James Beard Publication of the Year 2017

The R&K Guide To Barcelona

From Gaudí to Miró to the brothers Adrià, Barcelona has long been a breeding ground for genius, one that can be seen, felt, and tasted on every city block. Few cities wear its bona fides as brazenly as Barcelona: bustling beaches, staggering modernist architecture, legs of jamón that dangle like adult piñatas. Despite recent political upheaval, the Catalan capital is as vibrant and popular as ever, but to do it right, you’ll need to be smart about where to spend your time, your money, and your calories. We can help.

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Hotel Picks

Hotel Barceló Raval

A 70’s-inspired hotel in the rambunctious Raval. The rooftop pool makes an excellent recovery spot, with a cocktail and tapas bar downstairs for revving up again.

Mercer Hotel Barcelona

Nestled on a quaint, quiet stone street in the Gothic Quarter, this is the hotel we book for our partner Anthony Bourdain when in Barcelona. It’s that good.

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