You & Us does… 24 Hours in Barcelona

I recently spent a few days in Barcelona. Having been a few times before I wasn’t looking to do the main tourist attractions, but instead just enjoy some winter sun and take in the local sites. I thought it would be fun to share with you what 24 hours looked like. Hopefully you can take some inspiration, if you’re ever in the city!

First of all, if you can get a window seat on your flight coming into Barcelona, you might be lucky enough to see this amazing view!

11am: Brunch at Tropico

This place is a beautiful little find. Hidden on a quiet street in the Raval neighbourhood, it really lives up to its name – Tropico! The interior makes it feel like an island paradise with furniture made from bamboo shoots, palm leaves, sun hats and hanging plants. You can order brightly coloured smoothies and juices and although it is known for its breakfast and brunch options, they do also have a delicious looking dinner menu. The food is super tasty and fun, definitely worth a visit!

1pm: Wander the streets

I spent a few hours just wandering around the neighbourhoods surrounding the busy La Rambla. The city is well known for its street art/graffiti and although a lot has now been covered up, there’s still some great finds dotted around. You can find out where to see these with a simple google. If that’s not your thing, the amazing buildings and hidden gardens are well worth a look! I’ve included images of some of my favourite finds below.

3pm: Juice at La Boqueria

This place is basically my dream. It is essentially a massive food market, selling anything and everything. My favourite thing was the smoothies, they had every flavour you could ever want. I visited on a Saturday so it was very busy, but you can choose to wander through or sit in one of the tapas bars and take in the atmosphere.

6pm: Sunset at Bunker del Carmel

Without a doubt, this is the place to go for a Barcelona sunset. It’s at the top of Turó de la Rovira and it is well worth the short but steep climb for the incredible 360 degrees view of the whole city. A lot of people gather up here for sunset, taking beer, wine and food to make an evening of it. If the amazing views weren’t enough, the instagram photo shoots taking place are something to witness!

9pm: G&T’s at Bar Pesca Salada (located on Carrer la Cera)

This cosy bar used to be a fish shop and it shows in the quirky decor. It’s well known for it’s cocktail list and vast variety of gins so it does get busy very quickly. If you can get a space be sure to sample their own gin – Rawal, it’s delicious!

I couldn’t recommend this city more and hope you enjoyed sharing in some of my favourite spots! Let us know if you’ve visited any of these, or tweet us your recommendations! @youandusevents