Getting married and having your bachelorette in Barcelona like we were? Or just visiting on a normal weekend to explore? Then this list is for you!
1. Have a hipster'y yet fabulous brunch outside in the sun
Brunch and Cake - remember this name! Nothing is more important for your bachelorette in Barcelona weekend, than a great meal with the girls. This family run cafe with lots of vegan, GF and veggie options, sweet and savory. Not only is it all delicious, fresh and affordable (main dishes range 8-12 EUR), but the food presentation will have you instagramming for the rest of the week. They have two locations in the city, one near the sea and the other in the L'Antiga Esquerra de L'Eixample neighborhood.
2. Explore and wander the L'Antiga Esquerra de L'Eixample neighborhood
Best done right after brunch (#1) as you'll already be nearby, this part of the city is filled with unique shops, parks and nice cafes. Make sure you visit some of the one-off fashion boutiques, they are filled with fabulous designer pieces that won't cost an arm & a leg but are very unique. There's even a second-had designer outlet selling Gucci, Chanel, Fendi and others.
Also, make your way towards the famous Sagrada Familia church. Since you'll be in this area - don't miss out on the chance to witness the icon of Barcelona in person. Even if you aren't planning on paying the 20+EUR per ticket admission to get in, just seeing it from the outside is worthy - I promise.
3. Eat at the best food market in the world - Mercado de La Boqueria
World known for its food stall presentations this market is always packed. Definitely get here early (opening from 8AM) to have a relatively calm walk around, get some food, and gaze at the beautifully presented fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, sweets...
Top tip - the market is usually cash only, and also known as one of the most common places for pick pockets. So watch your belongings!
4. Have a picnic near the Arco de Triunfo de Barcelona
If you go through Barcelona's version of the Arc, behind it is a great park with street performers, benches and some quieter green areas perfect for a relaxed picnic during sunset time. Grab a blanket, some food and snacks on the way there and enjoy the palm tree, sunny chilled out atmosphere of this city.
5. Have dinner and drinks in the Gothic quarter
Now remember, the evening/dinner routine in Spain is most likely different than what you're used to. The locals eat dinner starting at around 9 pm and will stay out for wine and sangria until at least 12 (even on school nights).
What does this mean for your bachelorette in Barcelona weekend?