My favourite places in Barcelona
Lots of people have asked me what my favourite bars, restaurants & spots are in Barcelona so here´s a list of the places I always go back to with friends and family.
Hope you get the chance to check out a few places during your stay in the city...x
It´s totally away from the tourist crowds yet only a 10 minute walk from the Ramblas. A good time to go is on a Sunday morning for brunch when the local book market is open. Try Rekons for the best empanadas (pasties) and carrot cake ever!
Any rooftop bar - no surprise there! I often talk about the gorgeous hotel terraces in Barcelona and with some stunning views of the city and great wine or cocktails - why not? See my Top 10 here.
Mercat Princesa in the Born is great for informal tapas when you´re not sure what you want. The market style interior has stands offering all kinds of food from typical tapas dishes to sushi and more...The patatas bravas are amazing!
Follow this with a wander around the beautiful Born area with all its cool boutiques.
For the cooler weather, step into the glitz and sparkle of the beautiful El Nacional. Located on the poshest shopping street (Passeig de Gracia), this place is perfect for a pre-dinner drink and is totally instagrammable (especially the toilet mirrors!)
A great coffee stop in town (mid-shop) is the terrace at El Cercle which looks over one of the main shopping streets in Barcelona, Portal de l´Àngel. It´s like a little oasis although it´s in the centre of town. Great coffees and cheese toasties (called "bikinis" in Spanish).
Hope you enjoy this mini tour of my favourite places ....There are so many it´s hard to choose only a few, but if you have a favourite spot, I´d love to hear from you.