Benvingut a Barcelona

Dear readers,

It almost feels like summer is over already and yet we don’t want to relish this unique feeling of excitement of a summer holiday.

So, in typical Millenial fashion, we have decided to enjoy it till it lasts. And that started with an impromptu weekend in Barcelona with 2 locals to discover the city like true Barcelonians.

We started our weekend with a breakfast at one of the oldest pastry shop in Barcelona and the one behind the creation of the Cacaolat, sort of chocolate and milk drink that is everyone’s breakfast in Catalunya.

We then went for a nature-filled walk on MontJuïc, one of the hills of Barcelona that has the Olympic stadium and the Museum of History of Catalunya. The views of the city are also spectacular!

At few hours later, when our stomachs reminded us that we are not used to the Spanish hour of luncheon, our two local guides brought us to the incredible Galeria Nacional, which, contrary to its name, is a covered passage, decorated in a marvelous Art-Déco style that offers 6 or so restaurants.

The afternoon was spent walking along the Passeig de Gràcia, enjoying the many shops the city offers to its tourist.

Dinner was taken from a beautiful terrace at the hotel Miramar on top of the MontJuïc hill.

Sunday dawned on us and we decided to undertake the boardwalk from Barceloneta and the Olympic harbor to the W hotel, a few kilometers away. You follow the long stretch of beaches and you can stop for a drink on one of the many chiringuitos.

The paella is, evidently, THE DISH of Sunday and we recommend the one of the Chirringuito Pez Vela at the end of the boardwalk. It isn’t the closest one but the most authentic for sure!

And if you have some extra days, don’t hesitate to wander the street of the Gothic district and visit the Parc Güell!

See you back in Luxembourg for new blog posts 🙂

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