by Suzie Bonaldi

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Barcelona Travel Guide.



Barcelona Travel Guide.
Places to eat, sleep and play in Barcelona...

It seems to me that Barcelona is the city that keeps on giving. Two trips down and I feel as though there is so much more still to do and see. Even once I've marked everything off on the recommended list I think I could still happily wander Las Ramblas for hours and hours and not tire of it. Speaking of that "recommended list", today I wanted to share it with you. Though I haven't had the chance to tick every single item on this off (not yet anyway), I thought it might be helpful if you're planning a trip and looking to add a few things to your list.



EAT.

Chök the chocolate kitchen
I discovered this five minutes after buying all the chocolate from the market and en route to grabbing an ice cream. I still bought and ate a chocolate donut with a cake on top. Nuff said.

Amorino Barcelona - La Rambla
This is where I got the rose shaped ice creams! It's not an cutsey independent place, but boy is the ice cream yummy. 

Ciudad Condal (Tapas)
Still dying to go here. 

Milk. (Bar & Bistro)
Flax&Kale
DelaCrem


SLEEP.

I'm a creature of habit when it comes to hotels, as I like familiar places that make me feel at home. So this list isn't the longest...

W Hotel.
I can't resist the W Barcelona. I get the same room on the 21st floor every time and it really feels like home. As someone who can experience severe travel anxiety this is always a welcome detail. The pools at this hotel are also amazing and it's right by the beach. It's not a far walk from the Gothic Quarter and El Bourn but is tucked out of the way on the sea front. The views are incredible though and if you're looking for a relaxed and luxurious vacation this will fit the bill perfectly.

H10 Hotels.
From my research the H10 hotels came so highly recommended, and they're all over the city. My favourite is the one in the Gothic Quarter. As it's close to everything and it has a pool on the roof. You get a bit of everything, however if you're looking for the west side, or even the north if you're going a Gaudí tour, they have you covered. 


PLAY.

W Hotel Bar
Did I mention the W has a bar and the views are incredible? This is available to the public as well as hotel guests and everyone I know recommends cocktails here, even if you're not staying. 

Plaça Reial
I just enjoy mooching around in this cute little square.

Mercado de La Boqueria
This market is incredible. I bought all the chocolate!! 

Sephora on Calle Pelayo
It's insane. One of my favourite Sephoras of all time.

Soho House, Barcelona
If you have membership this is a lovely place to hang out for an afternoon. There are rooms to stay in, a roof top pool and the food is always great.

Also...

Casa Batlló
La Sagrada Família
Plaça de Gaudí
Parc de la Ciutadella



THE OUTFIT.

Barcelona in the autumn is all about dresses and boots during the day (at night, totally different story, cover up!). I was over the moon about this as dresses and boots aren't often the right mix for the UK temperatures. This dress from Glamorous, mixed with my Chloé boots was a mixed print match made in heaven. The heavy florals mixed with the serious studding on the boots shouldn't work at all, but it did and this has to be once of my favourite outfits of last year because of it.

I also wore my Chloe Drew bag (I've turned in to a bit of a Chloe fan girl) and my new Dior Reflected sunglasses. All topped of with a lot of Monica Vinader pieces, as well as my own rings from my line with Mejuri (still obsessed with them - like, I will still want to be buried wearing these when I'm old) and my Olivia Burton watch.

If you want to see my outfit from the previous day in Barcelona, click here and if you want to see the vlog on the full two days we spent in Barcelona then click here.







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21 comments

  1. This post is such good timing as I have only just booked a Barcelona trip for summer!! Are there any more food places that you'd recommend? For an evening meal perhaps? :)

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  2. These photos are gorgeous! I love Barcelona, definitely want to return soon so great tips on where to go when I do!

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  3. amazing photos, as always u look stunning.

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  4. This makes me miss Barcelona like crazy! You look gorgeous as always, girl! <3

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  5. I love your sunglasses!! Barcelona looks beautiful, i've actually got a friend who is moving there in a couple of months so I definitely plan on visiting both her and the city :D x

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  6. I love how you accessorized, so beautiful! Obsessed with your bag and watch, perfect shades and styles :)

    xx nicole
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  7. Aw, makes we want to go back!

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  8. This is making me want to go to Barcelona again so badly! Love the images and your dress is just stunning! x http://www.justsavxnnah.com

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  9. I´ve never been to Barcelona but now I really want to! Looks beautiful :)

    Carlota | Carlotarules

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  10. Barcelona is one of these cities I always love to come back to !

    Sara
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  11. my family is going to barcelona in april and i would love to join them but i have too much uni work to do.


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  12. I have always wanted to go to Barcelona - I am hoping to fit in a trip this summer. Thanks for all the tips!

    Lynnsay x
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  13. Love your outfit! Looks like you had an amazing time x

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  14. Stunning pictures!! I love the outfit!!

    Grace x
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  15. Thank you for all the tips lovely... I've been there a few times but definitely learned a few new things here..

    xx Lisa
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  16. I visited Barcelona two years ago, and I must say I didn't fall in love with the city - probably because of the crowds and the impressive number of French tourists haha - never go there in the summer! However, I'd go again to see the beautiful architecture and places of interest. The Cathedral is a must-see! Also, your dress is super pretty, very Art Nouveau :)

    Julia x
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  17. I feel like I need to come back to Barcelona now! i have only visited the city once a LONG time ago on a school trip - so yes long ago! XD

    xx from italy
    Cate ღ 35mm in Style

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  18. I went to Barcelona when I was 17 and have always wanted to go back as an adult and see what I think of it now. Love your hair in these pictures!

    Evie x

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  19. Suzie you look gorgeous!! Really loved this post; photography, outfit, everything on point. X

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