Explore the best English language blogs about Spain, covering Catalonia, Madrid, Andalusia, the Balearic Islands and more. We also include talented bloggers specializing in culture, cuisine, the Spanish language and news. Many of the writers are expats who have lived in Spain for at least a decade. Their passion for the country comes across in the care they have put into the writing and photography on their blogs. If you’re planning a trip or thinking of moving to Spain indefinitely, these local guides provide some key insights!
Roman Bridge of Córdoba
Piccavey Molly from Piccavey covers food, culture and travel on her blog. The Granada native shares lesser known things about her city and province. Having lived in Spain since 1998 she understands the country and its traditions just as well as the locals. You can also find Piccavey on Instagram @Piccavey
Scribbler in Seville This blog is by a writer, translator, guide, teacher, wife and mother living in Spain’s most romantic city. It covers the city of Seville, food and drink, local fiestas and more. Find Scribbler in Seville on Instagram @seville_writer
Chica Andaluza Written by a passionate cook, a citizen of mediterranean europe, aspiring writer and City Slicka turned Spanish Chica. She divides her time between mounatin life in Andalusia and seaside life in Bexhill on Sea in the UK. The blog includes recipes for dishes such as Mazamorra, a soup from Córdoba.
East of Málaga Tales from the authentic Costa del Sol, written by Marianne, a ‘recovering’ lawyer, and occasional EFL teacher. Learn about local curiosities, such as the weather phenomenon known in Spain as a Calima – a sand and dust-laden wind, that comes all the way from the Sahara desert. Find East of Malaga on Facebook
Kate’s Travel Tips Originally from Florida’s Forgotten Coast, Kate moved to Sanlúcar to teach for ‘six months’ in 2011 and never left! Follow her blog for global travel tips, expat life, and insider knowledge on local events and customs. Find Kate on Instagram @katestraveltips
Sunshine and Siestas From the skyscrapers of Chicago to the olive groves of Andalusia, follow the adventures of an American expat in Spain. Cat covers Seville, Spain, Spanish food and the Camino de Santiago. Find her on Instagram @sunshinesiestas
SVQ Guide An expat guide to Seville by Jack, a digital marketer and copywriter from London.
Naked Madrid A long-running online publication led by writers who love the city and want to share its rich cultural offerings with our community and the world. The website covers restaurants, bars, things to do and breaks everything down by neighborhood. Find Naked Madrid on Instagram @nakedmadrid
Style in Madrid Elena Vidal launched StyleinMadrid.com in 2009. The blog covers fashion, trends, and lifestyle in Spain’s capital city. In addition to being a fashion blogger, Elena is a civil engineer and violinist. Find her on Instagram @elenavidalrod
Madrid Cool Blog Ángel shares his passion for discovering special places in Madrid. He covers exhibitions, events, restaurants, shopping and fun things to do. You can read the blog in both English and Spanish. Find Ángel on Instagram @madridcoolblog
Kusina Madrid Cuisine and cross culture stories by Natalia Diaz. Learn about Madrid’s secret spots, food festivals and more.
The Making of Madrid History buffs will appreciate this blog by Felicity Hughes delving deep into Madrid’s past – from being an outpost of Islam to the seat of power for Franco’s regime. Find The Making of Madrid on Facebook
The Chorizo Chronicles A blog by American writer Daniel, AKA Mr Chorizo. The best place to learn about expat life in Madrid and Spain.
Madrid No Frills Exploring and defending the Madrid that most overlook. This blog has great categories like No Frills Bars, Untold Stories and Living Museums. Follow Leah’s Madrid No Frills on Instagram @madridnofrills
Up a Mountain in Spain Life off-grid in the back and beyond of El Maestrat (Maestrazgo) – a mountainous region in the north of the Autonomous Community of Valencia, in Castellón province. The blog is written by Stephanie, a photographer, writer and lover of old buildings who divides her time between France, Liverpool and Spain.
Mallorca Reflections Mallorca Reflections features insights, information and impressions regarding food and wine, hotels and travel as well as life in Mallorca. The blog is written by Adrian, a travel writer who moved to Mallorca from Piemonte in Northern Italy. Find Mallorca Reflections on Instragram @mallorcareflect
On Ibiza Clouds Natalia is an Italian blogger living in Ibiza. She studied archaeology and is an art and culture lover, passionate diver and veggie and health addict. She covers secret places on the island, historical monuments, beaches, fashion, lifestyle and more. Find her on Instagram @onibizaclouds
Barcelona and Catalonia
The Eixample neighborhood of Barcelona
The Barcelona Edit An online destination including resources, community and editorials that reflect the Mediterranean lifestyle and local living. Find the Barcelona Edit on Instagram @thebarcelonaedit
The Barcelona Diaries Through her blog, Soledad encourages people in Barcelona to get to know it better and discover new places, as well as helping visitors experience the city in a way only a local can show them. She also goes beyond Barcelona to showcase other great destinations in Catalonia. Find Soledad on Instagram @thebarcelonadiaries
Foodie in Barcelona Suzy Taher came to Barcelona from Berlin where she had also been writing about eating out. Her once a week blog updates help you find the special places to eat in Barcelona, covering everything from high end to modestly priced restaurants. Find Suzy on Twitter @FoodieBarcelona and Instagram @foodieinbarcelona
Forever Barcelona Forever Barcelona provides private tours and the blog has some great posts on Barcelona’s culture and history, written by a licenced guide. Find Forever Barcelona on Instagam @foreverbarcelona
Standing in a Spanish Doorway A blog on social/public issues/education and cultural life in Catalonia, Spain and wider Europe.
Living Asturias An independent online guide for international tourists and first time expats in the region of Asturias. The website provides useful advice and information on all aspects of relocating and living in Asturias. Find Living Asturias on Facebook
Thoughts from Galicia Random thoughts from a Brit in the North West. Sometimes serious, sometimes not. Quite often curmudgeonly.
Piggy Traveler Extremadura travel inspiration for Spain lovers. Irene is the author of the first travel blog in English about Extremadura written by a local. She provides carefully curated practical guides to organise your trip to Extremadura, first-hand information from the unique point of view of a local, yet multilingual and culturally aware expat, culture and traditions-related content you won’t find in travel guides. Find Irene on Instagram @icrtranslations
Paella Moll Rellotge at Restaurante Barceloneta
Spanish Sabores Lauren shares delicious discoveries, simple Spanish recipes and travel tips in Spain and beyond. She is also the founder of the award-winning tour operator called Devour Tours, which currently offers daily food tours in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, San Sebastian, Paris, Rome, and Lisbon. Find Spanish Sabores on Instagram @spanishsabores
Everyday Food Blog David is the brains and tongue behind the Everyday Food Blog. Originally from Brisbane, he moved to the city of Seville in 2014 and fell in love with local culture, food, and people. On his blog you’ll find the stories behind the foods that we eat every day, and learn a little about yourself at the same time. Find David on Instagram @theeverydayfoodblog
Notes in Spanish Ben Curtis and Marina Diez live in Madrid, Spain, and have been making podcasts, audio and video since May 2005. Learn from their authentic Spanish conversations about real-life topics. Also find Notes in Spanish on YouTube.
The Spanish Blog Thousands of free video, audio and written Spanish lessons and information about Spain and Spanish culture updated daily. The founder, Laura is from Bilbao in northern Spain and has 15 years of experience teaching Spanish. Find The Spanish Blog on YouTube.
Driftwood Journals Spain travel and food blog by Ben Holbrook. Ben is a British travel writer, photographer & filmmaker currently based on the Gower peninsula in South Wales (UK). Find Ben on Instagram @driftwoodjournals
Veebrant Veebrant is an online travel publication that offers original stories, valuable insights, and inspiring guides for today’s explorers visiting Spain. The site hosts the work of a selection of talented writers and photographers. Find Veebrant on Instagram @veeebrant
Paulina on the Road Pro travel blogger Paulina comes from Luxembourg but has lived in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Malaga and Tenerife. She has some great articles under the Spain category of her site. Find her on Instagram @paulina_on_the_road
Spanish Shilling Comments and essays about Life in Spain.
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