Guidebook for Barcelona

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Guidebook for Barcelona

Food Scene

Lots of seafood but other food as well. Extensive wine list with many organic and unusual wines. A bit pricy but well worth it. Reservations advised, though you can usually reserve for the same day.
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Can Cisa/Bar Brutal
14 Carrer de la Princesa
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Lots of seafood but other food as well. Extensive wine list with many organic and unusual wines. A bit pricy but well worth it. Reservations advised, though you can usually reserve for the same day.
Normal Catalan food, quite good. Friday and Saturday nights you will need a reservation.
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Bar del Pla
2 Carrer de Montcada
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Normal Catalan food, quite good. Friday and Saturday nights you will need a reservation.
Authentic Cuban restaurant, nothing for vegetarians here.
Habana Vieja
2 Calle de los Baños Viejos
Authentic Cuban restaurant, nothing for vegetarians here.
Real croissants (Spanish ones are made with lard and lightly glazed with a sugary substance - ick), and other delicious baked goods.
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Pastisseria Hofmann
44 Carrer dels Flassaders
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Real croissants (Spanish ones are made with lard and lightly glazed with a sugary substance - ick), and other delicious baked goods.
Seafood place where you choose the fresh seafood from what looks like a fishmongers in the front and choose how you want it prepared. Pay by weight. They don't take reservations so queuing is usually required. This is one of several locations in Barcelona.
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La Paradeta
7 Carrer Comercial
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Seafood place where you choose the fresh seafood from what looks like a fishmongers in the front and choose how you want it prepared. Pay by weight. They don't take reservations so queuing is usually required. This is one of several locations in Barcelona.
Excellent super fresh seafood as well as a few meat dishes. This is a long counter and no reservations so either show up a bit before opening time or be prepared to wait. You can order a bottle of cava from the friendly and amusing staff while you wait for a seat. Always full of tourists, but don't be put off by that, it's very good. There are a couple of tables in the back but require booking well in advance.
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Cal Pep
8 Plaça de les Olles
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Excellent super fresh seafood as well as a few meat dishes. This is a long counter and no reservations so either show up a bit before opening time or be prepared to wait. You can order a bottle of cava from the friendly and amusing staff while you wait for a seat. Always full of tourists, but don't be put off by that, it's very good. There are a couple of tables in the back but require booking well in advance.
Sister restaurant to better known Cal Pep. For those who want a table rather than the ambiance (and wait) of the counter at Cal Pep. Reservations recommended.
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Restaurant El Passadís del Pep
2 Pla de Palau
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Sister restaurant to better known Cal Pep. For those who want a table rather than the ambiance (and wait) of the counter at Cal Pep. Reservations recommended.
Basque style tapas. Take a plate and help yourself, don't throw the pinchos (toothpicks) on the floor because that's how they know how much to charge you! Wash the tapas down with a sidra. The best of this style of restaurant in the area (though a Basque person will tell you that there is no good Basque tapas place in Barcelona).
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Euskal Etxea (Restaurant)
1 Placeta de Montcada
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Basque style tapas. Take a plate and help yourself, don't throw the pinchos (toothpicks) on the floor because that's how they know how much to charge you! Wash the tapas down with a sidra. The best of this style of restaurant in the area (though a Basque person will tell you that there is no good Basque tapas place in Barcelona).
For a quick cheap meal. Pizza is best in the neighborhood. They also have lasagna, parmigiana, and other dishes and nice desserts. Take away primarily but they have some seating as well.
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Les dues Sicílies
22 Carrer dels Carders
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For a quick cheap meal. Pizza is best in the neighborhood. They also have lasagna, parmigiana, and other dishes and nice desserts. Take away primarily but they have some seating as well.
Top quality seafood restaurant with a famous chef and eye-watering prices. A meal you will talk about for a long time afterwards.
Estimar
3 Carrer de Sant Antoni dels Sombrerers
Top quality seafood restaurant with a famous chef and eye-watering prices. A meal you will talk about for a long time afterwards.
Located in the Southwest corner of the Born Cultural Center, restaurant is operated by local brewery Moritz. Good Catalan food.
El 300 del Born
12 Plaça Comercial
Located in the Southwest corner of the Born Cultural Center, restaurant is operated by local brewery Moritz. Good Catalan food.
When you're tired of the "Mediterranean Diet" and want a good bowl of noodles. Vegetarian options, craft beers on tap and sake.
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Grasshopper Ramen Bar
9 Plaça de la Llana
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When you're tired of the "Mediterranean Diet" and want a good bowl of noodles. Vegetarian options, craft beers on tap and sake.
Decent sushi that won't bankrupt you. Because you can't eat tapas and tomato bread every day. Open late.
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Sushi Ya 2
3 Carrer del Cometa
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Decent sushi that won't bankrupt you. Because you can't eat tapas and tomato bread every day. Open late.
Top quality sushi with prices to match. Most sushi restaurants in Barcelona are run by Chinese people and are low quality. This is the real deal, comparable to good places in Japan or the US.
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Shunka
5 Calle Sagristans
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Top quality sushi with prices to match. Most sushi restaurants in Barcelona are run by Chinese people and are low quality. This is the real deal, comparable to good places in Japan or the US.
For a special Japanese meal. Reservations needed, not cheap.
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Koy Shunka
7 Carrer d'en Copons
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For a special Japanese meal. Reservations needed, not cheap.
Excellent coffee bar. Only open weekends. Other times go to the El Magnifico shop around the corner on Carrer de l'Argenteria.
Mag by El Magnífico
10 Carrer de Grunyí
Excellent coffee bar. Only open weekends. Other times go to the El Magnifico shop around the corner on Carrer de l'Argenteria.
Great American style brunch. They make a mean bloody mary.
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Picnic
1 Carrer del Comerç
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Great American style brunch. They make a mean bloody mary.
Good local food at reasonable prices. House wines good. Friendly staff.
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Restaurant Petra
13 Carrer dels Sombrerers
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Good local food at reasonable prices. House wines good. Friendly staff.
Excellent ceviche and aguachiles.
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Costa Pacífico
13 Plaça de Sant Agustí Vell
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Excellent ceviche and aguachiles.
Gourmet Mexican food. Not the place for a bowl of nachos smothered in gooey "cheese".
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Tlaxcal Cantina & Taquería Gastronómica
27 Carrer del Comerç
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Gourmet Mexican food. Not the place for a bowl of nachos smothered in gooey "cheese".
Solidly good Italian food. Relaxed atmosphere.
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Murivecchi
59 Carrer de la Princesa
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Solidly good Italian food. Relaxed atmosphere.
Basically a place to buy coffee (beans or ground) but they serve fresh coffee as well. El Magnifico is a well deserved name.
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Cafés El Magnífico
64 Carrer de l'Argenteria
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Basically a place to buy coffee (beans or ground) but they serve fresh coffee as well. El Magnifico is a well deserved name.
High quality burgers. Vegetarian options.
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Bacoa Burger
1 Av. del Marquès de l'Argentera
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High quality burgers. Vegetarian options.
High quality burgers, vegetarian options, this is the tiny sister restaurant to the much busier and larger Bacoa Kiosko restaurant.
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Bacoa Burger
2 Carrer de Colomines
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High quality burgers, vegetarian options, this is the tiny sister restaurant to the much busier and larger Bacoa Kiosko restaurant.
Tasty Argentinian empanadas. Good place to grab a meal before or after going to the Renoir cinema to see a movie where the lips move at the same time the words come out.
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Restaurante El Laurel
140 Carrer de Floridablanca
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Tasty Argentinian empanadas. Good place to grab a meal before or after going to the Renoir cinema to see a movie where the lips move at the same time the words come out.

Drinks & Nightlife

Very popular, young crowd, friendly staff.
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Rubí Bar
6 Carrer dels Banys Vells
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Very popular, young crowd, friendly staff.
Craft beers both international and local. Healthy snacks.
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Ale&Hop
10 Carrer de les Basses de Sant Pere
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Craft beers both international and local. Healthy snacks.
Popular cocktail bar, with excellent cocktails and international crowd. Gets very crowded at peak times, spilling out into the Paseo del Born. Great place to meet people.
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No Sé
21 Passeig del Born
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Popular cocktail bar, with excellent cocktails and international crowd. Gets very crowded at peak times, spilling out into the Paseo del Born. Great place to meet people.
Cocktail bar specializing in gins. Pretty large space inside, compared to most bars in the neighborhood. Very popular with a younger international crowd. Quite busy on weekends. Good place to meet people.
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The Lime House
31 Carrer dels Carders
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Cocktail bar specializing in gins. Pretty large space inside, compared to most bars in the neighborhood. Very popular with a younger international crowd. Quite busy on weekends. Good place to meet people.
A Barcelona institution.
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El Xampanyet
22 Carrer de Montcada
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A Barcelona institution.
Unique cocktail bar. You need to see it to understand. Relatively new but with excellent reviews.
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Dr Stravinsky
5 Carrer dels Mirallers
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Unique cocktail bar. You need to see it to understand. Relatively new but with excellent reviews.
Local dive bar with the only pool table in the neighborhood. Good atmosphere, fewer tourists.
Bar el Círculo
11 Carrer dels Banys Vells
Local dive bar with the only pool table in the neighborhood. Good atmosphere, fewer tourists.
If you want something that feels kind of like a pub, but you don't want to go to a cookie-cutter Irish bar. Good selection of beers both on tap and in bottles. Steady local crowd as well as lots of tourists passing through,
Black Horse
16 Carrer d'Allada Vermell
If you want something that feels kind of like a pub, but you don't want to go to a cookie-cutter Irish bar. Good selection of beers both on tap and in bottles. Steady local crowd as well as lots of tourists passing through,

Shopping

Stalls with every sort of food plus a grocery store for items not found in the fresh food stalls. More useful than the more famous Boqueria market on Las Ramblas as its not crammed wall to wall with tourists. A couple nice spots to eat here as well.
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Santa Caterina Market
16 Av. de Francesc Cambó
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Stalls with every sort of food plus a grocery store for items not found in the fresh food stalls. More useful than the more famous Boqueria market on Las Ramblas as its not crammed wall to wall with tourists. A couple nice spots to eat here as well.
Because you don't want your Barcelona souvenir to say "Made in China" on it. Fun souvenir shop with authentic local products.
Recordis Barcelona
43 Carrer de la Princesa
Because you don't want your Barcelona souvenir to say "Made in China" on it. Fun souvenir shop with authentic local products.
Impressive array of high quality Catalan sausages (Botifarra) as well as other meat products and a nice selection of cheeses.
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La Botifarreria de Santa Maria
4 Calle Santa Maria
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Impressive array of high quality Catalan sausages (Botifarra) as well as other meat products and a nice selection of cheeses.
Specialty wine and liquor store. Wide ranging selection and knowledgeable staff.
Magatzem Escolà
13 Carrer Comercial
Specialty wine and liquor store. Wide ranging selection and knowledgeable staff.
Wine and liquor store with large selection, also gourmet food.
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Vila Viniteca - Gastronomía
7 Carrer dels Agullers
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Wine and liquor store with large selection, also gourmet food.

Essentials

Normal grocery store. No actual supermarkets in this area, this is the closest thing.
Condis
19 Carrer del Comerç
Normal grocery store. No actual supermarkets in this area, this is the closest thing.
Slightly upscale grocery store with very good wine selection (in the back down the stairs). Open until 11 pm.
De Tot Al Born
17 Passeig del Born
Slightly upscale grocery store with very good wine selection (in the back down the stairs). Open until 11 pm.
24 hour convenience store.
Simply Basic Bomarket
45 Carrer del Rec
24 hour convenience store.
Hot and cold baths, massages, spa. Hidden in plain sight, an unusual and special spot that will make you forget you are in the center of the city.
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Aire de Barcelona
22 Passeig de Picasso
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Hot and cold baths, massages, spa. Hidden in plain sight, an unusual and special spot that will make you forget you are in the center of the city.

Getting Around

Parking El Born Center Ciudadela Zoo Bcn PARKIA
Cash only! 24 hour access.
Aparcament Saba Catedral
24 hour access.
Not open 24 hours! Note times before parking here. Closest parking to the flat.
Garaje Ciudadela - 2 Parking
32 Carrer del Comerç
Not open 24 hours! Note times before parking here. Closest parking to the flat.
Closest Metro stop. Yellow Line 4 stops here.
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Jaume I
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Closest Metro stop. Yellow Line 4 stops here.
Closest train stop for local commuter lines. Also metro Red Line 1 stops here.
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Arc de Triomf
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Closest train stop for local commuter lines. Also metro Red Line 1 stops here.
Local and medium distance trains terminate here. To get to airport take any train from here and change at next stop (Paseo de Gracia) - simply get off and on the airport train at the same platform. Airport is within Zone 1 so you can use your Zone 1 T-10 ticket to go to the airport, making this the cheapest way of getting there.
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Estació de França
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Local and medium distance trains terminate here. To get to airport take any train from here and change at next stop (Paseo de Gracia) - simply get off and on the airport train at the same platform. Airport is within Zone 1 so you can use your Zone 1 T-10 ticket to go to the airport, making this the cheapest way of getting there.

Parks & Nature

Closest park, largest park within the city limits (much smaller than Montjuic though), contains the Catalan Parliament as well as the Zoo. On the weekends the rest of the park is a zoo as well, actually more like a circus... literally.
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Parc de la Ciutadella
21 Passeig de Picasso
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Closest park, largest park within the city limits (much smaller than Montjuic though), contains the Catalan Parliament as well as the Zoo. On the weekends the rest of the park is a zoo as well, actually more like a circus... literally.
Large park on a big hill just outside the city limits. Many things to do here including the Miro Foundation museum, the old fort, lots of botanical gardens (including a really impressive cactus and succulent garden), the stadiums from the 1992 Olympics. Lots of walking up and down slopes required, or you can cheat and take the cable car.
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Montjuїc
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Large park on a big hill just outside the city limits. Many things to do here including the Miro Foundation museum, the old fort, lots of botanical gardens (including a really impressive cactus and succulent garden), the stadiums from the 1992 Olympics. Lots of walking up and down slopes required, or you can cheat and take the cable car.
Large park outside of town, accessible by FCG railway (from Plaza Catalunya). Not landscaped, this is a pretty wild area. Lots of hiking trails, popular with mountain bicyclists.
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Serra de Collserola Natural Park
92 Ctra. de l'Església
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Large park outside of town, accessible by FCG railway (from Plaza Catalunya). Not landscaped, this is a pretty wild area. Lots of hiking trails, popular with mountain bicyclists.

Entertainment & Activities

Snowboarding and Skiing between Xmas and Easter. Grandvalira is much larger than Vallnord, the other option in Andorra, stretching nearly 2/3 of the way across Andorra, all connected by slopes and lifts. It is just possible to make it from one end to the other and back in a day if you keep moving. A local company called Estiber runs affordable all-inclusive weekend trips from Barcelona. Check their website.
Grandvalira Sector Soldeu
Snowboarding and Skiing between Xmas and Easter. Grandvalira is much larger than Vallnord, the other option in Andorra, stretching nearly 2/3 of the way across Andorra, all connected by slopes and lifts. It is just possible to make it from one end to the other and back in a day if you keep moving. A local company called Estiber runs affordable all-inclusive weekend trips from Barcelona. Check their website.
Movies in the original language, usually English, with Spanish subtitles (look for the letters VOSE - Version Original Subtitulado en Español). Located in a small shopping mall so there are food options nearby.
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Yelmo Cines Icaria
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Movies in the original language, usually English, with Spanish subtitles (look for the letters VOSE - Version Original Subtitulado en Español). Located in a small shopping mall so there are food options nearby.
Movies in the original language, usually English, with Spanish subtitles (look for the letters VOSE - Version Original Subtitulado en Español). Good Argentinian empanada restaurant, El Laurel, across the street.
82 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Cines Renoir Floridablanca
135 Carrer de Floridablanca
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Movies in the original language, usually English, with Spanish subtitles (look for the letters VOSE - Version Original Subtitulado en Español). Good Argentinian empanada restaurant, El Laurel, across the street.
For when you just need to go bowling, Ilusiona bowling alley on third floor of large shopping mall.
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Diagonal Mar
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For when you just need to go bowling, Ilusiona bowling alley on third floor of large shopping mall.