Cities

Best of Barcelona

Vicky Losada gives her lowdown on the Catalan capital, from the best beach to where to hang out away from the football

INTERVIEW Delfín Ramírez

More than just a Mecca for football fans, Barcelona is a city with something for everyone. Take it from an expert: Barcelona skipper and Spain midfielder Vicky Losada, now in her fourth spell at the club after first joining the youth ranks in 2004. “You have mountains and beaches within ten minutes, and it also brings together so many cultures,” says the former Arsenal player. “You can find a bit of everything. It’s a very cultural place with lots of people from different countries. People feel welcome."

Café culture

I usually go to unwind in the area around the cathedral. It’s a place I always like to go for a coffee. I feel like the city comes to life through the atmosphere there. You can lose yourself in the narrow streets and there are little places that live and breathe history.

Local cuisine

When I was away in England, I missed tapas. The seafood here is also much better than in England. In winter, I missed calçots [a type of green onion].

Night out

There are lots of very good restaurants, so I would have a good dinner with close friends and then finish with a drink in El Born or the Gothic quarter.

Penalty Pedigree

Etiam erat velit scelerisque in dictum non. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at. Scelerisque felis imperdiet proin fermentum leo. Nibh tortor id aliquet lectus proin nibh nisl. Nulla at volutpat diam ut venenatis. At urna condimentum mattis pellentesque id nibh tortor id aliquet. Leo a diam sollicitudin tempor id eu nisl nunc mi. Dui vivamus arcu felis bibendum ut. Pharetra convallis posuere morbi leo urna molestie. Adipiscing at in tellus integer feugiat scelerisque. In arcu cursus euismod quis. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at lectus urna duis. Facilisi nullam vehicula ipsum a arcu cursus. At tempor commodo ullamcorper a lacus vestibulum sed arcu non. Ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit pellentesque habitant. Vitae sapien pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus. Eget nullam non nisi est sit amet facilisis. Ipsum consequat nisl vel pretium lectus quam. Elit sed vulputate mi sit amet mauris commodo quis. Pretium fusce id velit ut tortor pretium viverra suspendisse potenti.

More than just a Mecca for football fans, Barcelona is a city with something for everyone. Take it from an expert: Barcelona skipper and Spain midfielder Vicky Losada, now in her fourth spell at the club after first joining the youth ranks in 2004. “You have mountains and beaches within ten minutes, and it also brings together so many cultures,” says the former Arsenal player. “You can find a bit of everything. It’s a very cultural place with lots of people from different countries. People feel welcome."

Café culture

I usually go to unwind in the area around the cathedral. It’s a place I always like to go for a coffee. I feel like the city comes to life through the atmosphere there. You can lose yourself in the narrow streets and there are little places that live and breathe history.

Local cuisine

When I was away in England, I missed tapas. The seafood here is also much better than in England. In winter, I missed calçots [a type of green onion].

Night out

There are lots of very good restaurants, so I would have a good dinner with close friends and then finish with a drink in El Born or the Gothic quarter.

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Beach life

Choosing the best beach in Barcelona or Catalonia is very difficult, but I would have to say Tossa de Mar because of its history, its castle and how small it is. The beach at Tossa is very beautiful.

Don't miss

In terms of history and culture, Gaudí is a world-renowned modernist architect. Everyone knows Barcelona because of his great building, the Sagrada Familia. There are so many places, such as Tibidabo. It’s not in Barcelona as such, but I think it’s unmissable.

Barça pride

Being captain is a big responsibility because, in my opinion, we’re the best team in the world. The women’s side is experiencing a great moment in its history. It’s very important that the new people who come, especially from abroad, know the roots of this football club and the city of Barcelona.

More than just a Mecca for football fans, Barcelona is a city with something for everyone. Take it from an expert: Barcelona skipper and Spain midfielder Vicky Losada, now in her fourth spell at the club after first joining the youth ranks in 2004. “You have mountains and beaches within ten minutes, and it also brings together so many cultures,” says the former Arsenal player. “You can find a bit of everything. It’s a very cultural place with lots of people from different countries. People feel welcome."

Café culture

I usually go to unwind in the area around the cathedral. It’s a place I always like to go for a coffee. I feel like the city comes to life through the atmosphere there. You can lose yourself in the narrow streets and there are little places that live and breathe history.

Local cuisine

When I was away in England, I missed tapas. The seafood here is also much better than in England. In winter, I missed calçots [a type of green onion].

Night out

There are lots of very good restaurants, so I would have a good dinner with close friends and then finish with a drink in El Born or the Gothic quarter.

Penalty Pedigree

Etiam erat velit scelerisque in dictum non. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at. Scelerisque felis imperdiet proin fermentum leo. Nibh tortor id aliquet lectus proin nibh nisl. Nulla at volutpat diam ut venenatis. At urna condimentum mattis pellentesque id nibh tortor id aliquet. Leo a diam sollicitudin tempor id eu nisl nunc mi. Dui vivamus arcu felis bibendum ut. Pharetra convallis posuere morbi leo urna molestie. Adipiscing at in tellus integer feugiat scelerisque. In arcu cursus euismod quis. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at lectus urna duis. Facilisi nullam vehicula ipsum a arcu cursus. At tempor commodo ullamcorper a lacus vestibulum sed arcu non. Ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit pellentesque habitant. Vitae sapien pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus. Eget nullam non nisi est sit amet facilisis. Ipsum consequat nisl vel pretium lectus quam. Elit sed vulputate mi sit amet mauris commodo quis. Pretium fusce id velit ut tortor pretium viverra suspendisse potenti.

Cities

Best of Barcelona

Vicky Losada gives her lowdown on the Catalan capital, from the best beach to where to hang out away from the football

INTERVIEW Delfín Ramírez

More than just a Mecca for football fans, Barcelona is a city with something for everyone. Take it from an expert: Barcelona skipper and Spain midfielder Vicky Losada, now in her fourth spell at the club after first joining the youth ranks in 2004. “You have mountains and beaches within ten minutes, and it also brings together so many cultures,” says the former Arsenal player. “You can find a bit of everything. It’s a very cultural place with lots of people from different countries. People feel welcome."

Café culture

I usually go to unwind in the area around the cathedral. It’s a place I always like to go for a coffee. I feel like the city comes to life through the atmosphere there. You can lose yourself in the narrow streets and there are little places that live and breathe history.

Local cuisine

When I was away in England, I missed tapas. The seafood here is also much better than in England. In winter, I missed calçots [a type of green onion].

Night out

There are lots of very good restaurants, so I would have a good dinner with close friends and then finish with a drink in El Born or the Gothic quarter.

Penalty Pedigree

Etiam erat velit scelerisque in dictum non. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at. Scelerisque felis imperdiet proin fermentum leo. Nibh tortor id aliquet lectus proin nibh nisl. Nulla at volutpat diam ut venenatis. At urna condimentum mattis pellentesque id nibh tortor id aliquet. Leo a diam sollicitudin tempor id eu nisl nunc mi. Dui vivamus arcu felis bibendum ut. Pharetra convallis posuere morbi leo urna molestie. Adipiscing at in tellus integer feugiat scelerisque. In arcu cursus euismod quis. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at lectus urna duis. Facilisi nullam vehicula ipsum a arcu cursus. At tempor commodo ullamcorper a lacus vestibulum sed arcu non. Ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit pellentesque habitant. Vitae sapien pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus. Eget nullam non nisi est sit amet facilisis. Ipsum consequat nisl vel pretium lectus quam. Elit sed vulputate mi sit amet mauris commodo quis. Pretium fusce id velit ut tortor pretium viverra suspendisse potenti.

More than just a Mecca for football fans, Barcelona is a city with something for everyone. Take it from an expert: Barcelona skipper and Spain midfielder Vicky Losada, now in her fourth spell at the club after first joining the youth ranks in 2004. “You have mountains and beaches within ten minutes, and it also brings together so many cultures,” says the former Arsenal player. “You can find a bit of everything. It’s a very cultural place with lots of people from different countries. People feel welcome."

Café culture

I usually go to unwind in the area around the cathedral. It’s a place I always like to go for a coffee. I feel like the city comes to life through the atmosphere there. You can lose yourself in the narrow streets and there are little places that live and breathe history.

Local cuisine

When I was away in England, I missed tapas. The seafood here is also much better than in England. In winter, I missed calçots [a type of green onion].

Night out

There are lots of very good restaurants, so I would have a good dinner with close friends and then finish with a drink in El Born or the Gothic quarter.

Read the full story
Sign up now to get access to this and every premium feature on Champions Journal. You will also get access to member-only competitions and offers. And you get all of that completely free!

Beach life

Choosing the best beach in Barcelona or Catalonia is very difficult, but I would have to say Tossa de Mar because of its history, its castle and how small it is. The beach at Tossa is very beautiful.

Don't miss

In terms of history and culture, Gaudí is a world-renowned modernist architect. Everyone knows Barcelona because of his great building, the Sagrada Familia. There are so many places, such as Tibidabo. It’s not in Barcelona as such, but I think it’s unmissable.

Barça pride

Being captain is a big responsibility because, in my opinion, we’re the best team in the world. The women’s side is experiencing a great moment in its history. It’s very important that the new people who come, especially from abroad, know the roots of this football club and the city of Barcelona.

More than just a Mecca for football fans, Barcelona is a city with something for everyone. Take it from an expert: Barcelona skipper and Spain midfielder Vicky Losada, now in her fourth spell at the club after first joining the youth ranks in 2004. “You have mountains and beaches within ten minutes, and it also brings together so many cultures,” says the former Arsenal player. “You can find a bit of everything. It’s a very cultural place with lots of people from different countries. People feel welcome."

Café culture

I usually go to unwind in the area around the cathedral. It’s a place I always like to go for a coffee. I feel like the city comes to life through the atmosphere there. You can lose yourself in the narrow streets and there are little places that live and breathe history.

Local cuisine

When I was away in England, I missed tapas. The seafood here is also much better than in England. In winter, I missed calçots [a type of green onion].

Night out

There are lots of very good restaurants, so I would have a good dinner with close friends and then finish with a drink in El Born or the Gothic quarter.

Penalty Pedigree

Etiam erat velit scelerisque in dictum non. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at. Scelerisque felis imperdiet proin fermentum leo. Nibh tortor id aliquet lectus proin nibh nisl. Nulla at volutpat diam ut venenatis. At urna condimentum mattis pellentesque id nibh tortor id aliquet. Leo a diam sollicitudin tempor id eu nisl nunc mi. Dui vivamus arcu felis bibendum ut. Pharetra convallis posuere morbi leo urna molestie. Adipiscing at in tellus integer feugiat scelerisque. In arcu cursus euismod quis. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at lectus urna duis. Facilisi nullam vehicula ipsum a arcu cursus. At tempor commodo ullamcorper a lacus vestibulum sed arcu non. Ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit pellentesque habitant. Vitae sapien pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus. Eget nullam non nisi est sit amet facilisis. Ipsum consequat nisl vel pretium lectus quam. Elit sed vulputate mi sit amet mauris commodo quis. Pretium fusce id velit ut tortor pretium viverra suspendisse potenti.

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