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.
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)
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
La Sagrada Família
Plaça de Gaudí
Parc de la Ciutadella
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.