I haven’t been to Barcelona since college, and so it was definitely time to go back. One of my best girlfriends and her fiancé were coming to London for New Years- and so it was the perfect time to take a little side-trip.
Where We Stayed: The Hotel Omm
This hotel was the perfect choice for New Years because they set up a cocktail party with live music in the lobby, and also have a nightclub with a DJ in the basement. After going out for local tapas for dinner, we were just able to stay and party at our hotel for the rest of the evening, which was super convenient, and a lot of fun!
The food at the hotel was also spectacular, and I recommend having a meal here. The one thing I will say is I think the set-up of the hotel rooms were a little bizarre. The shower and actual bathroom were separated, making the layout a little strange.
The Rooftop Pool at the Hotel Omm
Where We Cocktailed: The W Hotel
A relatively new addition to Barcelona, the W stands tall directly on the harbor, and boasts a roof-top bar and pool. We went by for a pre-dinner cocktail and the place was completely packed. I would definitely stop by to check out the scene, but the hotel is a little far removed from the rest of the city.
Husband and I being goofy in front of the W.
Where We Ate: Cervecería Catalana on Calle de Mallorca. The best tapas EVER! Take a break from your diet and order the patatas braves. It was like eating little pieces of heaven. Sorry I was too busy eating to take a photo…
Get Touristy, Make Sure You Go See….
Casa Milà, La Pedera: The incredible building designed by Catalan Architect Antoni Gaudi is a must see. It’s been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and hosts constant exhibitions and attractions throughout the building and on the roof.
Mercat de Sant Josep/ La Boqueria, La Rambla de Sant Josep: Make sure to take the time to walk through this incredible market. You can pick up little snacks of cheese, ham, nuts, or find everything that you need if you want to attempt to cook a dinner for friends. I couldn’t get enough of these fresh fruit juices…
Santa Maria Del Mar: This is my favorite Gothic-style church in Barcelona. Make sure you tour the inside, and afterwards grab a table at the wine bar in the courtyard and sit and people watch. The perfect Spanish afternoon!
Las Rambla: It’s super cheesy and has a bunch of trinkets you won’t want to buy, but still take the time to take a stroll. I loved watching the street artists paint the local scene.
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What a fabulous trip! Thank you AG for setting up the hotel and celebrating New Year 2014 #ayayay2014 with us! Don’t forget the tip we learned from the lady at that wine bar outside of the church….. tie the strap of your purse to the chair so someone can’t walk by and snatch it from you 🙂 xoxoxo