What to do in Barcelona: food, drinks, sightseeing and where to party…
Barcelona stole my heart! I can’t believe I am calling this place home so many years already. It feels like it was only yesterday when I arrived with my entire life stuffed in a backpack. No job, no money, no friends but a big dream of living a life full of adventures & sunshine. It came true!
Once you inhaled the positive vibes of Barcelona, you have no choice but coming back. If it is not for the impressive architecture, lovely people or buzzing nightlife, it is for the beautiful weather and amazing food. Get lost in the old town, enjoy a fruity sangria under the waving palm trees, relax in the sun on the beach or enjoy a 360° view sunset with some tapas, Spanish guitar music and a bottle of wine.
Find below some pictures of when I first arrived in 2014 and when my hair was BLACK!
Barcelona, the city that never sleeps but sometimes passes out…
Good news! As I used to work in nightlife & I like to party; I have guest lists almost every where. Yeww!
Skip the line & get a discount to enter Opium, Pacha, Shoko, Catwalk & Carpe Diem, exclusive pool parties, boat parties & more! (summer only)
CONTACT ME if you want to know more! Ps: this is ONLY during summer months.
Also watch my video: ‘A night out in Barcelona. BOHO experience in Carpe Diem.’
Gilda Authentic SPANISH TAPAS mixed with the BELGIAN CUISINE. What else can be better? Located in Gotic area. A MUST GO! Btw. They know me very well cause I am Belgian & go their all the times. If you tell them the magic word ‘FARAHINTHESUN’ they will give you a free shot that looks like a beer but it is actually caramel vodka with a layer of baileys.
Sensi TAPAS reinvented into new high quality dishes. Located in Gotic area.
Federal COFFEE. Australian style food place with a cosy outside terrace, located in the Gotic area.
Al Sur BREAKFAST & lunch. I am addicted to their coffee & amazing food. I love the cool interior and chilled out vibe.
Fit Bar AMAZING AÇAI BOWLS. Nutrious & healthy for a power boost.
Flax & Kale THE BEST VEGETARIAN restaurant with amazing juice and an outside terrace.
Foc THE BEST LATINO FOOD. Amazing nachos and cocktails. Located near the beach.
Maka Maka THE BEST BURGERS & HEALTHY SALADS, right near the beach.
Surf house HEALTHY FOOD and the coolest spot to go with beach view.
Poke Maoli HEALTHY HAWAIAN FISH BOWLS near the beach.
Calle Blai SPANISH PINCHOS. A street full of cheap and little local restaurants.
La Boqueria World famous FOOD MARKET on Las Ramblas.(Must go if it’s your first time in BCN)
Pre-drinks & bars
Passeig del Born MY FAVORITE street full of local bars, located in El Born.
Creps del Born COCKTAILS & CREPES. Is there a better combination…?!
Plaça Reial LIVELY SQUARE in the Gotic area with lots of bars and restaurants. This one is more turistic)
Paradiso THE BEST COCKTAILS. It is a secret bar as you have to go behind a door that looks like a closet. Go early as there is always a big line when you wait to long (I guess not so secret anymore). The cocktails are amazing.
Calle Mercè TYPICAL SPANISH BARS. You’ll feel like you can bump into ‘Zorro’ at any time.
My fav rooftop bar THE BEST VIEW. Sip from a cocktail on top of the Catalan history museum. The bar is called: ‘Terassa de les Indianes’ (see picture below)
Fill your tummy at La Boqueria, the big food market on the big street, Las Ramblas.
The magical fountain show of Montjuic. Performance hours are in summer (May-Sept): from Thursday till Sunday from 9pm till 11.30pm and winter (Oct-April): from Friday till Saturday from 7pm-9pm.
Parc Guëll is beautiful and known for its famous mosaic bench.
The Bunkers del Carmel. The top of a hill with a 360 degree view and amazing sunsets. To get there take bus V17 from Via Laietana to the last stop called ‘Carmel’. It takes around 30 mins from the centre.
Go for a walk and look at the beautiful fountain and weirdos at the Ciutadella park & Arc de Triumphe
The Sagrada Familia. Tickets to enter are between 15 – 29 euro (buy online to skip the line!).
Go shopping at Passeig de Graçia and look at Casa Milà (la Pedrera) and Casa Battló.
Torre Agbar aka ‘the dildo building’. No exciting activities here apart from its nickname.
The football stadium Camp Nou
Nude tanning Yes, it is time to get rid of those tan lines… The beach near the W hotel is also a nude beach.
Explore the city by vespa for FREE
Rent a vespa by minute. It is super simple and you can do it in only a few steps
- Sign up on the ‘Yugo’ app & use promo code Farahinthesun to get 15 minutes for free!
- Find a scooter nearby in the app (it shows you a map)
- Walk towards the scooter and start it with your phone in the app. Drive wherever you want to go and park it again somewhere on the street. Stop the ride again with your phone.
> Two helmets, insurance and gas are all included. You don’t have to pay a deposit and if you are over the 15 minutes it costs you only 0,22 cts/minute extra.
The best way to discover Barcelona!
Other useful tips
A Taxi from the airport to the centre costs around 25 euro + charge for bags. There is also the aerobus for 5,90 euro.
The metro goes from 5am till 12am. On Friday and public holidays it goes till 2am and on Saturday you can take it all night long.
Shopping: Avinguda del Portal de l’Angel, Carrer de Pelai, Passeig de Gràcia, Carrer de la Canuda or Marremagnum shopping centre. For unique treasures, vintage shops or a dress up party go to Carrer del Tallers. Also check out Carrer d’Avinyó for more alternative pieces or walk around in the Gotic and Born area to find some local designer shops.
See you soon!
Back in time
Some pictures from when I first arrived in Barcelona in 2014. My hair was darker, I was a bit bigger and the photo editing skills were not really on point :p.