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January 30, 2020

Barcelona - Shopping

I'm going to Barcelona in a few weeks and thanks to other Asks, have a good idea of where to eat and what to see. But I'd love to hear your recommendations on where to shop in Barcelona and any fun souvenirs to bring home. [more inside]
posted by later, paladudes around Barcelona, Spain at 9:48 PM - 11 answers has best

January 16, 2020

Barcelona restaurant recommendations

My wife and I are going to Barcelona in early March. We've got the sightseeing stuff well in hand, but would like some restaurant recommendations, especially for at least one higher-end place. I am sure we will get our fill of tapas, paella, and other typical Spanish/Catalonian stuff for tourists, so I want to know what are some of the better places in the city for fine dining. Doesn't have to be El Bulli level, but we do want at least one memorable dining experience. I am a VERY adventurous eater (my wife less so, but usually game to try things).
posted by briank around Barcelona, Spain at 6:41 AM - 9 answers

January 12, 2020

6 Days in Spain in April!

I've just booked a flight to Barcelona and after accounting for travel time, will have 6 full days in Spain. I'm trying to decide if I should fit in a couple days in Madrid and/or Valencia, or just stay in Barcelona the whole time (with perhaps a day trip or two thrown in). [more inside]
posted by too bad you're not me around Barcelona, Spain at 5:05 PM - 14 answers has best

October 16, 2019

What's your favorite off the beaten track place in Spain?

Traveling to Spain in mid/late April 2020 for ~ten days. Plan is to fly into Barcelona and out of Madrid as it's surprisingly cheaper than the reverse and less dead time than circling back. Assume we're familiar with and planning on the main sights. What else shouldn't we miss? [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari around Spain at 7:32 AM - 18 answers

October 13, 2019

Neighborhood to stay in Valencia Spain

What part of the Valencia Spain would be good for us to rent an apartment for a week? Family of 4, 2 adults 2 teenage daughters. We like to be able to walk to markets, restaurants, etc. and enjoy the vibe of the city. We want to have a place with the ability to cook some of our own meals, do laundry, etc. This is probably something we'll book with airbnb, but if there are other options I'd be interested.
posted by mcstayinskool around Valencia, Spain at 6:47 AM - 1 answer

September 22, 2019

Barcelona: where to sit and work/write/read?

I find myself unexpectedly about to go to Barcelona for a week. There's work I need to do while I'm there. Are there interesting places where I can comfortably and unobtrusively sit with a laptop for a few hours? [more inside]
posted by tangerine around Barcelona, Spain at 11:58 AM - 5 answers has best

September 1, 2019

Spanish Tourist Loop

If a pair of older foodies were to visit Spain for 10 days at the end of October 2019, with the tentative itinerary below, what changes would seasoned Spanish visitors & residents recommend? [more inside]
posted by spacewrench around Spain at 11:40 AM - 13 answers has best

April 9, 2019

Brainstorming a long weekend in Spain

I live in Barcelona, and I'd like to travel for around 5 days over the Easter weekend, so I'm looking for ideas/tips. I'm considering going to Ronda, and would like input on different possibilities for how to spend my time around there; I'm also very open to alternative suggestions. [more inside]
posted by jlibera around Spain at 6:42 AM - 1 answer has best

March 17, 2019

Help me think about thinking about getting a house in Spain 1 location

Mr LB gets SAD. A recent holiday in the sun very much perked him up, so his wondering about getting a place to spend time at in winter seems to be something we need to look at. Don't worry about impending Brexit as this is a longer-term project so we can wait and see what happens. Must-haves and hopes below. Where do you suggest having a look at in Spain? [more inside]
posted by LyzzyBee around Spain at 11:23 AM - 5 answers

January 21, 2019

Barcelona Travel Suggestions

My husband and I will be honeymooning in Barcelona for 5 full days during the first week of April. I've started reading about the can't miss sites, but I'm concerned there isn't enough to fill a 5 day trip. Am I wrong? [more inside]
posted by i_am_a_fiesta around Barcelona, Spain at 9:23 AM - 19 answers

January 8, 2019

What to see in Barcelona

A day and a half in Barcelona, to see whatever. Difficulty level: medium blizzard. [more inside]
posted by sailoreagle around Barcelona, Spain at 12:48 PM - 8 answers

January 7, 2019

Where can I get my hair cut in Barcelona?

Taking my first trip to Spain on Sunday and would like to get my short hair trimmed and/or styled during my brief holiday in Barcelona. Cis gal seeking cheap do (unless you know about a queer-friendly place that could make me look fabulous despite having almost nothing to work with). TBH I do not identify as queer yet but I would be delighted to look queer (I'm bi).
posted by Bella Donna around Barcelona, Spain at 2:16 PM - 1 answer

October 27, 2018

Inexpensive Barcelona

What free and inexpensive things can I do in Barcelona Oct 27-nov 1? (The museum of natural sciences will be free tomorrow from 3pm, so I’m doing that). I like food, walking, art, live music, swing and blues dancing. Also how does public transit work? [more inside]
posted by bilabial around Barcelona, Spain at 10:35 AM - 6 answers

September 11, 2018

Please help me find the real Barcelona

I’m in Barcelona for the next 4-6 days, and so far I kinda hate it. Please help me find the real city hiding within the toxic tourist mess. [more inside]
posted by panama joe around Barcelona, Spain at 11:22 AM - 25 answers

August 7, 2018

Well, I've never been to Spain...

Hi folks, heading out to Seville and the Cadiz areas of Spain in the next few weeks. First help me not dress like a doofus. Hints and tips on what folk are wearing so when I go my outfits don't scream "Merica!!" I'm normally an athletic skort and river shoe(Keens) wearer. Second, lists of places to see and places for yummy food are very welcome. [more inside]
posted by PJMoore around Seville, Spain at 10:05 AM - 10 answers has best

May 31, 2018

Help make our trip to Europe amazing, Toledo, Spain edition

Our family will be spending two nights in Toledo, Spain in July. We're traveling with kids (10 & 12), so our plan is for a mostly low-key trip filled with lazily exploring the city. But we're also looking for other unique or special experiences we could do as a family that would really make our trip special. [more inside]
posted by quantum around Toledo, Spain at 5:37 PM - 1 answer

Tomato Bread in Barcelona

We are looking for the best tomato bread in or near El Born. [more inside]
posted by molla around Barcelona, Spain at 12:48 PM - 10 answers

May 23, 2018

Advice or recommendations for the Canary Islands?

I will be going on an artist residency in Agüimes, Gran Canaria for five weeks from June through early July. Any recommendations? My artwork is about ecologies and I am very interested in plants, animals, sanctuaries, botanical gardens, etc. I bought an underwater camera and want to do some artwork on the islands' marine biodiversity. I am also vegetarian, and like to do some tourism as well as work and exhibit. [more inside]
posted by vegartanipla around Agüimes, Spain at 8:31 PM - 5 answers has best

May 15, 2018

Help make our trip to Europe amazing, Barcelona edition

Our family will be spending a few days in Barcelona in June. We're traveling with kids (10 & 12), so our plan is for a mostly low-key trip filled with lazily exploring the city. But we're also looking for other unique or special experiences we could do as a family that would really make our trip special. [more inside]
posted by quantum around Barcelona, Spain at 7:08 PM - 10 answers

April 20, 2018

Outfitting a 13-year-old for independent travel to Spain this summer

My uncle, who lives in Madrid, has very generously offered to fly our 13-year-old son over to Spain to spend three weeks with them this summer. How should he pack and what should he expect? [more inside]
posted by scrump around Madrid, Spain at 6:08 PM - 12 answers has best