red|guide Tipps: Barcelona
EAT in Barcelona: Toc
If you prefer eating at home with friends, you will feel comfortable in this restaurant with a living room atmosphere. The best part is that these friends cook amazingly well and certainly do not produce plain ordinary dishes. Try the fois gras with fresh figs, fried pigeon or tuna with tomato ravioli. This Catalonian kitchen is modern and affordable. The huge lamp shades and dark wood create a 80s ambience - without the disco though.
SHOP in Barcelona: On Land
Elena Castaudi and Michele Gilli are originally from Turin but have lived in Barcelona for so long that her fashion can now be called Spanish. The life in the fashion metropolis has inspired the duo to open their boutique. There, you'll find cool trousers, nice skirts, perfectly tailored jackets and great shirts all made by their label. Everything is trendy and comfortable with the license to become your favourite item. In addition, they sell items by Hergenhahn, IKKS or Svensson. In short: everything but regular fashion for men and women.
STAY in Barcelona: Hotel Claris
How does a palace dating from 1892 become an exclusive 5-star hotel? You add glass, concrete and steel to the old walls and turn this into an architectural highlight in the middle of El Born next to the old town. The theme is pure elegance in the rooms, the pool terrace and the gourmet restaurant East 47. The terrace hosts Djs from June to October while guests like to enjoy their cocktails. The private Egyptian art collection is an evidence of how classy this hotel is. Double rooms are available from 170 euros per night.
SEE in Barcelona: Drassanesred|guide Barcelona
Creativity has no place in the underground - not true. At least in Barcelona. That becomes perfectly clear when entering the 1,500 square metre large subway station Drassanes in Ciutat Vella. The walls are covered with white, glass-like light concrete elements that are pulled over the subterranean waiting zone like a second skin. The clean and open area seems very compact due to the evenly high walls and the enamel-like surface conveys the impression of already being in the subway. The lighting increases this impression. An that's what the two young Spanish architects Eduardo Gutiérrez Munné and Jordi Fernández Río wanted to achieve. Because to their mind, the subway itself is everything needed at this place. A special granulate material in the white floor provides for suspension of the vibrations. You should check this on the spot by all means!