I love Barcelona and come here every year for modeling work. Furthermore, I am also in the process of developing my own products where one of my manufacturers are near to Barcelona. So I plan to stay much more in this amazing city.
Barcelona is a fun, vibrant, relaxed and charming city because the Spanish people go out a lot and eat very late (compared to Danish people). A lot of the places are not so fancy, so you can wear flats and will not feel like you should have stayed home if you do not wear heels. Barcelona is famous for having many restaurants. Barcelona is the city with most restaurants in relation to their population.
For about 5 years ago it was more difficult to get healthy food, and especially breakfast, as Spanish people eat white bread and a coffee for breakfast. And since last year, I have discovered so many amazing healthy cafés serving healthy breakfast. So Barcelona is becoming more and more healthy and trendy on the food scene.
Below are pictures from Barcelona with recommendations and tips:
Soho House Barcelona: Is a members-only hotel and private club. The have the amazing restaurant, Cecconi’s which is for everyone.
Ciudad Condal: Perfect spot
El Nacional: Multi-space with a lot of different Spanish restaurants
Taller de tapas: is a chain and is all over Barcelona
Sant Augustina: Tapas place in El Born
Casa Lolea: Cute little tapas restaurant in El Born/Gothic Area
Surf House Barcelona: Serving acai bowls, salads, and burgers. Super cool and funky place on the barceloneta beach.
Bacoa: If you crave a burger, this is the place to go to. One of their many locations is on the beach, Barcaloneta.
Flax & Kale: Serves delicious healthy food: breakfast, lunch and dinner. I prefer their breakfast and lunch (and their smoothies are divine)
Theresa’s: A sister restaurant to Flax and Kale.
Brunch & Cake: Another delicious breakfast and lunch place,
Boca Grande: Is a fabulous and vibrant restaurant serving all the best Spanish food. The have a bar on the 1st and 2nd floor, which is fantastic too.
L’Eggs: Spanish cuisine with a lot of eggs (huevos).
The famous El Bulli brothers are world known for their restaurants. Tickets is their most famous but Hoja Santa, Pakta, and Ninjo Viejo. Their newest restaurant is
Tickets: Sublime tapas
Hoja Santa: Delicious Mexican cuisine to a level that you have not tried before.
Ninjo Viejo: Urban cuisine from the streets of Mexico.
Pakta: Japanease and Peruvian cuisine.
43 the Spa at Arts Hotel: A stunning spa on the 43th floor at the beautiful luxury hotel Arts Hotel. The spa is overlooking Barcelona beach and harbour. The spa provided the Spanish skincare brand Natura Bisse, which is really amazing.
Pink Peony: Central beauty salon on Passeig de Garcia (and other locations) offering manicure, pedicure, waxing etc.
Soho House Barcelona