When I thought the Danes were the queens and kings of design & street food markets, Barcelona proved me wrong. The city is full of flea markets, street food markets and creative design markets. My favorite one: Palo Alto Market. This special design market is tucked into an old factory terrain covered in green and flowers in the upcoming area Poble Nou. The market takes place on the first weekend of every month. Head over here for delicious street food, hang out areas, live music, creative workshops and cool design booths. I, myself, could spent hours there, looking at the locals wander around and just enjoying life. Expect to queue a while, but it is worth it!
Parc Güell is super high on my must-do list every time I come back to my favorite city. The park is one of the major works by Antonia Gaudí, and also one of the most visited places in the city. Understandable, it is right out of a fairytale with the most stunning view over the city. It consist of small gardens and architectonic elements decorated with colorful mosaic pieces. Some of you might also now the scenary from the movie "Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona"?
The park is constantly being restored and protected, which is why they only allow a certain number of visitors to enter in an hour. Therefore, make sure to book your entrance ticket in advance. I always like to visit the park quiet early, and then walk back to the city center through the cosy neighborhood Vila de Gràcia.