Relax & gourmet en Barcelona

Experience the perfect fusion of relaxation and gourmet delights in Barcelona, ​​where serenity meets irresistible culinary experiences. 🌿🍽️


Hi I am Aina, your host in Barcelona! I hope you enjoy my recommendations for a few days of relaxation along with the best gastronomy in Barcelona. From time to time you have to take care of yourself and when I do I always opt for one of these places that are undoubtedly my favorites (I recommend booking a few days before to ensure a place and check schedules) 🙂


Hello! Welcome to Barcelona! My city can be an oasis of serenity, I am going to recommend my favorite places so that you can enjoy a few days of relaxation, tranquility and good food that you will not forget… I hope you like it!! Remember that for spas and restaurants it is important to check schedules and book in advance to ensure availability.

Today we will move through the Eixample and the Gothic Quarter. As a way to start the day, I recommend Billy Brunch (Bailen street). They serve very good coffee in various shapes, pancakes, toasts with various toppings and a lot of variety.

After having breakfast in this pleasant place, we will head to Evasiom Spa, a spa with Thai massage. It is characterized by its specialty in aromatherapy, it is based on working with and using essential oils that are beneficial to our body. Beyond this, you really manage to disconnect with different smells that allow you to enter a relaxing atmosphere.

On the way to Evasiom Spa you have the option of observing the modernist works of the city that are passing through such asthe House of Spikes (la Casa de les Punxes) and the Comalat House (la Casa Comalat), this way you will avoid the crowds.

What do you think of Evasiom Spa? Relaxing right? very good, now I have two recommendations to activate the body a little, so I will recommend:

  1. The Gardens of Muñoz Ramonet It is a historic garden from the 20th century, it was conceived for private use but is currently for public use and they promote respect for the garden’s environment. It offers rest and escape between the city and traffic. It has a mansion and a tobacconist’s shop, and sculptures abound in the surrounding area.
  2. The other option is more cultural and is the Antoni Tàpies Foundation Museum, a modernist building with a contemporary museum exhibiting paintings and works by the author. General admission costs 8 euros.

I think it’s time to eat and for that I have a place that will make you pamper your taste buds. The recommendation is Antigua (Carrer de Marià Cubí), Antigua is an exclusive Mediterranean restaurant where wines and exquisite meat and seafood dishes are served.

Another more casual option is Saona Travessera de Gràcia with friendly service and a welcoming atmosphere. They have a half-day tasting menu with 5 courses and it is the recommended option, otherwise choose à la carte.

In the afternoon we will move through the Gothic Quarter. Visit the little known MUHBA Temple of Augustus(closes at 2 on Mondays), inside it has the columns of the temple of Augustus that have been restored and date from the 1st century BC. C. Another option according to the experience is to visit the Frederic Marès Museum It is a cultural treasure in the heart of Barcelona. Thanks to its majestic building and the collection of pieces on display, it will take you back in time and immerse yourself in the life and creativity of Frederic Marès.

To relax after this visit, a good place for pause and tranquility is Salteiro, very top and its main element is tea. As for the environment, it is softly lit and you will find books and curious objects.

If you prefer to have a drink and admire the Cathedral from a terrace high up, your place isHotel Colón It is in front of the Cathedral. Once inside, when you are at the top, you will have an exclusive panoramic view and an atmosphere that will give way to enjoying the experience. If you want to have something I suggest booking before you go.

For dinner and at night I recommend To Enjoy the Mediterranean gastronomy, offers top experimental menus in the Eixample neighborhood. If you prefer sushi Shunka Restaurant It is one of the best in the city. Located in the Gothic quarter.


We continue with our relaxation and care routine, the first thing of all is to have breakfast and that is why I recommend a very TOP place, LA PAPA BARCELONA a gourmet place with more careful preparations. It has two offices in Barcelona, ​​one at 92 Aribau Street and the other at 190 Pau de Claris Street. Everything is soooo good

After leaving LA PAPA BARCELONA with a smile… spa time! Here are some of my favorites, don’t forget to book so you don’t run out of space!:

Spa Aire de Barcelona, with a perfect location in the old town, set in ancient Arab baths to fully enjoy the hot bath, the hamam, you can book a fantastic massage.

9 sentits. They have different services such as massages for couples with different rituals and aromatic baths, individual wellness massages, wine therapy…

-My last recommendation is Isis Spain front of the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona (which is also worth visiting if you have time). Inspired and set in Egypt.

After this relaxing session, to eat we can go to Xera Restaurant Located in El Raval, it offers modern Catalan cuisine. It is a great experience, proof of this they have another restaurant next to them called RAÓ restaurant with avant-garde cuisine that captivates its diners with ceviches, fish and innovative dishes.

In the afternoon we go to Plaza España and we will stand in front of the imposing Venetian Towers that will open the way for us to contemplate, on the one hand, the Montjuic Fountain (now disused due to the drying plant in Barcelona) and on the other hand, the imposing National Museum of Art. ‘Art of Barcelona. At this point I can only recommend that you let yourself be carried away by the beauty of the place.

After walking and observing the surroundings we headed to the Greek Theater with unparalleled beauty, where to spend the afternoon. In its surroundings there is a garden and even a small pond. It will help you relax and from time to time they usually do cultural performances, I recommend you go to their website and look at the programming.

I recommend ending the afternoon at the Montjuic Olympic Ring where the 1992 games were held. It is a very large area, therefore, you will have privacy and there will be no crowds.

For dinner and concluding, your place is Bodega Amposta a place for tapas and main dishes with an elegant setting that will prepare us for our last place. The Catalonian Hotel, is very little known but inside the hotel, on the ground floor, there is a cocktail bar that is open 24 hours a day and you can even order food.


Today I thought of something different… but don’t worry, before venturing out, it will be better to have breakfast and calm your senses. Therefore, for greater delight, I have considered that a less frequented place will be ideal for you, since it is located in a hidden corner in the Gothic Quarter. This place claims to be a coffee specialist and will surprise you with its presentations and large exterior windows. I invite you to start the day in Right Side Coffee Bar .

Previously I told you that I had thought of something different and that is why I decided to Tattva Yoga Studio 500 meters from the Right Side Coffee Bar, a yoga center with an unbeatable atmosphere awaits us. The yoga center is super beautiful, it has a special energy and so do the teachers.

Just go there and you’ll thank yourself and the amazing teachers later. I recommend calling before to find out. If you can’t book here, another option in the area is Happy Lotus Massage Therapy & Yoga Barcelona which is open on weekends (you must book an appointment).

After leaving we went to Born to walk through the Plaça Comercial where you will find the Born Cultural Center It is a beautiful building from the end of the 20th century. Inside it has exhibitions and there is the Born site , excavated ruins of the 18th century city, very well preserved.

There are many bars in the surrounding area if you want to have a vermouth. My personal recommendation is Dr. Stravinsky , one of the 50 best bars in the world. Therefore I will give you another option: Bubita Sangria Bar a slightly more discreet place where you will be just as well.

Finally, I recommend eating at Buon Appetito, a restaurant that serves pizza, pasta and salads and offers a daily menu that is the most affordable option. Another option in the area is San Pedrito , Mexican cuisine restaurant with a great atmosphere.

In the afternoon take the opportunity to take a walk along Passeig de Colom .

If you want to enjoy the city and the port of Barcelona with the best views, I recommend Sagardi 1881. It is at the top of the Museum of History of Catalonia. Once at the top you will have an exclusive view of the port, with a live DJ and a Mediterranean gastronomic offer.

Then go to Passeig de Joan Borbó until you reach Barceloneta beach, this will be our new destination. Walk to the Hotel Vela (Hotel W) and place yourself in the back of it. It is an ideal area to end the afternoon watching the sunset. Also, if you feel like it, it is 5 minutes away. Velissima Barcelona Italian restaurant, where you can have a drink or eat. Other recommendations are in front of the hotel where there are numerous restaurants to choose from: Gallito, Wok Home, Pez Vela….

To enjoy!

Note: Liiffe recommends booking restaurants and events in advance to ensure availability, as well as checking schedules, as they vary seasonally.


Billy Brunch

Open every day from 9:30 to 5 pm. It has two entrances 20 meters away. One entrance is used for brunch and the other also has an entrance with takeaway coffees.

Evasiom Spa

From Monday to Saturday hours from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended. On weekends, advance payment is required. Upon entering from the first moment you immerse yourself in the atmosphere.

Casa de les punxes

The Casa de les Punxes, also called Casa Terrades, is a modernist building in Barcelona. Designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, it stands out for its six cone-shaped towers, which give it its name.

It is an emblematic building in Eixample, declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest.

Inside there is a Wildfood bar. There is no clear entrance where you should enter if you want to visit it.

Comalat House

Casa Comalat, located on Barcelona’s Diagonal, is a modernist masterpiece by architect Salvador Valeri i Pupurull. It stands out for its colorful ceramic façade and its sinuous wooden galleries, creating a unique and vibrant aesthetic.

The Gardens of Muñoz Ramonet
Antoni Tàpies Foundation Museum

The Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona is a museum dedicated to the life and work of the Catalan artist Antoni Tàpies. The museum houses a complete collection of his works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints. It also offers temporary exhibitions by other contemporary artists.


A charming restaurant in the heart of Eixample. Its creative Mediterranean cuisine will surprise you with delicious dishes and impeccable presentation. An ideal place for a romantic dinner or a special celebration.

Open every day, from 1 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Saona Travessera de Gràcia

Saona Travessera de Gràcia is a Mediterranean cuisine restaurant with a modern touch located in the heart of the Gràcia neighborhood of Barcelona. It offers a cozy and elegant atmosphere, with an ideal terrace to enjoy the good weather of the city. Its menu is based on fresh seasonal products, with dishes prepared with care and attention to detail.

Open every day of the week.

MUHBA Temple of Augustus

Open every day except Monday afternoon. Entrada gratuita.

I recommend going soon. It is usually filled with groups to see the temple. Nearby is the Lloctinent Palace, interesting to see because of the carved wooden ceilings.

Frederic Marès Museum

The Frederic Marès Museum, located in the heart of Barcelona, ​​invites you on a journey through time. In its rooms you will discover a wide collection of sculptures from Roman times to the 19th century, along with fascinating objects ranging from fans and clocks to toys and pipes. A unique museum that immerses you in the mind of a passionate collector.


It is inside an alley on Carrer Salomó Ben Adret. It has a small sign and the atmosphere is relaxed. Open every day from Monday to Sunday, from 12 to 0:00.

Hotel Colon

I recommend going early, reservations are not accepted. From the top you will have a privileged view of the entire cathedral square. Ideal to have a drink and take some photos.


Enjoy, a restaurant with three Michelin stars in Barcelona, ​​invites you to a unique culinary experience. Run by three talented ex-El Bulli chefs, it offers creative tasting menus with a Mediterranean touch, using fresh seasonal produce.

Open Monday to Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday.

Shunka Restaurant

Shunka, a Japanese culinary oasis in the heart of Barcelona. Enjoy a unique gastronomic experience with fresh seasonal products and a reinterpretation of traditional Japanese cuisine. Savor excellence in every bite, from bluefin tuna to delicate nigiri, in an elegant and welcoming atmosphere.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday, lunch and dinner. Closed on Mondays.


Quite frequented. In the morning you can. Form small queues. There are 2 outside tables if you feel like eating outdoors. Clean place without much decoration. Minimalist. With wifi and a wide variety of dishes. Open every day.

Barcelona Air Spa

Aire Ancient Baths Barcelona is a luxury spa located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. The spa is housed in a historic building that was originally a warehouse and has been beautifully restored to retain its original features. Aire Ancient Baths Barcelona offers a variety of treatments and experiences, including thermal baths, massages and facials. The spa also features a rooftop terrace with stunning views of the city

9 sentits

Hours from Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. They focus on beauty, health and well-being. Body and facial treatments. It has relaxing massage and aromatic baths.

Isis Spa

It is accessed through a large door. Isis spa is in the background. In the building apart from the Spa we find a restaurant called Pomparada, cider house and pizzeria. They do a lunch menu from Tuesday to Friday at 9pm. The spa is elegant and realistically decorated.

Egyptian Museum of Barcelona

Opening hours from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Saturday from 10h to 15h and from 16h to 19:30h. Sundays from 10h to 14h. The museum has permanent and temporary collections. General admission is 13€. Inside there is a store to buy souvenirs.

Xera Restaurant

Monday and Sunday closed. Xera Restaurant is an informal and modern restaurant located in the heart of Barcelona. It offers creative Mediterranean cuisine with a focus on local and fresh products. The menu changes seasonally, but you will always find a variety of delicious dishes to choose from. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and the staff is friendly and helpful.

Sunday and Monday closed.

RAÓ restaurant

Rao Restaurant in Barcelona: modern Catalan cuisine with a creative touch. Enjoy elaborate tapas and medium plates with local and sustainable products in an elegant and cozy atmosphere.

Monday and Sunday closed.

National Museum of Art of Barcelona

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, located in the majestic National Palace of Montjuïc, houses the most complete collection of Catalan art in the world. From the Romanesque to the 20th century, discover masterpieces such as Romanesque wall paintings, Catalan Modernism with Gaudí and Casas, and European artists such as Titian and Velázquez.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday.

Greek Theater

Greek Theater of Montjuïc: An open-air oasis on Montjuïc Mountain, where classic works come to life under the Barcelona sky. Enjoy the magic of Greek theater in a unique environment.

Montjuic Olympic Ring

The Montjuïc Olympic Ring in Barcelona is a set of sports facilities that were built or remodeled for the 1992 Olympic Games. Among the most notable are the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, which preserves its original façade from 1929. In addition to being an important sporting legacy, the Montjuïc Olympic Ring is an emblematic space in Barcelona that offers a wide variety of activities for visitors, such as sporting, cultural and leisure events.

Amposta Winery

La Bodega Amposta is a traditional tapas bar located in the Sants neighborhood of Barcelona. The bar has been around for over 100 years and is a popular spot with locals and tourists alike. La Bodega Amposta serves a wide variety of tapas, including tortillas, croquettes and patatas bravas. The bar also has a good selection of wines and beers.

Open every day of the week.

The Catalonia Hotel

Enjoy views of the Cathedral from its rooms, relax in its rooftop spa or delight in its restaurant. A classic with a modern touch.

Right Side Coffee Bar

Unfrequented. Affordable prices. Well lit and located in front of a small square. Ideal as a resting place or to start the day.

Open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tattva Yoga Studio

Tattva Yoga Studio in Barcelona is a cozy and central space where you can practice yoga with great teachers who help you improve and understand the practice. They offer a variety of classes for all levels, from beginners to advanced yogis. The entrance is not intuitive, it is located between a group of buildings. There is no visible sign.

Open from Monday to Saturday. Sunday closed.

Happy Lotus Massage Therapy & Yoga Barcelona

Happy Lotus Massage Therapy & Yoga Barcelona is an oasis of peace and tranquility in the heart of Barcelona. They offer a wide range of therapeutic massages and yoga classes for people of all levels. Monday closed.

Born Cultural Center

The Center Cultural del Born is a cultural center and event space located in a restored 18th-century former market in Barcelona, ​​Spain. The center hosts a variety of exhibitions, events and activities related to the history and culture of Barcelona.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday. Monday closed.

Born site

Located within the Born cultural Center. We will have a historical reference point where we can observe the remains of the medieval neighborhood from the War of Succession in 1714.

Dr Stravinsky

Recognized as one of the best bars in the world, ranking 58th on the 500 Top Bars list of 2022 and ranking among the 50 best bars in the world on several occasions. 

Imaginative and avant-garde cocktails, made with fresh and seasonal ingredients, many of them locally sourced.

Check schedules on the web. Open every day from 5pm until 1 or 2am.

Bubita Sangria Bar

Bubita Sangria Bar is a vegan bar and restaurant located in the heart of Barcelona, ​​Spain. Serves a wide variety of vegan tapas, paellas and sangrias. The bar has a cozy and colorful atmosphere, and the staff are friendly and helpful. Open every day, closes at 11pm.

Bon Appetito

Buon Appetito is a cozy Italian restaurant located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. The restaurant offers a wide variety of classic Italian dishes, made with fresh and seasonal ingredients. The restaurant’s pizzas are especially popular, and are made with sourdough fermented for 72 hours. Buon Appetito also has a wide selection of Italian wines, beers and drinks.

Open every day.

Saint Peter

San Pedrito Restaurant and Liquor Store in Barcelona is a cozy place with an informal and vibrant atmosphere. It offers a delicious combination of Mexican and Spanish cuisine, with traditional dishes and more creative options. In addition, it has a wide selection of liquors and beers, perfect to enjoy with your food or in a tapas atmosphere.

Sunday and Monday closed.

Sagardi 1881

Rooftop, on top of the port of Barcelona. It is located inside the History Museum of Catalonia.

Open every day from 10 a.m. to 00:00 a.m.

Hotel Vela

W Barcelona is a 5-star hotel located in Barceloneta, with spectacular sail-shaped architecture. It offers sophisticated rooms with sea views, a rooftop bar, spa, restaurants and swimming pool. Its avant-garde design, luxury services and beachfront location make it an ideal place for an unforgettable getaway in Barcelona.

Velissima Barcelona

Velissima Restaurant in Barcelona is a high-end Italian restaurant with views of the port. The restaurant is known for its fresh seafood, homemade pasta and elegant atmosphere.

Open every day from 1:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.


The historic center of Barcelona can be explored on foot and is the best way to explore its narrow, picturesque streets. Many of the tourist attractions are close to each other. The entire area around the cathedral is pedestrianized and only the streetcar can be used.

Barcelona has a network of more than 240 km of bicycle lanes, a good number of bicycle parking lots, as well as specific signage and traffic lights, among other services. For everyone’s safety and in order to ensure a good coexistence, it is essential that you respect the traffic rules.
You can combine cycling with public transportation. Check with the various operators for conditions and schedules to do so:
Subway: | Bus: | Tram: | FGC: | Rodalies: | Renfe:
It is mandatory to park the bicycle in the specific anchor points or subway parking lots.
To tour the city in an active and ecological way, you can take a guided bike tour or rent one from any of the following rental companies:


Contact details: Notariat, 6, 08001, Barcelona : Tel: 634 055 284 : Web:


Contact details: Tallers, 45 – Local interior, 08001, Barcelona : Tel: 933 171 970 : Web:


Contact details: Passeig de Lluís Companys, 10, 08018, Barcelona | Tel: 931 890 040 | Web:

In Barcelona it is easy to get around by bus and reach any part of the city and the metropolitan area.

Tickets: modalities and prices

The card that can be purchased to use the metro, tram and suburban trains or FGC also serves for the bus, thanks to the integrated fare system, which allows you to use the various means of transport necessary to make a trip with a single transport pass for 1 hour and 15 minutes. There are different types of transport passes
Single ticket: 2,40 €.
T-casual (1 0 trips) : 11,35 €
T-Familiar (8 trips) : 10 €.
Day subscriptions
The schedule varies depending on the lines. Most of them start running between 5 and 8 am and finish their service between 10 and 11 pm. The timetable and frequency of each bus line can be consulted at the bus stops or on the website.

Night bus

They are called NitBus and cover a large part of the city and its surroundings.
Most of the night bus lines start between 22.40h and 23.40h, and end between 5h and 6h in the morning.

Barcelona has a service of more than ten thousand cabs, easily identifiable by their yellow and black colors.
You can take a cab at any of the 300 cab ranks (including those at train stations, airports, bus stations and cruise terminals) by calling one of the companies, using the free MYTAXI app for downloading. or by raising your hand in the street to see a free one. To hire specific services (languages, seven seats, etc.) we recommend that you hire cab services by phone.
Adapted cabs
People with reduced mobility can request the service of an adapted cab. These vehicles provide the same service as any other cab, operate with a taximeter and apply the same fares as other cabs. All cabs in the city are required to transport guide dogs without surcharge.

. There are also vehicle for hire (VTC) services such as Uber, Cabify or Bolt (with cheaper prices).

At the arrival points of travelers in Barcelona, such as train stations or the airport, you will find several car rental companies to meet your mobility needs. Some of the best known are:


In addition, there are car sharing options, such as, where you can rent vehicles by the hour as required.

You can take a boat ride around the Olympic harbor area, which will give you a unique perspective of the city from the water. More information on prices and boarding areas can be found at:

Barcelona has an extensive commuter train network.

  • FGC that are managed by the Generalitat de CatalunyaFerrocarrils de la Generalitat (FGC): Weekdays from Monday to Thursday, Sundays and holidays: 5h-24h. | Friday: 5h-2h. | Saturdays and eves of 1/1, 6/24, and 9/24: continuous service.
    More information about Barcelona’s metro, funicular and railroad services:
    TMB: Tel. 900 701 149 |
    FGC: Tel. 012 |
  • Renfe Rodalies.

They have train lines that connect with all the towns near Barcelona.

On the website: you can find all the lines and even the timetables in real time.

METRO has an integrated fare system, which allows the use of the various means of transport necessary to make a trip with a single transport pass for 1 hour and 15 minutes. There are different types of transport passes in Barcelona, valid for the public transport network (metro, buses, tram and suburban trains), such as the T-casual card, valid for 10 trips, the T-Familiar, valid for 8 trips, or day passes (2, 3, 4 and 5 days).
Single ticket: 2,40 €.
T-casual: 11,35 €.
T-Familiar: 10 €.

Weekdays from Monday to Thursday, Sundays and holidays: 5h-24h. | Friday and holiday eves: 5h-2h. | Saturdays and eves of 1/1, 24/6 and 24/9: continuous service. | 24/12: until 23h.

The TRANVIA or TRAM. This means of public transportation, complementary to the subway, which had disappeared in 1971, is today an accessible, ecological, fast and comfortable system.
There are two tramway lines in Barcelona: the Trambaix (T1, T2, T3), which originates at Plaça Francesc Macià and reaches the towns of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Sant Just Desvern, Sant Joan Despí, Sant Feliu de Llobregat and Cornellà. And the Trambesòs (T4, T5, T6), which allows you to travel from the Olympic Village and Plaça de les Glòries to Sant Adrià del Besós, passing through the Forum, or to Badalona.
Weekdays from Monday to Thursday, Sundays and holidays: 5h-24h. | Fridays, Saturdays and holiday eves: 5h-2h.

Transportation cards: If you plan to use public transportation regularly, consider getting a rechargeable public transportation card. They offer discounts on individual tickets:

  • Casual Card A single-person pass valid for 10 integrated trips from 1 to 6 zones, with which, in the case of a single-zone ticket, 75 minutes are available between the first and last validation. The time limit is increased by 15 minutes for each zone. Not valid for Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2 metro stations on line L9 Sud.

    You may also be interested in the T-familiar, which is a multi-person pass valid for 8 trips in 30 consecutive days.

  • T usual card: Personal and non-transferable pass valid for an unlimited number of trips for 30 consecutive days from the first validation. It must be accompanied by an ID card or equivalent document. The number of the document serving as proof must be printed on the ticket. Valid for Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2 metro stations on line L9 Sud.
  • Card T grup:

    Multi-person pass valid for 70 trips in 30 consecutive days from the first cancellation, with 75 minutes between the first and the last validation in the case of a zone ticket. The time limit is increased by 15 minutes for each zone. Not valid for Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2 metro stations on line L9 Sud.

  • Airport ticket:

    Non-integrated single-person metro ticket that allows you to make a trip between Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2 stops on line L9 Sud and the rest of the metro network.

    For more information, please refer to the conditions of use of the tickets and the section From the airport by metro, where you will find practical information about the metro service in terminals T1 and T2.

Check schedules and routes, especially if there are events or holidays that may affect the transportation service.

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