Back in late April, I had the opportunity to visit Barcelona, Spain for a few days with my friend Jennifer who went for Bridal Week. She invited me to the Pronovias bridal fashion show and gala dinner – it was truly an amazing experience – a perfect opportunity to dress up and appreciate elegance and art expressed through fashion. I included an iPhone shot of the Pronovias show that I posted on my Instagram.
I love travelling and experiencing different cultures. Barcelona, by far, did not disappoint me in terms of food!
Here’s my little travel guide from my experience:
STAY around Passeig de Graçia. It’s a beautiful and safe neighbourhood with a lot of big-name brand shops. Every door or gate design I saw on each building I wanted to take with me!
EAT everywhere. Okay, it was really hard to narrow down the restaurants I’ve tried! So here goes:
- Bodega 1900 (make sure to make reservations or come early – they open at 1pm),
- Bar Cañete,
- Paco Meralgo (their menu changes – all the dishes I’ve tried were all great!),
- Bar Central la Boqueria (at Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria along Las Ramblas – inside a crowded market with lots of interesting things to see and buy – I ate lunch here for one of the days and I got a free cava from the waiter who didn’t want me to leave haha!),
- Granja la Pallaresa (try this place for churros! We got churros chon chocolat and I made the mistake of drinking the chocolate… it’s very concentrated and only meant for dipping),
- Tickets (I didn’t have enough time to try this place but I heard nothing but great things! I will definitely try it next time I visit)
SEE a lot of Gaudi-style buildings around Barcelona. It was really interesting to see his artwork everywhere.
- Las Ramblas (this area is always busy, be careful of any valuables – the whole street is beautifully lined with trees and creates an archway)
- Sagrada Familia (hauntingly beautiful structure and it’s not even done yet! Purchase tickets ahead of time and go during the daytime on a sunny day so you’ll see the reflections through the stained glass windows inside)
- Park Guell (outside of the city, on the plus side, you get a nice view of Barcelona!)
- Catedral de Barcelona
- Parc de la Ciutadella (a beautiful park – some of my photos on this post are from there)
- Barceloneta Beach
I hope you enjoyed this post! And if you have any other suggestions, I’d love to hear them in the comments for when I go back.