Tag Archives: Barcelona

5 Must See Places in Barcelona

5 Must See Places in Barcelona

Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain and the capital of the Catalonia region.  This city is filled with vibrant art, cultural history, nightlife, beaches and great food.  Each year, more than 7.5 million tourists visit Barcelona.  It is also one of the most visited European city. There are tons of wonderful places to see and ...

Mercat de St Josep – La Boqueria

La Boqueria

Mercat de St Joseph de La Boqueria, or La Boqueria is a market that sells various selection of food.  The entrance can be found near the La Rambla street in central Barcelona. We found this place by accident as we were walking in La Rambla, and since we were quite hungry we ended up trying out ...

The artful Park Güell by Antoni Gaudi

Park Guell

Park Guell is located in Gracia district of Barcelona, Spain.  The park was commissioned by Count Eusebi Guell and designed by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi in the years 1900 - 1914.  It is considered to be one of the largest architectural works in Europe. All around the park, it has stunning mosaic and tile ...

Pincho photos from Barcelona

At a restaurant serving Pinchos

So, what is a pincho?  A pincho is a snack traditionally from the northern part of Spain similar to tapas.  What makes the pincho special is that it has a cocktail stick attached to the food, pincho literally means 'spike' in Spanish.  While I was in Barcelona, I went Bilbao Berria for their pinchos and ...

Kukuxumusu store in Barcelona

Kukuxumusu

When I was window shopping around Jaume, I saw these cute blue donkeys at the balcony on top of a store.  The store's name is Kukuxumusu, this word means flea kiss in Basque, they sell clothing and products with their specialize design.  I found their shop to have quite fun and artsy design.  If you ...

The free walking tour in Barcelona

At Placa del Rei (King

I have always wanted to learn more about the Spanish history and culture (aside from what I have learned in school during my elementary years in the Philippines).  In most of my travels, I check out if there are any walking tours available in the city I'm visiting (the most popular one is the Sandemans ...

Callate la boca shop in Barcelona

Cute little orange figure display outside the shop

I found another Callate la boca shop!  The first Callate la boca shop I found was in Madrid and I just had to take a photo since the shop had such cute designs.  And this time, I found it in Barcelona, just a few blocks from the Jaume I station. Callate la boca means 'shut your ...

Life in a day: Barcelona July 2013

Hello Kitty in front of the Spanish-style building

Earlier this month, one of the places we visited was Barcelona! Our flight arrived in the morning around 10 a.m.  It was quite early so we decided to grab some pinchos - quite similar to tapas but with a stick (traditional snack in Northern Spain).  Then, we headed to our apartment/hotel in Jaume. The apartment/hotel ...

Hello Kitty chan in La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Hello Kitty in La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Earlier this month of July, we went to Barcelona to check out the beautiful city.  And this quick short post is a preview of what will be posted in the next couple of weeks here in icoSnap.  Behind Hello Kitty chan is the La Sagrada Familia Basilica.  This Cathedral is the most famous work of ...