Trisha Travels: Around Barcelona
Sun-drenched beaches, boundless culture, unbeatable food, mythical architecture and dubbed as “the city of marvels” by many, Barcelona is indeed one of the most charming cities. Have a different perspective of this city through the eyes of popular Instagrammer, Trisha Toh. You will realise that Barcelona is also filled with many other amazing coffee, arts and architecture spots that you might have just missed! If you haven’t taken a look at Trisha’s London City Guide, you can have a peep here or the latest issue of the Bloesem Gazette!
Taranna is a small corner full of personality in the heart of Sant Antoni. This cozy place offers an amazing array of homemade cakes, healthy breakfast options and organic juices.
Carrer de Viladomat, 23
This laid back café located in the trendy and hip neighbourhood of L’eixample is a perfect place for breakfast or brunch. It brings natural light, stylish décor and friendly staff. Truly remarkable.
Carrer del Parlament, 39
Do not let the name scare you, the café was named because like Satan, the coffee is dark. Serving probably the best cup in the city, this gem has made its mark as a well known name in the coffee scene of Barcelona.
Carrer de l’Arc de Sant Ramon del Call, 11
This stylish and trendy place is a paradise for those seeking for a healthier way of enjoying food. The menu is tailored for the vegan and vegetarians as it explores some delicious raw options and uses vegetables in all of their dishes. The fresh and cold pressed juices are the café’s biggest hit.
Carrer dels Tallers, 74
Arts & Culture
Not to be missed! The MACBA houses some important works of international artists in changing exhibitions. The surrounding area and architecture outside of the museum is well-known for modern skateboarding.
Plaça dels Àngels, 1
One of the most visited exhibition and arts centers in the city, the CCCB’s core theme is within the city and urban culture. It features a mirror façade that reflects the courtyard at the top.
Joan Miro was a respectable Catalonian artist and his work are characterized by its strong colours and simplified forms. The Fundació was built in a Mediterranean style with an emphasis on natural light from the sun in the exhibition rooms.
Parc de Montjuïc
Festivals and Festivities
The world’s biggest tomato fight which often takes place on the last Wednesday of August each year where more than one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets.
The oddly named festival takes place as homage to Santa Marta in gratitude for allowing the participants to avoid death after a close encounter.
Images courtesy of Trisha Toh.