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Back to Barcelona: All The Best Places To Eat, Drink And Stay This Summer

Barcelona has long been a traveller’s favourite city, whatever the season, and for good reason. Whether it’s your first time visiting or your big return, with so many things to see and do, you’ll want to get it right. Consider this your definitive list of unmissable spots and under-the-radar gems to visit this summer.

SIGHTS

Park Güell
Park Güell is so iconic and so fantastical, it’s hard to justify skipping it. Designed by famous architect Antonio Gaudí, it is one of the most impressive public parks in the world. It is home to Barcelona’s famous mosaic lizard and acres of stunning multi-coloured tiled sculptures. A little tip, book your tickets in advance to avoid the queues.

Joan Miró Foundation
Immerse yourself in all the culture the city has to offer with a visit to the Joan Miró foundation. The museum of modern art honours the late artist while celebrating cutting-edge contemporary art of today. Inside the foundation, you can enjoy traditional Spanish and Catalan dishes and refreshing drinks with beautiful garden and city views.

La Sagrada Familia
The most visited landmark in the whole of Barcelona and the most iconic symbol of the city, La Sagrada Familia was designed by legendary architect Antoni Gaudí. Every day, thousands of tourists flock to this peculiar and not yet finished temple. It is open daily with varying hours throughout the year.

RESTAURANTS

Bar Brutal
For the wine lovers, Bar Brutal is a must. The game-changing wine bar is at the forefront of the city’s natural wine scene. Once an old wine store, Italian twins Max Colombo a chef and Stefano Colombo a sommelier, have re-established the space into what it is today. Choose from over 300 organic and biodynamic wines while enjoying a selection of Mediterranean-inspired tapas dishes and a laid-back rustic atmosphere.

Boro Bar
Tapas may just be one of the most quintessential experiences that the food haven city of Barcelona has to offer. Boro Bar is a daring, dynamic and cosmopolitan tapas restaurant that feels just like home. Located in the heart of the city, it is furnished with velvet benches, beautiful light fixtures and arched windows for a rustic and homey ambiance.

Sensi Tapas
Inspired by the motto “Come, bebe, la vida es breve” (Eat, drink, life passes in a blink), Sensi Tapas is a modern tapas restaurant with the vibrant buzz of Barcelona. It’s located in the heart of the city and draws direct inspiration from Barcelona and its surroundings, mixing the old gothic charms with a jungle vibe. Its tables are some of the most sought-after so it’s best to reserve ahead of time.

Parking Pizza
If you’re looking for the best pizza Barcelona has to offer then you’ll have to take a visit to Parking Pizza – this restaurant in a car park is edgy, hipster, and always packed. The one-of-a-kind location, delicious choice of 13 pizza variations and vibey atmosphere filled with a mixture of locals and tourists mean that it’s packed, every single night.

BARS/TAPAS

Quimet & Quimet
This tiny, standing-room only venue may just be one of Barcelona’s most loved tapas bars. A favourite with locals, it is more than a hundred years old and has been family-owned for four generations. From the outside it looks like just another wine shop, but inside there are a thousand treasures hidden within this beautiful bodega de tapas. Step into another world of delicious delights.

Carrer De Blai
Known as the tapas street of Barcelona, Carrer De Blai literally translates to ‘Street of the Tapas’. It is bordered by dozens of different pinchos bars perfect for lunch, an afternoon snack or dinner. The selection is endless with something for everyone!

L’Anima del ViFilled with a gorgeous old piano, worn marble, wooden chairs and vintage crockery, L’Ànima del Vi is an elegant Catalan-French mash-up with a passion for natural wines. Throughout the years, it has remained independent and offers a charming space without pretensions. In the tasting area you’ll be able to try some of the owner’s recommendations and if you’re lucky they may let you take a bottle home.

33/45
33/45 is the after-dinner drinks spot for when you’re in the mood for a cocktail, good vibes and electro music. Filled with mismatched armchairs, sofas and fluffy cushions, the relaxed bar draws in a large and mixed crowd that stay into the early hours. Sit back, relax and take in the energy of Barcelona’s nightlife.

SHOPPING

La Veste
Spanish influencer and stylist Blanca Miro joined forces with designer Maria de la Orden to create their fashion line, La Veste. Inspired by a vintage aesthetic, the responsibly handmade collections are crafted locally in Spain. Shop the collection online

Vasquiat
If you feel like discovering some of the most exciting emerging brands in the world, then make sure to save some time to stop by Vasquiat. A marketplace for up-and-coming designers that is ahead of the curve. Discover one-off designs, made-to-order styles and eye-catching pieces you won’t find anywhere else.

Röa
Discover locally crafted and sustainable styles made by Spanish designers and brands in the concept store, Röa. Bring home a piece that you won’t see on anyone else. Choose from ready-to-wear and accessories to homeware items and jewellery – a fashion lover’s paradise.

Emma Pardos Store
Stop by the Emma Pardos concept store located in Gracia, for a unique find that is both sustainable and beautifully crafted. Delve into an eclectic selection of clothing and accessories by independent designers, as well as books and magazines destined to become conversation starters within your home.

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