The last couple of years I’ve been travelling to Barcelona a few times and every time I’m falling for it more and more. It’s feels like coming home and I wouldn’t mind living abroad for quite some time and Barcelona would be my number #1 city to go. Because I like to share my favorite places to go I can share with you my BARCELONA CITY GUIDE – click on it to go to the actual map. I’m still working on it but down below you already can check a few of them. Enjoy it!
FOOD & DRINKS
Rosa Del Raval / My to-go place for the best mojito’s (and next morning hangover) for only 3,50E, relaxed atmosphere and great Mexican food. It’s always packed with people, so come early in the evening to have dinner at a reasonable time ( last time there were people still on the waiting list to eat after midnight). But with the best drinks , it’s really no punishment to wait.
Carrer dels Àngels 6
Kaiten sushi he / Not really a true sushi restaurant. But because of the variety of Asian food and sushi on a rotating conveyor belt that runs through the restaurant is something you need to try. With a price of around 13E per person (for all you can eat) it’s the perfect place to go when you’re on a budget.
Pau Claris, 72
Wrap it / When you’re in for a healthy wrap filled with salmon and a fresh juice on the side after a few hours at the beach, this is your place. I prefer this small food to-go place than all the well-known restaurants around Barceloneta.
Carrer de Sevilla, 80
Mercat de la Boqueria / My hotel was located just around the corner of Mercat de la Boqueria which means I had the best breakfast with the best fresh (dried) fruit and smoothies. I just love to walk around here, watch people and get overwhelmed by all the great food.
IkiBana / My to-go sushi place!
Passeig de Picasso 32
Oysho / When I’m in Barcelona I’m mostly not into a big shopping spree mood, but when I came across Oysho is just had to take a look. This store is part of Inditex (just like Zara, Stradivarius etc) and is focused on under-, beach- and sportswear. I found here the perfect bras and now I wish I got some more (luckily they have an online shop)
Rambla de Catalunya 75
Carrer Dels Tallers (street) / This a great street just in general because it’s filled with vintage, tattoo, record shops and so much more.
Parc de la Ciutadella / Relax like the Catalans do. I love to go to this park – biggest one of this city – to have a relaxed afternoon with my boyfriend and enjoy the sun, palmtrees and atmosphere. This park has an amazing a monumental waterfall, a pond and a romantic English-style garden which is worth to see. Close to this parc is Arc de Triomf which is a true attraction that you must see.
Passeig de Picasso 21
Montjuic (Jardins Mossèn Costa i Llobera) / This is the perfect spot to over look Barcelona and have one of the best views. Montjuïc is also home to a lot of museums, attractions, national palace and beautiful gardens. I visited this time the bit hidden ‘Jardins Mossèn Costa i Llobera’ where you can find hundreds kinds of cactuses
Badalona / Yes, when you’re in Barcelona you can go to Barceloneta to have a day at the beach. But if you prefer less crowded beach and are in for a little road-trip I would advice to go to the beach just outside Barcelona. Last year I went to Badalona on a scooter and we had a great time and enough space. Just perfect!
MACBA / Just around the corner of my hotelthe ‘Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona’ is located which showcases contemporary art masterpieces from around the world. This modern building between all the well-known architecture of Barcelona it’s something you can’t miss and this all white building is worth visiting from the inside and outside.
Plaça dels Àngels 1