Barcelona’s best - By two locals

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Barcelona’s best - By two locals

Landmarks

The Nacional Art Museum, free on the first weekend of the month, offers a stunning view of Plaça Espanya and Tibidabo.
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Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC
s/n Parc de Montjuïc
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The Nacional Art Museum, free on the first weekend of the month, offers a stunning view of Plaça Espanya and Tibidabo.
One of our favourite museums by the Catalan artist. It’s in Montjuic, so you can have a nice walk around the Grec amphitheater and its gardens, get lost in Laribal gardens and enjoy Barcelona’s most precious hill.
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Joan Miro Foundation
s/n Parc de Montjuïc
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One of our favourite museums by the Catalan artist. It’s in Montjuic, so you can have a nice walk around the Grec amphitheater and its gardens, get lost in Laribal gardens and enjoy Barcelona’s most precious hill.
Without a question, th best view of the city. You will also be very close to the Castle of Montjuic from which you’ll see the harbour.
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Mirador de l'Alcalde
43 Ctra. de Montjuïc
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Without a question, th best view of the city. You will also be very close to the Castle of Montjuic from which you’ll see the harbour.

Barrios

Nice streets and squares. Fairly touristy area for a reason, the streets have a medieval feel and the restaurants are plenty and hip. To see: beautiful old market, ciudadela park for a crowded but fun picnic, the very most insta.gramable MOCO museum (the temporary exhibition by hiperrealist genius Guillermo Lorca is the best part), get lost around the narrow streets.
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El Born
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Nice streets and squares. Fairly touristy area for a reason, the streets have a medieval feel and the restaurants are plenty and hip. To see: beautiful old market, ciudadela park for a crowded but fun picnic, the very most insta.gramable MOCO museum (the temporary exhibition by hiperrealist genius Guillermo Lorca is the best part), get lost around the narrow streets.
Wherever you look at, there’s a nice modernist façade looking back at you. To see: Enjoy walking up and down one of the most beautiful streets of the city, Comte Borrell, and have an aperitif which locals call “tomar un vermut” due to the well known drink.
L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample
Wherever you look at, there’s a nice modernist façade looking back at you. To see: Enjoy walking up and down one of the most beautiful streets of the city, Comte Borrell, and have an aperitif which locals call “tomar un vermut” due to the well known drink.

Foodie’s corner

Amazing ceviche & oysters with a twist: on Sundays they make the Pisco Disco event, where a DJ lightens the mood with a great selection of funky and soul and the best pisco sour does its bit. Price: Under 30€ per person. Barrio: Poble Sec.
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Lascar 74
74 Carrer del Roser
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Amazing ceviche & oysters with a twist: on Sundays they make the Pisco Disco event, where a DJ lightens the mood with a great selection of funky and soul and the best pisco sour does its bit. Price: Under 30€ per person. Barrio: Poble Sec.
Very cool pizza place around our neighbourhood. Price: Around 20€ per person. Barrio: Raval.
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Frankie Gallo Cha Cha Cha
15 Carrer del Marquès de Barberà
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Very cool pizza place around our neighbourhood. Price: Around 20€ per person. Barrio: Raval.
Great restaurant for a nice dinner, innovative kitchen with local products under 50€ per person. If you go in for a romantic lunch, the deal gets even better: around 25€ per person for the closed menu. Price: 25€ lunch, 50€ night. Barrio: Nova Esquerra de l’Eixample.
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Gatblau
122 Carrer del Comte Borrell
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Great restaurant for a nice dinner, innovative kitchen with local products under 50€ per person. If you go in for a romantic lunch, the deal gets even better: around 25€ per person for the closed menu. Price: 25€ lunch, 50€ night. Barrio: Nova Esquerra de l’Eixample.
If you’re into NY style sandwiches, these girls know what they’re up to. Great sweet potato chips as well. Just right by our house, friendly and young vibe. Price: Under 15€ per person. Barrio: Raval.
SAVTA sandwich shop BCN
76 Carrer dels Tallers
If you’re into NY style sandwiches, these girls know what they’re up to. Great sweet potato chips as well. Just right by our house, friendly and young vibe. Price: Under 15€ per person. Barrio: Raval.
Very easygoing veggie restaurant, creative and flavoursome usage of fresh produce. We have tried the 9-course tasting menu and I’d say it’s not worth it, better to select your own choice from the regular menu and enjoy. Price: Under 30€ per person. Barrio: Raval.
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SESAMO
52 Carrer de Sant Antoni Abat
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Very easygoing veggie restaurant, creative and flavoursome usage of fresh produce. We have tried the 9-course tasting menu and I’d say it’s not worth it, better to select your own choice from the regular menu and enjoy. Price: Under 30€ per person. Barrio: Raval.
If you fancy a brunch, this is it. After succeeding in Paris and Melbourne, Hardward Societé brings their best brunch recipes and stunning interior design to Barcelona. So. Good. Price: Around 25€ per person. Barrio: Antiga Esquerra de l’Eixample.
The Hardware Société Barcelona
193 Carrer de València
If you fancy a brunch, this is it. After succeeding in Paris and Melbourne, Hardward Societé brings their best brunch recipes and stunning interior design to Barcelona. So. Good. Price: Around 25€ per person. Barrio: Antiga Esquerra de l’Eixample.
Hands down the best paella in town. Don’t be fooled by the bars beside the beach, this restaurant doesn’t have a terrace but the deliciousness of the rice pays off. Our favourite is the classic “paella” of dry rice and shrimp. Have a traditional “bomba” (pan-crusted mash potato ball stuffed with hot mince meat) and romesco mussels while you wait. Won’t be disappointed. Price: Around 35€ per person. Barrio: Barceloneta.
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Restaurant Can Ros
7 Emília Llorca Martín
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Hands down the best paella in town. Don’t be fooled by the bars beside the beach, this restaurant doesn’t have a terrace but the deliciousness of the rice pays off. Our favourite is the classic “paella” of dry rice and shrimp. Have a traditional “bomba” (pan-crusted mash potato ball stuffed with hot mince meat) and romesco mussels while you wait. Won’t be disappointed. Price: Around 35€ per person. Barrio: Barceloneta.

Bars

If you’re into skateboarding you might have heard of it, located close to the legendary MACBA and Universitat square. This is a bar that has its own half-pipe, not much left to be said. Grunge, trashy and wonderful Nevermind is a Barcelona institution for young souls. Barrio: Raval.
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Nevermind
3 Carrer d'Escudellers Blancs
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If you’re into skateboarding you might have heard of it, located close to the legendary MACBA and Universitat square. This is a bar that has its own half-pipe, not much left to be said. Grunge, trashy and wonderful Nevermind is a Barcelona institution for young souls. Barrio: Raval.
This is a true local pearl that must not be spoiled. It is seedy indeed and you wouldn’t enter if it were not for this recommendation, but they have the best and cheapest real Spanish tapas in Sant Antoni; must try the garlic-marinate piglet “pincho de cochinillo”, the battered fish “cazón en adobo”, Spanish jamón platter, croquettes, and patatas bravas. Not ideal if you’re on a diet. Price: Under 25€ per person. Barrio: Sant Antoni.
Bar Bodega Gol
10 Carrer del Parlament
This is a true local pearl that must not be spoiled. It is seedy indeed and you wouldn’t enter if it were not for this recommendation, but they have the best and cheapest real Spanish tapas in Sant Antoni; must try the garlic-marinate piglet “pincho de cochinillo”, the battered fish “cazón en adobo”, Spanish jamón platter, croquettes, and patatas bravas. Not ideal if you’re on a diet. Price: Under 25€ per person. Barrio: Sant Antoni.

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Sedvanor och kultur

Don’t ask Catalan people if they are Spanish.

Due to our past and recent history, in Catalunya (the region in Spain where Barcelona is placed) there has been a strong pulse for independence so it can be a bit of a tense question or just an excessive long explanation that you might not be ready to hear :)
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Save yourself a terrible paella.

Don’t go to supposed Spanish places with pictures on the menu. Also: Spanish people don’t eat paella for dinner.
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The heatwave is real.

Make sure you bring a hat/cap and stay hidrated at all time!
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Careful with the zebra crossings.

Drivers and specially delivery riders and scooters can be reckless! Pay attention before crossing the roads.
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Sagrada Familia.

It’s worth it, but must book online in advance.
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Eco warriors welcome.

If you’re an environmentalist, make sure to bring your own water bottle, we have a tap water filter at home at your disposal. No more plastic bottles.