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Now’s a Great Time to Visit Barcelona, Spain

It’s December, and zero degrees in Vancouver.  Of course I am dreaming of Barcelona, Spain. Here are some of my favourite photographs from my travels to Barcelona.  This is my #ThrowbackThursday tribute to Barcelona! 


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Foody, Economical, Culture

Several airlines fly out of YVR to Barcelona daily. Fly daily from YVR to Barcelona BCN on KLM, British Airways and Lufthansa, and Air Canada.

Travel Paris to Barcelona by High-Speed Train

And If you’re traveling from Paris, there is high-speed TGV train service from Paris to Barcelona The fastest trains from Paris to Barcelona take around 6 hours and 19 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 833 kilometres! There are frequent services on this particular rail route. On average, there are about 21 trains per day travelling between the two cities. They leave approximately every 2 minutes. Prices for a single ticket between the two cities start from CA$90.60.

Best things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona offers infinite possibilities for visitors: culture, history, food, architecture… it is an open and diverse city with things for every visitor to do.

Find a wide range of restaurants in Barcelona that cater to every budget: from set lunch menustapas and tasting platters to the culinary marvels served at the city’s 24 Michelin-starred restaurants. Visit the block wide La Boqueria Market, the most famous fresh food; produce, seafood, cured meats, cheeses, and restaurant in the market in Barcelona. It is located in the center of the city of Barcelona (Las Ramblas).

Gaudi’s Barcelona

The city’s streets and buildings are a rich showcase of art movements, from the styles of the Middle Ages – including Romanesque and Gothic – to the explosion of Catalonia’s home-grown art nouveau, modernisme, spearheaded by Gaudí, with numerous breathtaking landmarks, like the Sagrada FamíliaLa Pedrera and Parque Güell. Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) is an exceptional and outstanding creative contribution to the architectural heritage of modern Barcelona. Seven monuments represent the fantastic, as well as a very personal, style of Gaudi which are visible to the public as gardens, sculpture, parks and decorative arts, as well as architecture.

Walking around Barcelona on a Sunday afternoon leads to some very interesting cultural and social events. You will find terraces of bars and restaurants buzzing with activity, with groups of friends and families gathered for appetizers and a vermouth. The vermouth tradition, which is deeply rooted throughout Spain, includes a whole ritual: chips or patatas bravas with spicy sauce, olives, and marinated anchovies, all enjoyed with a nice glass of red vermouth. Many of the best red vermouths come from Reus, near Tarragona, and there is no better way to enjoy and discover this delightful tradition them than by sitting on a terrace and enjoying a traditional glass of vermouth, or by visiting any of the many traditional wineries of Barcelona, where, in addition to trying vermouth, you can buy it.

Nothing is invented, for it’s written in nature first.

Antoni Gaudí

Getting Around Barcelona Sustainably

Every day, hundreds of thousands of people move around in safety while having a low impact on the environment thanks to public transport. The technologies that have made Barcelona one of the leading Smart Cities in Europe guarantee increasingly convenient and straightforward journeys around the city. There are a number of options to travel around Barcelona sustainably.

The Barcelona metro network and the Catalan government’s city and suburban rail service, the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya, are among the most accessible and efficient transport systems in terms of energy and air pollutant emissions. 


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