If we were to ask which city in the world can suppress our love for Istanbul; one of the first places that comes to mind is undoubtedly Barcelona. This randezvous with the city is a little different from the others, this time we want to experience Barcelona more locally. Therefore, we must find a space that reflects the spirit of the city and exhibits a perfect example of hospitality. You will have no trouble guessing the answer; Yes! We are in Barcelona EDITION. The hotel that perfectly combines art and architecture; that is both in the heart of the city and very calm. You can take on the heart-raising spirit of Barcelona when you wish or wish can leave yourself to the sun in a calmer way.
Barcelona EDITION is located in the city center. You are steps away from the Picasso Museum and Barcelona Gothic Cathedral, Plaça de Catalunya, Passeig de Gràcia and Barceloneta beach, and Santa Caterina Market is right next door. Considering the pleasure of exploring Barcelona on foot; EDITION takes you one step ahead to find the right moment in this limitless story.
Before throwing yourself into the streets of Barcelona, let’s take a look at EDITION’s stylish and comfortable rooms, bars and restaurants. The first nuance that makes EDITION comfort unique is the custom-made Le Labo toiletries that make you feel like you are a part of the EDITION family no matter which city you are in. This scent spreads throughout the hotel and stands out as the first element that makes you feel privileged. In the rooms where the feeling of calm prevails, our focus is on the bathrooms completed with white Sivec marble detailed with brass hardware; the iconic architectural details of the hotel with gold gothic mirrors show themselves in the first bathroom. The warm spirit of the room is strengthened by the paintings of Spanish photographer Chema Madoz, who stands out with his poetic perspective. Photographs occupy an important place in the hotel’s artistic understanding. We continue our tour in the hotel by following the pictures. A perfect selection of unprecedented photographs of iconic Spanish figures appear in the dining area. This black and white world offers a unique atmosphere that combines all the creative personalities of Spain in one room. Bar Alegria is next to you! The restorer Tomás Abellán, who set out with a modern vision; Since 1899, Barcelona has been transforming the traditional bar concept into a new discovery. Creating a pop-up space at the Barcelona EDITION, Bar Alegria brings traditional tapas and “platillo” service to this gourmet bistro, focusing on the simplicity of mindful dining.
The white staircase leading up from the lobby will inevitably impress you. When you walk yourself down from the stairs, you come across a surprise cocktail bar: Punch Room BCN. Impressing you with its British spirit, this speakeasy bar is here with its award-winning cocktails. You are in the right place to taste punches that will be an integral part of your Barcelona experience. Sit back and enjoy the moment, but be careful. It is possible to get lost among the inspiring brush strokes of Andrea Torres.
The terrace has never been this meaningful for any city, we are sure. The Roof; It offers a unique Barcelona experience accompanied by the pool and the sun, with its unique city view, signature cocktails, street flavors of Asian cuisine and music that catches the rhythm of the wind. You cannot say “I was in Barcelona, I was in Barcelona…” without spending a few hours on a terrace where yousurrender yourself to the sun and music.
Cabaret Barcelona, the city’s cult nightlife venue hidden in the basement of The Barcelona EDITION, is the hotel’s biggest surprise. Discover an authentic design, sip creative cocktails and dance to the disco, house and electronic beats of elite DJs. Who can say no to this micro club experience?
Every moment in Barcelona EDITION draws you a little more into the world of art and design.
In order to get to know the city a little better, we are starting to compile the favorite spots of the creatives who play a role in making the city feel so unique. Here are a few tips to give you a localized life in the city.
A tapas dinner at Bar Cañete
Loved by locals and tourists alike, Bar Cañete is a traditional, yet high-end tapas bar with a frenzied open kitchen that gives you a feeling of being part of the cooking process. Most dishes on the menu are designed to share, such as the fresh prawn open omelette or the stewed Santa Pau beans with baby squid, absolutely exquisite with a glass of their local wines selection.
Ricardo Bofill’s Walden 7
W Hotel and La Fabrica (restricted access) Barcelona born Bofill is one of the greatest postmodern architects with world renown leaving an amazing legacy of buildings that are so timeless and unique.
Luxury shopping in a modernist avenue
Situated in the Eixample neighbourhood, Passeig de Gràcia, more than a fashion district, is an art statement in itself. Some of its modernist buildings host the most luxurious brands, such as Casa Loewe at Casa Lleó i Morera designed by Catalan modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
Visiting Gaudí’s architectural uptown landmarks
A stroll in uptown Barcelona along some of Gaudi’s grand works of art is a great way to familiarize yourself with this iconic artist. Starting in Park Güell, where you get a panoramic view of the Barcelona skyline while admiring the colorful mosaics encrusted in the undulating forms of the genius masterpiece, descending into the city towards the intriguing Casa Vicens, rich in elements of the country’s history.
Discovering Miró’s colorful artwork at Montjuïc
Founded by Joan Miró himself in 1975, Fundació Miró has evolved to become a dynamic space at Monjuïc hill that encourages contemporary art through temporary 20th and 21stcentury art exhibitions and various educational programs. Pass by the botanical gardens whilst you are there, amazing cactus collection.
A visit to Espai Corbero
The house of sculptor Xavier Corberó on the outskirts of Barcelona in Esplugues. His idea of making poetry with his works. It’s an amazing space for photoshoots, private events and was the stage for the digital 080 fashionweek in Barcelona this year.
Dinner at Berbena
Favorite local restaurant run by Carles in Gracia area; amazing food, wines, small yet airy and comfortable setting, music always on point… just perfect. Max 6 persons at a table.
BD Barcelona Design showroom tour
The founders of this brand are the pioneers of design in Spain. Discover the pieces of Dali designs, recovered Gaudi pieces and furniture as well as pieces from contemporary artists sucha as Jaime Hayon and Alessandro Mendini. A lot of pieces of BD Barcelona Design can be seen at The Barcelona EDITION.