Barcelona

Barcelona Travel Guide

The hillside neighborhood of Pedralbes, in northwestern Barcelona, is full of 19th- and early-20th-century mansions (built by textile barons and industrialists), but its crowning glory is the serene 14th-century cloister Monestir de Pedralbes.

Design aficionados will appreciate the two-storied Vinçon. It carries furniture and decorative objects for every room—except the bedroom; that's around the corner at spin-off shop Tinçon.

Stock up on buttery bread loaves studded with dried fruits and nuts.

Situated near the Olympic Port, Bogatell beach provides a more laid-back environment than nearby Barceloneta beach, which is typically packed with tourists. Known as one of the city’s safest beaches, Bogatell tends to attract families and older visitors.

With its high ceilings, arches, and airy passages, this innovative building houses the world's largest collection of Miró's work plus British art, from 1945 to 1968-that is, postwar to Pop.

This colorful Grácia store was founded by husband and wife Fabian and Anna, who moved to Barcelona from Paris. Bateau Lune is committed to selling toys and items that encourage children to use their imaginations and to learn.

Set in a former basement car-repair shop, the loftlike gallery showcases cutting-edge international and Spanish artists such as local painter Miguel Macaya.

Argentine designer Marabís tiny atelier is filled with her handmade patchwork animals; the playful dolls, which have been displayed at the Museu d'Art Contemporani, appeal to both toddlers and adults.

Antxón Gómez launched this legendary club in the 1980's.

Claim an outdoor table in the folksy Sarrià district’s stalwart bar and try the city’s definitive patatas bravas.

The Contemporary Culture Center of Barcelona is one of the city’s most prominent exhibition centers.

Join the Gaudi gawkers in front of the architect's surreal Casa Batlló.

From slouchy, oversize carryalls to soft leather purses in the store's signature abanico (fan) shape, bags from Lupo are a Barcelona staple.

The two-floor emporium of fabulousness in El Born sells everything from music to beauty products to clothing.