Four Awesome Things To Do in Barcelona This Easter

Easter is a big deal in most Spanish speaking countries. Why not spend it in Barcelona this year? Barcelona is a beautiful city. Traditional yet cosmopolitan, historical and beautiful. It makes for a perfect short break. And the nightlife is vibrant and lively. What more could you want?

Language skills a bit rusty? Why not take a few Spanish classes before you go! It’s good to know even a little of the local lingo before you go. Holidays are much easier when you can recognise basic words, and locals appreciate the effort. Even if they do tend to reply in excellent English! It can also avoid menu mishaps. At the very least, take a guidebook, but do try and learn at least a few basic words and phrases before you go. And don’t forget your camera!

Where are the best places to visit in Barcelona? Here’s our top 4!

The Font Magica Fountain


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Stunning, thrilling and much loved, The Font Magica Fountain is one of the most popular attractions in Barcelona. It re-opens at the beginning of March in time for the celebrations of Easter. A dazzling display of water, music and light, it is not to be missed. It is an essential stop on any tour of Barcelona. Built in 1929, the Font Magica delights and thrills locals and tourist alike right up to the present day. Shows until the end of April are 7-9pm Friday and Saturday only, and admission is free!

Picasso Museum


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Lovers of art will not want to miss a visit to the Pablo Picasso Museum. The legendary artist was born in Malaga but spent nearly a decade living in Barcelona around the in the late 19th/ early 20th century. The Picasso museum is without a shadow of a doubt the most famous museum in the Spanish city. It houses many of his early works. They are a perfect example of the massive influence Barcelona had on his work. It is a real privilege to see all of these famous works of art before your very eyes.

Las Ramblas Street



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Las Ramblas is Barcelona’s most well-known street. There’s nothing particularly remarkable about the street but is very much the throbbing heart of the city. Visiting Barcelona without taking a stroll down Las Ramblas is inconceivable. It would be like visiting Paris and never even looking at the Eiffel tower! Grab a coffee and people watch from the prime viewing spot on the pavement. You’ll see every walk of life in the middle of this vibrant city.

FC Barcelona Camp Nou Stadium and Barça museum




The majesty of this huge stadium has to be seen to be believed. Of course, if you love the Beautiful Game then you’ll appreciate it even more. But you don’t have to be a football fan to appreciate the Camp Nou stadium and the Barça museum. Full of history and remarkable sporting legend, the stadium is magnificent.



Winter 2011 Trips – Spain and Israel

Yayyyy, finally the days are almost here to travel again. I guess, I am getting a bit spoiled by now by going to new places every month. Who wouldn’t? Its becoming a habit exploring a new country, new cities every few weeks now a days. Man, living in Europe totally rocks.

Anyways, Christmas holiday is almost here, about a week left. My daughter’s school will be closed from the 23rd of December. But luckily her holiday starts 2 days earlier than other kids. Since, it will be very cold up north, we are going down south during this season. South as in Spain. We will only visit 2 cities of Spain this time… Barcelona and Madrid. I am not really feeling anything about this trip, not excited, nor sad. Just happy that we will get out of the house and will live in hotel for 10 days 🙂 I guess, I shouldn’t say I am not excited at all. I am excited to see the Christmas and New Year in Spain. I’ve heard the winter decoration, Christmas markets are gorgeous in Spain, especially in Madrid and Barcelona. Also, I am excited about trying out some Spanish food…haven’t had any before. I am sure Mexican food tastes way different than Spanish food. Well, as I am writing this blog, I am getting very excited about this trip… now that I think about it, its a whole new country with new food, culture, places, and history, I don’t need anything more to get me rolling.

After coming back from Spain, we will be leaving for Israel within 2 days. Now, this trip is totally giving me a thrill. Seriously, I consider myself to be very lucky to be able to go to a country like Israel, which is the birthplace for 3 major monotheistic religions. It gives me goosebumps thinking that I will get to visit Jerusalem to see the birthday place of Jesus , Dome of the Rock, Masjid-ul-Aqsa (the 3rd holiest place for the Muslims after Mecca and Medina), Prophet David (AS)’s tomb and many other sites like these. For some reason, I am very excited about shopping in Israel… I think countries like these have unique things to offer, which are very unlikely to get anywhere else in the world. So, let’s see. Just one concern is that since Old City of Jerusalem is such an ancient city, I fear that it won’t be a kid/stroller friendly city. Hopefully my kids can enjoy as much as we do and make this journey easy for all of us.

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