24. October 2012
this will be the last post about our short city trip to barcelona. with millions of different options of where to eat the best tapas and fish or which hotel would be the best, i found it very useful to get some guidance of people who had already been to barcelona or were living/working there. now it´s my turn to share the best restaurants and hotel recommendations with you guys, just in case you´ll need some tips for your next city trip.
we stayed at the k+k hotel picasso in the born area next to the barri gótic of barcelona.
the area is simply amazing, lots of cute little shops, tapas bars and cafés and just 10 minutes by foot to the “las ramblas” and to the harbour. the hotel itself is brand new, funny thing is that the facade looks very antique – but it´s not. i loved the rooftop!!! terrace (amazing view over barcelona) with the pool and the huuuuge buffet breakfast. another cool thing is that the bathrooms were integrated into the living space of the rooms with frosted glass. totally worth staying there.
K+K Hotel Picasso
Passeig de Picasso, 26-30
SEAFOOD AND PAELLA
just 200 meters away from the hotel you find “la gambeta”. the service is super fast, the ambience of the restaurant is very chic and cozy and the food is amazing. if you go there, you have to try the paella – it´s sooo delicious and typical for spain!
Restaurante La Gambeta
Carrer de la Fusina
3 08003 Barcelona
GETTING HOME DRINKS
another bar that´s located right behind the hotel: incógnito bar. shabby chic would be the right definition for this bar, perfect to just sip on delicious mojitos and letting the long days of sightseeing ease down.
Carrer de la Fusina 6
since we went to barcelona for my aunt´s 50th birthday, we were looking for a special location to celebrate her birthday in style. morelia restaurant was a recommendation by the resident manager of our hotel and it was a total hit! the restaurant offers a fusion of spanish/argentinian food and wonderful steaks.
we also decided to take a little bit of everything for starters and really everything that i tasted was phenomenal. they also serve some kind of baked cheese with herbs which was one of the best things i ever tried in my hole life.
Morelia Restaurant and Cocktail Bar
Pl. Comercial, 7
guys, i am so sorry but i don´t know anymore where this amazing tapas bar was – but it doesn´t really matter because in the area of el born you find thousands of amazing places to have tapas and really good spanish wine! but i will try to find out the name of the place and amend this blogpost once i have it!