Trace the footsteps of Picasso in Barcelona (podcast version)

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST ON SPOTIFY: Born in Malaga, Pablo Picasso came to Barcelona in 1894 at the age of thirteen because his father had been hired as a teacher at Llotja, the city’s School of Fine Arts. Picasso, although a teenager, as a child prodigy, studied in Llotja. In Barcelona he would become a…

Trace the footsteps of Picasso in Barcelona

Born in Malaga, Pablo Ruiz Picasso came to Barcelona (Spain) in 1894 at the age of thirteen because his father had been hired as a teacher at Llotja, the city’s School of Fine Arts. Picasso, although a teenager, as a child prodigy, studied in Llotja. In Barcelona he would become a man, mature artistically and…

Favourite record shops from our travels in Europe

During your travels, one of the things you always do is shop and buy special things that you can’t find in your country and are typical of the place you are visiting. For music lovers and especially those still buying vinyl and CDs, a visit to a new city is an opportunity to search and…

A virtual visit to 6 unique European squares

Squares are an integral part of a city and are usually the focus of its daily life. A city or a village is often characterised by the beauty of its squares. In this article we revisit six of our favourite smaller squares in European countries, which are often overshadowed by larger and more spectacular ones….

10 favourite restaurants all over Europe

During our travels throughout Europe, we have eaten in many places, but some of them stand out and remain in our memory. What makes a place – a restaurant, a pub, a snack bar, etc. – turn it into a unique travel experience is not only the food, but also the location, the scenery, the…

Gaudi’s Barcelona

The Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi left his infinite mark on the city of Barcelona in Spain. His influence is everywhere in the city and his most famous works are described in this wonderful video by “Travellers Bazaar” :

8 things to do if you’re visiting Barcelona for the first time…

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia in Spain, is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. A lively city, where the old and the new mingle in a unique way. Barcelona is hard to be described in just eight things but these eight things suggested here are a good start. 1. Τake an afternoon…