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Barcelona rated at 8.5 out of 10 by tourists

Barcelona is generally held in high esteem by tourists and this has been confirmed by a score of 8.5 out of 10. Even though competing with urban capitals throughout Europe, Barcelona holds its own according to this score, which considered tourists staying in the city for a variety of lengths. Barcelona always provides a good […]

Sant Jordi: The Barcelona Holiday of Roses and Books

The 23rd day of the month of April is highlighted in red on every calendar in Barcelona and throughout Catalonia. On that day is the festival of Sant Jordi (known to many as Saint George) and is celebrated as the day of books and roses. The vibrant, bright red is one of the hallmarks of […]

The Christopher Columbus Monument of Barcelona Reopens to Visitors

Who hasn’t dreamed of becoming an explorer at some point in their life? Or, even better, the genuine discoverer of something or somewhere previously unknown to others? To point your finger in the direction of the indefinite, the mysterious and boldly say, “Just follow me!” Ok, so maybe that kind of cavalier attitude wasn’t exactly […]

The X Games come to Barcelona!

The X Games are happening in Barcelona from the 16th to the 19th of May 2013 converting this city, at least for a few days, into the capital of extreme sports. The event brings together the best athletes in the realms of Skateboarding, BMX (motorbike), Motocross, and Rally races for a few days of acrobatics, […]

New Years Eve in Barcelona

In Spain (and in many other Spanish speaking countries), there is a classic New Year’s Eve tradition of eating 12 grapes at the 12 strokes of the clock at midnight, all at once. In Barcelona, this is practiced, but there is also the wonderful New Year´s tradition of living up to its reputation as a […]

Shopping in Barcelona

Still looking for that perfect holiday gift for someone? If you are here in Barcelona, worry not, we have a list of Barcelona´s top shopping areas and shops, just in time for Christmas. From obscure boutiques to Spain´s best chains, Barcelona offers an authentic experience to find exactly what you are looking for. We recommend […]

Enjoying Christmas in Barcelona

The holiday season has started here in Barcelona and with it comes a slew of wonderful winter activities to make your stay magical and unique! Go ice skating in Plaza Catalonia, walk through the city´s oldest Christmas market, or lose yourself in the winding, decorated streets during the months of December and January. The city […]

Scenes from famous movies in Barcelona

Who doesn´t remember the image of Scarlett Johansson on the terrace at La Pedrara? Barcelona’s presence is growing internationally thanks to films such as Vicky Cristina Barcelona with international audiences. If you are a cinephile or simply curious about where Hollywood and other world-famous stars have been seen in the city, gear up and follow […]

Discover Barcelona by Bike with this Special Offer!

At Aspasios, we think the city is best discovered on two wheels. Feel the breeze on your face as you breakfast in el Born and go shopping in Gràcia because when you rent a bike, you wield a tool of flexibility and convenience. All that you want to stop and see in the city is […]

A Unique Celebration: “La Castañada” in Barcelona

Enjoy Halloween in Barcelona and have more to talk about than spooks and ghouls! In Barcelona, the 1st of November, All Saints Day, is the traditional festival of the chestnut. So if you´re planning a trip here this week, prepare yourself between the masks and costumes to enjoy the city decked out with vendors serving […]

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