A total jetsetter’s point of view.
Paloma Yumi comes from a multicultural background, she certainly knows the best of several cities that she visits often. Barcelona happens to be one of them, here are her picks for the most spectacular views of a city that’s near and dear to her heart.
My name is Paloma Yumi Garcia, CEO of NitaSuri – a luxury handbag brand inspired by famous Spanish artists Salvador Dali and Antoni Gaudi, known for their unique expression of surrealism and modernism, respectively, and proponents of Spanish cultural values. I have a very international background. I was born in Barcelona, and I lived in Japan, Malaysia and South Korea for several years where I experienced living with different cultures and have traveled extensively throughout Asia. Then I moved to the U.S. and lived in New York, before settling down in Los Angeles where I worked at Keiretsu Forum – a large global angel investor network where I developed my skills in entrepreneurship.
During my experience as an Entrepreneur Director, I learned the key essentials on how to run a successful company. Also, I had the privilege to attend many events where I soon realized how many women were interested in my unique NitaSuri handbags, which were designed by my mother – the original designer of the brand. That’s when I realized there was a great need in the luxury handbag market for original, wholly unique designs for women’s handbags.
In 2016, I decided to create my own start up and initiate my own adventure! Not even a year later, NitaSuri is selling in Spain, U.S., Japan, Malaysia and South Korea offering a sustainable line of bags with unique and contemporary interpretations of timeless styles with a high sense of effortless elegance and quality.
Hours: Mon-Sun 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Call: +34 902-20-03-02
Park Güell is an absolute must-see when you visit Barcelona. At the top of Güell park is a terraced area where you get a wonderful view of the park and beautiful cityscape views of Barcelona. It’s certainly one of the most famous sites in Barcelona where you’ll catch some of the city’s most famous landmarks, including La Sagrada Familia and the Montjuic.
Hours: Mon-Sun Open 24 hours
Call: +34 932 56 21 22
If you’re looking for an awesome view of Barcelona, you can’t miss the Bunkers de Carmel. Located in the district of El Carmel, in the upper part of the mountain Turò de la Rovira, this place was transformed during the civil war by the construction of some bunkers made to protect the city from bomb attacks.
Hours: Mon-Wed 11 a.m.-3:30 a.m.; Thursday 11 a.m.-4:30 a.m.; Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-5 a.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-2:30 a.m.
Call: +34 934 18 58 79
The classic and stylish Mirablau bar is located on the hill of Tibidabo offering some of the most spectacular views of Barcelona and its most famous sites, including La Sagrada Familia, Montjuic and, of course, the ocean!
Hours: Mon-Sun 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Call: +34 932 56 44 45
The views from Monjtuïc Castle and the surrounding area looking over the sea, port and city below is the best part of making the trip here. Around the seaward foot of the castle is an airy walking track, the Camí del Mar, which offers breezy views of the city and sea.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Call: +34 932 95 77 90
If you are looking for something fancy, SkyBar is one of the best-known rooftop bars in town owing to its exclusive location and fantastic views of the city. Located on the rooftop of the prestigious Grand Hotel Central Barcelona, it offers a wide range of cocktails and an excellent menu with great fish and seafood choices.
Article written by Paloma Yumi, owner of NitaSuri.