Victor Explores: Barcelona

Hola Barcelona! #VictorExplores jets off on a guided tour of the cosmopolitan city defined by Gaudi’s architecture, imaginative food, and vibrant street life. Follow us for essential insider tips, from the best local restaurants and bars, to the most luxurious spots and chic accommodation.

1. The Parc de la Ciutadella is an idyllic space and the greenest oasis in the city of Barcelona. It invites you to relax or rebound, with long walks, or even a picnic. You can also take out a rowing boat on the lake.

2. Eat at Parco – one of the most popular and trendy restaurants in the city of Barcelona. It offers first class sushi and cocktails in a stylish and elegant setting. Our tip: Sample the salmon and mango roll!

3. Barcelona always shining.

4. Enjoy the best views of the harbour and food experience at Terraza Martinez restaurant. Make sure you try their paella!

5. La Boqueria, one of Europe’s largest and most famous food markets. The fruit stalls throughout the market sell freshly squeezed fruit juices of many different kinds – a healthy and refreshing treat in the middle of the mayhem. Our tip: It is worth going in the morning – preferably before 14:00, as this is when the market is really in full swing!

6. Stay at W Barcelona. When it comes to accommodation in Barcelona, these sea views to the horizon are the ultimate experience.

7. The distinct style of Barcelona and its master architect Antoni Gaudí are difficult to miss when walking around the city. Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera, is an apartment block built by Gaudí in 1906, its roof clad with Darth Vader-like chimneys. Our tip: make sure you check their summer night events.

8. The extremely popular Park Güell is where Gaudí turned his hand to landscape gardening. Take in the stunning vista from the top floor.

9. Woody Allen, Lou Reed and Che Guevara are just a few of the names known to have frequented this 1929 restaurant: 7Portes. Their incredibly tasty arrossos (rice dishes), fantastic seafood and traditional meat dishes are served in a dining room decorated with works from some of the 20th century’s most famous artists. Our tip: If you enjoy paella, try their legendary Paella Parellada.

10. The bunkers of Carmel is one of the best vantage points in Barcelona that until recently it was little known to tourists. You might even recognise it, as the site has been used as a location for dozens of music videos and TV ads. In this spot, you can also find the remains of an anti-aircraft battery from the Spanish Civil War!

11. El Palauet is a private and exclusive collection of six apartment-style suites. Originally designed by the respected Catalan architect, Pere Falqués, the building has been restored to showcase its impressive original ArtNouveau features in their finest light. Every square inch of the building boasts exquisite design details: stained glass windows, ornate ironwork, cornicing, high ceilings, opulent frescoes and a grand and intricately carved wooden staircase. This space is guaranteed to be a visual treat for architecture and design aficionados!

12. Morning splash at Hotel Majestic located in a historical building in Paseo de Gracia.

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