A short flight from Heathrow & a quick taxi ride from the airport and you reach on of my favourite cities. Barcelona. I’ve only been before in the middle of summer so it was a delight to experience this gorgeous little city in the winter. The vibe is more relaxed, its a little less busy & its pretty chilly, take a warm jacket ;)
A 5 star hotel with minimalist interiors, big beds and amazing bath tubs! Apparently there is a cool rooftop bar & a glass sided swimming pool but we didn’t actually make it to the roof - saving that for when we return in the summer.
Its super central - located in the Gothic Quarter its a short walk from the beach, shops & bars. Perfect!
Via Laietana, 49, 08003 Barcelona | http://www.ohlahotel.com
A little culinary gem in the heart of Gracia. Pick the ‘experimental’ menu & you won’t be disappointed. A surprise tasting menu with wines that compliment the food beautifully. Go there hungry, there are 9 course to work your way through.
C. Martínez de la Rosa, 8, 08012 Barcelona | http://www.congracia.es/es/inicio
Run by Michelin-Star chef Marc Gascons and tucked away in The Serras Hotel, the food is unbelievable, the service is amazing & its only a 10 minute walk from the hotel. Its a little pricey but so worth it. Special occasion
Carrer de la Plata, 4, 08002 Barcelona | http://www.hoteltheserrasbarcelona.com
Crepes al borne - Greeted with a smile and a cocktail menu - And the cocktails are awesome!
Passeig del Born, 12, 08003 Barcelona
ADVENTURES / EXPLORE
One of the most beautiful icons of Barcelona. Designed by Gaudi, an enchanting place with a beautiful mosaic dragon guarding the steps up to the entrance. Book a time slot online and save yourself from queuing.
Camp Nou - the home of Barcelona FC, yes, its a football stadium but the Camp Nou Experience is actually really good. Especially if you are travelling with a guy! They'll love it & you for taking them there ;)
Winter visits - A warm coat & sunglasses