24 Hours in… Barcelona

December 31, 2015 • 24/7

Ah, beautiful Barcelona. Naturally there’s a lot to do in the city rich with history, art, and a beautiful beach. We’re all about that 24/7 lifestyle so we’ll show you the best way to experience Barcelona packed into 24 hours.

Are you ready to get started?

9:00am – Coffee, of course
We can’t get going until we’ve had a good cup of coffee. In Barcelona, that means hitting up Satan’s Coffee Corner for some of the best coffee in the city.

10:00am – Explore
There are a few areas of Barcelona that are great to explore on foot. You can climb Montjuïc mountain for some great views if you’re feeling ambitious or wander through the gardens of Teatre Grec.

12:00pm – Fill up on tapas
One of the best things about being in a new place is the food. In Barcelona, you’ve got to hit up somewhere like Bar Calders for some tapas and drinks to help fuel your adventures.

1:30pm – Pick up some local threads
There’s lots of great shopping to be done here and you can bring back some unique pieces for your wardrobe, like some amazing handcrafted shoes at Cuervo Cobblerblack Bird.

3:30pm – Hit the beach
With over 4km of beautiful beaches, Barcelona is perfect for getting in some beach time. Take a dip in the sea or relax in the sand. Bonus: there’s also plenty of beach bars (or chiringuitos) along their stretch of beaches so you can enjoy some drinks and food without straying far.

6:00pm – Dine on some new Catalan cooking
Cinc Sentits is a great local spot to get a taste of some Catalan cooking, which is a must for foodies especially. We can guarantee that it’ll be a dining experience to remember.

8:00pm – Pick up some sweet treats
As you wander the city and take in some even more beautiful evening views, pick up some of Barcelona’s famed sweet treats. Try out the milk bar La Granja or Papabubble to see cooked candy being rolled before your eyes.

11:30pm – Time to party
There are numerous places out there that would be great, but we have to pull on our best threads and head to Sala Apolo. They feature many different themed nights so you’ll get a more unique experience. If you want to hang out with some indie rocker types, they tend to congregate at Sidecar, another great spot.

2:00am – Wind down
When you’re ready to wind down for the night, head to one of our favourite after hours spots in Barcelona: El Mariachi Bar. Owned by a musician and frequented by many others, you can bet you’ll catch an impromptu jam session with them which is a great way to end a night.

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