Barcelona. One of my favorite cities in the world: not too big, nice weather, amazing food, close to the beach and the best boutiques. When I mentioned I was traveling to Barcelona, many people asked me to share some great spots, so I thought: let’s blog about it.
In Barcelona I stayed at the Cotton House Hotel. One word: amazing! I would recommend this hotel to everybody. What a great place to stay. Everything, literally everything was well taken care off. In the past it was a cotton factory, hence the name Cotton House Hotel. When you enter the hotel, you’ll smell a great fragrance of cotton, you’ll be welcomed by the most friendly people and they’ll escort you to your own little paradise room. And the breakfast was heaven!!
This was my second time in Barcelona, so I knew about the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and all the other sightsees. I wanted to discover some more of Barcelona so I hired a bike and cycled through the city. A bike is the best way of transportation in Barcelona, because it’s faster than walking, you can stop where ever you want and Barcelona is very bike-friendly.
I think the best areas of Barcelona to shop are: El Born, Barri Gothic, El Raval and Villa de Gràcia. The last one is one of my new discoveries. Close to Park Güell and idyllic Spanish. In Villa De Gràcia you should go to Bar But for lunch. I also loved the store ‘BE‘. Super cute and super cheap! I found this store: Sayan. Great boutique! I don’t know what this neighbourhood is called, but around Sayan there are many cute boutiques you should visit! Loved this part of Barcelona.
I stayed in Barcelona for 5 days and my favorite restaurants were: Els Quatre Gats, super cosy, traditional Spanish. The food wasn’t as great as the decoration, but I loved having dinner there. The other one was Sensi Bistro. You have to go to Sensi Bistro, super trendy, pretty busy and well decorated. I had the best tapas there. Try the Fresh Truffle Ravioli. My number 1!