Twenty-four hours in Barcelona

24 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.

24 Hours in Barcelona
24 Hours in Barcelona

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.

24 Hours in Barcelona
24 Hours in Barcelona

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.

24 Hours in Barcelona
24 Hours in Barcelona

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.