No doubt this Catalan metropole is about enjoying pure life.
Food, architecture & design, chilling and simply enjoying this city which changes quick and cool every now and then and while your eyes are drowned by modernist buildings, design and art, we stay classic when it comes to shopping and found the places you still have only in Bana. Read more
This latest restaurant created by restaurateur Tomas Tarruella is about grill, fish and rice and at night Blue Spot becomes Blue monkey, so you can have different experiences from lunch, to cocktail, dining and club, with an amazing view.
Imagine an Italian restaurant in Barcelona, quite a risky business but still the Soho House Italian savory makes quite an impression with their Italian dining and aperitivo selection which Barcelona would not like to miss anymore.Just imagine Campari with fresh Valencian orange juice, a perfect mix.
EL JARDI DE MOMENTS
Is a relaxed lunch experience with the high standards of the two star Michelin chef Raül Balam at the beautiful Mimosa gardens of the Mandarin oriental. The garden itself is a magic place and now you can imagine enjoying a light and fresh lunch by one of Spain`s most wanted chefs.
This small boutique style hotel is situated in a medieval castle in the city's Gothic quarter. You feel like entering a private home and imagine, all rooms are allergy friendly. We love this slow living travel aspect.
THE MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BARCELONA
Not an ordinary five-star lux hotel but a design heaven by Patricia Urquiola in every corner, especially when you have a room in the latest wing which has high ceilings, a butler service and direct access to their famous Mimosa garden.
SOHO HOUSE, BARCELONA
This quirky, British design hotel is rather a club than a hotel. The roof top feels like an ongoing party with friends of the house and the many sport facilities (gym, indoor pool and billiard table reflects the English spirit of their founder , Nick Jones.
CTB TRAVELS, THE MODERN ARCHITECTURE TOURS
Book a tour to the most important works of modern architecture as Torre Hesperia, MACBA, Torre Agbar and Las Arenas, but also lesser-known works such as the bridge and tele-antena by Santiago Calatrava. The tour also focuses on the interaction between architecture, urban development and the city's historic city.
GALLERIA MIQUEL ALZUETA
This gallery space, a former factory in the city centre merges contemporary art with architecture and design from the xx century, in a little town Casavells in Emorda at the Fraco-Spanish boarder he extends his visual feast in his gallery de campagne in a more rustic style.
FUNDACIO JOAN MIRO
This museum is a Must and although the building needs a polish it is a great place to enjoy art and a beautiful view of the city from a quieter corner. Take a nap in the deckchairs of the terrace and have a look at the giant, large wall carpet by Miro.
LA SOMBRERERIA OBACH IN BARRIO GOTICO
You will find many traditional hat stores in the Barrio Gotico and the hidden ones in the side street are the ones to visit as they have their manufacture in the bag and you can order your hat , made to measure.
LA MANUAL ALPARGATERA
The first espadrille workshop creating a fashion espadrille since 1940 for Salvador Dali when this type of shoe was only worn by the peasants. They still produce the espadrille in the traditional way with the know-how of making it truly comfortable, https://www.lamanualalpargatera.es
This shopping paradise is a combination of all, fashion, art Crafts and decoration. You will find bridal wear and 19th century lace by the yard, vintage pieces & ribbons, as well as custom jewellery. Bring enough time to explore all goods.