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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Barcelona Picks

| March 28, 2011

Barcelona RestaurantsA trip to Barcelona is a must-see for Spain holidays. And who wouldn’t want to see, do, and stay at the best of the best? Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow breaks down her must-see Barcelona favorite spots in her GOOP newsletter.  Here’s a rundown of some her top picks:

Barcelona Hotels:

Hotel Arts Barcelona

Surrounded by gardens and terraces, the Hotel Arts Barcelona has 482 guest rooms and over 1,000 contemporary Spanishs painting and sculptures. Among its spectacular location, check out the spa zone on the 42nd floor, the hotel restaurant, bar and casino.

Hotel Claris

Hotel Claris is centrally located and near many of the city’s largest attractions including the Paseo de Gracia, Las Ramblas and Diagonal Avenue. The hotel itself offers a gym, Jacuzzi,swimming pool and sauna.

Hotel Miramar Barcelona

Next to the Montjuic Gardens, the Hotel Miramar Barcelona has 75 rooms and has a renown spa, gardens, swimming pool, sauna, restaurant and bar, massage center and Turkish bath.

Hotel Casa Fuster

Overlooking the Paseo do Gracia (and 15km from the El Prat airport) Hotel Casa Fuster is easy access to many shopping and dining spots. In addition, at the hotel you can find a solarium, pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, gym, and laundry service.

Hotel Majestic

A roughly twenty-five minute ride form the airport, the Hotel Majestic is just a walk from Las Ramblas.  In the 303 room hotel, there are three gourmet restaurants, a swimming pool, bar, solarium, business center, and more.

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Barcelona Restaurants


Don’t be fooled by Inopia’s small bar-like setting, as you’ll find that the tapas are classic Spanish and Catalonia delights including anchovy fillets, tomato salad with salt cod, Jabugo ham, and incredible fried foods.

Quimet y Quimet

Another great tapas bar, Quimet y Quimet has any selection of wine and cheese you can imagine, plus razor clams, sturgeon and mussels with tomato confit and caviar.  Yum!

Can Pineda

Can Pineda is located in a former warehouse in Poble Nou and its rustic atmosphere, great wine selection and popular dishes including oxtail stew with prawns, truffles, and Pineapple Soup with mint will leave a memorable impression on your stay.


Located on the Gran de Gracia, Botafumeíro is considered one of the best seafood restaurants in all of Barcelona. A la carte dishes range from 50 – 70 Euros, and their also known for their oysters and Spanish dishes.

For Gwyneth’s full list on where to eat, drink and stay in Barcelona, click here!

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