Delia - trend analyst with our Strategic Partner "TrendOne" (Hamburg/Berlin) - came back to Barcelona this summer, after having lived there for over a year. She describes the unique inspirational atmosphere of the Catalonian capital, in which with Picasso and Gaudi some of the greatest artist of our time lived. Be inspired!
Barrio Gotico is the aristocratic version of El Raval. Charming and elegant, smells like pastry and goes well with a red wine in the jazzy atmosphere. Funky, small art galleries and antique shops fill the neighborhood. An emerging group of young people here are the New Italians, young entrepreneurs from Italy that are opening cafes and restaurants everywhere. They started with Spritz/Aperitivo Italiano which is a big scene in itself and livelier then the Vermouth scene for young people because it includes free Italian tapas and in some places great DJs and live music on a Sunday night. Lots of Vespa clubs and piadina chains along with gelaterias everywhere now.
Along with meeting all the world’s nations, hearing all the languages, enjoying whatever type of cuisines gets through your mind, the architecture follows the same trend. Modernist walls marked with tags or stencils, outstanding modern buildings thrown down into old and authentic neighborhoods, Catalans and tourists, all this mix of different styles and behaviors somehow works perfectly and gives the city its charm. In the end, it is a great match!
Credits text and photos: Delia Dumitrescu · TrendOne