Category: Spain

What to know before visiting La Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona [updated]

Antoni Gaudí’s temple is reopen for visits (with restrictions)

Barcelona is still on top of world tourism. The charming capital of Catalonia, Spain, beat the record of nearly 12 million tourists in 2019. It is only behind London and Paris in the number of tourists in Europe. More than 75% of these visitors are from out of Spain, mostly from France, Germany, Italy, the UK, and the United States.

What makes Barcelona so attractive is a wide variety of attractions: history, arts, gastronomy, a whole set of hidden gems, beaches, and even mountains, all in one single place with a well-connected network of public transportation. With so many interesting attractions, there is one big favorite that is also the most crowded one to visit: Basilica La Sagrada Familia, an unparalleled monument in architecture’s history, and a Unesco World Heritage site.

With the Covid-19 pandemic, La Sagrada Familia was closed for more than a year. It reopened to visitors and events last May.

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8 Dream destinations after COVID-19 [part 1]

Places to go after the pandemic? Travel bloggers share their ideas

By various authors

Not surprisingly, the travel industry is one of the most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. While Europe and other countries have international travel shut down or heavily restricted, some airlines simply stopped flying and most of us are told to, at least, practice social-distancing. However, we are still dreaming of traveling. We wish to explore the most breathtaking landscapes and enjoy glorious vacations. So at Trip Trip Now we asked travel bloggers to share their thoughts about the best places to go and to tell what can be of interest to other fellow travellers.

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The best all-inclusive resorts for families in Spain

A family vacation is easier in Spanish resorts

Life is much easier for parents when they have their holidays in all-inclusive resorts. It’s about keeping the kids entertained while nourishing the adults. We picked five options of the best all-inclusive resorts for families in Spain. They are located in the paradisiac islands Mallorca, Menorca, Tenerife, and Fuerteventura. You can fly there easily departing from the main European airports.

We researched for a 7-night stay in July (so, high-peak summer season) for a family: 2 adults and 2 children under seven. The results talk for themselves. You can have an amazing vacation and not spend that much. 

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The best budget hostels in Barcelona

Best hostels under 30€ a night

You are traveling to Barcelona, one of the most touristic cities in the world, right? Unless travellers have a generous budget for accommodation and plan well in advance, they may easily not find a good place to stay, or worse: end up paying high for low-cost rooms. But we’re here to help, by picking the best 5 top-rated hostels in Barcelona for under 30€, an exquisite selection of the best accommodation on a budget in the most charming Spanish city. Our number 1 tip is: if any of them makes you smile, book it! In Barcelona, the best hostels get fully booked in the blink of an eye.

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3 Spiritual destinations to enjoy while alive

Inspiring places for calm, adventure and spiritual evolution

The world is full of inspiring places. Some take them as an adventure experience. Others go seeking for self-discovery, healing or even enlightenment. The fact is that traveling teaches us valuable lessons. Which spiritual destinations can make you both relax and challenge your adventurous self? We selected 3 magical places to start with: Sedona desert in the United States; the enigmatic Stonehenge in the United Kingdom; and Camino de Santiago (Way of Saint James) that goes along Spain, France, and Portugal to end in Galicia. Enjoy!

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