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.
A sgraffito depicting wine plants, stained glass windows with floral motifs, and a surprising choice of colours, especially of the shutters, make this work of Modernist architect Geroni Granell one of the most original designs of Eixample.
Lights and Modernist architecture. One of the best ideas for this beginning of the year!
“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.