El Jardín de Bellavista: Inside Messi’s Hotel

If you are a soccer enthusiast, you understand the intense competition between Messi and Ronaldo. The fight is now off the pitch, as each of the two superstars is crafting a name in the hotel industry. It started with Ronaldo, and now Messi too has a hotel.

As a Portuguese cuisine enthusiast, during a vacation in Lisbon, you can visit Pestana CR7, Ronaldo’s luxury hotel. Once you are in Spain, it is evident that you would be curious to find out if Messi’s El Jardín de Bellavista that serves Spanish dishes can match Pestana CR7, which serves Portuguese dishes.

You should undoubtedly reserve a table well in advance at El Jardín de Bellavista, but quick as a flash, it will be time for dinner. You will be ushered into a stylish, quiet ambiance. The hotel has state-of-the-art fittings that clearly show that Messi is one of the wealthiest footballers in the game right now.

One of the differences between Messi’s hotel, and Ronaldo’s is the fact that the former’s is more of a family setting. Actually, it is run by Messi’s siblings. Inside, it has a football theme, with large screens for showing football matches. There is also a section for playing video games, and showcasing a range of Barcelona Football Club merchandise.

El Jardín de Bellavista is not such a large establishment and is estimated to have cost the Barcelona marksman around two million euros. The menu is not that diverse and offers just the basic cuisine, including paella, Iberian ham, cheese, vegetables, and other Spanish dishes. There’s also Messi’s favorite Argentinian dish on the menu.

For less than $20, you can order Messi’s favorite plate, milanesa napolitana a Caballo. However, the other dishes are relatively expensive, but worth it, when you can dine with the world’s best soccer star! He has been spotted several times enjoying meals with his fiancée.