Timmy and I spent the most amazing and magical 7 days in Spain recently. It was my first time there — we went for work and extended the trip a few days! With the help and recommendations from friends we put together the perfect vacation for ourselves! And now here it is for you too – My Spain Travel Guide.


BARCELONA – Restaurants & Bars:
Calle Pau Claris, 192, 08037 Barcelona, Spain
Great for Dinner and Drinks! FAVORITE restaurant in Barcelona! They only have two seatings per night so you have to make a reservation. The food is AMAZING. The atmosphere is cute and casual and there is a fun speakeasy upstairs called Bar Mutis. Make sure you mention this when you call so they can put you on the list. Mont Bar is across the street and is a good place to get a drink while you wait for your table.
Passatge de la Concepció, 12, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Good for Dinner and Drinks. This restaurant is located on a small and windy street in a very charming part of town. Fun upstairs cocktail lounge with beautiful decor.
Carrer de Còrsega, 343, 08037 Barcelona, Spain
Great for dinner. Walk ins only. Super casual, but the food is amazing. Located in the same area as Bar Mut.
40, Passeig de Gràcia, 38, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Rooftop Bar with 360 views of the city, so go at night! (The Hotel Majestic also has a pretty rooftop bar).
Carrer de València, 225, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Super cute gourmet grocer for lunch/picnics. Pick up wine & snacks from here and head to Park Guell for sunset.
Carrer de la Diputació, 269, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Great tapas! This is kind of an Anthony Bourdain sort of place where you sit at the bar and try to flag down a waiter. The food is excellent and they know it so be prepared to wait. Walk ins only.
BARCELONA – Things To Do:
Gorgeous museum that holds the permanent collection of 3,800 Picasso pieces. You must book tickets online in advance, but it’s totally worth it.
La Sagrada Familia
Gaudi’s masterpiece. Go in the morning when it’s not super crowded.
Park Guell 
Pack a picnic and go during sunset! Try to avoid this mid-day because of the crowds and the heat.


Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) 
Old city of Barcelona. Beautiful churches, windy streets and charming shops. Tapas and wine bars can be found here.
Day trip! Medieval city with beautiful Gothic architecture right outside of Barcelona. (45 minutes by train).
MADRID – Restaurant:
Calle Jorge Juan, 17, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Lunch restaurant – cutest restaurant of all time! Located in the West Village/shopping area of Madrid.
MADRID – Things To Do: 
The Prado Museum
Premiere art museum. It’s HUGE! So make sure to check out the map before you start exploring.
The Reina Sofia
Picasso’s ‘Women in Blue’ and ‘Guernica’ paintings are amazing.


Royal Palace 
Larget Royal Palace in Western Europe.
If I ever make it back to Spain, which I hope I do, let me know (in a comment below) if there is anything I missed so I can check it out next time!



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  1. Hi Whitney! I have followed you for ages, since The Hills. I just wanted to let you know that I am afraid that it was not Toledo what you visited next to Barcelona, as it is so close to Madrid. I hope you had a good time in my country, I would have loved to bump into you.

    Best wishes


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