Where to Stay
Located within a few blocks of various metro stations, in a quiet part of the Eixample neighbourhood, this hotel’s garden theme makes it an urban oasis. The bright terrace with colourful loungers is a popular hang out spot for guests and there’s free coffee in the main lounge.
Rates from €84, hotelpratickgarden.com
Where to Eat
Grab fresh juice (€1 to €2) at any of the fruit vendors as you stroll around one of Europe’s most famous markets. Then it’s croquettes (€1.50 each) and buttery, garlicky razor clams (€15) at Kiosko Universal.
What to Do
This museum houses one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of Pablo Picasso’s work. On Thursdays, from 6 p.m. to close, and on the first Sunday of the month, entrance is free.
Antoni Gaudí’s iconic hilltop park is a colourful exploration of his creative genius, offering tons of visual treasures such as his mosaic salamanders. The €10 ticket (pre-booking is required) includes a shuttle from the nearest metro stop.