Weekday Wanderlust | 48 Hours in Barcelona: Where to Eat & Where to Stay




It's possible that you've dreamt about the city of Barcelona, for the city of Gaudi is a place of wonder, medieval neighbourhoods, unique museums, beaches, artisanal shops and more ...

For all the creative minds in search of inspiration, the Catalonian city's famed architecture might be the perfect source for it. You have a wealth of places where you can find the architect's work: Casa Batlo, Casa Mila- La Pedrera, and the famously unfinished la Basilica de la Sagrada Familia.

The place that has the most authentic tangible energy for me is Park Güell. Designed by Gaudí for Count Eusebi Güell, the park features his signature-mosaic tiles and modernist sculptures.

And if you really want to experience Barcelona's culture and local food there are several incredible bars and restaurants you do not want to miss.



Flax and Kale - healthy options for lunch
Carrer dels Tallers, 74B

via @flaxandkale | photo by @laralopezphotography

@flaxandkalevia @flaxandkale | photo by @arimotomiya

via @flaxandkale | photo by @e_latte




Café Kafka - refined menu for dinner and impeccable service
Carrer de la Fusina, 7






Suquet de l'Almirall - seafood specialities
65 Passeig de Joan de Borbó





Mercado de la Boqueria - giant food market famed worldwide for the most delicious tapas
La Rambla, 91





Villa Olimpica | photo by @dana_chels


El Palauet Living Barcelona,
Passeig de Gràcia 113


El Palauet | photo by @taramilktea

For a unforgettable "get away" experience, you'll may want to choose a unique place to stay overnight. Places with an incredible design and ambiance are perfect for resting and reflecting on the beauty you see in the city. Among a myriad of places there are a few who are famed for their greatness, such as Casa Bonay, Margot House and the incredible, one-of-a-kind El Palauet.

El Palauet Living Barcelona has an amazing collection of six minimal apartments, gathered all in a building designed by Pere Falqués in 1906. The interior has a refined balance between the old and the new, clean lines, monochromatic colors and fine furniture by Eames, Saarinen & Van der Rohe.


El Palauet | photo by @freklesnur


Park Güell | photo by @nicanogarcia


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Daniela Chelariu, Travel Editor, Paris
Travel Editor, Paris

Dana is a fragile dreamer, they say, arriving in Paris four years ago, for love, and the city has been constantly changing her life since then. Hers is a world of books, (Marguerite Duras, Simone de Beauvoir, Anne Berest), expos, long walks sur les quais de Seine, pink skies, fine wine and peonies.

  • Good to know a few places in Barcelona since I’ll be taking a cruise leaving from there. Now I know I should get there two nights earlier – thanks!

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