Top 6 things to do in Gracia

BEST 6 THINGS TO DO IN GRACIA NEIGHBORHOOD

Gracia is located just a few step of Passeig de Gracia, but it is like entering a different world which is small, tight but has a large population with true artistic and traditional lifestyles, which makes people-watching here very amusing. From buildings and streets to plazas, many things in Gracia are on a smaller scale than those in the center of town. It is said that Gracia is self-sufficient, which means once you stay here, you don’t need to leave because the area has everything you want: great bars, cafes, lovely restaurants, fashion stores, art galleries, cinema,…Suitelife introduces you the best 6 things to do in Gracia – a diverse and entertaining area.

1. Carrer Verdi

The first thing in our Top things to do in Gracia selection is having a stroll on Carrer Verdi. Small, tight, sloped but artistic, Carrer Verdi is one of the trendiest streets and is also host to some of the best nightlife spots in Barcelona. The street is packed with amazing atmosphere coming from many well-decorated friendly restaurants, quirky bars, independent fashion stores and local boutiques.

Carrer Verdi

  • Verdi82: Casual and cozy, Verdi82 has long been the favorite spot for young people and wine lovers. This small restaurant offers traditional Catalan cuisine and gluten free specialties with very good price.
  • Cine Verdi: This is one of a few cinemas showing movies in original language (VO cinemas). The films on show in this cinema are a mixture between art house and new releases. Cine Verdi is an independent cinema, so it brings a different feeling from other multiplex cinemas in BCN. The screen and quality of movies shown here are very good and the seats are comfortable. This small and humble cinema has been voted by Time Out Magazine as the best cinema in Barcelona. The best part about Cine Verdi is that it is surrounded by various good restaurants and bars, which is perfect for going with friends and swapping opinions.

Cine Verdi

If you want more info Carrer Verdi, check out our blog Carrer Verdi Street Profile

2. Restaurants and bars

The central El Born and El Raval are the most well-known areas having big options in eating and drinking. But Gracia has the highest concentration of foreign restaurants in Barcelona. There are many options for dining and drinking ranging from elegant to casual. Here are some our recommendations:

Best things to do in Gracia

  • Botafumeiro: Located on Carrer de Gracia and founded in 1975, this restaurant is one of the best Catalan cuisine and traditional sea food restaurants in Barcelona. It offers the freshest product from the Cantabrian and Mediterranean seas. Each morning, the freshest sea food on the market is collected from harbors in Catalunya and Galicia, and served up just a few hours later. With its classic style setting, Botafumeiro is a great choice for fine dining. The restaurant has several rooms for couples, families, business meetings,… and a majestic bar.

 

Things to do in Gracia

  • Con Gracia: One of the most well-known restaurants in the neighborhood is Con Gracia which is a small but luxury and romantic restaurant offering Mediterranean cuisine with surprising oriental touch. Con Gracia receives very good reviews, especially for its creative and fusion cooking. Check their website for menu details in English, Catalan or Spanish.

 

Best restaurants in Gracia

  • Gut: Gut is a small and nice restaurant having impeccable design in white. It offers great healthy and original food influenced by Mediterranean and Asian. It also serves great dishes for veggies.

 

 

 

 

  • Things to do in GraciaMacchina Pasta Bar: For lunch and cheap eats in Gracia, Macchina Pasta Bar should not be missed, especially for those love pasta. Located on one of most charming streets in Gracia (Asturies 17), this pasta bar is an order-and-pay before you sit styled restaurant. The concept of Macchina is to let you choose type of pasta, sauce, toppings, desserts and drinks and bring them to your table. The staffs always make sure the pasta dishes are served in hot and delicious plates. If you want to try some local beer, Macchina has different choices for you. It has busy, relaxing and laid-back atmosphere with its vintage interior design with wood walls, glass bottle hanging lamps, bicycle on wall,…This gem is located just a few step from Fontana metro station and crowded with a mix of tourists and local people.

 

Things to do in Gracia

  • La Vietnamita: This is another cheap eat option. Friendly, casual and have good menu for both veggies and meaty, La Vietnamita has become a frequent stop of many locals and visitors. This small and relaxing restaurant serves Vietnamese fast food with fresh, delicious quality and cheap price. Don’t forget to try Bun Bo (Rice noodle with fresh vegetables & herbs, lemongrass marinated beef, peanuts and fish sauce), Goi Cuon (Rice paper rolls filled with vegetables, herbs, rice noodles and fish sauce) and especially the famous Banh My and Pho !

 

 

3. Admiring Gaudi’s architecture – Park Guell and Casa Vicens

Barcelona means Gaudi and his architecture. Park Guell is the second most famous Gaudi’s maspterpiece just after Sagrada Familia. The park is the main attraction in Gracia neighborhood and attracts a large number of visits each day. The park contains amazing stone structures, stunning tilling and fascinating buildings. Park Guell is the perfect combination between nature and architecture. It is a mixture of textures and decorative elements like rubble-surfaced arches, irregular-shaped pieces of ceramic,…, which shows fully Gaudi’s imagination.

Gracia

Casa Vicens is the first of Gaudi’s buildings and it reflects his aesthetic when he began his work as a young man. This project has curving horseshoe arches as well as Persian and Byzantine details. It is now a family residence and you can enjoy it from the outside.

Things to do in Gracia

If you want to discover more about Gaudi’s work, don’t hesitate to check out our Barcelona Gaudi Guide.

4. Enjoying local vibe at Plaça del Sol, Plaça de la Virreina and Plaça del Diamant

These three Plaças are well-worth the visit, especially at night when you can feel the heat of Gracia. The square Plaça del Sol is very lively at nighttime with a bohemian vibe coming from skaters, musicians and street performers. You can see local young people sitting and having a cold beer while listening to guitar music. Plaça de la Virreina is a pretty square where you can sit on the steps of the church of Sant Joan on the north end and watch locals wandering. Last but not least, Plaça del Diamant is a square that the famous Mercé Rodoreda’s The Time Of The Doves novel (La Plaça del Diamant) named after. This novel is the most widely translated and published Catalan novel of all time. The novel is a brutal story of a young woman devoured by the Spanish civil war. On one side of the square, there is a bronze statue of a woman waving her hands in the air in desperation, which portrays the novel’s protagonist.

There are many other beautiful Plaças in Barcelona, which you can know more in our blog The best 5 Plaças in Barcelona.

Nightlife in Gracia

5. Being amazed by the colors of Gracia Festival

The Gracia festival is an incomparable free one-week festival in August each year. Lively, crowded and colorful, The Gracia festival is when you can see this barrio being transformed. Streets in this area are decorated and compete with each other to win the prize of being the best decorated street. The themes are from Roman history to Alice in Wonderland or underwater sea life. You will be amazed by the creativity while walking down each street. Moreover, throughout the festival, there are various music shows and concerts taking place as well as food stands which not let you leave hungry.

Things to do in Gracia

6. Gracia fashion

Fashion in Gracia is a mix of old, new, vintage, bohemian, traditional and trendy stores and boutiques. The area is youthful with a lot of students choosing to live here. There are a lot of independent stores in area, which makes having a stroll and window shopping in Gracia very interesting. Carrer Verdi, Carrer Torrijos, Gran de Gràcia, Travessera de Gràcia have many quirky fashion and accessories stores and boutiques that definitely should be visited. For women’s fashion, check out Modeart, Philo, Boo, Mushi Mushi, Sueños Negros, Camisería Pons. For exclusive footwear, there is 2046 shoes.

Shopping in Gracia

You probably don’t want to miss out our ebook Shopping in Barcelona which covers everything you need about Fashion stores in Barcelona.

If you think there are many other things to do in El Born, then we would love to hear from you, let us know by a comment below.

~ Trang

 

 

Events in Barcelona in October 2014

What’s on in Barcelona this October 2014 – best events and venues

Looking for info about the best events in Barcelona in October 2014?  You have come to the right place! The following blog article will be providing you the things you need to know if you plan on taking in the most of Barcelona in the upcoming month. So instead of just ‘skim-passing’ through Barcelona, here’s a list with the MUST-DO stuff in this wonderful city in October.

 

1. THE GREAT PARTY OF BARCELONETA (FESTA MEJOR DE LA BARCELONETA)

Festa Barceloneta

 

  • LOCATION: the Barceloneta neighbourhood, Ciutat Vella district
  • PERIOD/DATE: end of September, beginning of October
  • DESCRIPTION: in-the-street parties involving fireworks, football tournaments, traditional music and dances, free Spanish food & drinks tastings, sweets for the children thrown away by characters performing in marvelous parades.
  • ENTERTAINMENT TYPE: Cultural

 

2. PHARELL CONCERT IN BARCELONA

Pharell Williams Concert in Barcelona

 

  • LOCATION: El Palau Sant Jordi Arena, Montjuic Hill
  • PERIOD/DATE: 1st October
  • DESCRIPTION: Extraordinary concert of the American singer Pharell Williams as part of his worldwide Dear Girl Tour
  • ENTERTAINMENT TYPE: Musical

 

3. SWAB INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR BARCELONA

SWAB International Contemporary Art Fair

 

  • LOCATION: Fira de Barcelona, Sants-Montjuic
  • PERIOD/DATE: 2-5 October
  • DESCRIPTION: Exhibition featuring young artists just starting their careers, focusing on increasing awareness and access of the general public to the contemporary art
  • ENTERTAINMENT TYPE: Artistic
  • FOR TICKETS: https://proticketing.com

 

4. EROTIC FAIR BARCELONA (SALON EROTICO BARCELONA) 2014

Erotic Fair Barcelona

  • LOCATION: Pavelló de la Vall d’Hebron
  • PERIOD/DATE: 2-5 October
  • DESCRIPTION: Hottest fair in Barcelona, with erotic live shows, sex toy stalls, lap dances, erotic massages and even sex ed workshops
  • ENTERTAINMENT TYPE: Exhibition
  • FOR TICKETS: http://www.saloneroticodebarcelona.com/index.php?ca

 

5. INTERNATIONAL CINEMA FESTIVAL SITGES (SITGES FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA)

Sitges Film Festival

  • LOCATION: Sitges, 40kms from Barcelona
  • PERIOD/DATE: 3-12 October
  • DESCRIPTION: Early film festival, one of the oldest film festivals in Spain (started in 1968), considered to be the leading horror and fantasy film festival in the whole world
  • ENTERTAINMENT TYPE: Artistic
  • FOR TICKETS: http://sitgesfilmfestival.com/eng/programa/entrades

 

6. ROMAN COLLOSEUM GAMES SHOW BARCELONA

Colloseum

 

  • LOCATION: Palau Sant Jordi Arena, Montjuic Hill (yeah, that’s right – it’s the same place where Pharell will be having the concert!)
  • PERIOD/DATE: 4th October
  • DESCRIPTION: Live shows featuring gladiator battles and chariot races
  • ENTERTAINMENT TYPE: Historical

 

7. GARMIN TRIATHLON BARCELONA 2014

Garmin Barcelona Triathlon

  • LOCATION: Nova Mar Bella and Llevant beaches
  • PERIOD/DATE: 5th October, 8 am
  • DESCRIPTION: One of the largest triathlons in Spain and definitely the largest in Catalunya, with over 6,000 athletes taking part in the event each year
  • ENTERTAINMENT TYPE: Sports

 

8. BARCELONA JAZZ FESTIVAL

Jazz Festival Barcelona

 

9. KYLIE MINOGUE CONCERT IN BARCELONA

Kylie Minogue Concert Barcelona

 

10. BARCELONA BOAT SHOW (SALON NAUTICO) 2014

Barcelona International Boat Show

  • LOCATION: Port Vell Marina, Barcelona port
  • PERIOD/DATE: 15-19th October
  • DESCRIPTION: Boat exhibition featuring more than 700 boats and yachts, more than 300 exhibitors, providing the participants the opportunity to test drive all the water vehicles
  • ENTERTAINMENT: Exhibition
  • FOR TICKETS: http://www.salonnautico.com/en/acreditaciones-y-entradas

 

11. 48H OPEN HOUSES BARCELONA

Casa Batlló

  • LOCATION: throughout all neighbourhoods of Barcelona
  • PERIOD/DATE: mid-late October
  • DESCRIPTION: during a two-day period, more than 150 buildings in Barcelona open their doors to welcome architecture-savvy tourists
  • ENTERTAINMENT TYPE: Cultural

 

12. FC BARCELONA vs. AJAX AMSTERDAM

Barcelona - Ajax

 

13. THE MARKET OF THE MARKETS (MERCAT DE MERCATS)

Mercat de Mercats

  • LOCATION: Avenida de la Catedral
  • PERIOD/DATE: Late October
  • DESCRIPTION: All that Barcelona/Catalunya/Spain have the best in terms of food and drinks delicacies, everything gathered in one place – Mercat de Mercats! *GULP*
  • ENTERTAINMENT TYPE: Food&Drink

 

14. MANGA FAIR BARCELONA

Manga Fair Barcelona

  • LOCATION: Fira de Barcelona
  • PERIOD/DATE: 30th October – 2nd November
  • DESCRIPTION: A four-day manga event featuring video games, performances and cosplayers from all over the world. For more info, check out our blog article about Japanese Culture in Barcelona HERE!
  • ENTERTAINMENT TYPE: Exhibition
  • FOR TICKETS: https://proticketing.com/ficomic/ca_ES/entradas/evento/1957

 

15. PASSENGER CONCERT BARCELONA

Passenger Concert Barcelona

 

16. LA CASTANYADA

La Castanyada Barcelona

  • LOCATION: All over Barcelona
  • PERIOD/DATE: 31st October
  • DESCRIPTION: The day before All Saints Day marks the Castanyada – the name comes from the fact that people usually cook chestnuts (castanyes) this day – so make sure you eat at least a handful of those because they are delicious (not to mention the sides: moniatos – sweet roasted potatoes and panellets – small balls of almond paste covered in pine nuts)!
  • ENTERTAINMENT TYPE: Food&Drink

Top Things Not to Do in Barcelona!

What you should not do in Barcelona!

 

what not to do in Barcelona

 

Don’t do in Barcelona!

DON’T plan a relaxing day at the Barceloneta beach!



Barcelona is a touristic place, with a lot of people coming to enjoy the sun! Unfortunately, the Barceloneta beach – the cetnral beach in the city, it is NOT the cleanest one and is full of the tourists covering the sands. If you really want to lie down, get a tan, get in the water and have a good time check our ebook “The Barcelona Bible: Barcelona Beaches”. As well, you can visit one of the neighboring towns, e.g. Castelldefels, to which you can get in around 20 min by train.

 

 

Don’t do in Barcelona!

DON’T drink on the street and don’t buy from beer sellers!

 

It is forbidden to drink on the streets of the Barcelona, although we know that there are many street beer sellers everywhere and people are purchasing their 1 euro beer, but if the police pick you up drinking in the public place you can be fined. It is better not to buy from people who are saying on the streets pestering you to buy their beer. Most of the times, they are offering warm beer which they are carrying in their bags, or hiding in some other places – it can be just really unsanitary, and it is illegal to sell the beer this way and it hurts local businesses. You can find the beer sellers in all most popular touristic places in Barcelona, like: Plaza Catalonia or Las Ramblas.

 

Don’t do in Barcelona!

DON’T think that SIESTA is just the myth!


Remember! “Siesta” time still exists in Barcelona!

Barcelona embraces the Latin lifestyle of leisurely mornings, mid-afternoon siestas, and late dinners. There are two periods of siesta in Spain – siesta for shops and businesses, during which many people go to a bar or restaurant, and then siesta for the restaurants, which obviously can’t rest when everyone wants to come and eat. SO…! Shops might close during lunchtime (1:30-4pm) whereas restaurants might close after lunch and before dinner (5-8 pm). Small neighbourhood shops are quite often closed from 2pm till 5pm . It is better not to plan shopping during that specific hours or going out to eat in the restaurants, but you can find out that in the city canter of Barcelona, in the touristic areas, most places are open all day.

 

Don’t do in Barcelona!

DON’T expect everything to be in Spanish!

 

Catalan and Spanish are both official languages in Barcelona. The Catalan language is used by approximately 50-60% of the inhabitants of Barcelona when Spanish is spoken by 98% of people, but a lot of people are more comfortable in speaking in the regional language and at the same time feel very strongly their connection with Catalan culture and need for independence. You have to be ready for this, that you will hear the Catalan language all the time in the city and that most signs, names, and menus are written in Catalan first and then in Spanish. But hey, that’s not a bad thing at all! If you’re going to live here especially, it’s pretty nice to learn some Catalán and it shows the locals you actually care.

 

Don’t do in Barcelona!

DON’T show too much of your body!

 


Barcelona is the hot city in which everyone is trying to wear the least amount of clothes as possible. You can be shocked  at topless girls with thong bikinis on the beach, however Catalan woman tend to be more conservative in the centre of the city, dressing more smart despite that it is hot, sunny and holidays seem to never end here, mainly tourists are the ones wearing shorts/mini skirts with strappy tops/bikinis in the city centre. As well a lot of guys are trying to take off their T-shirts and just walk on the streets half naked, or leave the beach without any tops. I have to tell you that only in the really close area to the beach you can do that! Boys, when you are already on the streets of the city you have to have your T-shirt on, as the police always react and stopping the men who are not dressed appropriately. So if you don’t wanna be the one of them, remember, don’t show too much of your body – you have beach for that in Barcelona. Check our blog to find out more about one of the beaches in Barcelona where you can enjoy sun wearing as least as possible, or simple, nothing at all ;)

 

Don’t do in Barcelona!

DON’T eat on Las Ramblas!


Las Rambla is the main touristic spot in central Barcelona, where you can find a lot of restaurants, cafes and shops. It is over-rated, over-crowded, tacky, filled with tourists, and most importantly over priced. All that combined with the fact that the quality of the food isn’t usually great. Don’t be silly and fall for posters with pictures of the dishes and overly eager ‘hosts’ trying to entice you in. This is not what you want from Barcelona. Better try food on the backstreets of the Old Town or go to beautiful Passieg De Gracia where food is usually really good or find some other great place to eat in Barcelona by reading some of our food blogs:

 

Don’t do in Barcelona!

DON’T think that church in Spain is just a touristic attraction!

 

Not always, but it happens, that people have been turned away from the churches in Barcelona because of the bare shoulders, especially during the masses. I would recommend covering your shoulders and legs in a traditional sign of respect in religious settings. On a hot days, toss a lightweight scarf in your bag which you would use to cover your shoulders or tie around your legs for entrance into churches and cathedrals.

 

Don’t do in Barcelona!

DON’T take a sightseeing bus to see the city!

 

Barcelona is the amazing city with a lot of places to see, and because of this tourists are not too confident, thinking that the best way for them would be just take a sightseeing bus. But in reality this is the biggest mistake – the city communication is really easy to use, it is really cheap compared to another big European cities, and… is gives a ton of possibilities for planning sightseeing days without losing too much time. You can spend  your money a lot better  while experiencing  real life in the city. The bus can be really packed, especially in August, and simply you can end up waiting in the queue hours on end in the sunny hot day. At the end of the day you will feel that you didn’t see that much. Barcelona is a city which is hiding a lot of beauty in the tiny streets where the bus is not going, and as it is not that big, it’s better is to take a walk and enjoy the lazy day, stopping for a coffee and some tapas in nearby places (Check one of our Tapas Blog!).

 

Let’s summarise our  top things which you should not do in Barcelona:

  • DON’T plan a relaxing day at the Barceloneta beach
  • DON’T drink on the street and don’t buy from beer sellers
  • DON’T think that SIESTA is just the myth
  • DON’T expect everything to be in Spanish!
  • DON’T show too much of your body!
  • DON’T eat on Las Ramblas
  • DON’T think that church in Spain is just a touristic attraction.
  • DON’T take a sightseeing bus to see the city.

 

If you would like to share with us any more tips about things which people should not do in Barcelona, than please leave us a  comment below ;) Or if you don’t agree with one of our points we’d also love to hear from you! Cheers,

~Natalia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barcelona Blogosphere: The Best Barcelona Blogs!

Best Barcelona Blogs

Have you ever spent a tremendous amount of time searching for a great and entertaining blog about Barcelona? I have to say it’s kind of frustrating and you wish you could find what you want in the blink of an eye instead of wasting time that you could use to sip a fresh Mojito on one of Barcelona many beaches! With that in mind, we have decided to write a blog on the best blogs about Barcelona! SuiteLife has designed a list of what we believe to be the top blogs that are related to Barcelona. We hope you will enjoy these entertaining sources of information as much as we do!

 

Barcelona photoblog best blogs
Barcelona photoblog is one of the blogs you definitely can not miss!
This blog will make you discover Barcelonathrough the incredibly beautiful and unique pictures. And on top of that, the pictures have comments, explained and discussed by the author. For example if one picture is about a museum, you will find information about the museum: its history, location, what the author thought when he visited it etc…
In my opinion, this is what makes this photoblog stand out as other photoblogs usually post beautiful pictures but do not give additional information on the things that were shot.
As a combination of aesthetic pictures of Barcelona and useful information about the daily life of the city, Barcelona Photoblog is worth having a look at!
So check it out here!!

 

Standing in a Spanish doorway best barcelona blogs
This blog is mainly about social and public issues and cultural life in Catalunya but it also covers these issues from a Spanish and European perspective. Indeed, some of the social problems encountered in Catalunya are also present in other countries throughout Europe and it’s always interesting to discuss things from a wider point of view.
Concerning the author, his name is Brett Hetherington. He is an Australian journalist and is now working as a freelance writer, blogger and teacher in Catalunya. He also happens to be a regular commentator on Spain’s social and cultural life for an Australian radio called “ABC Radio”. The content is really interesting and diverse as it combines politics, social issues, economics, daily life and facts about Catalunya, Spain and Europe in general.
So if these topics are of interest to you, you definitely have to read this blog!

 

Fleas and dogs in Barcelona best blogs
Funny name for a blog isn’t it? As you might have guessed, this blog is about Barcelona’s daily life and features all the advantages and drawbacks of living in this city. As its slogan says, “Si quieres el perro, Acepta las Pulgas”. In english,  ”If you want the dog, you must accept the fleas”! In my opinion, the name has been wisely chosen as this metaphor perfectly describes Barcelona.
The dogs are the things that we see in tourist guides, the good sides of Barcelona, its charming streets, districts and monuments. On the other hand, the fleas are all the disturbing stuff that you don’t hear much of, such as the drunk tourists on the beach, the drug dealers, the squaters, the thieves etc…
If you want to know more about all the thrilling action happening every day in Barcelona, you must checkout this blog!

 

Barca Blaugranes best blogs barcelona
This was inevitable!! A football blog about FC Barcelona had to appear in my list of Barcelona best blogs! In case you come from another planet, Barcelona happens to have one of the best (if not the best) football teams in the world and it can count on the unconditional support from Barcelona’s citizens!
This blog will keep you up to date with the club’s daily life, transfer rumours, match results, highlights and so on!
What I like the most about it is that some articles in the blog are written and edited by fans and there is an impression of community when you browse the website.
It makes the blog highly interactive and ‘live’. I totally recommend it if you’re a Barca fan! You can check it out here!
PS: Visca el Barca i Visca Catalunya!

 

Barcelona Street art Barcelona best blogs
This blog is dedicated to street art in Barcelona. It features many different creations from graffiti to urban sculptures. What I find really cool is that it is a way to discover Barcelona in an original manner as every creation is usually geolocalized meaning that its location is mentioned. So if one street art creation really catches your attention, you might be able to go and check it out for real!
The only obstacle to fully enjoying this blog is that it’s written in Spanish, but I guess it will be a good opportunity to practice your spanish and to be honest this blog is more about the pictures of street art.
Barcelona street art reminds us that art is not only in museums!
You can discover it here.

 

Forever Barcelona best blogs

Written by passionate local tourguides, this blog’s objective is to show you Barcelona in a way that you will always remember visiting it. Marta and her colleagues will give you advice on where to eat, what to see, where to go on a friday night or the best places to stay during your trip for example. This insider knowledge is always useful when coming to Barcelona!
Check it out here!

 

Homage to BCN Barcelona best blogs
Homage to BCN is a very complete blog where you can find a lot of different articles related to Barcelona. There is of course a lot of insider info on Barcelona such as “The top 5 Nightclubs in Barcelona” or “The best Barcelona bodegas” but also some interesting videos, infographics and fun facts about Barcelona!
My favourite section of this blog is the “BCN days” where people living in Barcelona describe their perfect day in the city to share what they love most about Barcelona.
Reading this blog is highly recommended!

 

Barcelona besotted best blogs
Besotted is a play on words with “beso” that means kiss in Spanish. As the author explains, she has been kissed by the beautiful city of Barcelona and is now living a love story with it! She shares why she fell in love with Barcelona by posting pictures of her favourite places, restaurants, bars, neighbourhoods etc…Check it out here!

 

BCN Bar culture best blogs barcelona
A very interesting blog dedicated to the Barcelona bar scene. I truly enjoy this blog as it allows you to discover many Barcelona bars and the majority of them are not really famous but rather authentic and original bars that you don’t often hear of.
You can discover it here.
Their instagram account is also worth a “follow”!

Food Barcelona best blogs barcelona
Food Barcelona is a gastronomic blog providing reviews about Barcelona restaurants but also some attractive homemade recipes! Very useful if you wonder where to go for dinner in Barcelona. Food lovers, this blog is made for you!

 

Guiri girl in barca best blogs barcelona
As you maybe already know, “guiri” means expatriate. This blog is written by a Scottish woman who moved to Barcelona a few years ago. Throughout her blog she shares her experience of living in Barcelona with her observations, feelings and the occasional funny story! Check it out!

SuiteLife Barcelona best blogs

Last but not least, the SuiteLife Barcelona Bible!!! This blog is the most complete in terms of insider info about Barcelona. Updated every 2 days on average, it is also really active and always keeps up with what’s happening right now in Barcelona. Amongst the numerous articles this blog has to offer, some are particularly worth a look!
The Barcelona Neighbourhood Guide will tell you everything you need to know about the city’s different districts.
Same for The Gaudi Guide that will make your Gaudi Tour much easier to organise!
And I bet you want to discover the Top 10 hot Spanish Women, don’t you? I won’t make you wait any longer, you can browse this blog here!

That is it for our list of the best blogs about Barcelona!I hope you enjoyed reading this article and these blogs. If you know of any Barcelona blogs that could appear in this list, let us know in the comments section and we might include it!
Cheers,
Rémi

Churches in Barcelona: The Top 5 Must-See

Barcelona Cathedral

Famous Churches in Barcelona

As with any historic city, Barcelona has many famous churches to offer. Through their awe-striking architecture and beautiful artwork, these churches give glimpses into the storied past of Barcelona’s streets. Here are the top churches in Barcelona we think you should checkout!

Cathedral Barcelona

-Barcelona Cathedral

A perfect example of a Gothic cathedral, the Barcelona Cathedral (Cathedral Santa Eulalia de la Seu) started construction at the end of the 13th Century. While perhaps not as world renown as Gaudi’s own creation on the otherside of town, there are many who prefer the picturesque spires of this Cathedral adorned with Gargoyles and mystical creatures.

 

Barcelona Cathedral

-Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar

Said to be the oldest of the churches in Barcelona by means of recreation, the current church building was finished in the 14th Century. The gorgeous high ceilings in the basilica will definitely have you pulling your camera out.

Barcelona Cathedral

-Church of San Felipe Neri

One of the lesser known plazas in Barcelona is outside of this church. The square is peaceful and romantic, yet carries a terrible morbid past. Amidst the fountain and shady trees, the walls of the church and surrounding area are scared with holes and chips. During WWII, two stray bombs were mistakenly released on the square killing around 40 people, half of which were children. The square remains a beautiful, sad reminder of the balance of peace and violence.

Barcelona Cathedral

-Sagrada Familia

Along with Antoni Gaudi’s other masterpieces, the Sagrada Familia is the face of Barcelona. The construction has continued after the death of its famous architect in 1926 and is already a UNESCO World Heritage site despite an expected completion date of 2026.

barcelona cathedral

-Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Your journey to Barcelona could not be complete without a visit to the top of Tibidabo Mountain to see this church. A recent finished construct in 1961, the the Sacred Heart of Jesus has the best view of any of the churches in Barcelona. A 2,5€ elevator and a few flights of stairs gets you to the top of the steeple, right under the open-armed Jesus, allowing for a 360 degree view of Catalonia.

 

Enjoy the churches in Barcelona! Let us know below if we left one of your favorites off of the list.

-Ty

 

 

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