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"Must visit" Spots 💎

Places that make this city's name. Those unmissable locations when visiting Barcelona, have you visited them all?
Locating very near to our home is the most iconic street in Barcelona. La Rambla is a large boulevard that runs from the Plaça de Catalunya to the seafront. It originally marked the edge of the town centre during the Middle Ages before later becoming a famous street full of cafés, shops and, of course, La Boqueria food market.
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La Rambla
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Locating very near to our home is the most iconic street in Barcelona. La Rambla is a large boulevard that runs from the Plaça de Catalunya to the seafront. It originally marked the edge of the town centre during the Middle Ages before later becoming a famous street full of cafés, shops and, of course, La Boqueria food market.
Placa Reial is a gorgeous little square in the middle of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, near La Rambla. Full of palm trees, a fountain, and arches, it is wonderfully photogenic.
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Plaça Reial
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Placa Reial is a gorgeous little square in the middle of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, near La Rambla. Full of palm trees, a fountain, and arches, it is wonderfully photogenic.
Also known as the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, this cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona, Spain. This square in the Gothic Quarter is always packed and busy, so for a good shot try a lower angle!
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Cathedral of Barcelona
s/n Pla de la Seu
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Also known as the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, this cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona, Spain. This square in the Gothic Quarter is always packed and busy, so for a good shot try a lower angle!
Situated right next to the more famous Casa Batllo by Gaudi, this house is also architecturally stunning and was designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
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Casa Amatller
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Situated right next to the more famous Casa Batllo by Gaudi, this house is also architecturally stunning and was designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
One of the most popular attractions in Spain is the Sagrada Família – a Catholic basilica designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, who was famous for championing the architectural style known as Catalan Modernism or Modernisme. It has been under construction for over 100 years and isn’t expected to be completed until 2026, yet the originality and grandeur of its design attract over 3 million visitors each year.
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La Sagrada Cerveseria
16 Plaça Sagrada Família
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One of the most popular attractions in Spain is the Sagrada Família – a Catholic basilica designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, who was famous for championing the architectural style known as Catalan Modernism or Modernisme. It has been under construction for over 100 years and isn’t expected to be completed until 2026, yet the originality and grandeur of its design attract over 3 million visitors each year.
Park Güell is one of the most popular outdoor attractions in Barcelona, and yet what few people know is that it was initially conceived to be a revolutionary housing estate. Antoni Gaudí and his patron and friend Eusebi Güell originally acquired the area and began construction on a model home. When no one invested in the project, they eventually abandoned it, and it was later donated to the local council and transformed into a public park.
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Park Güell
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Park Güell is one of the most popular outdoor attractions in Barcelona, and yet what few people know is that it was initially conceived to be a revolutionary housing estate. Antoni Gaudí and his patron and friend Eusebi Güell originally acquired the area and began construction on a model home. When no one invested in the project, they eventually abandoned it, and it was later donated to the local council and transformed into a public park.
A 19th-century music hall, the Palau de la Música Catalana is the work of another great Catalan architect, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, who is also renowned for his contributions to Catalan Modernism. The palace’s exterior boasts ornate columns and mosaic work, while on the inside, a stained-glass ceiling dominates the auditorium.
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Palau de la Música Catalana
4-6 C/ Palau de la Música
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A 19th-century music hall, the Palau de la Música Catalana is the work of another great Catalan architect, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, who is also renowned for his contributions to Catalan Modernism. The palace’s exterior boasts ornate columns and mosaic work, while on the inside, a stained-glass ceiling dominates the auditorium.
Barcelona is known for more than one Rambla, which is roughly translated into a ‘wide, tree-lined promenade’. Right under our building and just a few blocks west of the more heralded Rambla is La Rambla de Raval, the heart of Barcelona’s counterculture district. The street is mostly known for being the connection point for multicultural groups and for its famed sculpture of a giant corpulent cat by Colombian artist Fernando Botero.
Paseo De La Rambla del Raval
Rambla del Raval
Barcelona is known for more than one Rambla, which is roughly translated into a ‘wide, tree-lined promenade’. Right under our building and just a few blocks west of the more heralded Rambla is La Rambla de Raval, the heart of Barcelona’s counterculture district. The street is mostly known for being the connection point for multicultural groups and for its famed sculpture of a giant corpulent cat by Colombian artist Fernando Botero.
Designed by Modernist architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas, the Arc de Triomf is Barcelona’s answer to the eponymous triumphal arch in Paris. However, unlike its northern cousin, this arc was constructed for a very different reason – as the main access gate for the 1888 Barcelona Universal Exposition. It is a main artery of the city and the site of numerous cultural fairs, including markets and parades celebrating Chinese, Thai and Bolivian heritage, just to name a few.
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Arc de Triomf
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Designed by Modernist architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas, the Arc de Triomf is Barcelona’s answer to the eponymous triumphal arch in Paris. However, unlike its northern cousin, this arc was constructed for a very different reason – as the main access gate for the 1888 Barcelona Universal Exposition. It is a main artery of the city and the site of numerous cultural fairs, including markets and parades celebrating Chinese, Thai and Bolivian heritage, just to name a few.
Standing on the pier at the very end of La Rambla, the Mirador de Colom is a homage to the explorer Christopher Columbus, who paid a visit to the Catalan capital before setting sail to America. The monument is also a viewing tower that’s accessible via an elevator and offers panoramic views of the city and sea.
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Mirador de Colom
s/n Plaça Portal de la Pau
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Standing on the pier at the very end of La Rambla, the Mirador de Colom is a homage to the explorer Christopher Columbus, who paid a visit to the Catalan capital before setting sail to America. The monument is also a viewing tower that’s accessible via an elevator and offers panoramic views of the city and sea.
Sitting at the very top of Montjuïc, this 17th-century castle was constructed as a military fortress. Since then, it has served as a military base and also a prison during the Spanish Civil War, and today, it is open to the public as a museum.
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Montjuic Castle
66 Ctra. de Montjuïc
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Sitting at the very top of Montjuïc, this 17th-century castle was constructed as a military fortress. Since then, it has served as a military base and also a prison during the Spanish Civil War, and today, it is open to the public as a museum.
A recent addition to the urban landscape of Barcelona (it opened in 2005), the Agbar Tower is a modern office building housing Aigües de Barcelona, the city’s water company. Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, the tower is covered in some 4,500 LED lights, which illuminate the facade at night, and features an intelligent temperature control system that uses automatic sensors to control the blinds.
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Agbar Tower
211 Avinguda Diagonal
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A recent addition to the urban landscape of Barcelona (it opened in 2005), the Agbar Tower is a modern office building housing Aigües de Barcelona, the city’s water company. Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, the tower is covered in some 4,500 LED lights, which illuminate the facade at night, and features an intelligent temperature control system that uses automatic sensors to control the blinds.
Barceloneta Beach is situated around 15 minutes way from Las Ramblas; it’s a popular beach and can get pretty busy during holiday time. In which case, head to the next beach along, Icaria Beach, which is a little more laid-back. The 1100 metre stretch of beach offers a myriad of sports and leisure activities. There are heaps of services for all the family including showers, public toilets, children’s games area, boat hire, parasols, ice cream and refreshments kiosks and more.
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Barceloneta Beach
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Barceloneta Beach is situated around 15 minutes way from Las Ramblas; it’s a popular beach and can get pretty busy during holiday time. In which case, head to the next beach along, Icaria Beach, which is a little more laid-back. The 1100 metre stretch of beach offers a myriad of sports and leisure activities. There are heaps of services for all the family including showers, public toilets, children’s games area, boat hire, parasols, ice cream and refreshments kiosks and more.

Neighborhoods ✌🏻

Each area in Barcelona has its own unique charm, which is your favorite one?
One of the most popular attractions in Spain is the Sagrada Família – a Catholic basilica designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, who was famous for championing the architectural style known as Catalan Modernism or Modernisme. It has been under construction for over 100 years and isn’t expected to be completed until 2026, yet the originality and grandeur of its design attract over 3 million visitors each year.
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One of the most popular attractions in Spain is the Sagrada Família – a Catholic basilica designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, who was famous for championing the architectural style known as Catalan Modernism or Modernisme. It has been under construction for over 100 years and isn’t expected to be completed until 2026, yet the originality and grandeur of its design attract over 3 million visitors each year.
One of Spain‘s most acclaimed contemporary authors, Carlos Ruiz Zafón based his most famous novel, The Shadow of the Wind, in Barcelona, and although the book contains an element of fiction, it’s possible to take a Shadow of the Wind walk through the city and visit many of the locations which appear in the story. Many of these are important landmarks in the city, making the tour not only entertaining but also a great way to explore the city’s history and architecture.
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Gothic quarter
Ronda de Sant Pere
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One of Spain‘s most acclaimed contemporary authors, Carlos Ruiz Zafón based his most famous novel, The Shadow of the Wind, in Barcelona, and although the book contains an element of fiction, it’s possible to take a Shadow of the Wind walk through the city and visit many of the locations which appear in the story. Many of these are important landmarks in the city, making the tour not only entertaining but also a great way to explore the city’s history and architecture.
Gràcia is bohemian, hip and family-friendly – all at the same time. Here, narrow pedestrian streets are linked by atmospheric plazas, fringed by tapas bars and cafés, and filled with playgrounds. It’s well known for international cuisine – you’ll find authentic Italian eateries, American pie shops, and Japanese sushi and ramen restaurants. It’s a cool spot for shopping, too, home to independent stores, selling an eclectic range of products, from old vinyl records to unique boho fashion and handmade souvenirs. Gràcia is also a nightlife hub with animated bars, swanky cocktail joints and traditional spots with live music.
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Gràcia
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Gràcia is bohemian, hip and family-friendly – all at the same time. Here, narrow pedestrian streets are linked by atmospheric plazas, fringed by tapas bars and cafés, and filled with playgrounds. It’s well known for international cuisine – you’ll find authentic Italian eateries, American pie shops, and Japanese sushi and ramen restaurants. It’s a cool spot for shopping, too, home to independent stores, selling an eclectic range of products, from old vinyl records to unique boho fashion and handmade souvenirs. Gràcia is also a nightlife hub with animated bars, swanky cocktail joints and traditional spots with live music.
Sant Antoni lies between Eixample, Raval and Poble-Sec. The neighbourhood is centred on the Sant Antoni Market, a covered food and book market that opened in 2018. Because of this, the neighbourhood has attracted cool bars and restaurants, which range from trendy doughnut shops – the kind you might expect to find in New York – to craft beer bars. Even top chefs Ferran and Albert Adrià, of El Bulli fame, opened eateries in the area.
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Sant Antoni
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Sant Antoni lies between Eixample, Raval and Poble-Sec. The neighbourhood is centred on the Sant Antoni Market, a covered food and book market that opened in 2018. Because of this, the neighbourhood has attracted cool bars and restaurants, which range from trendy doughnut shops – the kind you might expect to find in New York – to craft beer bars. Even top chefs Ferran and Albert Adrià, of El Bulli fame, opened eateries in the area.
Poble-Sec sits between Raval, Sants and Montjuïc Hill and offers a mix of edgy and cool. Along the main road of Parallel, you’ll find several theatres and music halls, which have made this neighbourhood an entertainment spot for many years. Recently, however, the interior of the barrio has been changing, with the addition of craft beer bars and funky international joints. One of the coolest spots to hang out here is Carrer Blai, a street filled with Basque-style pintxos bars.
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El Poble-sec
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Poble-Sec sits between Raval, Sants and Montjuïc Hill and offers a mix of edgy and cool. Along the main road of Parallel, you’ll find several theatres and music halls, which have made this neighbourhood an entertainment spot for many years. Recently, however, the interior of the barrio has been changing, with the addition of craft beer bars and funky international joints. One of the coolest spots to hang out here is Carrer Blai, a street filled with Basque-style pintxos bars.
The Eixample neighbourhood sits in the city centre and offers a different type of cool. It’s elegant, upmarket and luxurious, filled with designer stores and boutiques, refined hotels and fine-dining restaurants. The neighbourhood runs from Plaça Catalunya (just north of the Gothic Quarter) to Gràcia, and is divided by the grand boulevard Passeig de Gràcia. This is where you’ll find most of the designer shops and magnificent pieces of architecture, including two of Gaudí’s most famous works – the Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. One of the coolest parts of Eixample is the lower west side of the neighbourhood, a favourite hangout of the LGBTQ community. Here, there’s a party vibe with lots of bars, clubs and LGBTQ-centred hotels.
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Eixample
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The Eixample neighbourhood sits in the city centre and offers a different type of cool. It’s elegant, upmarket and luxurious, filled with designer stores and boutiques, refined hotels and fine-dining restaurants. The neighbourhood runs from Plaça Catalunya (just north of the Gothic Quarter) to Gràcia, and is divided by the grand boulevard Passeig de Gràcia. This is where you’ll find most of the designer shops and magnificent pieces of architecture, including two of Gaudí’s most famous works – the Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. One of the coolest parts of Eixample is the lower west side of the neighbourhood, a favourite hangout of the LGBTQ community. Here, there’s a party vibe with lots of bars, clubs and LGBTQ-centred hotels.

Food Scene 🍽

Our handpick selections. Please check the time and make a reservation beforehand if possible to avoid long waiting. Thank ya and have a yummy day <3
Super near to our home, A tu Bola is a tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurant in the heart of the Raval district is the perfect stop for a quick lunch or dinner. Their specialty is their “bolas” – meat, fish, and veggie balls that are served either with side dishes or in pita bread (think a more creative take on falafel). Don’t forget to wash it all down with a glass of homemade lemonade or a local craft beer.
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A Tu Bola
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Super near to our home, A tu Bola is a tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurant in the heart of the Raval district is the perfect stop for a quick lunch or dinner. Their specialty is their “bolas” – meat, fish, and veggie balls that are served either with side dishes or in pita bread (think a more creative take on falafel). Don’t forget to wash it all down with a glass of homemade lemonade or a local craft beer.
At the base of Montjuïc in the rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood of Poble Sec is a long pedestrianised street famed for its terrazas (terraces) replete with pintxos. Carrer de Blai has at least 20 bars dedicated to the bite-size Basque morsels, and its terrazas fill up quickly after work with crowds who come in to grab a cold caña (draft beer) and munch on some well-priced snacks.
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Carrer de Blai
Carrer de Blai
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At the base of Montjuïc in the rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood of Poble Sec is a long pedestrianised street famed for its terrazas (terraces) replete with pintxos. Carrer de Blai has at least 20 bars dedicated to the bite-size Basque morsels, and its terrazas fill up quickly after work with crowds who come in to grab a cold caña (draft beer) and munch on some well-priced snacks.
A warm welcome, a real neighbourhood feel and incredibly cheap prices are what make La Bodega d’en Rafael a real local favourite. Located just opposite the Sant Antoni market, this cozy tapas bar serves a variety of humble every day dishes and serves as the neighbourhood meeting point from first thing in the morning to late at night. La Bodega d’en Rafael, Carrer de Manso, 52, Barcelona, Spain
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La Bodega d'en Rafel
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A warm welcome, a real neighbourhood feel and incredibly cheap prices are what make La Bodega d’en Rafael a real local favourite. Located just opposite the Sant Antoni market, this cozy tapas bar serves a variety of humble every day dishes and serves as the neighbourhood meeting point from first thing in the morning to late at night. La Bodega d’en Rafael, Carrer de Manso, 52, Barcelona, Spain
A neighbourhood which has so far eluded the guidebooks is that of Sants, located past Plaça Espanya on the way out of the city. Here you’ll find authentic bodegas which draw the crowds during lunchtime every Saturday for vermouth or the mid-morning crowd after a café con leche and a chat with the barman. The Bodega La General is an altogether more recent addition to the scene, with a fresher, more stylised décor but all the warmth and familiarity of an old neighbourhood haunt.
Bodega La General
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A neighbourhood which has so far eluded the guidebooks is that of Sants, located past Plaça Espanya on the way out of the city. Here you’ll find authentic bodegas which draw the crowds during lunchtime every Saturday for vermouth or the mid-morning crowd after a café con leche and a chat with the barman. The Bodega La General is an altogether more recent addition to the scene, with a fresher, more stylised décor but all the warmth and familiarity of an old neighbourhood haunt.
If superlatives are what you’re after when assessing a place then look away: Els Sortidors del Parlament is neither the oldest, nor the coolest, nor the cheapest. It is however a respectable tapas bar serving quality cured meats and cheeses, with a wide range of wines by the bottle and beers on tap, all in a warm, inviting setting with friendly staff. A combination of elements which isn’t always that easy to find in Barcelona these days. Els Sortidors del Parlament, Carrer del Parlament, 53, Barcelona, Spain
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Els Sortidors del Parlament
53 Carrer del Parlament
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If superlatives are what you’re after when assessing a place then look away: Els Sortidors del Parlament is neither the oldest, nor the coolest, nor the cheapest. It is however a respectable tapas bar serving quality cured meats and cheeses, with a wide range of wines by the bottle and beers on tap, all in a warm, inviting setting with friendly staff. A combination of elements which isn’t always that easy to find in Barcelona these days. Els Sortidors del Parlament, Carrer del Parlament, 53, Barcelona, Spain
Old leather sofas, wooden floors, a rocking chair that looks like it’s been here forever, an old school map on the wall… sounds like every millenial’s dream, right? Located on Passeig Sant Joan, not far from Plaça Tetuan, Granja Petitbo is an all-day café and eatery serving contemporary home-cooking from breakfast to dinnertime, including plenty of eggs and hearty pasta dishes as well home-made cakes. Granja Petitbo, Passeig de Sant Joan, 82, Barcelona, Spain
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Granja Petitbo
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Old leather sofas, wooden floors, a rocking chair that looks like it’s been here forever, an old school map on the wall… sounds like every millenial’s dream, right? Located on Passeig Sant Joan, not far from Plaça Tetuan, Granja Petitbo is an all-day café and eatery serving contemporary home-cooking from breakfast to dinnertime, including plenty of eggs and hearty pasta dishes as well home-made cakes. Granja Petitbo, Passeig de Sant Joan, 82, Barcelona, Spain
Sant Antoni is the hipster hotspot in Barcelona, and Bar Calders is combination of excellent food, quirky decor, and an outdoor terrace means that snagging a seat isn’t always easy. Go for Sunday brunch and enjoy knowing that you’re in one of the coolest spots in the city. Try the house vermouth with a couple of their tapas, which have a dose of Mexican inspiration in tribute to the poet who gives his name to the street. A Catalan, Pere Calders was exiled in Mexico for over two decades.
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Bar Calders
25 Carrer del Parlament
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Sant Antoni is the hipster hotspot in Barcelona, and Bar Calders is combination of excellent food, quirky decor, and an outdoor terrace means that snagging a seat isn’t always easy. Go for Sunday brunch and enjoy knowing that you’re in one of the coolest spots in the city. Try the house vermouth with a couple of their tapas, which have a dose of Mexican inspiration in tribute to the poet who gives his name to the street. A Catalan, Pere Calders was exiled in Mexico for over two decades.
Simple is often better, and that’s certainly the case at Bar La Plata. Though they only serve four tapas, each one is expertly prepared. The “pescadito frito”, or fried little fish, as particularly good. Order one of everything along with a porrón of wine to share, which you’ll probably have to eat standing up elbow-to-elbow with plenty of hungry locals.
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La Plata
28 Carrer de la Mercè
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Simple is often better, and that’s certainly the case at Bar La Plata. Though they only serve four tapas, each one is expertly prepared. The “pescadito frito”, or fried little fish, as particularly good. Order one of everything along with a porrón of wine to share, which you’ll probably have to eat standing up elbow-to-elbow with plenty of hungry locals.
You might be surprised to see long lines outside this sandwich shop, which doesn’t look like anything special to the uninitiated. However, after a bite of one of their bocadillos (roll sandwich) you’ll probably understand why people are willing to wait in line for one. There’s not much seating inside, but Bo de B restaurant is just a few steps away from the harbor or a quick walk from the beach. Why not take your sandwich to go?
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Bo de B
35 Carrer de la Mercè
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You might be surprised to see long lines outside this sandwich shop, which doesn’t look like anything special to the uninitiated. However, after a bite of one of their bocadillos (roll sandwich) you’ll probably understand why people are willing to wait in line for one. There’s not much seating inside, but Bo de B restaurant is just a few steps away from the harbor or a quick walk from the beach. Why not take your sandwich to go?
One of the most popular tapas restaurants in the city, Cal Pep is a staunch favorite among visitors and locals alike. The dishes are inspired by the Mediterranean and use lots of fresh seasonal ingredients, and you’ll find a mix of tapas bar staples and innovative new dishes (think clams served with ham and tuna tartare).
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Cal Pep
8 Plaça de les Olles
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One of the most popular tapas restaurants in the city, Cal Pep is a staunch favorite among visitors and locals alike. The dishes are inspired by the Mediterranean and use lots of fresh seasonal ingredients, and you’ll find a mix of tapas bar staples and innovative new dishes (think clams served with ham and tuna tartare).
If you’re tired of tapas bars but want to try something that’s still locally inspired, Cera 23 will do the trick. This chic restaurant on a decidedly not chic street in the Raval has a menu of top-notch fusion food, including their signature ceviche, a seafood rice “volcano”, and honeyed beef cheeks. Their cocktail menu is equally impressive.
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Cera 23
23 C. de la Cera
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If you’re tired of tapas bars but want to try something that’s still locally inspired, Cera 23 will do the trick. This chic restaurant on a decidedly not chic street in the Raval has a menu of top-notch fusion food, including their signature ceviche, a seafood rice “volcano”, and honeyed beef cheeks. Their cocktail menu is equally impressive.
Vintage-inspired Copasetic has a focus on using eco-friendly ingredients that are locally sourced. The food and cocktail menu is packed full of fresh ingredients. Food is served throughout the day, but their brunch is particularly good. They offer lots of options that are vegetarian, gluten-free, and lactose-free as well as being ecological. You can also contribute to a “suspended” coffee or sandwich with a 60 cents or a euro, which will then be given to somebody in need.
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Copasetic Barcelona
55 Carrer de la Diputació
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Vintage-inspired Copasetic has a focus on using eco-friendly ingredients that are locally sourced. The food and cocktail menu is packed full of fresh ingredients. Food is served throughout the day, but their brunch is particularly good. They offer lots of options that are vegetarian, gluten-free, and lactose-free as well as being ecological. You can also contribute to a “suspended” coffee or sandwich with a 60 cents or a euro, which will then be given to somebody in need.
With a focus on “flexitarian” cuisine and a menu that changes up depending on what’s in the season, there’s nearly always something new to try at Flax & Kale: 80% of the menu is plant-based, so this is the perfect place for vegans and vegetarians, as well as anybody who likes eating healthy food that tastes great, too. If the weather’s nice (and it probably will be – this is Barcelona, after all), try getting a table at their stylish upstairs terrace.
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Flax & Kale Passage
31 Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt
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With a focus on “flexitarian” cuisine and a menu that changes up depending on what’s in the season, there’s nearly always something new to try at Flax & Kale: 80% of the menu is plant-based, so this is the perfect place for vegans and vegetarians, as well as anybody who likes eating healthy food that tastes great, too. If the weather’s nice (and it probably will be – this is Barcelona, after all), try getting a table at their stylish upstairs terrace.
A mix of a seafood market stall and a restaurant, local restaurant chain La Paradeta has seven locations all over the city. You simply line up at the market-style counter, which has a selection of fish and seafood laid on ice. Pick what you want, how much, and how you’d like it cooked. You’ll get a number to get your food as soon as it’s cooked.
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La Paradeta
7 Carrer Comercial
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A mix of a seafood market stall and a restaurant, local restaurant chain La Paradeta has seven locations all over the city. You simply line up at the market-style counter, which has a selection of fish and seafood laid on ice. Pick what you want, how much, and how you’d like it cooked. You’ll get a number to get your food as soon as it’s cooked.
Just steps away from Plaça Reial lies a stylish restaurant serving Spanish-inspired food with an international bent. In Viana there are tapas bar classics like jamón Iberico on local “pa amb tomaquet” sharing menu space right alongside new creations like diced marinated tuna with apple and avocado. If you’re in the mood for one, order up one of their signature cocktails like a blackberry mojito or a kiwi capisake as a treat.
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SigaMiga Barcelona
7 C/ del Vidre
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Just steps away from Plaça Reial lies a stylish restaurant serving Spanish-inspired food with an international bent. In Viana there are tapas bar classics like jamón Iberico on local “pa amb tomaquet” sharing menu space right alongside new creations like diced marinated tuna with apple and avocado. If you’re in the mood for one, order up one of their signature cocktails like a blackberry mojito or a kiwi capisake as a treat.
Delicious food, nice service. I always take my friends here when we want to eat paella. Highly recommend!
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La Fonda
10 Carrer dels Escudellers
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Delicious food, nice service. I always take my friends here when we want to eat paella. Highly recommend!
Amazing Catalan food. Always very crowded but very worth waiting for.
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Cervesería Catalana
236 C. de Mallorca
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Amazing Catalan food. Always very crowded but very worth waiting for.

Interesting Activities 🍀

Besides visiting famous places, we can also explore Barcelona by participating in interesting activities and mingling with the locals
One of Spain‘s most acclaimed contemporary authors, Carlos Ruiz Zafón based his most famous novel, The Shadow of the Wind, in Barcelona, and although the book contains an element of fiction, it’s possible to take a Shadow of the Wind walk through the city and visit many of the locations which appear in the story. Many of these are important landmarks in the city, making the tour not only entertaining but also a great way to explore the city’s history and architecture.
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Gothic quarter
Ronda de Sant Pere
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One of Spain‘s most acclaimed contemporary authors, Carlos Ruiz Zafón based his most famous novel, The Shadow of the Wind, in Barcelona, and although the book contains an element of fiction, it’s possible to take a Shadow of the Wind walk through the city and visit many of the locations which appear in the story. Many of these are important landmarks in the city, making the tour not only entertaining but also a great way to explore the city’s history and architecture.
Opened in 1820 in El Raval, Bar Marsella is said to be Barcelona’s very first bar and everyone from Picasso to Hemingway is rumoured to have been a regular at some point in this establishment’s long and louche history. Tucked away in the backstreets of the Raval, the part of town long considered to be a no-go area, Bar Marsella is one of Barcelona’s most famous watering holes. The locale’s fame derives from two features. On one hand, it was frequented by the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso, among other bohemians, artists, and writers from the time gone by. On the other hand, the bar specializes in the sale of absinthe, an anise-flavored spirit nicknamed the ‘Green Fairy,’ owing to the effects of its high alcohol content (45–74 percent).
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Bar Marea Baja
6 Av. de les Drassanes
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Opened in 1820 in El Raval, Bar Marsella is said to be Barcelona’s very first bar and everyone from Picasso to Hemingway is rumoured to have been a regular at some point in this establishment’s long and louche history. Tucked away in the backstreets of the Raval, the part of town long considered to be a no-go area, Bar Marsella is one of Barcelona’s most famous watering holes. The locale’s fame derives from two features. On one hand, it was frequented by the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso, among other bohemians, artists, and writers from the time gone by. On the other hand, the bar specializes in the sale of absinthe, an anise-flavored spirit nicknamed the ‘Green Fairy,’ owing to the effects of its high alcohol content (45–74 percent).
The pride and joy of most Catalans, FC Barcelona, that’s football club Barcelona for the non-sports fans out there, is one of the world’s most popular and successful clubs of all times. The club’s home, the Camp Nou stadium, is the largest stadium in Europe, capable of seating 99,354 spectators. Explore the stadium and find out more about the club’s history and track record with the Camp Nou Experience, including a tour of the FC Barcelona Museum.
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Camp Nou
12 C. d'Arístides Maillol
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The pride and joy of most Catalans, FC Barcelona, that’s football club Barcelona for the non-sports fans out there, is one of the world’s most popular and successful clubs of all times. The club’s home, the Camp Nou stadium, is the largest stadium in Europe, capable of seating 99,354 spectators. Explore the stadium and find out more about the club’s history and track record with the Camp Nou Experience, including a tour of the FC Barcelona Museum.
Located on the foothills of Montjuïc on the outskirts of Poble Sec, the Gardens of the Grec theatre are so called in reference to the amphitheatre that sits inside them. Open to the public every day of the year, the garden is reminiscent of ancient Greece, with old stone columns draped in ivy, and walkways bordered with colourful flowers. The orange orchard, meanwhile, offers a sweet-scented treat to anyone who wanders through it in springtime. There are benches scattered among the trees, but one of the most inviting spots to take a seat is undoubtedly the amphitheatre itself. Gardens of the Grec Theatre, Paseo de Santa Madrona, 38, Barcelona
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Jardins de Laribal
2 Passeig de Santa Madrona
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Located on the foothills of Montjuïc on the outskirts of Poble Sec, the Gardens of the Grec theatre are so called in reference to the amphitheatre that sits inside them. Open to the public every day of the year, the garden is reminiscent of ancient Greece, with old stone columns draped in ivy, and walkways bordered with colourful flowers. The orange orchard, meanwhile, offers a sweet-scented treat to anyone who wanders through it in springtime. There are benches scattered among the trees, but one of the most inviting spots to take a seat is undoubtedly the amphitheatre itself. Gardens of the Grec Theatre, Paseo de Santa Madrona, 38, Barcelona
Located on the outskirts of the city, towards the hills of Colserolla Park, the Bunkers del Carmel have for a long time been among Barcelona’s best-kept secrets. These abandoned war-time bunkers offer probably the best panoramic view of Barcelona you can find. There’s nothing else there, and the site is open to the public at all times, so you’re free to plan sunrise breakfasts and late night picnics as you wish. The walk up to the bunkers is relatively long and uphill, but the stroll is well worth the chance to enjoy the wilder side of Barcelona’s outdoors.
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Serra de Collserola Natural Park
92 Ctra. de l'Església
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Located on the outskirts of the city, towards the hills of Colserolla Park, the Bunkers del Carmel have for a long time been among Barcelona’s best-kept secrets. These abandoned war-time bunkers offer probably the best panoramic view of Barcelona you can find. There’s nothing else there, and the site is open to the public at all times, so you’re free to plan sunrise breakfasts and late night picnics as you wish. The walk up to the bunkers is relatively long and uphill, but the stroll is well worth the chance to enjoy the wilder side of Barcelona’s outdoors.
While green spaces are not abundant in Barcelona, there are nevertheless some remarkable public gardens. If the Park Ciutadella is the most famous – and consequently the busiest – others such as the Mossèn Costa i Lobrera gardens are often overlooked. The gardens are populated with hundreds of varieties of cacti and succulent plants and is one of the largest of its kind in Europe. The Mossèn Costa i Lobrera Gardens, Ctra. de Miramar, 50-58, Barcelona, Spain
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Mossen Costs i Llobera Garden
38 Ctra. de Miramar
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While green spaces are not abundant in Barcelona, there are nevertheless some remarkable public gardens. If the Park Ciutadella is the most famous – and consequently the busiest – others such as the Mossèn Costa i Lobrera gardens are often overlooked. The gardens are populated with hundreds of varieties of cacti and succulent plants and is one of the largest of its kind in Europe. The Mossèn Costa i Lobrera Gardens, Ctra. de Miramar, 50-58, Barcelona, Spain
These days public buildings often prioritise functionality over aesthetics which makes the Arús public library all the more remarkable. Originally a private home and a Freemason lodge and library, the building was saved from destruction during the Franco dictatorship only to be opened to the public as a library after Franco’s death. It’s wooden shelves and glass-fronted cabinets are filled with ancient manuscripts and the whole thing feels as if it were taken straight out of a Harry Potter novel. Arús public library, Passeig de Sant Joan, 26, Barcelona, Spain
Biblioteca Publica Arus
26 Pg. de Sant Joan
These days public buildings often prioritise functionality over aesthetics which makes the Arús public library all the more remarkable. Originally a private home and a Freemason lodge and library, the building was saved from destruction during the Franco dictatorship only to be opened to the public as a library after Franco’s death. It’s wooden shelves and glass-fronted cabinets are filled with ancient manuscripts and the whole thing feels as if it were taken straight out of a Harry Potter novel. Arús public library, Passeig de Sant Joan, 26, Barcelona, Spain
Another public building which packs a stylistic punch, the Can Deu Civic Centre is a sumptuous Modernist mansion which was erected in the 19th century. Commissioned by local spirit distiller and merchant Josep Deu i Estacó, the building was briefly occupied by militias during the Spanish Civil War before later coming under ownership of the local council in 1984. As well as organising events, workshops and shows, there is also a café located on the ground floor with a leafy courtyard.
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Centre Cívic Can Deu
13 Plaça de la Concòrdia
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Another public building which packs a stylistic punch, the Can Deu Civic Centre is a sumptuous Modernist mansion which was erected in the 19th century. Commissioned by local spirit distiller and merchant Josep Deu i Estacó, the building was briefly occupied by militias during the Spanish Civil War before later coming under ownership of the local council in 1984. As well as organising events, workshops and shows, there is also a café located on the ground floor with a leafy courtyard.
The MACBA is Barcelona’s contemporary art museum and one of the leading institutions of its kind in Europe. Designed by American architect Richard Meier and inaugurated in 1995, it has hosted exhibitions by some of the most well-regarded artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
1 Plaça dels Àngels
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The MACBA is Barcelona’s contemporary art museum and one of the leading institutions of its kind in Europe. Designed by American architect Richard Meier and inaugurated in 1995, it has hosted exhibitions by some of the most well-regarded artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Ciutadella Park is Barcelona’s centrally located green space, which has been a gathering point for life in the city since its creation in 1877. Indeed, when it first opened, it was only public park in the city. These days, it is home to an increasing amount of yoga groups, the Catalan Parliament and the Barcelona Zoo.
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Ciutadella Park
21 Passeig de Picasso
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Ciutadella Park is Barcelona’s centrally located green space, which has been a gathering point for life in the city since its creation in 1877. Indeed, when it first opened, it was only public park in the city. These days, it is home to an increasing amount of yoga groups, the Catalan Parliament and the Barcelona Zoo.
Chocoholics, be warned: things are likely to get a little messy at the Barcelona Chocolate Museum. The city has long had a close relationship with all things cacao-based. For example, the Spanish historically extracted the product from Central America, and troops of the Bourbon Kings are said to have received a daily chocolate allowance for breakfast. Aside from learning about the process of making chocolate, visitors can admire original chocolate sculptures and take part in a workshop to be a chocolatier for the day.
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Museu de la Xocolata
36 Carrer del Comerç
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Chocoholics, be warned: things are likely to get a little messy at the Barcelona Chocolate Museum. The city has long had a close relationship with all things cacao-based. For example, the Spanish historically extracted the product from Central America, and troops of the Bourbon Kings are said to have received a daily chocolate allowance for breakfast. Aside from learning about the process of making chocolate, visitors can admire original chocolate sculptures and take part in a workshop to be a chocolatier for the day.
The Port Vell Aerial Tramway is, as its name suggests, a large air-borne cabin that transports people from the Port Vell harbour to the slopes of Montjuïc. It first opened in 1931, at which time it went to the top of Montjuïc. However, after falling into disrepair after the Spanish Civil War, it was later re-opened in its new form and has become a popular attraction offering great views of the city.
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Transbordador Aeri Del Port
88 Passeig de Joan de Borbó
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The Port Vell Aerial Tramway is, as its name suggests, a large air-borne cabin that transports people from the Port Vell harbour to the slopes of Montjuïc. It first opened in 1931, at which time it went to the top of Montjuïc. However, after falling into disrepair after the Spanish Civil War, it was later re-opened in its new form and has become a popular attraction offering great views of the city.
At MNAC, visitors can immerse themselves in Catalan history via sculptures, paintings, ancient relics and more. The most famous of the permanent exhibits features Romanesque murals that were carefully relocated from church apses across Catalunya and reconstructed here in the 1920s. The museum is also home to the region’s largest collections of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque art, as well as a large section dedicated to modern artworks, including the Picasso masterpiece Woman in Hat and Fur Collar.
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MNAC
s/n Parc de Montjuïc
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At MNAC, visitors can immerse themselves in Catalan history via sculptures, paintings, ancient relics and more. The most famous of the permanent exhibits features Romanesque murals that were carefully relocated from church apses across Catalunya and reconstructed here in the 1920s. The museum is also home to the region’s largest collections of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque art, as well as a large section dedicated to modern artworks, including the Picasso masterpiece Woman in Hat and Fur Collar.
Many visitors come to Barcelona expecting to take in the quintessential culture of Spain but then realise that they have landed in Catalunya, a distinct region of the country. As Spain comprises widely varying cultures, Poble Espanyol offers an outdoor museum (just alongside Montjuïc) that showcases each one of the country’s unique regions. From the Basque Country in the north to Andalusia in the south, Poble Espanyol is a journey featuring 117 full-scale buildings that recreate a variety of Spanish villages. This site, which often hosts large cultural events, provides visitors with a chance to learn and explore Spain’s great variety of history, food and culture without ever leaving Catalunya.
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Poble Espanyol
13 Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia
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Many visitors come to Barcelona expecting to take in the quintessential culture of Spain but then realise that they have landed in Catalunya, a distinct region of the country. As Spain comprises widely varying cultures, Poble Espanyol offers an outdoor museum (just alongside Montjuïc) that showcases each one of the country’s unique regions. From the Basque Country in the north to Andalusia in the south, Poble Espanyol is a journey featuring 117 full-scale buildings that recreate a variety of Spanish villages. This site, which often hosts large cultural events, provides visitors with a chance to learn and explore Spain’s great variety of history, food and culture without ever leaving Catalunya.
Fábrica Lehmann (Lehmann Factory) is located in a hidden patio in the middle of Eixample. You would probably never cross the main door to arrive to the charming patio, unless someone tells you about it. This hidden spot is a creative space that brings together around twenty artisans and creative entrepreneurs.
Fàbrica Lehmann
159 C. del Consell de Cent
Fábrica Lehmann (Lehmann Factory) is located in a hidden patio in the middle of Eixample. You would probably never cross the main door to arrive to the charming patio, unless someone tells you about it. This hidden spot is a creative space that brings together around twenty artisans and creative entrepreneurs.
For art lovers 💓 a “must see” Instagrammable spot, very popular among locals
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Museu Moto Barcelona
10 Carrer de la Palla
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For art lovers 💓 a “must see” Instagrammable spot, very popular among locals
Culture vultures looking for something other to do than queuing outside Gaudi’s many monuments might enjoy La Casa de la Seda. Just a 1-min walk from Palau de la Música Catalana, once the headquarters of the city’s influential Guild of Silkmakers, today it’s an elegant museum to those times. A guided tour (Saturday mornings, twice a month) takes you through its lavishly decorated rooms and gives you some of the history of this lucrative trade.
Casa del gremi dels velers
1 Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt
Culture vultures looking for something other to do than queuing outside Gaudi’s many monuments might enjoy La Casa de la Seda. Just a 1-min walk from Palau de la Música Catalana, once the headquarters of the city’s influential Guild of Silkmakers, today it’s an elegant museum to those times. A guided tour (Saturday mornings, twice a month) takes you through its lavishly decorated rooms and gives you some of the history of this lucrative trade.

Sunset Spots 🌄

Especially for sunset lovers - I know that feeling 🥺
If you do want to try and catch a glimpse of the sun as it disappears across the horizon, your best chance is to hike to the top of Tibidabo mountain. Here you’ll find the Sagrat Cor basilica alongside Tibidabo Amusement Park – the oldest of its kind in Spain. There are plenty of green spaces and secluded spots to lay down a blanket and enjoy the view over the Colserolla natural park located behind the mountain. Plaça del Tibidabo, 3-4, Barcelona, Spain, +34 932 11 79 42
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Tibidabo
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If you do want to try and catch a glimpse of the sun as it disappears across the horizon, your best chance is to hike to the top of Tibidabo mountain. Here you’ll find the Sagrat Cor basilica alongside Tibidabo Amusement Park – the oldest of its kind in Spain. There are plenty of green spaces and secluded spots to lay down a blanket and enjoy the view over the Colserolla natural park located behind the mountain. Plaça del Tibidabo, 3-4, Barcelona, Spain, +34 932 11 79 42
Like a little sophistication once in a while? Then opt to watch the sun set with a cocktail in your hand from the top floor bar of the W Hotel. Located on the 26th floor, the bar is open every day from 6pm until late at night when it transforms into a nightclub. You’ll be able to gaze across waters and admire the Mediterranean change colour as the sky turns pink, red and blue.
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We Barcelona
Passeig de Joan de Borbó
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Like a little sophistication once in a while? Then opt to watch the sun set with a cocktail in your hand from the top floor bar of the W Hotel. Located on the 26th floor, the bar is open every day from 6pm until late at night when it transforms into a nightclub. You’ll be able to gaze across waters and admire the Mediterranean change colour as the sky turns pink, red and blue.
Located on the heights of Montjuïc, the Olympic Park is composed of the Olympic stadium, the iconic telecommunications tower – designed by Ricardo Bofill – and the Olympic Museum. These architectural landmarks are a reminder of the event which transformed the face of Barcelona, making it the world-famous tourist destination it is today. The sight of the telecommunications tower on the backdrop of the sky at dusk is particularly striking. Passeig Olímpic, 15-17, Barcelona, Spain, +34 934 26 20 89
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Port Olimpic
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Located on the heights of Montjuïc, the Olympic Park is composed of the Olympic stadium, the iconic telecommunications tower – designed by Ricardo Bofill – and the Olympic Museum. These architectural landmarks are a reminder of the event which transformed the face of Barcelona, making it the world-famous tourist destination it is today. The sight of the telecommunications tower on the backdrop of the sky at dusk is particularly striking. Passeig Olímpic, 15-17, Barcelona, Spain, +34 934 26 20 89
One of the most peaceful green spaces in Barcelona, the Grec gardens are located on the lower slopes of Montjuïc and are so named because of the open-air amphitheatre carved in to the rock. Come in the spring time and the garden abounds with fragrant roses, while later on in the year you can enjoy the smell of the orange tree blossom. Stroll through the garden to the sound of the water fountains while you watch the sun descend over the National Palace.
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Jardins de Laribal
2 Passeig de Santa Madrona
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One of the most peaceful green spaces in Barcelona, the Grec gardens are located on the lower slopes of Montjuïc and are so named because of the open-air amphitheatre carved in to the rock. Come in the spring time and the garden abounds with fragrant roses, while later on in the year you can enjoy the smell of the orange tree blossom. Stroll through the garden to the sound of the water fountains while you watch the sun descend over the National Palace.
From its commandeering position 173 meters above the city, this former military fortress is a much more peaceful site in the present day. Along with having one of the best views of the city, it’s also our favorite place to watch the sunset in Barcelona. Take the cable car up to the top of the hill a few hours before nightfall and spend some time exploring the castle and its grounds. Then, as evening gently approaches, you’ll have a prime spot to watch the sunset. Round off the experience by heading back down the hill in time to catch the Montjuic Magic Fountain Show. This spectacular display of light, color and water is a must when visiting Barcelona!
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Montjuic Castle
66 Ctra. de Montjuïc
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From its commandeering position 173 meters above the city, this former military fortress is a much more peaceful site in the present day. Along with having one of the best views of the city, it’s also our favorite place to watch the sunset in Barcelona. Take the cable car up to the top of the hill a few hours before nightfall and spend some time exploring the castle and its grounds. Then, as evening gently approaches, you’ll have a prime spot to watch the sunset. Round off the experience by heading back down the hill in time to catch the Montjuic Magic Fountain Show. This spectacular display of light, color and water is a must when visiting Barcelona!
Barcelona architect Antoni Gaudi’s best-known work is worth a visit regardless of the time of day, but we especially recommend visiting Park Güell at sunset. Get there while it’s still daytime and marvel at the incredible tilework on the buildings, which look like giant, whimsical gingerbread houses. Then, climb to the top of the hill and enjoy the beautiful evening light falling over Barcelona. While this experience does require an entrance fee, it’s worth every penny!
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Park Güell
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Barcelona architect Antoni Gaudi’s best-known work is worth a visit regardless of the time of day, but we especially recommend visiting Park Güell at sunset. Get there while it’s still daytime and marvel at the incredible tilework on the buildings, which look like giant, whimsical gingerbread houses. Then, climb to the top of the hill and enjoy the beautiful evening light falling over Barcelona. While this experience does require an entrance fee, it’s worth every penny!
Barcelona’s best art museum houses more than 260,000 masterpieces in an awe-inspiring, stately building. If you’re an art aficionado, it’s well worth it to spend a few hours marveling at the incredible works inside the MNAC. Even if art isn’t your thing, be sure to make some time to come to the museum and enjoy an incredible sunset in Barcelona. Grab a drink from the terrace bar and enjoy the view!
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Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC
s/n Parc de Montjuïc
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Barcelona’s best art museum houses more than 260,000 masterpieces in an awe-inspiring, stately building. If you’re an art aficionado, it’s well worth it to spend a few hours marveling at the incredible works inside the MNAC. Even if art isn’t your thing, be sure to make some time to come to the museum and enjoy an incredible sunset in Barcelona. Grab a drink from the terrace bar and enjoy the view!
This former bullring hasn’t seen a bullfight in years (Catalonia outlawed the controversial sport in 2010), but today it’s one of the trendiest malls in a city known for its great shopping. In addition to dozens of shops, a gym, restaurants, a movie theater and more, Las Arenas also offers one of the best views of the city from its rooftop terrace. Enjoy a glass of crisp sparkling cava as you watch the sun set over Plaça d’Espanya.
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Plaza de toros de las Arenas
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This former bullring hasn’t seen a bullfight in years (Catalonia outlawed the controversial sport in 2010), but today it’s one of the trendiest malls in a city known for its great shopping. In addition to dozens of shops, a gym, restaurants, a movie theater and more, Las Arenas also offers one of the best views of the city from its rooftop terrace. Enjoy a glass of crisp sparkling cava as you watch the sun set over Plaça d’Espanya.

For Our Vegetarian Friends 🌱

Barcelona also has a number of brilliant vegetarian restaurants. Our suggestions are here, let's discover them!
Vegetalia serves fresh carrot and zingy ginger juices to complement a series of vegan quinoa burgers, light empanadas and a bargain seasonal menú del día. Sweet-toothed diners can try the restaurant’s infamous vegan carrot cake. There’s also the added satisfaction of knowing that the bulk of vegetables that appear on your plate come from the restaurant’s very own local urban eco garden.
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Vegetalia Born
s/n Plaça del Fossar de les Moreres
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Vegetalia serves fresh carrot and zingy ginger juices to complement a series of vegan quinoa burgers, light empanadas and a bargain seasonal menú del día. Sweet-toothed diners can try the restaurant’s infamous vegan carrot cake. There’s also the added satisfaction of knowing that the bulk of vegetables that appear on your plate come from the restaurant’s very own local urban eco garden.
Located within the labyrinthine streets that comprise Gracia, this airy, bare-brick vegan cafe is a small yet perfect example of the limitless potential of plants to be used in delicious dishes. Head chef and founder, Marco is responsible for Quinoa‘s seasonal menu of irresistible vegan cakes (try the banana cake with vegan chocolate ice cream), plenty of fresh sandwiches and a memorable vegan spanakopita, ideally washed down with a soft Sicilian bio wine or local craft beer. If you go in the summer, you’ll find live music or DJs on Quinoa’s small outdoor terrace.
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Quinoa Bar Vegetarià
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Located within the labyrinthine streets that comprise Gracia, this airy, bare-brick vegan cafe is a small yet perfect example of the limitless potential of plants to be used in delicious dishes. Head chef and founder, Marco is responsible for Quinoa‘s seasonal menu of irresistible vegan cakes (try the banana cake with vegan chocolate ice cream), plenty of fresh sandwiches and a memorable vegan spanakopita, ideally washed down with a soft Sicilian bio wine or local craft beer. If you go in the summer, you’ll find live music or DJs on Quinoa’s small outdoor terrace.
Serving up an unpredictable fusion of Mexican, Japanese and Spanish flavors, Aguaribay is located in the hip industrial district of Poble Nou. It’s a must for vegans seeking authenticity and quality ingredients. The menu is stripped back and offers macrobiotic options, with a commitment to balancing flavors and the nutrition of each plate. The place gets busy at lunchtimes so book ahead. A great value two-course menú del día at lunchtime normally features the venue’s signature homemade pasta in plenty of rainbow-hued varieties.
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Aguaribay
95 Carrer del Taulat
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Serving up an unpredictable fusion of Mexican, Japanese and Spanish flavors, Aguaribay is located in the hip industrial district of Poble Nou. It’s a must for vegans seeking authenticity and quality ingredients. The menu is stripped back and offers macrobiotic options, with a commitment to balancing flavors and the nutrition of each plate. The place gets busy at lunchtimes so book ahead. A great value two-course menú del día at lunchtime normally features the venue’s signature homemade pasta in plenty of rainbow-hued varieties.
Sésamo in the heart of Raval, is influenced by spices and cooking styles from all over the globe, from Israeli spices to rich infusions of truffles. The must-try dish is the whole roasted cauliflower with tahini, green sauce and pine nuts.
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SESAMO
52 Carrer de Sant Antoni Abat
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Sésamo in the heart of Raval, is influenced by spices and cooking styles from all over the globe, from Israeli spices to rich infusions of truffles. The must-try dish is the whole roasted cauliflower with tahini, green sauce and pine nuts.
Juice House is located in the buzzing barrio of Sant Antoni. It’s an airy, bare-brick, cacti-filled venue which prides itself on serving a good, health-conscious breakfast. Try the delicious oat and chia pancakes, or a creamy acai bowl with banana, coconut milk, homemade healthy granola and goji berries. For those craving something savory, organic eggs any style come with your choice of homemade pesto, avocado, asparagus, and pretty much anything else you fancy. Wash it down with a big zesty green juice. The Juice House, Carrer del Parlament 12, Barcelona, Spain, + 34 931 171 515
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The Juice House
12 Carrer del Parlament
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Juice House is located in the buzzing barrio of Sant Antoni. It’s an airy, bare-brick, cacti-filled venue which prides itself on serving a good, health-conscious breakfast. Try the delicious oat and chia pancakes, or a creamy acai bowl with banana, coconut milk, homemade healthy granola and goji berries. For those craving something savory, organic eggs any style come with your choice of homemade pesto, avocado, asparagus, and pretty much anything else you fancy. Wash it down with a big zesty green juice. The Juice House, Carrer del Parlament 12, Barcelona, Spain, + 34 931 171 515
Part cafe, part performing arts space, this elegant venue is only a stone’s throw from the palm-flanked Ciutadella park, and a winning stop off for brunch or lunch. Dishes include the ‘Pizza Cósmica,’a dehydrated pizza base consisting of buckwheat and carrot, smothered in juicy tomatoes and a cashew cheese that’s topped with rocket and olives.
Blue Project
92 C. de Mallorca
Part cafe, part performing arts space, this elegant venue is only a stone’s throw from the palm-flanked Ciutadella park, and a winning stop off for brunch or lunch. Dishes include the ‘Pizza Cósmica,’a dehydrated pizza base consisting of buckwheat and carrot, smothered in juicy tomatoes and a cashew cheese that’s topped with rocket and olives.
Located in El Born, this healthy cooperative serves up fresh juices, hearty meals and homemade desserts in an eco-conscious environment. Featuring repurposed furniture and biodegradable utensils, this venue is ideal for a guilt-free, reasonably prices meal. La Bascula de la Cereria, C/ Flassaders 30, Barcelona, Spain, + 34 933 199 866
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La Cerería
3 Baixada de Sant Miquel
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Located in El Born, this healthy cooperative serves up fresh juices, hearty meals and homemade desserts in an eco-conscious environment. Featuring repurposed furniture and biodegradable utensils, this venue is ideal for a guilt-free, reasonably prices meal. La Bascula de la Cereria, C/ Flassaders 30, Barcelona, Spain, + 34 933 199 866
Located in Poblenou, this vegetarian, communal-table bio cafe is attached to one of the city’s top yoga schools, Mandira. As advocates of macrobiotic eating, Sopa offers a menu of hearty soups, vegan pica-pica, colorful, seasonally-sourced salads, and a fragrant tofu curry served with arroz integral.
Sopa
283 Carrer de Mallorca
Located in Poblenou, this vegetarian, communal-table bio cafe is attached to one of the city’s top yoga schools, Mandira. As advocates of macrobiotic eating, Sopa offers a menu of hearty soups, vegan pica-pica, colorful, seasonally-sourced salads, and a fragrant tofu curry served with arroz integral.

For Brunch Lovers ✌🏻

One of Barcelona's specialties. One amigo told me: "Don't leave this city without trying a brunch, my friend!" and I can't agree more 🤣
Just few steps from our apartment. They offer delicious brunch with various dishes. Highly recommend!
Loft Brunch
82 Carrer de l'Hospital
Just few steps from our apartment. They offer delicious brunch with various dishes. Highly recommend!
Housed near the Plaça de Catalunya, La Esquina dishes up a mix of American and Spanish fare – think ribbons of jamón ibérico, crispy croquetas, baked eggs swirled with chorizo and tomatoes, and a fried chicken sandwich flush with coleslaw and pickled chillies. The kitchen focuses on using only the best ingredients, smoking its salmon in-house and serving coffee from the best roasting places in the city. Freshly squeezed juices and cocktails, such as strawberry mojitos and bloody marys, are delivered to tables constantly. Finish the meal off with something sweet, like an apple and blackberry crumble teeming with vanilla custard.
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La Esquina
2 Carrer de Bergara
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Housed near the Plaça de Catalunya, La Esquina dishes up a mix of American and Spanish fare – think ribbons of jamón ibérico, crispy croquetas, baked eggs swirled with chorizo and tomatoes, and a fried chicken sandwich flush with coleslaw and pickled chillies. The kitchen focuses on using only the best ingredients, smoking its salmon in-house and serving coffee from the best roasting places in the city. Freshly squeezed juices and cocktails, such as strawberry mojitos and bloody marys, are delivered to tables constantly. Finish the meal off with something sweet, like an apple and blackberry crumble teeming with vanilla custard.
Three friends transformed what was once a humble bar into Norte – a restaurant specialising in Basque and Galician food. For brunch, you’ll find scrambled eggs flanked by slices of bread smashed with tomatoes, flaky pastries and coffee, and triangle sandwiches, bursting with melted cheese and ham. One of the most popular dishes among regulars includes batons of toast, paired with butter and house-made jam.
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NORTE
321 Carrer de la Diputació
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Three friends transformed what was once a humble bar into Norte – a restaurant specialising in Basque and Galician food. For brunch, you’ll find scrambled eggs flanked by slices of bread smashed with tomatoes, flaky pastries and coffee, and triangle sandwiches, bursting with melted cheese and ham. One of the most popular dishes among regulars includes batons of toast, paired with butter and house-made jam.
Opened by two Australians in Sant Antoni in 2010, Federal Café is a relaxed, quiet place. On hot days in Barcelona, the café flings open its many windows, beckoning passers-by in for a simple cup of coffee or pancakes sprinkled with bananas and chopped walnuts. The interior houses two levels, complete with a long, communal table on the first floor and a cosy garden terrace on the second.
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Federal Cafè
39 Carrer del Parlament
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Opened by two Australians in Sant Antoni in 2010, Federal Café is a relaxed, quiet place. On hot days in Barcelona, the café flings open its many windows, beckoning passers-by in for a simple cup of coffee or pancakes sprinkled with bananas and chopped walnuts. The interior houses two levels, complete with a long, communal table on the first floor and a cosy garden terrace on the second.
Snag a seat at L’Artesana, and you’ll be rewarded with front-row views of the open kitchen, where you can watch chefs swiping crusty bread with beef tartare or stewed vegetables. For brunch, L’Artesana dishes up Catalan classics: tripe folded with rounds of chorizo and eggs benedict with crispy shards of bacon. When it’s warm outside, the crowds spill out of the small restaurant and onto the outdoor patio and sip glasses of draught beer.
L' Artesana Poblenou
150 Carrer de Sant Joan de Malta
Snag a seat at L’Artesana, and you’ll be rewarded with front-row views of the open kitchen, where you can watch chefs swiping crusty bread with beef tartare or stewed vegetables. For brunch, L’Artesana dishes up Catalan classics: tripe folded with rounds of chorizo and eggs benedict with crispy shards of bacon. When it’s warm outside, the crowds spill out of the small restaurant and onto the outdoor patio and sip glasses of draught beer.
With cosy plush sofas, glittering chandeliers and 50s-style wallpaper, just popping in for a quick drink at Milk can make you feel a little special. The venue is a stalwart of the city’s brunch scene, with their famous Recovery Brunch served every day from 9am in the morning to 4:30pm in the afternoon. You can order classics like eggs benedict, American pancakes or an English-style fried breakfast with bacon, beans et al., or you could opt for more unique items like their triple-whammy breakfast burger, crab eggs benedict or ‘Nurse Jackie’ (toasted goat’s cheese with piquillo peppers). Whatever you order, don’t forget a Bloody Mary or glass of Cava to wash it down.
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Milk Bar & Bistro
21 Carrer d'en Gignàs
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With cosy plush sofas, glittering chandeliers and 50s-style wallpaper, just popping in for a quick drink at Milk can make you feel a little special. The venue is a stalwart of the city’s brunch scene, with their famous Recovery Brunch served every day from 9am in the morning to 4:30pm in the afternoon. You can order classics like eggs benedict, American pancakes or an English-style fried breakfast with bacon, beans et al., or you could opt for more unique items like their triple-whammy breakfast burger, crab eggs benedict or ‘Nurse Jackie’ (toasted goat’s cheese with piquillo peppers). Whatever you order, don’t forget a Bloody Mary or glass of Cava to wash it down.
Barcelona’s most Instagrammable brunch can be devoured with gusto just near Tetuan, in Eixample. There’s more than a touch of Alice in Wonderland about this passion project, from the cute pastel-blue tables on the terrace to the pink candyfloss platter that covers the house waffles. The short but sweet menu draws on influences from every corner of the globe, catering to cosmopolitan young travellers and hip locals, with options like Thai Eggs Benedict, Brunch From The Alps, Not So French Toast and Norway Bagels. You can also lay your lips on homemade cakes, artisan ice cream and sumptuous smoothies.
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EatMyTrip - Brunch & Bakery Barcelona
378 C. del Consell de Cent
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Barcelona’s most Instagrammable brunch can be devoured with gusto just near Tetuan, in Eixample. There’s more than a touch of Alice in Wonderland about this passion project, from the cute pastel-blue tables on the terrace to the pink candyfloss platter that covers the house waffles. The short but sweet menu draws on influences from every corner of the globe, catering to cosmopolitan young travellers and hip locals, with options like Thai Eggs Benedict, Brunch From The Alps, Not So French Toast and Norway Bagels. You can also lay your lips on homemade cakes, artisan ice cream and sumptuous smoothies.
Located on the gorgeous tree-lined Passeig de Sant Joan boulevard, Firebug opened at the beginning of 2016 and quickly made its mark on the brunch scene. Their focus is on serving fresh, whole foods and healthy ingredients. Favourites include their traditional fry-up with bacon, beans, mushroom and eggs, chorizo hash with manchego cheese and turkish eggs ‘Cilbir’, whilst you could get adventurous and order the devilled crab. Vegan options include sourdough bruschettas and Asian-style avocado salads. There’s a great terrace too, for enjoying your food al fresco.
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Firebug - Brunch - Bar - Bistro
23 Pg. de Sant Joan
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Located on the gorgeous tree-lined Passeig de Sant Joan boulevard, Firebug opened at the beginning of 2016 and quickly made its mark on the brunch scene. Their focus is on serving fresh, whole foods and healthy ingredients. Favourites include their traditional fry-up with bacon, beans, mushroom and eggs, chorizo hash with manchego cheese and turkish eggs ‘Cilbir’, whilst you could get adventurous and order the devilled crab. Vegan options include sourdough bruschettas and Asian-style avocado salads. There’s a great terrace too, for enjoying your food al fresco.
Barcino Food is a young restaurant located in the left side of Barcelona’s Eixample district (voted the best district in the world by Timeout in 2020!), offering locals and savvy travellers a fantastic menu of healthy brunches. Each dish is constructed using carefully sourced ingredients, and the menu features plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. It’s hard to beat their “Benedict Classic”, while the house burger with bacon and asparagus won’t leave you hungry – and the açai bowl and kimchi quinoa are deliciously good for you! The restaurant has a unique selling point too: it’s the only place in Barcelona where you can grab a Poptail (an ice lolly in a cocktail). Barcino is a wonderful looking locale with a trencadis-style marble floor, pastel blue and turquoise painted wood, sturdy tables and chairs, and prints of Banksy artwork on the walls. It also has a street terrace.
Barcino Food
222 Carrer del Comte d'Urgell
Barcino Food is a young restaurant located in the left side of Barcelona’s Eixample district (voted the best district in the world by Timeout in 2020!), offering locals and savvy travellers a fantastic menu of healthy brunches. Each dish is constructed using carefully sourced ingredients, and the menu features plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. It’s hard to beat their “Benedict Classic”, while the house burger with bacon and asparagus won’t leave you hungry – and the açai bowl and kimchi quinoa are deliciously good for you! The restaurant has a unique selling point too: it’s the only place in Barcelona where you can grab a Poptail (an ice lolly in a cocktail). Barcino is a wonderful looking locale with a trencadis-style marble floor, pastel blue and turquoise painted wood, sturdy tables and chairs, and prints of Banksy artwork on the walls. It also has a street terrace.
Popular with hip young travellers (many of whom are staying at the St. Christopher’s Inn hostel upstairs!), this spacious international bar keeps on serving up its recovery breakfast until 2pm. On the menu you’ll find several turbo-charged options, none more powerful than “The Resurrection” which features bacon, eggs, sausage, baked beans, grilled tomatoes and crispy hash browns. The Karma Kick (spinach, tomato, cheese on a grilled hash brown) is a great vegetarian alternative.
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Belushi's Barcelona
3 Carrer de Bergara
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Popular with hip young travellers (many of whom are staying at the St. Christopher’s Inn hostel upstairs!), this spacious international bar keeps on serving up its recovery breakfast until 2pm. On the menu you’ll find several turbo-charged options, none more powerful than “The Resurrection” which features bacon, eggs, sausage, baked beans, grilled tomatoes and crispy hash browns. The Karma Kick (spinach, tomato, cheese on a grilled hash brown) is a great vegetarian alternative.
This stylish and expansive new space landed in El Born in the spring of 2019, and quickly established itself as a go-to spot of Barcelona’s hip and creative community. Enjoy a slap up brunch in their light and airy “Showroom” ground floor, where offerings include Rancheros Con Huevos – Mexican-style fried eggs with corn chips, beans and spicy sauce, “Bravocado” – smashed avocado on sourdough bread, and Banana Pancakes, served with strawberries, blueberry compote and dulce de leche. For the full experience select their €25 brunch combo, where you select one savoury plate, and one sweet plate, and get to sip on unlimited Bloody Marys and mimosas for two hours of open bar.
CLUBHAUS
13 Av. del Marquès de l'Argentera
This stylish and expansive new space landed in El Born in the spring of 2019, and quickly established itself as a go-to spot of Barcelona’s hip and creative community. Enjoy a slap up brunch in their light and airy “Showroom” ground floor, where offerings include Rancheros Con Huevos – Mexican-style fried eggs with corn chips, beans and spicy sauce, “Bravocado” – smashed avocado on sourdough bread, and Banana Pancakes, served with strawberries, blueberry compote and dulce de leche. For the full experience select their €25 brunch combo, where you select one savoury plate, and one sweet plate, and get to sip on unlimited Bloody Marys and mimosas for two hours of open bar.
One of five locations in the same family, this chain of restaurants is one of the most popular places in the city to fuel up for the day with brunch served around the clock. It doesn’t matter which location you go to, almost all of them will be packed throughout the day. The menus are updated frequently, but expect a twist on your favourite foods, such as eggs benedict served atop a waffle or sandwiches with brie, strawberries and caramelised onions.
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Brunch & Cake
19 Carrer d'Enric Granados
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One of five locations in the same family, this chain of restaurants is one of the most popular places in the city to fuel up for the day with brunch served around the clock. It doesn’t matter which location you go to, almost all of them will be packed throughout the day. The menus are updated frequently, but expect a twist on your favourite foods, such as eggs benedict served atop a waffle or sandwiches with brie, strawberries and caramelised onions.
A mostly vegetarian restaurant, Flax & Kale serves brunch on weekends and holidays from 10am to 5pm. If you’re into eating clean, go here to order things like vegan pear-chocolate muffins, coconut chia pudding and healthy fruit and yoghurt bowls. They also serve heartier main courses like pastas and salads.
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Flax & Kale Passage
31 Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt
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A mostly vegetarian restaurant, Flax & Kale serves brunch on weekends and holidays from 10am to 5pm. If you’re into eating clean, go here to order things like vegan pear-chocolate muffins, coconut chia pudding and healthy fruit and yoghurt bowls. They also serve heartier main courses like pastas and salads.
The hipster’s choice of brunch spot, Can Dende is a bolt-hole sized specialist restaurant open Thurs to Monday, 9am to 4pm / 4:30pm. The small menu includes pulled pork sandwiches, several varieties of scrambled eggs, pancakes and some tasty tapas. The homemade pink lemonade is very refreshing on a hot summer’s day. Due to its popularity you may well have to queue to be seated, especially at weekends.
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Can Dende
44 Carrer de la Ciutat de Granada
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The hipster’s choice of brunch spot, Can Dende is a bolt-hole sized specialist restaurant open Thurs to Monday, 9am to 4pm / 4:30pm. The small menu includes pulled pork sandwiches, several varieties of scrambled eggs, pancakes and some tasty tapas. The homemade pink lemonade is very refreshing on a hot summer’s day. Due to its popularity you may well have to queue to be seated, especially at weekends.