September - October 2013
We didn't have much time in Spain, but what we did have we packed in. From running with the bulls in Pamplona to viewing ancient architecture by Gaudi in Barcelona.
Without a doubt we would love to come back to Spain and give it more attention that it deserves.
Travel tip: Make sure you get travel insurance for Spain before you depart on vacation.
4 Days in Barcelona: Gaudi, Picasso, Museums, Port Vell, Food Tours, Flamenco Shows, and Discount Tickets
Barcelona is city driven by passion. It’s the city to fall in love with all things Spanish, from delicious rice dish paella and the fruity cocktail Sangria, to Flamenco dancing and afternoon siestas, to modernist paintings and art nouveau architecture. With this 4-day itinerary, I’ve proven it is possible to live it up in Barcelona without breaking the bank.
17 Best Things To Do in Valencia, Spain: Museums, Beaches, Food & Wine, Culture, City of Arts and Sciences, and Discount Tickets
Few aged cities manage to balance their ancient history with the 21st century, but Valencia, Spain’s 3rd largest city, pulls it off. Squeezing Valencia’s broad range of modern, cultural, and historic attractions into one visit is no easy task. My list of the 17 best things to do in Valencia will have you gorging on paella and sipping wine in the sunshine to contemplating an elusive sip from the Holy Grail.
With the help of a few knowledgeable tour guides, I sampled Valencia’s best wine and paella; shopped for authentic, locally made souvenirs; and delved into the city’s motley history, uncovering the real stories behind the Holy Grail and the role of silk in Valencia’s glorious golden century. Try these 6 best tours in Valencia on your next trip to Spain.
Hidden in the Gothic walls of the ancient city a bellman rushed to our aid welcoming us to the Mercer Hotel Barcelona. The Mercer Hotel is a 5 star luxury indulgence. The building was built on an ancient Roman defence tower dating back to 1st century AD. When you walk through it’s chambers across the ancient floors you can almost feel yourself going back to that time, but luckily enough with all the modern conveniences of the 21st century. If you are looking for a bit of exclusivity without the exclusion then perhaps consider a stay at the Mercer.