We are all made of stories, of everyday stories – and this website is a small guide of wanderlust in Barcelona, based upon personal experience and everyday small discoveries. In Rutes de Barcelona you’ll find a bit of everything: stylish facades, good eateries, cool design and the local lifestyle. I’ve picked some of my favourite destinations – houses, eateries, shops or galleries, and grouped them into little journeys. Or better said – ideas on how to spend some 3-4 hours in the city while having a walk, seeing some elegant houses, stopping for some good food and enjoying local insights.
“The beginning and the end are the same thing” Estellés writes. “It was a discovery, Plensa says. There were very short and simple poems but at the same time very intense and sensual, about sex, love, death and solitude”, which made Plensa see “an extraordinary poet, one of the best in explaining the relationship between us people and life.”
“There are books so delightful that I’d like to stay and live there” said Catalan journalist Emili Manzano i Mulet. There are also bookstores – as charming as the books, I’d add.
Camelia is cozy and chic, and it’s definitely an oasis to escape the mundane world outside. Close to Sagrada Família, this café has one of the best specialty coffees in the area. And a lot more.
An array of delicate visual stories, JOYA Barcelona is an annual event, now ongoing in several places of the city. I visited one of the exhibitions, and here are the designs I simply fell in love with.
This series of black and white photos are pure poetry. On Matter, an exhibition of the works of Joan Alsina, and Pep Codó, at Espacio BCN.