Our Picks in Barcelona


on Jun 13, 2017

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Just back from a trip to the wonderful Barcelona, Spain. It's a city we return to again and again and for good reason. Whatever your budget or interest the city has something for you. Whether you're a big group, a couple or travelling on your own Barcelona has surprises round every corner. We sampled the best coffee spots, the best food joints and cultural attractions to give you the top 5 things to do in Barcelona according to the Girl Outdoor Magazine team.

First up is where to have brunch. Has got to be Brunch & Cake.

Brunch & Cake was a stand out for us in Barcelona, with multiple locations at Enric Granados, 145; Enric Granados, 19; Roselló, 189; Passeig Joan de Borbó, 5; Tallers 79, C.C L'illa Diagonal.

Brunch & Cake offer what can only be described as cuinary artwork. Brightly coloured ingredients, edible florals and taste sensations make this a favourite with locals and tourists so expect a wait. But believe us when we say it's well worth the wait. 

Número dos is La Sagrada Familia. This epic cathedral was designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. There are tickets to go inside the building and get a full tour. Tickets start from €24, but if you fancy a free trip, just walking around the outside is inspiring. 

So that's food and culture covered, now for coffee. We sampled a couple of coffee haunts famous in the Barcelona area. The one that came out top of the heap was Nomad Coffee

MACBA Barcelona, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona will tick the art box while you're in Barcelona. The museum is located in the Plaça dels Àngels, in El Raval so easy walking distance from La Rambla the main thoroughfare through the city. MACBA has an international reputation as a model in the field of contemporary art.

Next and final recommendation from us for Barcelona is La Pedrera-Casa Milà. This modernist building is another marvel designed by architect Antoni Gaudí and built between 1906 and 1910. In 1984, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, so take a visit and find out why, tickets start from €22. 

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