Unravelling Raval, Barcelona’s most colourful district

Unravelling Raval, Barcelona’s most colourful district

El Raval may be far from your radar when it comes to checking out the well-known hot spots of Barcelona, but skip it and you’ll miss out on experiencing one of Catalonia’s most unique districts. Saying adios to its once sketchy past, El Raval has emerged to become a vivacious...

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Must-try Mallorcan baked goods — and where to find them

Must-try Mallorcan baked goods — and where to find them

The origin of Mallorcan pastry goes back to when the Christians conquered Mallorca in 1229. At that time the island was inhabited by Muslims, and when the Christians arrived, they forced the Arabs to convert to Christianity or be exiled. The same was then done with the Jews. To demonstrate...

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Best street food in Mallorca: Llonguet by Forn de la Gloria

Best street food in Mallorca: Llonguet by Forn de la Gloria

The annual #streetfood50 Awards recognise the top street food vendors around the globe, handpicked by Urban Adventures’ own local guides-in-the-know. Local bakery Forn de la Gloria received top accolades from our Mallorca tour guides for the best street food in Mallorca in 2018, for their llonguet recipe. For the most...

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Best street food in Gran Canaria: Woodies Kitchen

Best street food in Gran Canaria: Woodies Kitchen

The annual #streetfood50 Awards recognise the top street food vendors around the globe, handpicked by Urban Adventures’ own local guides-in-the-know. Local vendors Woodie and Mateo of Woodies Kitchen received top accolades from our Gran Canaria tour guides for the best street food in Gran Canaria in 2018, for their pizzas....

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Discovering street art in Palma de Mallorca

Discovering street art in Palma de Mallorca

I remember when I was young, walking through the old streets of the capital on the island of Mallorca. I was incredibly curious, walking alongside my parents, about the hundreds and hundreds of names drawn on the walls and doors. I later found out this was what many call graffiti....

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Where to find the best tapas in Palma de Mallorca

Where to find the best tapas in Palma de Mallorca

A Spanish tradition, tapas is considered one of the most typical ways of eating in Spain. Not only because it’s affordable and you can try several different dishes, but because we can think of no better way to socialise with friends. Here’s where to find some of the best tapas...

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Where to celebrate the Assumption of Mary in Europe

Where to celebrate the Assumption of Mary in Europe

August 15 is a big celebration in most European cities. It is a religious event, honouring the Assumption of Mary, and the day is marked with a principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, or the mother of Jesus Christ. The Assumption of Mary is celebrated across Europe, and if you’re...

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How to tell good paella from bad: Tips from a Mallorca chef

How to tell good paella from bad: Tips from a Mallorca chef

Not all paellas are created the same. We asked local Mallorca paella chef Ramón Cifuentes, who leads our Making Paella: From Market to Mouth tour, how to tell the awesome from the awful. If you’re planning to visit our island of Mallorca, no doubt you’ll want to enjoy the local...

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Things to do in: Barcelona

Things to do in: Barcelona

With incredible architecture, history, stunning city views and flavourful tapas, this stunning seaside city offers something for everyone. Our local Barcelona tour guides have gathered their picks for some of the best things to see and do while you’re visiting. Take in the views at Búnquers del Carmel At the top...

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24 hours in: Barcelona

24 hours in: Barcelona

The capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, Barcelona is brimming with architecture, culture and wonderful food. Only have 24 hours in Barcelona? Here’s how to make the most of it! Our local Barcelona tour guides have put together a robust itinerary that makes the most of a short visit. Early morning (7am – 9am)...

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