Barcelona Mini Travel Guide



Barcelona is a city full of life, beauty, energy, history and culture. This city has it all: the ocean, the mountains and the most outrageous architectural landscape. It is the type of city where you want to wander and get lost, to explore, to look up and appreciate each building, eat the best paellas and tapas you’ve ever tried and while disconnecting from all that does not bring you true joy. Below are some of my favorite hotels, restaurants, cultural activities and shops!


TO STAY

 

Cotton House Hotel

Located in Barcelona's Eixample, a few blocks from the Gothic Quarter, this hotel is a 19th‑century former mansion with gorgeous preserved details and modern touches. Every detail is impeccable.


The Barcelona EDITION

Personal & sophisticated with sleek details and an upscale atmosphere. The Edition in Barcelona has the perfect location to walk to Passeig de Gràcia and many historic and iconic landmarks. The rooftop is great for an afternoon cocktail!


Mandarin Oriental

Located on Passeig de Gràcia, with astonishing views over their gardens or the modernist landmark Casa Batlló. The perfect convergence between style and luxury.


Soho House Barcelona

Eclectic and right by the ocean 🤍 love coming here for a drink at sunset. The rooms are impeccable and with all the Mediterranean feels.



TO EAT

 

Terraza Martínez

Located in the mountains of Montjuïc overlooking the city, the port & the sea. The rice here is sublime, the fish is fresh catch of the day and the open space makes you want to stay.


Salvaje Barcelona

The hottest restaurant in town, fun atmosphere and amazing menu. Perfect for a Friday night out.


Restaurante Barceloneta

Best paella in town with sea views. Upscale environment and highest quality of ingredients.


El Japonés

One of my favorite sushi bars in town. Intimate, beautiful and with a romantic vibe. Perfect for date night.


Gallito Barcelona

Relaxed atmosphere, Mediterranean flavors and an open space to the sea. This restaurant right by the Barceloneta beach is ideal for simple food with high quality ingredients and a great ambiance.


Pez Vela Barcelona

Fantastic terrace with sea views and great paella! Located underneath the W hotel right by the beach.


Restaurante Boca Grande

One of the hotspots of the Barcelona nightlife with spectacular design that makes it a unique place in the city. Restaurant, cocktail bar and terrace located in the exclusive Passatge de la Concepció.



TO DO

 

Galeria Miquel Alzueta

Contemporary art gallery in the city center of Barcelona. Located in the unique and singular space of an old textile factory and showcasing both art and furniture.


Casa Batlló ‑ Gaudí

One of Gaudi’s modernist masterpieces. Beautiful and a mandatory visit.


Fundació Joan Miró

Museum dedicated to exhibit Miró’s contemporary artworks. Perfect weekend cultural activity.


Darial Barcelona

Outrageous multi‑brand store that offers a unique atmosphere in Barcelona with a constantly evolving curation of fashion designers, furniture, books, temporary exhibitions and even a restaurant. An authentic paradise for the art, design and fashion lovers.


Truly a city to get lost in!