Since 1940, La Manual Alpargatera was the first espadrille workshop to fashion espadrilles. This is the real deal, authentic Barcelona fashion we are talking about here, people. All of their espadrille shoes are handmade. Most of their shoes are created in our shop, but all the rest is created in Spain. Their workshop/storeroom is definitely worth checking if you’re looking for Barcelona tradition that will turn heads when you head home.
La Graciosa is a fabulous natural wine shop tucked away in Barcelona’s Vila de Gracia. If you’re in the mood for some local natural vino, grab a seat at the bar, order up some tapas, and get ready to learn a ton about what makes this Mediterranean region so special.
National Geographic once called Barcelona “The best beach city in the world”, beating out the likes of Miami, Sydney, and Rio. That’s high praise, and with good reason: Barcelona’s beaches are incredible. We walked all along Platja de Llevant to the W Hotel, strolling by volleyball games, dancing, and sunbathing. It’s definitely one of the most special beaches in all of Europe.
The food scene in Barcelona is an embarrassment of riches. From starting your day off right with a healthy, hearty breakfast at La Esquina or Citizen, to dining on delicacies at Bar Mut, El Nacional, and Cañete, to stopping by some of the locals’ favorite spots at La Malandrina and Mercat de St. Josep de la Boqueria. Barcelona has such a wide range of incredible offerings, you can eat well every meal of the day. Enjoy!
Barcelona has one of the best museum and architecture scenes in all of Europe. In this episode, we are going to cover the majestic Barcelona Cathedral, the MEAM Modern Art Museum, the Fundacio Joan Miro, the Castell de Montjuïc, and some of Gaudi’s most magnificent works that you can find all over the city, including the breathtaking La Sagrada Familia. To perfectly round out your trip, may we also recommend Museu Picasso and Park Güell.