We asked our own Barcelona bloggers about their favorite independent blogs & websites about their city. Here’s a list of their tips in alphabetical order!
Appetite & Other Stories
Sara, a Swedish expat, started the Appetite & other stories blog as a way to document her favorite restaurants, bars, and stores in Barcelona. She has been living in Barcelona since 2001, so by now, she is practically a local! You can find great tips for restaurants and other fun places on her blog. Not only in Barcelona but also in other places in Spain and all over the world.
Barcelona Food Experience
If you’re looking for fun and interesting local places to eat while in Barcelona, the Barcelona Food Experience blog has you covered! This blog has everything you want to know when looking for interesting places to eat in Barcelona. Of course, this includes the events in restaurants, the type of food served, and the quality of the service based on the bloggers’ personal experience there!
Barcelona Hacks is a blog run by Ash, he is originally from Vancouver but has been living in Barcelona for about 7 years now. He started the blog as a way to document his time in the capital of Catalonia. However, when he realized how little tips and tricks there are for expats/immigrants in Barcelona he changed the direction of the blog. The blog is filled with tips on what to see and do in Barcelona, but also tips for budgeting and clever ways to travel or avoid touristy spots. Definitely worth checking out!
Are you a lover of photography and would like to know more about the hidden gems of Barcelona? Then you surely cannot miss Barcelona Photoblog run by Carlos. Barcelona Photoblog features photos of Barcelona’s art, architecture, but also its people and traditions. Travel to Barcelona through Carlos’ lens and learn about all facets of this wonderful city!
Barcelona Street Scraps
Are you a street art enthusiast? And do you enjoy seeing new and exciting artworks on buildings before they’re taken down? Are you interested in street art? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then you should most definitely check out Barcelona Street Scraps; an independently run local blog. They regularly post images of new and exciting street art found around Barcelona. The aim is to record all these stunning pieces before they are ‘scraped away’ by the city. To capture the visual beauty of the pieces before they disappear.
Bill in Barcelona
Bill (one of our first Spotters!) first visited Barcelona in 1981 and has lived and worked there since 2003. His passion and love for Barcelona are remarkable and his blog helps you to explore Barcelona from a different perspective, providing tips and guidance on how to make the most out of your trip. If you are looking for recommendations and advice on local spots, then this is definitely a blog you should not miss.
Driftwood Journals is an insider guide to Barcelona written by Ben Holbrook about the ins and out of Barcelona. The blog posts about current and upcoming events in the city. Where to eat, where to stay and what to experience or see while traveling through the city. The posts are fun and interesting to read. And they give you excellent suggestions for how to spend your time in Barcelona.
Barcelona has often been lauded as one of the most diverse food cities. And with the Spanish culture having such a diverse and rich cuisine, it’s really no wonder then that the food is always delicious. But how are you supposed to find that one special spot you’ve been waiting to check out during your trip here after hearing whispers about it from the locals? You should check out FoodBarcelona – a food blog by Steve Tallantyre that provides readers with an extensive list of restaurants, hotels, tapas bars and cafés within the city. Moreover, it features informative reviews of the best places to eat at when in the capital of Catalonia.
Latitude 41 is an expat travel blog by California native Justine, who moved to Barcelona in 2008. This blog features useful information on how to maximize your time while experiencing the real Barcelona. Avoid tourist traps and typical highlights and learn more about Barcelona’s history, architecture, and gastronomy from a local’s perspective. Additionally, the blog entails many tips on how to travel with children as Justine experiences it in her everyday life, helping you to plan smooth and safe trips for yourself.
For interesting articles and posts about cultural and leisure events in Barcelona, LeCool Barcelona (in Spanish – translation here) is an excellent blog to check out. So if you want to keep busy with fun and interesting activities while in Barcelona, this blog will be of great help. The blog updates its content daily to ensure that readers get fresh information on what is currently happening in Barcelona. Whether it is music concerts, recitals, exhibitions, films and more.
Miniguide is an independent blog run by locals on things to do in Barcelona. The blog is thorough and updates regularly with what’s good to do, see, or eat in the lovely Catalonian city. This gives readers well thought out and informative articles. Learn about events, projects, food, and drink in Barcelona, including the LGBT hotspots in the city.
Did we miss your favorite blog about Barcelona? Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org!