Barcelona Design Hotspots

Last month we visited Barcelona for a whole week, we’ve been a couple of times for short breaks but this time we had chance to really explore and I have to say it could be my new favourite city. We visited all of the places in the travel guides and got off the beaten track, it really is true that there is creativity and amazing design on every corner in this amazing city.

The Cathedral is stunning with it’s white geese living inside, lucky geese ey! I’d say make time to visit here as well as the famous Gaudi cathedral, the Sagrada Familia. The National Art Museum of Catalonia is one of the most beautiful buildings I’ve come across, well worth a visit for a glass of cava on the terrace.

Barcelona has some of THE best shop design, unique, bespoke and most importantly upcycled elements are incorporated into most store designs whether a large chain or tiny independent. Pallet herb planters outside shoe shops and stunning vintage elements like this open sign above.

El National is a must visit for design hunters. It is a selection of restaurants and bars housed in a former textile factory. It has been reworked beautifully and they make a great Espresso Martini, always a plus! I adore these birdcage lights, I’ve been wanting to create something similar in our bedroom for a while now and this may give me the kick up the bum to get it done!

Moritz is a very cool brewery and bakery that does the most amazing brunch. The interior is completely raw and industrial with the best loos I’ve seen! A must visit!

And finally, no design addicts visit to Barcelona would be complete without a visit to the Mies Van Der Rohe Barcelona Pavilion would it?

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