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Visit Catalonia’s only remaining singing fish auction

We are excited to launch a new tour this season, to help our guests or any visitor experience a piece of the real Barcelona, away from the more touristy places. A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure to test the trip […]

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Visit Barcelona’s Fishing Port and Eat Slow Food

Last week we went to see a part of Barcelona that neither Mari, who was born and bred in Barcelona, nor Petz who has been living here since 2004, had seen properly: Barcelona’s fishing port, the Moll de Pescadors. This part of […]

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New yök team member: Ivana Oven

Ivana, born in Buenos Aires, moved to Barcelona in 2016 from Slovenia where she lived for 15 years. She shares our passion for this amazing mediterranean city and is somewhat an expert when it comes to ethical shopping (not necessarily a contradiction […]

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How we travel. Mari loves to discover new landscapes and food

With our guests we often talk about places we have travelled to or would like to visit. In the previous article we spoke to Petz who likes to go offline and connect with locals. Mari loves to see new places and meet […]

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How we travel. Petz goes offline and likes meeting locals

One topic that often comes up when we chat to our guests on our terrace, is travelling. So we thought we share with you how we travel when we are not greeting guests at yök. We start with Petz, who loves travelling […]

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7 New Year’s Resolutions for Visitors (and Locals) in Barcelona

After we reflected back on 2017 and shared out intentions for 2018, we also wanted to set some new year’s resolutions for both visitors and locals in Barcelona, to keep up the reasons to visit our city, make sure good business keeps […]

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2017 at yök, and what we plan to do now.

2017 has been a challenging year. In between mass tourism, a terrorist attack on the Ramblas and the political turmoil due to the independence movement, we welcomed many interesting guests from all over with whom we could discuss these and many other […]

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4 reasons to visit yök and Barcelona during the low season

October is nearly over and with it the busy season. However, the sun also shines a lot in winter and there are more and more advantages to staying with us in Barcelona in the low season. 1. Get more for your money […]

Happy World Tourism Day to you!

Photo by Damir Bosnjak on Unsplash Since 1980, the UN has celebrated World Tourism Day on September 27, in order to raise awareness on the role of tourism and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide. Some 37 years later, […]

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Let’s take Barcelona back through good business!

For us, (Mari, born and bred in Barcelona and Petz, in Barcelona since 2004), it is heartbreaking to see what is happening to Barcelona, our city. But there is hope, and we believe in one particular solution that could fix most of […]

How to be a responsible tourist in Barcelona

“Sustainability in tourism isn’t just about re-using that hotel towel a second day. It’s thinking deeply about how visitors get in and out of a destination while doing the least harm“, says Jason Clampet, co-founder of Skift who published a very interesting […]

yök Casa + Cultura is III

Three years ago, on July 28th 2014, we had our first guests stay at yök. A lovely family from Ireland and a charming couple from Denmark. Since then, much has happened in our Casas as well as the city we are in. […]

Why Does Barcelona Have So Many Pickpockets?

Why Does Barcelona Have So Many Pickpockets? Interesting article! We warn our guests about pickpockets- they are clever, so all you have to do is be more clever!

A flat detector to report on illegal tourist apartments in Barcelona

Tourist apartments can be a problem in Barcelona, but mayor Ada Colau is working on solutions. This flat detector makes it easier for travellers and neighbours to find illegal apartments that create problems, and to report them. As a fully licensed business […]

Barcelona’s slave trade history revealed on new walking tour

Barcelona’s slave trade history revealed on new walking tour We love anything touristy that isn’t touristy! This new walking tour of places with a slave history in Barcelona is definitely not your typical route! We can’t wait to try it out!! Tours […]