Welcoming your Destination Wedding Guests to Barcelona
Our destination wedding guests often ask us for tips on what to see during a short stay in Barcelona, we put together a mini guide for you and your guests. Don’t forget to contact us if you have any questions:
First stop Gaudi
You can’t visit Barcelona without visiting one of Gaudi’s masterpieces
If your destination wedding guests are staying close to Paseo de Gracia, then you can start with Casa Batlló (Passeig de Gràcia, 43) and Casa Milà (Provença, 261-265) which is just a few blocks away. Both are must sees and unique examples of modernist architecture.
Just a few minutes away is the Sagrada Familia (Carrer de Mallorca, 401). It’s been under construction for more than 100 years, but rumour has it we will get to see a fully completed Sagrada Familia within the next 20 years! The interior is almost finished though so you’ll be able to check out high columns and colourful stained glass tiles. Make sure to buy your tickets online in advance to guarantee entry and skip the queue.
If you want a bit more of Gaudi off-the-beaten-path then head to the newly renovated Casa Vicens. To round off your Gaudí adventure don’t miss the Park Guell. Straight out of a fairy tale, this is the ideal place for your destination wedding guests to enjoy a Barcelona sunset before the wedding festivities start!
(Photo credit: Cesc Giralt)
Best Rooftops in Barcelona
If your wedding guests are suffering from jet lag, then the best Barcelona remedy is a cocktail and a dip at one of these stunning rooftop bars:
The newly opened Azimuth rooftop bar at Almanac Hotel is just a few blocks from Paseo de Gracia. There are stunning views over the city and the deco is hip and stylish. This is the perfect place to sip a pink lemonade as you take a dip.
Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 619
The rooftop at Hotel Pulitzer is one of the most central of all the rooftops and perfect if your guests have just reached Barcelona via Plaça Catalunya. Full of plants and gorgeous decór, this is the perfect remedy for tired guests.
Address: Carrer Bergara, 8
Sky Bar at Grand Central Hotel
The Sky Bar at Grand Central Hotel has great views, an infinity pool and good food. It opens at 8.30pm so make sure to get there on time and grab a space.
Address: Laeitana, 30
Yurban is considered one of the top 5 terraces in Barcelona by Lonely Planet, this hidden gem is perfect for a relaxing vermouth.
Address: Carrer de Trafalgar, 26
These are some of the least touristy and best options in town!
El Nacional: interesting set up in a refurbished garage.
Bitacora: Authentic tapas in a typical Barceloneta bar.
El Xampanyet: Simply a must do!