Barçelona with kids
yes, you are right. We absolutely just spent four nights in Barçelona in October. But that’s us. We love venturing places we have been already. Because we are convenient travellers.
We love living and seeing a foreign city as the locals do. And in my opinion that’s just not possible when you only visit a place ones for a few days. It takes time.
And also it was the flight distance, the weather conditions and the knowledge of public transportation (from airport to hotel etc) which convinced us. And the flights with Swiss were very cheap.
What we did with the boy? Mostly just what we do back home (instead of staying at a hotel).
We went having breakfast and coffee at new and already known places (check the list further bellow). Stopped at the playgrounds on the way, went to the beach and to the park. Nothing too spectacular, but it was very good. The sun warmed our skins and hearts, the streets were thoroughly decorated and I could have stayed for another week. <
My husband even jumped into the hotels own swimming pool a couple of times and I enjoyed the gym up on the rooftop in the early morning hours. I’m quite sure that we will be back briefly at our very favourite hotel in Barcelona: Hotel Barcelona Catedral (we booked a room with double bed, which was big enough that Lee could sleep in ours - no extra charge for the kiddo).
Favorite places & spots this time:
All in all we loved the neighbourhood of Vila de Gracia a lot. Last time in October we should have spent more time up there, so this neighbourhood was number 1 on the list this time. It’s a very authentic surrounding area, where you get to meet a lot of locals (not too many tourists), and many local shops, bars and restaurants. It’s an amazing quarter when travelling with kids, since there are quite a lot of smaller parks and carefree streets. I also found some cute organic stores.
We had coffee and breakfast at:
Three Marks Coffee
Roast Club Café (as always)
Federal Café (long time no see, still in love with this place)
Mechanic (great place for photographers - gallery and coffee)
One of my favourite things we did this time:
+ Visiting Mercat de la Boqueria very early in the morning. You’ll find locals only and everything is just opening, still well arranged and since there’s no crowd there’s no hustle!
+ Stroll through El Born!
Planed for our next trip:
Mercat de Sant Antoni
Bunkers del Carmel
Lost and Found Market
So in love with our new stroller from Nuna Schweiz (especially loving the leather details and the spacious storage space)