Wandering About : Barcelona



Another new series I'm starting is called 'Wandering About' where I will explore dreamy places around the world through the senses. First up is Barcelona, Spain.



Tasting : Cuines Santa-Caterina
Smelling : Fresh Spices in La Boqueira  and Mercat de Santa Caterina
Seeing : Casa Batlló
Listening : Jarabe de Palo - Bonito
Feeling : The wind on a chartered sailboat ride
Staying : Market Hotel


What are you favorite spots to share if you had one day to spend in Barcelona, what shouldn't be missed?


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32 comments:

Hilary said...

Oh Barcelona kills me. Rod and I went there 2 years ago, before we became parents. We were trying to figure out how to live there for a few months after we got back. Not too easy. That city is so chic and artsy and cosmopolitan + amazing weather. Maybe retirement. lol

Katie said...

Barcelona is so amazing, I would definitely not miss out on the food! ;)

tildie said...

the barrio gotico! and the nearby penedes region for its cava!

Meredith said...

Barcelona is tied with Paris as my favorite city. Some of my favorite things to do there: visiting the Museo Picasso, getting lost in the streets of the Barrio Gótico, the view from the Sagrada Familia, strolling along the chic shops on the Paseo de Grácia, admiring the beautiful apartments in the Eixample, dining at the 4 Gats (it's touristy, but fun), and watching the the late night fountain show at the Plaza de Catalunya. Great city!

sadie said...

absolutely Sagrada Familia, Museo Miro, the Gothic quarter, Casa Batlo and Parc Guell. went there the summer of the Olympics--1992 and it is the most amazing city. can't wait to return-ENJOY!!!

fromblank said...

just gorgeous shots! i really want to go to there :)

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Ann-Marie said...

This post made me happy and nostalgic! Good city pick. Been to Barcelona 3 times, each with different sets of people, and every time it's been amazing to me. I definitely agree with the suggestions of La Sagrada Familia and Barri Gotic along with your choices, plus getting in some beach time a little outside of Barca. My favorite restaurant was Lonja de Tapas near the Museu Picasso in the Born District... so delicious!

gourmetstylegirl said...

I don't know what shouldn't be missed, but I do know this post is inspiring serious wanderlust :)

Hilary

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Hannah said...

LOVE Barcelona! Luckily it's only a couple of hours away from me- it makes it easier to think I will go back! Love the markets and all the Gaudi. I am trying to convince my parents to visit their too.

Amanda Y said...

Great post, really looking forward to this new series.... Well I'd personally say Sagrada Familia and of course sangria!

Enrico A.M. said...

aw, this is just so great.. nice post.

Life Through Blue Eyes said...

I live very near to Barcelona and few people check out the amazing hotel bars that are there-especially the W where from the bar you have the most amazing views! Apart from that, Barcelona is amazing and there are SO many things to see...gracia,nightlife, tapas and well amazing food all around!

Harris said...

i wish i coukd visit barcelona
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C said...

El Born and its narrow streets, the residential part of the city (Sarria sant gervasi) specially now in August cause everybody's gone, Enrique Granados street, Turó parc and for a delicious dinner, Saragossa street with KRAMpus restaurant or IL COSTADINO one of the best italian restaurants in the city!
I love my city! :)

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Mary said...

Barcelona is one of my favorite cities, and I'm lucky to be able to visit, because my sister lives there! lucky girl. One day? Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, lunch on the beach (get some good patatas bravas, seafood, and a cana). Museu Picasso is great. The gothic quarter is very cool. Even shopping is fun here, and I'm not a shopper. Beautiful Spain!

Kim {Paper Lovely} said...

Oh wow! Looks fabulous! Although I haven't been to Barcelona, it is definitely on my list to visit. The whole city looks like a work of art!

rachel @ blackeiffel said...

Hilary - Awesome, that is cool that you guys got to go. I would definitely love to go sometime, and you guys would be great travelers to go with! Did you get some dancing in?

rachel @ blackeiffel said...

Thanks for all of your lovely suggestions. Can't wait to look them up and try them someday!

CoolBites said...

I'm from Barcelona, so I could highly recommend Born district for sure, Café de L'Academia for a super delightful dinner, OMM bar for a great gin tonic and Wet Bar at W Hotel for the best and coolest top roof in town ;)
Enjoy!! xxx

molly ruth said...

i can't thank you enough! my husband and i are planning a 10 year anniversary trip there this fall and we never get away, so this is a big one. i had it on my to do list to make reservations in barcelona this week. i did further research on the market hotel and it's not only beautiful, design oriented, it's considered a bargain in barcelona so we booked 3 nights in october. if i wouldn't have read your blog, i would not have known about it. you rock!!

Anonymous said...

Loved this post! My husband and I stayed at the Market Hotel you have listed. I highly recommend the restaurant there as well. Great, well, priced food. The only thing you missed off the list was shopping! Vinçon is fantastic for design wares!

Anonymous said...

I love traveling! I've been to many places in Europe and my next stop is Barcelona! Looks beautiful!

caroline said...

spain, specifically barcelona, is on my #1 spot to visit. whenever I see anything about barcelona on tv or on the web, it's always beautiful.

Vivi said...

I've just been there less than a month ago and had an amazing time! Apart from the obvious (everything Gaudi is really worth seeing) you need to go to Costura to check or buy some of their cute fabrics and chat to the lovely shop owners (http://www.costuratienda.com/), then head to Dudua (http://www.duduadudua.com/) and end the day by getting yourself some espadrilles at la Manual Alpargatera (http://www.lamanual.net/), I got a great wedge pair for only 16£.
Good hindu vegetarian restaurant is Govinda (http://www.amalteaygovinda.com/) and you should also go up the Montjuic especially to watch the sunset! xxx HAVE A GREAT TRIP!!

Kristianne said...

Barcelona is on my husband's bucket list. These photos are beautiful and I think Barcelona has just landed on my list as well. Thanks for sharing!

Charity said...

only one day in barcelona? i'd say don't waste it lining up for touristy stuff! spend it absorbing the vibe - get into la boqueria, the local market. spend some time on the beach, bring some tapas and tinto de verano in parc guell then head into el born for tapas. oh i miss barcelona!

Anonymous said...

Just returned from a trip to Barcelona. Favorite favorite was La Manual Alpargatera for espadrilles! If possible, take a day trip to Costa Brava for the beautiful beach! Never saw anything like this! Best restaurant we ate at was Els Pescadors and enjoyed Dry Martini for delicious Gin & Tonics!

tedeternura.com said...

BARCELONA.... O.K.

reloramax said...

Wow. Reading your comments makes me want to go to Barcelona myself. Nice article.

Provestra said...

Now I am jealous to all of you who have been to Barcelona. One day i will plan for a trip in Barcelona too :)

Starshaya_Doch said...

I'm studying in Barcelona, & love it a lot.not mentioning that I'm a true fan of Gaudi)..also a very special to me is Barri de Gracia, with its labirint streets & very interesting shops of local artists & artesania.... with little plaças&caffes)))
...but to tell the truth ONE day is not enough!

Apartments in Barcelona said...

Just got back travelling with a friend couple from barca. Wow, we loved this amazing city especially the city of dali where we found our barcelona apartment around the corner!. Definitely worth checking out this spring again.

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