in Spain for one week in March. We'd like to take in as much as possible, but not run ourselves ragged (especially since the laid back atmosphere of Spain is one of the draws). What are some things that you must
see and/or do if you're in Spain? [more inside]
posted by Gamblor
on Jan 11, 2006 -
TravelFilter: How has Barcelona, or even Spain in general, changed since 1997? I studied at UB for a term then and will be returning for the first time in 8 years next February.
posted by jewishbuddha
on Nov 29, 2004 -
Anyone know great things to see & do in Barcelona? General recommendations appreciated, specific insider tips even more so!
posted by subpixel
on Sep 3, 2004 -
Any recommendations for hotels in Barcelona Spain?
We're going to be there for a few days at the end of June, and need a recommendation for a hotel that would accommodate a family of four. Most of the hotels we've found only take two people in a room. Any thoughts?
posted by jasper411
on Apr 15, 2004 -