Here’s to a city of effortless charm, a coastal gem blessed with an agreeable climate and beautiful beaches. Still, there’s more to the Catalan capital than sun, sea and sand—starting with its diet-dashing food scene and lively hospitality offerings, Barcelona boasts a singular character proudly guarded and shaped over the centuries. From the sovereign and seafaring years of the ancient Principality of Catalonia to the 1992 Olympics, it has long been a forward-thinking, enterprising and vibrant city.
Monocle has ventured beyond the tourist-beaten tracks of Barri Gòtic and explored every nook, from Sant Andreu to Poble-sec, finding independent retailers and grand fashion labels that abound with dynamic designs, as well as old-world tapas establishments and innovative new spots bringing a modern touch to Catalan cuisine. And don’t worry, the guide hasn’t eschewed the beach and bottle entirely—there’s always time for those in this city.
About the Authors
Canadian Journalist, Entrepreneur and Magazine Publisher Tyler Brûlé is the Editor-in-Chief of Monocle.
Andrew Tuck is the Founding Editor of the global magazine Monocle.
London-based Joe Pickard is a keen Photographer, avid Instagrammer and Book Editor at Monocle magazine.
About the Publisher
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