Twenty-four hours in Barcelona
A guide to the best neighbourhood spots to explore around Soho House Barcelona with visual artist and local member, Monika Sed
Words and photography by Monika Sed
Soho House Barcelona member and photographer, Monika Sed, spent a warm weekend in the city, wandering through festive streets and waking up to a golden sunrise in room 18 at the House.
Read on to discover what she got up to during her 24-hour stay.
Lunch at Bronzo Born
After checking in to my room, I went off to meet my friend Elisa at Bronzo Born, a Mediterranean restaurant that’s close to the House. We ate some fresh olives, delicious burrata, and gnocchi. I love walking along Barcelona’s streets in December; the mood is so festive.
Exploring Moco Museum
Andy Warhol, Banksy, Basquiat, and many more – we had the best time getting lost in the corridors of this 16th-century palace, filled with the work of great artists. I love to observe and photograph exhibitions and museums, creating a new form for the artworks to exist within my photos.
Catching the last rays of the sun
One of my favourite things to do is visit the beach with friends in the evening – either rollerblading or just taking a walk. Sunsets are so stunning here. It’s a wonderful time to reflect on the achievements of the day and think of things to be grateful for. We got some candyfloss and walked around the Christmas lights. It reminded me of childhood days spent at theme parks.
Churros and hot chocolate at Granja Dulcinea
We grabbed a table at one of the oldest churros places in Barcelona. The smell, atmosphere and taste of the delicious dessert was a wonderful way to finish up a day of strolling around the city. Granja Dulcinea is always packed with happy faces.
Dinner at the House
I got back to my room, took a hot bath, and got ready for the evening. The House was already filled with members and guests enjoying conversations and laughter. I had some lovely seafood at the restaurant and bumped into a few friends who were leaving for the Christmas holidays the next day.
To say that I’m a huge fan of films would be an understatement. I could literally live inside movies and forget about reality completely. I couldn’t say no to a plush armchair and a good Spanish comedy in the screening room.
Winter sunrises are so breathtaking; I could watch them for hours. My room was filled with such a beautiful golden light. I lay in the cosy bed for a while and read a book, then headed to the club space for coffee.
Pampering at Cowshed
The atmosphere at the Cowshed spa was so welcoming and tranquil. While I was getting my manicure done, my mind was racing and observing every interior detail, from the old-school TV to the cute corner store where Cowshed skincare products were for sale. After my treatment, I left the House feeling grateful and relaxed.
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