Barcelona Blog

Save money abroad with these grocery store favorites

Share By Erin Armstrong, Tara Bullock, Courtney Davies and Anna Rae Gwarjanski When traveling abroad for weeks at a time, it can be economical to pick up snacks and even meals at a local grocery store. After visiting grocery stores in Spain and Portugal, these are a few of our favorite snacks. Portuguese Milanos –…

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Biking on the beach a great escape in Barcelona

Biking on the beach a great escape in Barcelona

Share Having limited time in a city like Barcelona can be a little bit overwhelming. The second largest city in Spain has tons to offer in the way of food, history, nightlife and shopping, not to mention one of the best fútbol teams in the world. But in trying to experience everything, it’s easy to…

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La Taqueria a ‘true fiesta’ in Barcelona

La Taqueria a ‘true fiesta’ in Barcelona

Share By Anna Todd and Mallie Crumpton Thank goodness for Barcelona locals. After an hour of wandering the side streets of the famous Grand Via, we resorted to using hand gestures and desperately pointing to our tourist maps to guide us to our destination. Then, finally, we found our Mexican restaurant at last! We saw…

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Website offers the chance to eat local food with a local Barcelonian

Share In Barcelona on March 17, I had the opportunity to eat lunch with a local family through a website called EatWith.com. This site allows you to choose a country you are traveling to, – right now the only choices are Spain and Israel, although more, including the United States, are coming soon – choose…

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Hiking through the Pyrenees: Ordesa y Monte Perdido national park

Hiking through the Pyrenees: Ordesa y Monte Perdido national park

Share Tuesday morning was met with a mixture of emotions. It was my third and final day in Barcelona, one of the most captivating cities yet. I had the pleasure of participating in the building of a human tower with the Castellars de Barcelona, watching the best fŭtbol club in the world FC Barcelona trounce…

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Artist Market charming way to experience local passions

Share On Sunday, my team and I went out in the name of art.  The assignment was to talk to members of the Associacio de Pintor de Barcelona (Barcelona Painters Association) and to learn about them, their work and their inspirations.  The Association is a collective of sorts that allows these artists to have an…

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Cooking traditional Spanish food with a local chef

Share Tonight, I covered a cooking class called Barcelona Cooking and I could not have asked for a better experience. Our instructing chef, Candido, was both charismatic and helpful. At the beginning of the class, he gave different groups a course to prepare and how to do it. Throughout the class time, Candido would circle…

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Social media roundup: March 17

We'll be doing daily updates from the Alpine Living Staff as they travel around Spain from March 15-30. Be sure to check out alpineliving.ua.edu for stories and blogs from our fifth edition!

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Passion, technique seen in Tablao de Carmen flamenco show

Passion, technique seen in Tablao de Carmen flamenco show

Share The Tablao de Carmen in Barcelona, Spain, was an impressive display of passion and technique in all areas—the food, musicians and flamenco dancers. The Tablao was located in Poblé España, which is an area built for the World Fair to showcase Spain’s classic architecture. Although a little far from the metro station, the walk…

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Palacio del Flamenco show great introduction to Catalan culture

Palacio del Flamenco show great introduction to Catalan culture

Share By Taylor Woods and Anna Todd On our first evening in Spain, a few members of the Alpine Living crew enjoyed a lively flamenco dance show at the Palacio del Flamenco in Barcelona. Despite our jet lag, the show kept us entertained and proved to be a great introduction to Spanish culture. We have…

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