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6 Traditional Tapas You Have to Try in Spain

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October 7, 2019 by Andrea Szyper

Tapas have become one of Spain’s most popular culinary exports, small dishes served alongside local wines at cozy bars throughout the country. Tapas bars are popular gathering places and an excellent spot to rub elbows with locals. Pull up a barstool and join us as we introduce you to some of the most common dishes…  

Building a Basilica: Notes from our President


September 5, 2019 by Brian Taussig-Lux

How long does it take to build a basilica? On a recent trip to Barcelona, I learned that the Sagrada Familia Basilica is scheduled for completion in 2026, 144 years after construction began and 100 years after the death of its visionary architect, Antonio Gaudi. There is something about his joyous celebration of faith rooted…  

The Best Gardens in Europe: 16 of Our Favorites

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May 28, 2019 by Andrea Szyper

As spring merges into summer, gardens in much of Europe are at their most vibrant and colorful. Whether you seek out gardens as a main sight for your day or duck into them as a respite from sightseeing in built environments, it is hard not to fall in love with these lovingly cultivated spaces. They…  

Montserrat: The Perfect Barcelona Day Trip

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January 16, 2019 by Untours Staff

Barcelona is an incredible city with plenty to do. But day tripping out of the city will broaden your experience. The beauty of spending a week or two on a Barcelona Untour is that you have time to venture out. Montserrat is one of the most popular day trips from Barcelona. A visit to Montserrat…  

The 10 Most Romantic Places in Europe

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February 6, 2018 by Andrea Szyper

There’s nothing like travel to stoke romance. The sights and sounds and smells and tastes of new places can stir your passion for living, and sharing those thrills with another is a perfect way to build your relationship. UnTours are made for love, giving you space to spread out in an apartment, autonomy to do…  

Our 3 Favorite Markets in Barcelona

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September 28, 2016 by Untours Staff

Barcelona boasts the biggest network of municipal markets in Europe, with over 40 food markets and 6 non-food markets.    The importance of the modern market in Barcelona dates back to the 19th century when the first covered markets were built. Since then, markets have come to be thought of as vital public spaces. Each…  

Meet Adriana: Our Anchor in Barcelona

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March 28, 2016 by Untours Staff

Meet  Adriana, our local UnTours staff representative on the Barcelona Untour. She is a great resource for our guests in Barcelona, resourceful, smart, full of city knowledge, and quick with a friendly smile. Like so many of our European staff members, Adriana has a fascinating background and a very rich professional life beyond her work with us….  

Top 10 Places to Go in Spain: from beaches and museums, to mosques and mountains

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August 10, 2015 by Rachelwortmann

Top 10 Places to Go in Spain Barcelona This seaside city, known for its quirky architecture, outstanding seafood, and rich art history, is a must-see for anyone traveling to Spain. Architecture really is the center of attention, with great works from Antoni Gaudí, the famously-unfinished church of La Sagrada Familia, and many other cathedrals, buildings…  

Tapas Confidential: How to Navigate Spain’s Tapas Bars Like a Native

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April 13, 2015 by Andrea Szyper

Welcome to Spain, where eating habits are a little different than ours. If you value eating with the locals but prefer your dinner before 9pm, you’d best discover Spain’s bountiful tapas bars!   “Be prepared to eat later,” Spanish Untour Specialist Sonia Ratcliffe explains. “The Spanish eating schedule varies greatly from many Americans’ habits, with…