As I’m off soon travelling it only seemed fair to go a cheeky girls trip before hand to enjoy some much needed girly time with my friends Nikki and Cara. We chose Barcelona as we were going to Majorca afterwards and didn’t want somewhere super expensive. We wanted somewhere where we could eat, drink and get a bit of culture so Barcelona obviously ticks all of those boxes.
We stayed in the Gothic Quarter at Hostal Fernando which was perfect as the location was spot on and we could walk everywhere and most importantly, this gorgeous church was right opposite the Hostal.
If you know me, you know I like a good brunch and thanks to Ellie from The Wandering Quinn, we headed to Caravelle.
The food was amazing and so was the coffee. I just can’t falter this avo and eggs on sourdough!
We did a bit of Gaudi hunting that day as well. I just love all of these buildings, they are so unique. You can read more about hunting Gaudi in Barcelona here.
We ate a ton of tapas at a restaurant called Tadlingo in the Gothic Quarter which was recommended to us by a friend. The guys there didn’t speak a load of English so we just ordered what he suggested which was great because who doesn’t love ham, cheese and some potatoes?
We thought we’d get some culture at the Picasso Museum. It was a really interesting gallery, mainly filled with early illustrations, no major pieces of art work there but it was really great to see his transition through the years.
After we got our air condition fix at the museum we grabbed some wine, bread, cheese, dips and headed down to Barceloneta Beach to watch the sunset and take in the famous beach. It was still really busy later on in the day and there was plenty of people in and out of the water enjoying the fleeting sunshine.
That night we went to the club Pacha which is right on the beach to see Steve Aoki play. He was great (even though we couldn’t see him among the sea of 18 year olds) and we danced until the wee hours.
The following day we needed a serious hangover cure, my friend recommended Milk Bar and Bistro which was pretty perfect. I got an epic eggs benedict with the most scrumptious potatoes.
We had a walk around the harbour one afternoon as well but it was pretty hot when we were there and we were so used to having a siesta everyday we just saw a little bit.
Once the sun had cooled down we went to El Poble-Sec which is a whole street dedicated to pintxos bars which is a favourite from San Sebastian. We sat al fresco, drank cava and ate delicious pintxos.
For our final day in Barcelona we decided to have a day at the beach just chilling, it was so nice to just sit back and chill (in between the people selling mojitos and beers of course). We stopped a restaurant just by the beach for some nibbles before heading back for a siesta.
For the final evening in Barcelona had some sangria and cava in Placa Reial which was a beautiful square just opposite our hotel. It is really big, filled with bars and restaurants and some decent street performers.
The final tapas in Barcelona was at La Vinateria del Call, it is a restaurant that Dan and I visited on our last visit to Barcelona. I don’t have many great pictures because we were so into the food! The tapas menu was huge and it was so hard to decide so again we let our lovely waiter help us out.
Again, Barcelona exceeded expectations. I love this city so much, it is fun, up all night, tasty and full of sunshine!
Until next time Barca x