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A vibrant city full of energy.


  1. Las Ramblas
  2. Sagrada da Familia (book beforehand) and take a tower entry – go to the nativity fascade instead of passion as that was constructed by Gaudi; visit the artist fair at placa del pi on saturdays, lovely art you can pick up for a great price.
  3. Casa Mila
  4. Casa Batllo
  5. Park Guell
  6. La Pedrera
  7. Check out the bustling markets – La Boqueria at Ramblas or Mercat de Santa Caterina, at Avenuda de Fracesc Cambò
  8. Do the free walking tour with Runner Bean Tours (their Gaudi & Old City tours are fantastic)
  9. Walk along Rambla de Catalunya (not La Ramblas)
  10. Picnic at Mount Juic / Mount Tibitabo
  11. Barca football stadium
  12. Walk up the Montjuïic, the views from the top are nothing but just amazing


  1. Tapas Bar Cerveceria Catalana is a MUST
  2. Opium
  3. Carpedium
  4. Razzmatazz
  5. Jai-ca (excellent local place close to Barceloneta with a good vibe….try the baby squid and cava sangria)
  6. La Paradeta (excellent sea-food at very reasonable prices, lots of outlets, we went to the one close to Sagrada Famila- you choose the display and order—have the monkfish called rape (pronounced rap-pe))
  7. La-Pepita (ave de diagnol) – excellent tapas and drinks
  8. Casa Delfin (close to the beach) – sit outside and watch the city go by – great for dinner time
  9. Fidalga (next to sagrada famila) – again excellent value and very very good food…10€lunch menu which includes a drink,salad, main and a dessert
  10. Cachitos capas e copas on rambla de catalunia – best sangria and excellent tapa menu
  11. Churros- xurreria dels banys nous (also called San Roman), carrer de banys nous 8, barrio gotico
  12. Tapas- La Esquinica, Passeig de Fabra i Puig, 296, Nou Barris/ Sagardi Carrer de l’Argenteria, 62, Barrì Gotico/ Botega la tinaja,  Carrer de l’Esparteria, 9
  13. Tragaluz
  14. Spend evenings at the tapas and pinxto bars in El Born and have the amazing seafood at the beach.
  15. Bar Colombo,
  16. Bar Kasparo and
  17. Bar Calders, all of which are quite friendly places.
  18. Sala Apolo,
  19. Razzmatazz and
  20. Marula, you can’t go wrong with them

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