Bold, outlandish and above all bright pink, the Barbiecore aesthetic is booming in anticipation of the film starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.
The trend is not only taking runways and interiors by storm, but it’s also sending travelers flocking to real-life Barbie world destinations.
For a vacation with a plastic-fantastic touch, travel platform Omio has put together a Barbie travel guide to some of the pinkest destinations in Europe.
In her words, live your dream!
Sleep in pink hotels in Spain
Spend the night in a real-life Barbie world in two iconic pink hotels in Spain. La Muralla Roja is a rose-hued postmodern apartment complex designed in 1968 by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill.
The eye-catching block is located in the small town of Calpe, directly on the Spanish Mediterranean coast. After arriving at Alicante airport, you can reach the Costa Blanca town by bus.
If you’re more “come on Barbie, let’s go party,” head to San Antonio on the island of Ibiza. Here, the Wi-Ki Woo Hotel will feed all your plastic-fantastic dreams with rosé pool loungers and umbrellas, pink heart-shaped floaties and a giant ice-cream sculpture.
Lounge on pink beaches in Greece
Channel your inner mermaid on the blush-colored sand of Elafonissi and Balos beaches on Crete, the biggest island in Greece.
The dreamy coastal spots get pretty packed in summer, so head there early in the day and match the rosy sands with a pink sunrise.
Explore pink castles in Scotland and Germany
For Barbie with a medieval touch, head to the northern Scottish city of Aberdeen and seek out Craigievar Castle at the foot of the Grampian mountains.
The stately pink tower in Scots Baronial style features finely sculpted turrets, gargoyles and a golden cockerel on the weather vane. It’s currently undergoing restoration to touch up its salmon-hued exterior.
In Germany, you can find Barbie vibes in Bonn at Drachenburg Castle in Königswinter. The fairytale palace of spiky silver turrets and rosy stonework was built in the 19th century and is surrounded by thick forests.
Wander pink streets in France and Portugal
Toulouse is not called “La Ville Rose” for nothing. In southwest France, the city is dotted with buildings in various shades of pink thanks to construction with terracotta tiles.
A vacation a la Barbie isn’t complete without a saunter down Lisbon’s much-loved “Pink Street.” Officially named Rua Nova do Carvalho, this rose-painted road in the Cais do Sodré district draws evening crowds with vibrant bars and restaurants.