TRAVELS: When in Barcelona
(Part 1 of 6)
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.
– Robert Louis Stevenson
Barcelona, Spain. A majestic city along the coast of the Mediterranean, where the sun is never out of reach and the sea reminds you that life is too short not to take a dip. We love Barcelona. We love the people and the music and the food that begs to be eaten. We love the colors, the way the Mediterranean looks at dusk, just before the sun sets and the smell of the salt, lingering at every corner. Barcelona is full of wonderful restaurants and bars and museum’s you wouldn’t mind getting lost in. The city is a hub for creatives; from illustrators to tattoo artists and musicians, it’s a fusion of culture and art, where history and modern day meet.
Barcelona isn’t big. It’s walkable and a 30-minute bicycle ride can almost always get you from where you are to where you need to be. Barcelona is divided into “barrios” or neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has its own, unique character and to just skim over them wouldn’t do it justice. In this six-part series, I want to show you Barcelona as the locals see it. We’ll start from the chiringuitos (the little beach bars) of La Barceloneta and make our way up to Gracia, one of the more traditional neighborhoods of the city. We’ll explore dining and nights out, I’ll introduce you to my favorite shops and museums and the small streets and plazas you’d walk by if you didn’t know they were there.
On your way to Barcelona and have questions about the best restaurants for vegetarians or what the locals do on a quiet Sunday? Comment below and we’ll give you the inside scoop!