Useful Websites For Travellers

Barcelona

Whatever information you're looking for, the chances are that the world wide web is keeping it safe for you somewhere. Here are some websites which might just hold the key to what you're looking for, along with some links to some of our in house content which you might have missed. Happy browsing.

Barca FC - Everything you need to know about Messi and chums.
Barcelona Turisme - The official tourism site of the Catalan capital.
Barcelona Blogs - Our own list of great blogs where you can find tonnes of interesting info on Barna!
Guide to Barcelona - A guide to moving to and living in Barcelona with advice on: obtaining your NIE, Spanish healthcare, banking, how to find work, plus a handy directory of English-speaking services.
Rocket Magazine - Hablas espanol amigo? If so then check out this leading guide to cutting edge contemporary culture in Barcelona. Fashion, art, photography, music and much more...
Spanish Language Schools in Barcelona - Our very own list of schools for brushing up your language skills in BCN.
Kids in Barcelona - Guide to Barcelona for families. Where to play, eat and stay with kids. Plus schools, babysitting, parents' forum and a What's On agenda of children's activities.
Barcelona Fuer Deutsche - If you're more comfortable with the German language than the English one, head over here to your premium guide to the city. Worth it if only to see how much warmer the weather is in Barcelona than Berlin!
Barcelona Expats - Barcelona Life's guide to expatriating yourself to this sunny corner of the world.
Scooter Rental in Barcelona - Professional scooter hire and motorbike rentals in BCN. Great for exploring the city and surrounding countryside.
Barcelona News - Yes we've got our own reports on the latest political, sporting and cultural news, whilst our news directory and news archives have yet more interesting reading.
Mobile World Congress - The phone trade fair that descends on BCN every year!

Spain

Spain.info - The official tourism portal of Espana!
Catalunya.com - Not to be outdone, here's the official site for fair Catalonia!
Sitges Life - Just down the road from Barcelona, find this gorgeous Ibiza-in-miniature with great beaches and nightlife. Local Life Sitges delivers travel tips, restaurant and hotel reviews, map, weather and more.
Spain Expat - Everything you need to know about your new life in Spain, from getting a job to learning Spanish slang or understanding business etiquette. A very handy resource.
Go Madrid - Explore the best of the capital with help from this handy site.
IMSOL Language School - Visit the beautiful city of Granada in the South of Spain, and learn an amazing language at the same time!
Catalonia Travel - Discover Catalonia, a country unto itself! A fantastic site which also keeps you up to date with the latest news.
Food & Wine Tours of Spain and Catalonia - Cava tours, cooking lessons and full-on gastro-excursions in Catalonia and Spain.
Kitesurfing holidays in Costa Brava and Spain - Spain boasts some amazing kitesurfing destinations, including Barcelona and the Costa Brava. Book your courses/lessons right here.
Barcelona Day Trips - Our guide to great destinations around Catalonia near the city, including this article on getting to Montserrat mountain from Barcelona.

culture

Directory of Cultural Hotspots in Barcelona - An alphabetical list of great museums, landmarks and cultural centres.
Picasso Museum - The great man with a love of Polish vodka also painted a few pictures in his time. Check out the website of the city's most popular vault, or see what we and our readers have to say about Picasso and the Picasso Museum.
Yearly Festivals Calendar - Our guide to the best events taking place in Barcelona every annum.
The Pauli Bellet Foundation - This Washington-based foundation promotes Catalan culture and literature in the US, organising Catalan language classes, monthly social meetings, cultural activities and literary readings and events.
Cervantes Institute - The Spanish equivalent of the British Council, The Cervantes Institute is a non-profit organisation dedicated tor promoting the study and the teaching of Spanish language and culture. Named of course after Spain's top bard, who penned Don Quixote, aka the world's first modern novel.

travel

Urban Travel Blog - Online travel magazine focusing on city breaks and wild weekends away, with plenty of new trends and unique experiences en route.
Local Life - Like Barcelona Life, but in over 20 top destinations around the world, with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe.
Travel Writer Based in Barcelona Spain - Need copy about Barcelona or Spain? Contact a professional travel journalist, with an impressive portfolio, based in the region.
Learn Spanish in Mexico - Get out of Europe and head down to Mexico, for Spanish lessons at the Habla Hispana School in San Miguel de Allende.
Reise Links - A comprehensive German database of useful travel websites.
Expat Expert - A very handy website dedicated to helping expats setting up their new lives abroad.
Where2b - Your indispensable nightlife guide when partying in Poland.

other

Krakow Apartments - Some rather refined accommodation options in Poland's cultural capital.