Having friends in different countries can be heartbreaking at the worst of times, but incredibly exciting at the best of times. So when one of my close friends moved to Barcelona last year, I kept telling myself – this is just another excuse to travel. And I wasn’t lying, because this Summer we headed over to Spain to pay them a visit. It was my first time in Barcelona, but luckily I had the best tour guides in town. So here’s my Barcelona travel guide to 24 hours in Europe’s hottest city!*
24 Hours in Barcelona: A Barcelona Travel Guide
- The only place worth brunching
- Wander around Las Ramblas
- It may be a bit touristy, but Las Ramblas has some great shopping, and even better markets.
- Sip coffee with the Devil
- Satan’s coffee corner is the perfect pit stop. Great coffee, and some interesting Japanese-inspired food.
- Take a wander around the back streets
- Satan’s coffee is perfectly located amongst some gorgeous back streets and alleys. Take a wander, you never know what you might find.
- Breathe in some art
- Everyone and anyone knows Gaudi. So whether you’re a fan of art, architecture, or you just fancy walking around some pretty cool surroundings in the sunshine, Park Guell is a must-visit.
- Tip: Book your tickets online before you leave. You’ll need to turn up at a specific time slot, and tickets sell out hours beforehand at the park itself.
- Basque in your dinner
- And your beautiful surroundings at El Nacionale. The Instagram worthy building features a selection of Barcelona’s best food. You’re spoilt for choice here.
- End the night with a view
- …and a gin and tonic, at Barcelo Raval Hotel’s 360 Terrace. Walk around and take in the whole of Barcelona by night.
Feel free to leave your own Barcelona travel recommendations in the comments.
And don’t forget to check out my other travel posts!
*As much as I’d like to, I can’t genuinely confirm whether this is the hottest city in Europe or not…it probably isn’t.