Barcelona

Spain

A steamy port city home to a thriving art, design, and music scene, Barcelona is poised to become southern Europe’s new capital of cool. Here, the sun shines year round, and the waves and mountains provide ample fodder for weekend adventurers. The city’s rich Catalonian heritage has also blended with a new lively foodie culture that offers fresh takes on regional favourites. Whether you’re checking out an edgy installation, Modernisme architecture by Gaudí and his contemporaries or walking the cobblestone corners of the Gothic quarter, you’ll soon see why Barcelona has drawn artists, writers, poets and bohemians of all stripes for centuries.

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Barcelona, Spain

Hotel Omm


A designer den of Catalan soul, where modern sleekness is offset with a cosmo vibe. Rooftop pool, spa, own nightclub and a DJ accompany the Michelin-starred restaurant (a famed haunt for foodies, under the direction of the Roca brothers) and brings real style to Barcelona's posh Passeig de Gracia.

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Barcelona Design Guide


The crown jewel of the Catalonia region, Barcelona is the rare city able to walk that thin tightrope between historic, old-world charm and a young, ever-evolving sensibility.

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Red platform boots for the 1973 'Aladdin Sane' tour. Courtesy of The David Bowie Archive Image © Victoria and Albert Museum
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'David Bowie Is' Exhibition Lands in Barcelona


Revolutionary, icon, maverick and bedazzling performer, David Bowie altered how people performed, engaged with and listened to music for good. An enduring cultural icon, his world-famous retrospective exhibition, David Bowie Is has electrified at the UK’s Victoria and Albert Museum since 2013, and made history with over 1.5 million visitors worldwide.

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Bookmark Barcelona's Art Hubs


A city brimming with galleries, art, culture and cool coastal flair, Spain's Barcelona offers so much more than just Gaudi.

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Roca Moo's “Chef’s Bar”


Exciting new developments inspire gastronomists at Roca Moo, Hotel Omm’s award-winning One Michelin Star restaurant in trendy Barcelona, Spain. Head chef Juan Pretel offers foodies the enticing option of enjoying a delicious customised set menu at the “Chef’s Bar”.

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Barcelona & Co. – our Spanish travel edit


Barcelona may be the obvious destination for devotees of fashion, design, gastronomy and fine wine, but it would be a mistake to only stop there on your trip to Spain. Let us take you on a revealing journey around the surrounding regions where ‘living well’ is a fine art enjoyed by connoisseurs of the good life as selected by us for you.

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Spaciomm - Barcelona's Luxe Spa


Hotel Omm & Spa – Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona has long been the hot destination in this posh end of town and despite being a luxury pad, it has a chilled vibe complete with Michelin star dining, and a bijou Spa that punches high on the score card of relaxation.

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Passeig de Gracia, Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona
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Passeig de Gràcia - Style Guide


The hotel OMM & Spa is the ever-cosmopolitan luxury hub of Barcelona and continues to reign as the cool Catalonian destination pinned between the Mediterranean and an utterly chic urban scene, like along the glamorous boulevard of Passeig de Gràcia (Paseo de Gracia) in the district of Eixample.

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Cortana


Created back in 2001 in Barcelona, this is a Spanish fashion house that has already attracted international recognition. In the hot seat is the talented designer Rosa Esteva, who having left her native Mallorca, graduated in Barcelona and started her own distinctive label, CORTANA.

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The Roca Brother's Roca Moo restaurant in Hotel Omm, Barcelona
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Foodie hotspot - Roca Moo


The designer den, Hotel OMM, on Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia in elegant Eixample district, is certainly no stranger when it comes down to creating an ambiance of chilled luxury – the hotel brings a coolness to gourmet dining too in the buzzing and much acclaimed one Michelin star restaurant Roca Moo.

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The Future Is Still Now: Barcelona’s Flash Flash


When the doors opened to the public in 1970, it wasn’t just the interior of Flash Flash that was forward thinking. The restaurant is soundproofed to make conversation easy and comfortable, and while it may not seem particularly revolutionary now, the restaurant is only closed on Christmas day and features bright and pleasant restrooms — both rare in a restaurant in 1970!

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WILL YOU MARRY ME – 5 best places where you should pop the question


The “We’re getting married” is quickly followed by let’s see the ring and a how & where did he or she pop the question.So with whoever you want to tie the knot, you need to ensure that the old romantic in you is out to play and impress when you declare your love and perhaps the local pub is not the picture perfect spot to get down on one knee.

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La Sagrada Familia Gaudí interior in Barcelona
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Gaudí From Your Window


A trendsetter and a local institution, Hotel Omm is found on the most prestigious street in Barcelona, Passeig de Garcia. Stylish and expensive, it is Barcelona’s equivalent of New York’s Fifth Avenue, not least because it has two of Gaudí’s most famous architectural triumphs a mere stones throw away.

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