Twenty-four hours in Barcelona
Photographer Enzo Iriarte and his friend Aina García explore the city’s Gothic Quarter and Marina Port Vell during a weekend at Soho House Barcelona
Enzo and Aina stayed in room 34
‘From the Roof, we enjoy one of the best views of Barcelona’
12pm: exploring the HouseWe arrive ready for the weekend. Rays of sunlight bathe the lobby and original ceiling arches; it feels like the sun is welcoming us.
The Soho team takes us on a quick tour of the House, before we head up to the rooftop for a glass of Chardonnay and one of the best views of Barcelona. Soaking up the good vibes and music, we bump into a couple of friends who are having brunch and enjoy a catch-up in the sunshine.
2pm: check inAfter getting lost on the stairs painted by Blanca Miró Skoudy, we reach room 34. The sun and the sea breeze enter as soon as we open the doors to the balcony. We immediately feel a sense of ‘je ne sais quoi’ that invites you to lie in bed and watch time pass through the window on a calm afternoon.
3pm: tapas on the RoofWe head to the rooftop for a quick lunch and snack on veggie tapas. Planning our route for the afternoon, we focus on rediscovering some of our favourite places in Barcelona and exploring areas near the House.
5pm: visiting the Blueproject FoundationThis contemporary space features Ignasi Aballí’s exhibition Without Image – a curious mix of architecture and words that plays with perception.
7pm: walking the Gothic QuarterAfter a stroll in the park, we make our way through the city’s Gothic Quarter, admiring each street’s architecture, getting lost in charming alleys, and looking up at the tiny, ornate balconies.
9pm: moonlight swimBack at the House, we prepare for our favourite moment of the day: a late-night swim in the pool. Under water, the world stops for a moment.
‘Back at the House, we prepare for our favourite moment of the day: a late-night swim in the pool’
11pm: dinner on the balconyAfter drying off, we return to the bedroom and order risotto and two glasses of wine to enjoy out on our balcony. We leave the doors open afterwards and melt into bed.
10am: breakfast in bedThere’s nothing better than waking up to breakfast in bed, before bathing in the morning sun. A shower and several coffees later, we take our last walk before leaving, observing the walls that tell stories and corners of light that brighten our spirits.
‘There’s nothing better than waking up to breakfast in bed, then bathing in the morning sun’