“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

There are so many places I would recommend going to in Barcelona, but my top 3 are the following:

  1. La Nena
  2. Bunkers del Carmel
  3. Barceloneta

La Nena:

Carrer de Ramón y Cajal, 36, 08012 Barcelona (In Gràcia)

I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to bring out the inner child in them. The theme of the little restaurant/coffee shop is youth/child-like. I don’t mean this in bad way whatsoever. They are delicious pastries and small meals. I would definitely recommend trying anything chocolate. Their crepes are so delicious. I typically go for a chocolate crepe with vanilla ice cream. They have a variety of foods and desserts. Their churros and chocolate is a must. The place is packed on weekends. I go on weekdays because sometimes you are stress and all you want is chocolate to make you feel 10x better.

Bunkers del Carmel:

The view. That’s all I have to say.

It is located on a mountain. During the Spanish Civil War it served as a a place to protect Barcelona from aerial attacks. The Bunkers are a landmark, but people are welcomed to visit at no cost. You can see all of Barcelona from the Bunkers and it is absolutely beautiful. I don’t know why I waited such a long time to visit the Bunkers. It’s so peaceful… well when it’s not packed with people. For me this is a must and its free so that’s a plus.


La Barceloneta is the area near the beach. I would recommend because well to begin with the beach is right there. I enjoyed taking walks by the water and enjoying the view. Also there is so many restaurants and ice cream shops nearby. You can take a cable car from Barceloneta to Montjuïc. Sometimes there will have carnivals/fairs. There is many monuments/landmarks nearby as well, such as Parc de la Ciudadela, Columbus Monument, Arc de Triomf, etc. La Barceloneta is a place I consistently go to and I always find something new each time.