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A luxury guide to Barcelona by Premium Traveler Barcelona

By LLM Reporters on 8th June 2016

Welcome to one of the most exciting cities in the world, not only for its cultural diversity, wide range of activities and historical value but for its potential economical growth. Barcelona has beaches, it is surrounded by mountains, has Mediterranean climate and is part of a country leader in gastronomy. Too many things to do, right? Don’t worry because in order for you to enjoy our city at it’s most, here are the top places you can’t miss during your stay.

SLEEP

The Serras Hotel
Check in at The Serras Hotel, en elegant 5 stars with Mediterranean views and with an incomparable historical value

The Serras Hotel
Check in at The Serras Hotel, en elegant 5 stars with Mediterranean views and with an incomparable historical value. The building was also Pablo Picasso’s studio and he used the rooftop as the perfect setting for some of his works. Savor a glass of cava (Catalan sparkling wine) while the guest relations advises you. They will accompany you throughout your journey to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Hotel Alma
The Alma Hotel contrasts with the bustle of the city, a unique space that has become one of our best proposals during your stay in Barcelona. It has many of the qualities we look for in a city hotel: good location, quiet atmosphere, personalized service and design. Located in the Golden Mile of Eixample, just a couple steps away from Paseo de Gracia and, therefore very close to the most emblematic places in the city (the Casa Batllo, La Pedrera and Plaza Catalunya), it is an elegant, charming and very popular hotel among business people and lovers of good design. Authenticity, space, comfort, personalized service and high quality are part of their identity.

EAT

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The city offers a wealth of gastronomic delights

To start to enjoy the city, there is nothing better than a stroll through the center and into the most authentic bars. We’ll prepare our stomach with small traditional tapas, like tortilla de patatas. In VILAVINITECA you can combine a Catalan wine with a selection of local cheeses. Then, in Albert Adrià’s BODEGA 1900 (Ferran Adrià’s brother and owner of the best restaurant in the world during several years) you will taste other elaborated creative small plates. If you are still hungry and want to end this dining experience with another selection of proposals, you can dine at BAR CAÑETE or BAR BRUTAL.

In order to get the most out of your gastronomic experience, we recommend you to get to know all of these places accompanied by a chef guide who has worked at El Bulli. They will remarkably show you how to savor each dish and choose the wine that pairs best which each flavor. You could also arrange a very special tapas and wine tour.

DRINKS AND PARTIES

Friday nights in Barcelona usually end up with a drink in the best luxury hotels
Friday nights in Barcelona usually end up with a drink in the best luxury hotels

Friday nights in Barcelona usually end up with a drink in the best luxury hotels. The OMM HOTEL provides DJ sessions every weekend with either House, Electronic or Dance Music. On the other hand, the Eclipse Club in Hotel W offers you to dance until 6am with the best panoramic views of Barcelona. Another option is the BOCACHICA bar, attached to the Bocagrande restaurant and considered one of the best cocktail bars in Spain where you’ll find the coolest people. In Premium Traveler Barcelona we have an exclusive tour that offers you the opportunity of getting to know the city while having a drink in the best rooftops. An expert guide will take you to different terraces with amazing views while speaking about the countless curiosities in Barcelona and savoring the best cocktails. Find out more here.

EXPERIENCE

One of the most impressive ways to know the Catalan region is by riding on a helicopter that flies over some of the most beautiful towns and coasts
One of the most impressive ways to know the Catalan region is by riding on a helicopter that flies over some of the most beautiful towns and coasts

Helicopter ride and Michelin Star Lunch
One of the most impressive ways to know the Catalan region is by riding on a helicopter that flies over some of the most beautiful towns and coasts. We can choose between the mountain of Montserrat, the Costa Brava or the interior of Catalonia according to the landscape you prefer. After discovering from a privileged perspective some of the most beautiful areas of the region, we also encourage you to stop and savor the most sophisticated tasting menu based on Catalan cuisine. Lunch is served at an awarded with a Michelin star restaurant and located in the spectacular volcanic area of la Garrotxa.

Sail on a private Yacht and have a cava and cheese tasting
To take out the best from the maritime Barcelona, sail aboard a luxury yacht or sailboat off the coast of the Catalan capital. And what’s better than the Mediterranean Sea for a cava and cheese tasting. During the trip you will understand the history of the water district, or the harbor area, and further on, from a unique perspective, you will contemplate the coast and the city skyline. After three hours of sailing we suggest lunch at the most luxurious private club in the area, usually frequented by the owners of the luxury yachts docked in the port.

Explore Catalonia – La Costa Brava & L’Empordà
Located only 1 hour away from Barcelona and also known as the Catalan Tuscany, this area becomes one of our favorite places to visit during weekends and holidays. We recommend starting the day visiting Dalí’s castle, built for his beloved Gala. Next, we will head up to “l’Empordanet” and visit the medieval villages of Pals and Peratallada, where we will stroll through the small streets while we discover the history and charm of its churches and stone architecture. Traditional lunch is served in the coastal towns of Sa Tuna, Calella or Aiguablava where besides eating good fresh fish and a “paella” by the sea, we will be able to take a refreshing swim in the clean and refreshing waters of La Costa Brava.

SHOPPING AND LIFESTYLE

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The city offers fashion lovers a wealth of designer outlets to choose from

Start your day by having a Brunch at JAIME BERIESTAIN, one of our favorite home decoration shops which also becomes a trendy restaurant for lunch and dinner. It’s open from Monday to Sunday.

If you want to discover the best local designers and are art lovers, stroll through the BORN neighborhood, one of the trendiest areas of the city. In LA COMERCIAL, a group of concept stores in the area, you will find everything you are looking for … from men and women’s fashion to decoration and even children’s clothing. Afterwards, wander around the maze of streets around the Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral, you will find very small shops full of things signed by talented designers.

For high-end shopping walk around Paseo de Gracia and stop in SANTA EULALIA, a luxury local shop based in Barcelona since 1843 which has both international designers and local firms.

Premium Traveler Barcelona knows local personal shoppers, architects and artists who can guide you around the city to show you the best art and design routes.

ABOUT PREMIUM TRAVELER BARCELONA

We are a team from Barcelona with extensive international experience formed by professionals in the world of tourism, communication, journalism, gastronomy and law… with one thing in common: the passion for people, for discovering, for traveling and for always wanting to show the best to all our visitors.

Our high local knowledge, our wide network of personal and professional contacts and our experience enable us to offer highly differentiated services to our customers and offer the most appropriate at the time.

In Barcelona interesting things always happen, major events, new boutique hotels, new Michelin-rated restaurants, private exhibitions… we are updated, we investigate, we try everything and we propose the best. No matter when you want to come to Barcelona, we will be here to assist you before, during and after your trip.

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