Barcelona travel diary

17. July 2016


For a change I am starting my Barcelona travel post with a visual diary! After my Munich & Berlin Travel videos I was super excited to try and improve my filming skills as well as my video editing skills for the Barcelona travel diary. Enjoy!


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District – Eixample


The hotel we stayed at was located at the beautiful district Eixample on the Carrer de Valencia.  Hotel Argo is definitely a tip for lovers of minimal spaces. The rooms where bright with very high ceilings and delicate decor. We booked the last available room for the time span we stayed at the hotel and I requested a room with balcony but didn’t even expect it to work out. You can imagine my joy when we arrived at the hotel and I was told our room with a balcony was ready for us! The view was amazing and I loved sitting there at night listening to the hustle of the city. But let me tell you some more about the district all around the Carrer de Valencia there are beautiful small cafes, bakeries, restaurants, bars and small boutiques. Another big plus was the 7min walking distance to the passage de gracia which is the main shopping street in Barcelona with the most beautiful COS store I have ever seen (you might have seen it on snapchat sophievedaniels) Last but not least the atmosphere of the district was very special, the streets were always filled with sunshine and shade and I had to stop every 5 meters to look at the shadow plays as well as the beautiful architecture!


hidden gems:

Hotel Argo

Carrer de València, 305, 08009 Barcelona


Josephine – Tapas Bar

Carrer de Pau Claris, 147, 08009 Barcelona


Anine Bing Store

Carrer de Pau Claris, 149, 08009 Barcelona


Boulangery – Bakery

Carrer de València, 287, 08009 Barcelona



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District – Barrier de Gothic


The Gothic quarter is beautiful and best explored with a bottle of water in one hand and a camera in the other plus a pair of shoes that are made for walking. Around every corner there is a new hidden street with cute little shops and restaurants. The streets are very small and especially in the summer months the shadow in the streets is a nice change. The whole quarter is just magical! The houses are high with balconies full of plants. When the earth tones of the houses mix with the green of the trees you don’t feel like you are in this huge city anymore. Even though Barcelona is always crowded it never feels like people are rushing – there is a special calmness within the city. But maybe it’s just the catalan way of living.


hidden gems:

La Boqueria (markethall) – Pinotxo

Rambla, 91 08001 Barcelona


Els Quatre Gats – traditional catalan cuisine

Carrer de Montsió 3, 08002 Barcelona


La Manual Alpargatera – buy the real handmade espadrilles here

Carrer Avinyó, 7, 08002 Barcelona


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District – Port


For this part of the city I don’t have any hidden gems as we only went there on our last day and walked around the port for a bit – the weather was beautiful and the windy breath was a perfect change. I love ports and looking at all the boats – something my dad did with me and my brothers since we were little. The rambla de mar is always full of tourists but I confess we also walked over the modern bridge because you have such a nice view over the port from there plus  a lot of areas to sit and have a little break from the heat.


Have you been to Barcelona before? What are your hidden gems in the city?


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"36" Comments

  1. what a beautiful video, Barcelona looks so lovely!
    Fash ‘n’ fudge
    Fash ‘n’ fudge

    1. sophievandaniels says:

      Thank you Pia – indeed it is beautiful xx

  2. Die Aufnahmen und vor allem das Video, wow Sophie! Du hast genau die richtige Stimmung und Eindrücke festgehalten. Ich bin absolut begeistert♥

    Liebe Grüße
    Luisa |

    1. sophievandaniels says:

      Ohh vielen Dank Luisa – ich habe mich so über deinen lieben Kommentar gefreut! <33

  3. Das Video ist total schön geworden und ich finde, dass die Musik auch richtig gut dazu passt!
    Ich war leider noch nie in Barcelona, aber wenn ich mir das Video und die Bilder so angucke wird der Wunsch mal dorthin zu fliegen definitiv größer!
    Liebe Grüße 🙂

    1. sophievandaniels says:

      Vielen Dank für deine lieben Worte Leni <3 freut mich dass dir das video und die musik so gut gefallen 🙂

  4. Patty says:

    Oh Barcelona ist einfach so traumhaft schön. Ich liebe diese Stadt und könnte dort immer am liebsten mehrere Wochen verbringen 🙂

    Liebe Grüße 🙂
    Measlychocolate by Patty

    1. sophievandaniels says:

      Jaa die Stadt hat schon einen ganz eigenen charme!

  5. Oh, das sieht einfach nur wundervoll aus <3 Ich muss eindeutig auch mal nach Barcelona!


    Wiebke von WMBG


    1. sophievandaniels says:

      Jaa unbedingt <3

  6. Ich verliebe mich mit jedem neuen Eintrag immer mehr in deinen Blog, einfach toll was du hier auf die Beine gestellt hast.
    Barcelona schein so schön zu sein!

    Erik von

    1. sophievandaniels says:

      Ach vielen vielen Dank Erik! Das bedeutet mir wirklich viel 🙂

  7. barcelona’s been on my list for so long! gorgeous shots

    1. sophievandaniels says:

      Yes! You have to go the food is incredible! x

  8. you captured the city beautifully

    1. sophievandaniels says:

      thanks so much babe x

  9. Your photos are absolutely amazing!! What camera do
    You use?

    1. sophievandaniels says:

      Thank you Kierra x I am using a canon eos 6D with a sigma 50mm f1.4 lense

  10. Such a wonderful video dear! Hope you enjoyed!!

    1. sophievandaniels says:

      Thank you girl! I had a wonderful time indeed xx

  11. Was für tolle Fotos! Vll gehts für den Herren und mich heuer auch noch nach Barcelona … Ich war noch nie dort und denke aber, die Stadt sollte man auf jeden Fall gesehen haben!

    xx Sarah-Allegra

    1. sophievandaniels says:

      Definitiv die Stadt hat so einen ganz besonderen Flair! 5 Tage waren auch viel zu kurz!

  12. Ich liebe Barcelona! 🙂 Vor ein paar Jahren habe ich für drei Monate dort gelebt und mich in die Stadt verliebt! Barcelona hat unheimlich viel Charme! 🙂
    Dein Video hat mir richtig gut gefallen!
    Ganz liebe Grüße, Leni

  13. stunning!!
    kisses from dubai ❤️

    1. sophievandaniels says:

      thanks babe xx

  14. wow looks amazing


    1. sophievandaniels says:

      thank you x

  15. Such amazing pics! Loving the video too!
    x Emily

    1. sophievandaniels says:

      thanks so much Emily x x

  16. Soooo eindrucksvolle Bilder 🙂 Finde deinen Blog echt super schön :*

    Christina ♥

    1. sophievandaniels says:

      Oh vielen vielen Dank Christina freut mich wirklich sehr <3

  17. Tolle Eindrücke von einer wirklich faszinierenden Stadt. Ich war bereits zwei mal dort und ich habe Barcelona wirklich lieb gewonnen.
    Liebst, Bina

    1. sophievandaniels says:

      Ja die Stadt ist etwas ganz besonderes. Es war definitive nicht mein letztes Mal dort 🙂

  18. I’ve visited Barcelona last year, I loved the architecture too!
    xo, Alessia

    1. sophievandaniels says:

      It’s beautiful isn’t it? xx

  19. wish I could go there one day!

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