14 sep Spain: Barcelona
Capital cities with beaches always attract me. That’s why Barcelona might be one of my favourite cities. It’s a perfect city for a weekend trip. A city with a great and energising art, food and drink scene: beautiful architecture, great hidden local restaurants and a very exciting nightlife. Just stroll around and experience it yourself!
Day 1: Start your day with a big brunch at Brunch and Cake and walk to Barceloneta (on the way) afterwards for a swim in the ocean or walk along the beach. Go to Surfhouse BCN for lunch or walk around the small corridor style streets and go for a tapas lunch at L’Ostia. Rend a Vespa for a day at Via Vespa (a classic red one!) to visit Parc Guëll, Sagrada Familia and Bunkers del Carmel. In for a drink? Go to Martinez on top of Montjuic for a great city view and oysters to go with it. Take a siesta and prepare yourself for dinner (around 10/11) at Tantarantana (make sure you reserve a table outside) in El Born, one of my favourite neighbourhoods in Barcelona. Thirsty? Try a special cocktail at Paradiso (secret cocktailbar) or a G&T at Numero Nueve (both situated in El Born).
L’Ostia Tapas Restaurant
View from Montjuïc
Day 2: Start your day at Mercat de La Boqueria (Las Ramblas), one of the most famous food markets in Barcelona. Stroll around, taste some food (Oysters!) and head to Flax & Kale afterwards for brunch (my favourite place for brunch in Barcelona). Try (if the weather’s good) to get a table on the terrace upstairs. The acai bowl or the avo on toast are both highly recommended! Full from lunch? Walk to Parc de la Ciutadella for a stroll and head to the Picasso Museum afterwards. This museum reveals Picasso’s relationship with the city of Barcelona and shows over 4000 early and late paintings. Done with the cultural stuff? Head back to beach (La Barceloneta) to chill and relax. Go to the Alsur Cafe or Lulu for lunch. In for drinks? Head to hotel 1989 for a fancy drink on the rooftop and enjoy a beautiful city view. Head back to your stay for a siesta and prepare yourself for dinner at Vinitus. This popular tapas restaurant will be busy often so if you go around 10 you’ll probably get a table around 11. Just order some wine and olives while standing in line and enjoy the cozy atmosphere. An alternative place for dinner? Try Fred Y Elsa! Enjoy 🙂
Mercat de La Boqueria
Parc de la Ciutadella