|Maria Mathison, Barcelona based yoga teacher|
I had the enormous good fortune to meet Maria when I travelled to Barcelona a few years ago. Above a children's shoe store not far from Las Ramblas, there's a yoga studio up a spiral staircase which is like a little spiritual haven far from the madness of the streets.
From the studio, you can see right across the city. It's divine.
I asked Maria for her recommendations on where to go and what to do in Barcelona for those who don't intend to purely shop and stare at the Sagrada.
Favourite places to eat: Cana de Azucar (Carrer de Muntaner 69); and Nolita (Carrer de Llull 230)
|Nolita in Barcelona|
Favourite ice creamery: ("I don't drink, just ice cream and tea!") Dela Crem (Carrer d'Enric Granados, 15)
|Dela Crem in Barcelona|
Favourite walk: Montjuic and Fundacion Miro
Favourite beach: Badalona
Maria teaches at Yoga Studio Barcelona. They're on Facebook, of course. Find them on the map here. Find the timetable here.
Maria is on Instagram at @onceuponanillusion