Author: Jessica (Barcelona Blonde)

Where to Play Soccer in Barcelona: The Complete Guide

Here’s something I bet you don’t know about me – I play soccer. Yep, even though I never talk about it on my blog. Until now, that is! That’s because I’ve recently rediscovered my love for the beautiful game and finally worked up the courage to go play again. I’d toyed with the idea of joining a team here, but never actually got around to it. I also wasn’t quite sure how to go about finding a team in the first place. So, here’s the guide to where to play soccer in Barcelona that I wish I’d had a few...

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10 Non-Touristy Things to do in Barcelona: Alternatives to the Top Sights

Barcelona is a pretty popular place these days! With visitors from every corner of the globe paying visits to the Catalan capital, things can get busy – especially at the height of the tourist season. Still, there are plenty of places where you can go to get away from the crowds and still enjoy some impressive sightseeing. This is also helpful if your first choice pick is full…which does happen. Or, maybe it’s not your first time in Barcelona and you’re looking to see something off the top 10 list. Let’s get started! Here are the best non touristy...

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15 Perfect Things to Do in Summer in Barcelona

Every time summer rolls around in Barcelona, there seem to be about a million things to do all of a sudden. The good weather definitely brings along a helping of good times. Between traditional celebrations, classic Barcelona fun, and a happily contagious laid-back attitude, there are nearly countless reasons why summer in the city is nearly always a lot of fun. (Except for those days when it’s too sticky and hot to move. But that’s just an excuse to have more ice cream). So, here are my top 15 tips for the best things to do in Barcelona in...

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Wine & Painting Comes to Barcelona

Recently, an invitation popped into my inbox I couldn’t resist – a night of painting and wine in a brand-new place that had opened up: ArteBar Barcelona. I’d been curious about wine and painting classes, but hadn’t had the chance to try one for myself. So, off I headed for an evening of painting one of Barcelona’s most iconic sights: the Sagrada Familia. If you’re not familiar with the idea of wine and painting nights, it’s an event where you learn how do a painting while enjoying some wine (or beer) as you learn. Though it’s popular stateside, it was...

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Finding Barcelona’s Best Food With Wanderbeak

“Come hungry :)” said the text I got on in the morning from Marwa, one of the founders of Wanderbeak food tours. I’d been invited along to try out the tour, and I was definitely looking forward to it. Even after living here for five years, each time I take a tour I learn something new about Barcelona. Still, I was surprised at how much I learned on the wonderful Savor Spain tour – and how enjoyable it was! It kicked off in the late afternoon on the Ramblas, and I showed up quite hungry, as requested; I actually...

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I'm Jessica, a travel writer and translator from England who grew up in California and now lives in Barcelona. Come read all about my aventuras in Spain and beyond!

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