Travel Spotlight: Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain is considered by some to be the most impeccable city on the planet. It’s not hard to see why. Barcelona is an incredibly multicultural city, very conducive to a laid-back lifestyle and it has a near-perfect climate. It’s an amazing location for foodies and if you enjoy taking in incredible architecture, Barcelona is hard to beat. It’s yet another location that should find its way onto your bucket list of travel locations. Here’s what you need to know about visiting this awesome beachside city.

Where To Stay

Barcelona has no shortage of fantastic hotels, but here’s a quick look at some of the best.

ABaC Hotel

This hotel is a foodie’s dream!  It’s built onto the incredible ABaC Restaurant and offers 15 rooms to gourmands visiting Barcelona. Each of those rooms boasts Treca de Paris beds and spacious bathrooms stocked with toiletries from Hermes.

Hotel 1898

This classic Barcelona hotel quite possibly has the best view in Barcelona. The hotel’s restaurant and terrace bar are nothing short of epic, the former offering a 360-degree view of the city.

Hotel DO:  Placa Reial

La Placa Reial is one of the most popular squares in all of Barcelona and the DO Reial is smack dab in the middle of it. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, this hotel is one of the best. The hotel also offers three restaurants on the property, including an amazing rooftop option.

Where To Eat

As we’ve already mentioned, Barcelona is among the best cities in terms of restaurants. Here are a few of the best.

ABaC Restaurant

Chef Jordi Cruz heads up one of the best restaurants in the whole city. The menu is award-winning, with such staples as foie gras with mole ice cream, battered squid rings and sweet corn tacos.

El Nacional

If the setting of your meal is as important as the food itself, look no further than El Nacional when visiting Barcelona. The restaurant is located inside an old car warehouse and the architecture is amazing.

What To Do

There’s so much to do in Barcelona that it can’t be covered in one article, but here are a couple of the more notable options.

Bogatell Beach

Barcelona is a beach town. Most tourists will head to Barceloneta beach, but the better option is Bogatell beach. It’s cleaner and less crowded than Barceloneta and that’s why it’s the favorite choice of locals.

La Boqueria

La Boqueria is considered by many to be the best market in the world. You’ll be hard-pressed to find fresher produce anywhere else, and it serves the best breakfast in the entire city. However, it will get insanely busy between 10 am and 3 pm, so plan your trip accordingly.