Mini-Break in Barcelona with Jessie Bush

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A MINI-BREAK IN BARCELONA WITH JESSIE BUSH

03.08.2016

What is little and orange and 33mm wide? A toy giraffe, a Duplo block and our tangerine Lugano, amongst other things. What is little and orange and 33mm wide? A toy giraffe, a Duplo block and our tangerine Lugano, amongst other things.

Never-ending sun and sandy beaches in the middle of a bustling city:

Barcelona is the perfect place for a weekend mini-break. We teamed up with Jessie Bush of

We The People Style to show you the best spots in the city, so you know exactly where to go.

   

   

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What is little and orange and 33mm wide? A toy giraffe, a Duplo block and our tangerine Lugano, amongst other things. What is little and orange and 33mm wide? A toy giraffe, a Duplo block and our tangerine Lugano, amongst other things.

  

Barcelona has long been one of my favourite European cities.

The weather is right on the money for much of the year – cue sun emoji –

exactly what you want when planning a mini break. Catalonian people are

incredibly friendly (and very tolerant to the endless hoards of tourists

that visit the city year after year), and the food is – in my opinion –

in contention for the best in Europe. Sangria, pintxo and fresh seafood;

tick, tick, tick. So I road-tested some of the best spots in the city.

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What is little and orange and 33mm wide? A toy giraffe, a Duplo block and our tangerine Lugano, amongst other things. What is little and orange and 33mm wide? A toy giraffe, a Duplo block and our tangerine Lugano, amongst other things.

STAY

As mentioned above, Barcelona is no stranger to tourism, so it’s nice to stay a little out of the action.

Hotel Brummell, Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 174, 08004

   

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What is little and orange and 33mm wide? A toy giraffe, a Duplo block and our tangerine Lugano, amongst other things. What is little and orange and 33mm wide? A toy giraffe, a Duplo block and our tangerine Lugano, amongst other things.

EAT

For breakfast/brunch leg it to Federal Café in Saint Antoni. Great coffee, copious

options involving eggs and avocado (a winner for me) and minimal interiors.

Federal Café, Carrer del Parlament, 39, 08015

   

For lunch head to La Esquina for thoughtfully prepared

plates made with love. As pretty as it is delicious.

La Esquina, Carrer de Bergara, 2, 0800

   

It wouldn’t be right to visit Barcelona and not indulge in at least one round of pintxo.

Similar to tapas, these individually-served snacks are held together by a toothpick and are

self-service at select bars and restaurants around the city. Once you’ve had your

fill take your plate up to the register and you’ll be charged by how many toothpicks are left on

your plate (generally €2 a pop). One of favourite spots is Golfo de Bizkaia.

Golfo de Bizkaia, Carrer de la Vidrieria, 12, 08003

   

After sundown (dinner happens around 10pm in Barcelona)

head to Picnic for uncomplicated tapas with a seafood focus.

Picnic Restaurant, Carrer del Comerç, 1, 08003

   

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What is little and orange and 33mm wide? A toy giraffe, a Duplo block and our tangerine Lugano, amongst other things. What is little and orange and 33mm wide? A toy giraffe, a Duplo block and our tangerine Lugano, amongst other things.

COFFEE HIT

Nomad Coffee in El Born is popular with both locals and tourists, and for good reason.

They make a mean cold brew and possibly the best iced latte in the city.

Nømad Coffee Lab & Shop, Passatge Sert, 12, 08003

   

   

Otherwise Satan’s Coffee Corner and Syra Coffee make an excellent cup and understand what

it means to be a coffee snob in Europe (although the latter does close for siesta).

Satan’s Corner Coffee, Carrer de l’Arc de Sant Ramon del Call, 11, 08002

Syra Coffee, Carrer de Siracusa, 13, 08012

   

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What is little and orange and 33mm wide? A toy giraffe, a Duplo block and our tangerine Lugano, amongst other things. What is little and orange and 33mm wide? A toy giraffe, a Duplo block and our tangerine Lugano, amongst other things.

DO

Do Palo Alto Market happens every Saturday and Sunday a few blocks back from the beach, selling local food,

design wares and vintage goods. Worth a stroll through even if you’re not looking to take anything home.

Palo Alto Market, Carrer dels Pellaires, 30, 08019

   

Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona Pavilion is an architects (or Instagrammers) dream.

It’s €5 to walk through the impressively minimalist marble building and take as many Instagrams as your heart desires.

Barcelona Pavilion, Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 7, 08038

   

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What is little and orange and 33mm wide? A toy giraffe, a Duplo block and our tangerine Lugano, amongst other things. What is little and orange and 33mm wide? A toy giraffe, a Duplo block and our tangerine Lugano, amongst other things.

DRINK

Numeronueve is home to the best cocktails in the city. They will set you back between €7-€9

(a lot in Barcelona terms) but these fresh concoctions are worth every penny.

Numeronueve, Carrer de la Vidrieria, 9, 08003

   

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