Get lost this summer. Whether you’re ready to book a flight or just feeding your wanderlust, ’tis the season to dream of fabulous foreign places. The vibrant Spanish city of Barcelona is topping our list since holistic nutritionist Kristin Dahl shared her gorgeous, wellness-infused journey with us.
This healthy-minded guide to 48 hours in Barcelona explores the best that the timeless city has to offer for wellness enthusiasts. Discover a few must-see places to add to your itinerary — regardless of whether its real or still just a fantasy. From brunch to mind-blowing art, here’s how to enjoy a weekend in this vibrant and bustling city…
How To Spend 48 Hours In Barcelona
WHERE TO EAT:
Joliu Coffee — A rustic and magical plant and coffee shop.
The Green Spot — One of our favorite vegetarian restaurants with an upscale vibe and a low-key attitude. Incredible organic appetizers, salads, gluten-free pizza and biodynamic wine. We wish the spot would come to L.A.!
Honest Greens — Plant-based bowls, plates and sides with vegan, vegetarian and paleo options. Stay for the divine vegan desserts.
Chef Teresa Carles has over 35 years of experience crafting some of Barcelona’s most delicious vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Her restaurants — Teresa Carles, Flax and Kale, Teresa’s Juicery and Teresa’s — offer a modern, healthy take on traditional Catalan cuisine. They offer all the juice, veggie bowls and flexitarian cuisine a wellness girl could ask for!
Hetta — An upscale organic and sustainable restaurant experience with a shifting seasonal menu, natural wine list and a minimal-chic vibe.
The Juice House — A lovely, casual cafe with healthy options for everyone. Simple and delicious, vegan, flexitarian and gluten-free options aplenty.
WHERE TO STAY:
Casa Bonay — A chic and unique boutique hotel with a rooftop restaurant, amazing coffee shop (with pressed juice from mother juice), cocktail bar for meeting locals and other travelers, and a restaurant with creative world cuisine and a natural wine list.
Margot House — A gorgeous, minimal and chic boutique hotel with a stunning library and lounge. The perfect place to host an event, work meeting or partake in a workshop led by locals. Host a private event and call in healthy catering from one of Barcelona’s finest, Green Mama.
Hostel Grau — An eco-boutique hotel located in the center of it all. This hotel is perfect for the budget traveler — it’s in close proximity to everything and is the perfect place from which to explore the city.
WHERE TO PLAY:
When in Barcelona you must visit a museum — the Picasso, Miro or Dali are must-sees. Then stroll through park Guel and check out Gaudi’s infamous work.
Take a walk through El Born and peruse the street art and artisan shops. Be sure to check out our favorite shop Clay — they carry the most beautiful home goods, organic products and linens.
Pick up vegan snacks and cheese at the living food store then head to a yoga, breathwork or sound bath experience at Sound of Silence or Jivamukti Yoga Barcelona. Co-work or take a pottery class at Barcelona Clay Studio or check out summer’s sonar festival or live jazz at Musica als Parcs.
Escape the rush of the city and recover from jet-lag at the eco-resort, Massalagros. Even if you only have 48 hours in Barcelona, spend the day soaking and scrubbing at the thermal spa, then enjoy the incredible organic farm-to-table experience at their Restaurant 1479, complete with biodynamic wines and gluten-free options. A truly luxurious experience!
Love this guide to 48 hours in Barcelona? Discover more of Kristin’s healthy Euro travel itineraries here.