Barcelona, Spain
Gabriella, 26
Photographer, Creative Director and Food Junkie
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What are the Barcelona spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

To eat you must try Taktika Berri, Vinitus, Gresca and Bar del pa. To drink Sin Copa, Mariachi and Jardin Jordi.

Do’s and don’ts in Barcelona: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

Do take advantage of the eclectic cuisine and vibrant night life. Don't get stuck in the port tourist traps. Most important keep your important belongings in your front pockets and don't get robbed!

What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a photographer who does gallery shows to raise money for non profits. I love use my art to raise awareness for social issues. I am also the creative director for a whimsical children's clothing brand because I am Peter Pan at heart.

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

25 EUR

Which Barcelona shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?

System Action

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Gilberto Gil, Manu Chau, Feist, Lykki Li, and Rhye.

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

Beach in the day, El Born at night.

What’s the area in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Port Olympic

What’s the one place in Barcelona you think is underrated?

Raval

Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?

Gresca

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Barcelona?

Pizza Circus

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

Drink in a bar and warm up.

Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?

Abac

Your go-to brunch spots:

Milk

Your perfect night out in Barcelona includes:

Good food, drinks and end up dancing until 8 am.

Which local creators do you admire?

Miro

Special views that mainstream tourists don't know about:

Bunkers

Best place for a cheap bite on-the-go:

Pizza Circus and Arepas

Tomorrow’s your last day in Barcelona. How do you spend it?

Long lunch with friends and wine!

You’re meeting the mayor of Barcelona - what constructive criticism would you give them?

Quality Mexican food.

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