My Barcelona

By Jenni Rotonen

I am looking forward to exploring the spots that the locals like in Bareclona. Some of my favourite places are Berlin, New York and Italy. I also think Slovenia is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

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Three whole days in Barcelona, Spain


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Day 1

My friend Lisa  and I chose to stay at the hotel Room Mate Gerard. Our room has a beautiful balcony, I actually can’t imagine a lovelier place to stay.

After dropping our bags off at the hotel we took full advantage of our time in Barcelona and started exploring straight away.

We stumbled upon a lovely Vietnamese restaurant ‘La Vietnamita’ during  our day time wanderings and headed there for a great dinner that evening. I would say this is a must visit when in Barcelona.

Leaving our hotel in search of a delicious breakfast we weren’t disappointed with our find.  At Café Petit Pot on Plaça d’Urquinaona, 4, I enjoyed perhaps one of the best breakfasts I have ever had in my life.

The Colombian patacones (yummy fried plantain or green bananas) were particularly delicious. After trying them for the first time, I now want them for breakfast everyday. Quite some claim to fame for Café Petit Pot.


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Day 2


After a wonderful first day, we  headed off to Carrer de rec 26 and went back to a beautiful flower stall, Almond Flower Bar, which we first visited on Sunday.

The super sweet sales guy who remembered us from Sunday gave me  this beautiful bouquet of flowers upon our return.

Now is that customer service or what?

Whereas every traveller in Barcelona knows the legendary Parc Güell by Gaudí, there are also other amazing parks in the city. We made it our mission to seek these out. We headed to Labyrinth Park in Horta, Northern part of Barcelona.

The beautiful park is not so well known among the tourists but it is definitely worth a visit. Even though the location is a bit further away, it is easy to get there by metro. Just get on the L3 line and get off at Mundet stop. It’s about a 5 minute walk from the metro station to the park.

The park itself is stunning and full of mazes, as its labyrinth name suggests. You can spend hours here getting lost amongst the bushes.

My Barcelona

Day 3

Jenni loved the Barcelonan beaches but before flying home to Finland Jenni took some time to enjoy her hotel pool at the Hotel Room Mate Gerard– very cooling on a hot Spanish day. 

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