The word is out! Nova is attending the Barcelona Affiliate World conference, one of the most important networking hubs in the industry. It’s another great opportunity to expand your knowledge about affiliate marketing and the advertising industry. If you’re coming as well, make sure to stop by our booth or schedule a meeting with our affiliate and account managers.
But this conference is more than just expanding your network and learning about the newest trends in the industry, I mean, this is Barcelona we’re talking about! And this city has a lot to offer so guess what? We have a local on our team. Born and raised in the European capital of sun and nightlife, Anna is our constant reminder of how good life can be when you are tanned. Good drinks, great parties, and excellent food is just the tip of what Barcelona has to offer, so right before the start of the AW Barcelona conference, she is giving us local insights into the city’s go-to places, to make sure you have the best experience possible. And, yes we know you’re there for business but doesn’t hurt to know about the best party places in town, right? And most importantly, the best brunch places to help you cure the hangover the day after. We got you covered. Let’s dive straight into it, shall we?
BARCELONA’S BEST AREAS TO STAY IN:
Barcelona is known as the biggest city on the Mediterranean coast and everyone who already visited the place can confirm that it is indeed huge. As a tourist, Anna recommends two areas that will help you experience the true vibes of the city.
La Eixample Dreta This area is known to be one of the most central locations in the city. It is a point of good public transport connections, allowing you to discover all the attractions the city has to offer. It is considered quite peaceful and safe, especially at night, so you shouldn’t be scared of going home from a restaurant or a bar, which, that place has plenty of.
El Born Slightly less calm area of the city but for a good reason! A great nightlife scene, packed with bars and coffee shops is what attracts most visitors to choose this area as their home for the time being. There are some great shopping options, the center, as well as the beach is only about 10 minutes walk away so, what else can you wish for?
BEST WAY OF TRANSPORT:
Walking The weather is almost always warm and sunny so don’t be afraid to explore the districts by foot!
Bike If you are like Anna and have gotten used to the dutch way of going around, then ditch the taxi and rent a bike instead.
Metro Like most large cities, Barcelona has an underground railway, allowing you to hop on and off from one place to another. For example, from the conference venue to the after-party.
Motorcycle If you want to go that extra mile, why not rent out a scooter? Barcelona is not completely flat so this could be a great alternative to biking. Just imagine the wind blowing in your hair while driving to the beach on a perfect summer day.
BARS OF BARCELONA:
If you’re into rooftop bars, this is the place for you. Located in the heart of the Eixample Dreta area, this hotel is a great option for your accommodation. You can catch up on your work in the lounge area and have a nice, cold drink on the rooftop afterward.
If you decide to stay in the El Born district instead, then Paradiso is right around the corner. It is considered one of the world’s best cocktail bars with its own signature drinks. The décor of the place is what adds to the experience. Dimmed lights and Gaudi-inspired interior creates chic vibes, which are perfect on a hot summer night.
Another option to get your daily dose of cocktails is located in Tuset. A unique bar with an elegant and mysterious atmosphere is a great way to start your night as it warms you up with some mainstream hits.
BEST COFFEE SPOTS IN TOWN
This coffee shop is a chain, spread around 15 locations across the city of Barcelona. They offer and brew their own coffee beans which is you can also purchase and take back home with you. https://syra.coffee/
Located in the Born neighborhood, you can find the Nomad coffee lab. It’s a modern and hip place and considered one of the best coffee places in the city.
On y va
This is a go-to place for all cycling enthusiasts that appreciate quality coffee. It’s essentially a bike shop with a coffee bar, something that reminds you a bit of Amsterdam and perhaps one of the reasons this coffee place ended up on this list.
WHERE TO BRUNCH:
Flax and kale
A perfect place for everyone who wants to start their day on a healthier note but isn’t willing to compromise on the taste. They offer a broad selection of vegetarian and vegan options as well!
Another place with a big variety of dishes, as well as smoothies and juices. The atmosphere is very cozy so definitely a recommendation for all breakfast lovers.
As the name suggests, Tropico offers brunch meals and drinks, inspired by the tropical and Latin countries. Fresh tropical fruits, juices, and a unique twist on the burgers, eggs, or pancakes. A mouth-watering experience in Barcelona!
Billy brunch has something for everyone located in several different spots around the city. Definitely a great way to start your day.
DINNER TIME IN BARCA:
If you’re looking for a restaurant that serves great tapas then definitely goes for one of the two:
Ciudad Condal https://ciudadcondal.cat/
Paco Meralgo https://restaurantpacomeralgo.com/en/the-restaurant/
Barcelona might be located in the Mediterranean but when cravings for Japanese cuisine, these are the places to go for:
El Japones Escondido https://grupotragaluz.com/en/restaurant/el-japones-escondido/
For a true Spanish experience, you have to try a place with authentic Mediterranean food:
Everyone likes Italian cuisine and this place does it real justice:
Looking for something fancy? Try out one of the three:
Media Manga https://www.mediamanga.es/home/
Slow and Low https://slowandlowbcn.com/
NIGHTLIFE IN BARCELONA
If you love to dance to commercial music, Bling Bling and Sutton are exactly what you’re looking for. Both are located in the Sant Gervasi-Galvany area and are considered quite exclusive nightclubs. Try it out and decide for yourself.
Bling Bling https://blingblingbcn.com/en/home
Techno-lovers are going to end up in La Terrazza, an open-air venue, located right next to the famous Montjuic hill.
La Terrrazza https://laterrrazza.com/
Maybe you like all kinds of music genres and just want to go with the flow of the night. The following venues are known for all types of music, depending on the day of the week. One thing is for sure: Fridays and Saturdays are reserved for techno.
Sala Apolo https://www.sala-apolo.com/en/
Sala Razzmatazz https://www.salarazzmatazz.com/en/
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, WORTH SEEING:
IMPORTANT SENTENCES TO SURVIVE IN BARCELONA:
Una cerveza por favor. – A beer, please. ¿Donde esta la playa? – Where is the beach?
Now you are almost all set for AWE Barcelona 2022, with only one thing missing: booking a meeting with our affiliate and account managers. Click here to meet with Anna, Sietse, Jasin, Igor or Fran or just stop by at our Booth B60. We’re looking forward to meeting you!
Book your meeting here https://nova-network.com/events/