Dip your feet in the warm waves of the Mediterranean, in the Catalan capital of culture.

There’s an undeniable ease to life in Barcelona. Its glorious climate and lively beach culture dare you to live your life in the sun. For an adventure, head to the Gothic Quarter to find intriguing alleys and artist haunts from days gone by.

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Things to Do in Barcelona

Passeig de Gracia

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Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness didn’t know where to shop. The strip between Gràcia to Plaça Catalunya is a shopper’s paradise. The avenue is also home to some of the city’s most stunning architecture. Casa Batlló and its iconic snakeskin roof have a visceral quality that's typical of Gaudi. It’s also worth wandering among the modernist chimneys of La Pedrera.

Accommodations near Passeig de Gracia
  • Passeig de Gràcia, 08007 Barcelona
  • Open every day 9 am – 9 pm
Palau de la Musica Catalana


Architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner infused the Art Nouveau style into this ornate theater. Built in the early 20th century, it features playful accents reflecting the symphonies played here. The focal point is the auditorium itself, where Antoni Rigalt’s stained glass skylight hangs from the ceiling. The Palau regularly hosts concerts featuring chamber music to jazz.

Accommodations near Palau de la Musica Catalana
  • Carrer Palau de la Música, 4-6, 08003 Barcelona
  • Open daily from 10 am – 3:30 pm, changes seasonally (later summer hours); Check website for details
Las Ramblas


The atmosphere around Las Ramblas is a never-ending carnival. Pick up some roasted nuts from a street vendor, shop at local and brand-name stores around Plaça de Catalunya, or just wander and soak up the unique Catalan flavor. If there’s an FC Barcelona victory, crowds of soccer fans celebrate around the Canaletes Fountain. Watch out, there are plenty of pickpockets.

Accommodations near Las Ramblas
  • La Rambla, 08002 Barcelona
Sagrada Familia


Don’t throw stones anywhere near the enormous stained glass windows of Sagrada Família, the church that dominates the Barcelona skyline. Gothic and Art-Nouveau influences collide in this spectacular monument to Christendom, with beautiful interior spaces. Still actively under construction, its completion is expected by 2030 when Gaudi’s grand design will be realized.

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Barceloneta Beach


While the rest of Europe is starting to shiver, you’ll be sunbathing well into November. Laid back and friendly, spend a lazy day sipping cocktails at the beachfront bars, or just go soak up the sun. The seafood restaurants along the pier feature outdoor dining with a gentle sea breeze. Leave your inhibitions at home – there's also a nudist section of the beach.

Accommodations near Barceloneta Beach
  • Passeig Marítim Barceloneta, 08003 Barcelona
Magic Fountain of Montjuïc


This is one fountain that you don't need to throw pennies into. Join the masses every 15 minutes after dark to watch water shoot upwards to the sound of contemporary pop, the Lord of the Rings theme, or "Barcelona" from the 1992 Olympics. The color, light and sound spectacle is so dramatic that you almost expect fireworks and fanfare to erupt from the fountain.

Accommodations near Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
  • Pl. Carles Buïgas, 1, 08038 Barcelona
Joan Miró Foundation


Joan Miró was a visionary artist ahead of his time. Take a journey into Miró’s mind with paintings, sculptures and tapestries that stand as a testament to his life’s work. Works of modern art from his contemporaries are also on display, as well as from up-and-coming artists. This magnificent space is one of the most popular museums in Barcelona, so expect lines.

Accommodations near Joan Miró Foundation
  • Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona
  • Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 am – 7 pm, Sunday 10 am – 2:30 pm, Thursdays until 9:30 pm
Park Güell


If you'd like a "dalliance" with the surreal, journey into Gaudi’s imagination at Park Güell. Starting in the Gràcia district, this 42-acre garden showcases Catalan modernism at its greatest. Fairy-tale cottages and mosaics fill the park, where you can discover glorious views of the city. Just be ready for a steep walk from the metro stations, Lesseps and Vallcarca.

Accommodations near Park Güell
  • Carrer d'Olot, 5, 08024 Barcelona
  • Open daily 8 am – 8 pm, changes seasonally (later hours in spring & summer); Check website for details
Camp Nou

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Even when it’s empty, you can still sense the electric atmosphere in this iconic soccer stadium. With a capacity of 100,000, the stadium is home to Football Club Barcelona. During the soccer season, fans clog the metro stations and the city comes to a stop, so plan accordingly. For tickets, visit FCBotiga (the FC Barcelona branded stores around the city) or book online.

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  • Carrer d'Aristides Maillol, 12, 08028 Barcelona
  • Open Monday to Saturday 10 am – 6:30 pm, Sunday 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, can change per event


Sending your children on a rocket to the moon is not advisable, but at least they’ll be a bit closer at the theme park atop Tibidabo Mountain. Take your miniature humans on the funicular to the fairground and spend an afternoon in the clouds. Stargazers shouldn’t miss the beguiling Fabra Observatory – built in 1904, it’s one of the world’s oldest functioning observatories.

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Accommodations and Hotels in Barcelona

Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel GL

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  • Moll de Barcelona WTC, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona
Catalonia Ramblas 4* Sup

8.5 Very good

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  • Pelai, 28, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona
Hotel Palace GL

9.2 Wonderful

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  • Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 668, Eixample, Barcelona
Catalonia Plaza Catalunya

8.5 Very good

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  • Bergara, 11, Eixample, Barcelona
Hotel Arts Barcelona

8.8 Excellent

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  • Marina, 19-21, Barceloneta, Barcelona
Catalonia Passeig de Gràcia 4* Sup

9.1 Wonderful

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  • Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 644, Eixample, Barcelona
Royal Ramblas

8.3 Very good

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  • Las Ramblas, 117, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona
Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona GL

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  • Passeig de Gracia, 68, Eixample, Barcelona
Catalonia Barcelona Plaza

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  • Plaza España, 6-8, Sants-Montjuïc, Barcelona
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Popular Neighborhoods in Barcelona


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L’Eixample’s large, grid-like avenues (modeled after New York) are easy to navigate. Passeig de Gràcia (in the center) is a tourist hot-spot, with Gaudí's Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, as well as Puig i Cadafalch's Casa Amatller within easy reach. Carrer Balmes is a safe and tolerant area for all kinds of travelers.

Downtown Barcelona

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Barcelona's city center effortlessly melds the present with the past. Head to the Gothic Quarter to explore the city's Roman foundations, or to the cosmopolitan Rambla del Raval for the best Barcelona vibes. Gaudi's playfully curvy houses decorate Passeig de Gràcia, which is also home to fantastic brand-name and luxury shopping.

Ciutat Vella

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Ciutat Vella ("Old City") is comprised of several neighborhoods: Barri Gòtic, Raval, El Born and Barceloneta (all in more detail in separate descriptions). As a whole, the district’s characteristic features include narrow, winding streets that reach from Las Ramblas to the coast.

Sagrada Familia

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The enormous Roman Catholic church designed by Gaudi dominates the skyline. Construction on the UNESCO World Heritage building began in 1882 and continues to this day. Visit the neo-Mudéjar Monumental bullring, which once hosted a concert by The Beatles, as well as bullfights until 2012 (when the practice was banned in Catalonia).


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This district retains a lot of its traditional character. Tourist hot-spots surround Montjuïc Hill, next to Plaça Espanya. Visit the Joan Miró Foundation and Catalonia National Art Museum (MNAC) in the Palau Nacional. The 17th-century Montjuïc Castle stands on the hill, and there are also the colors of the Magic Fountain to enjoy below.

Gothic Quarter

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The city walls are remnants of the Roman Empire, while Placa de Sant Felip Neri is riddled with bullet holes from the Civil War. Portal de l’Àngel and Carrer Avinyó have an array of brand-name and vintage boutiques. Dance the night away at the trendy clubs on Plaça Reial.


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There’s a youthful energy in this dynamic area. Plaça de la Virreina, Plaça del Sol and Plaça de Rius i Taulet are charming squares to relax in and people-watch. Take a stroll through Gaudí’s Park Güell, with its unique architectural spaces that offer wonderful views of the city.


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Rambla del Raval is a cosmopolitan area with a wide tree-lined pedestrian avenue, home to Gaudí’s Palau Güell mansion, the Liceu Opera House and La Boquería Market on La Rambla. MACBA, the city’s modern art museum, doubles as an informal skate park and meeting point for the city’s younger inhabitants.

Sarrià-St. Gervasi

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Accessible only by train or bus, this primarily residential district has a range of local restaurants. For families traveling with younger children, the CosmoCaixa science museum showcases a range of exhibitions. Les Planes, an outdoor picnic area, is nestled on the farthest edge of the district.

El Born

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This trendy neighborhood features designer boutiques, quirky cafes and a variety of restaurants to explore off Passeig del Born. Cultural activities include the Picasso Museum, Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral and Born Centre Cultural. The sprawling Ciutadella Park borders the neighborhood, home to the Barcelona Zoo and Zoology Museum.


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Running from Olympic Port to Torre Sant Sebastia, Barceloneta was completely revitalized for the 1992 Olympics. For a beautiful full-scale city panorama, take a trip on the cable car from Torre Sant Sebastia to Montjuïc Hill, or explore the popular seafood restaurants on Passeig de Joan de Borbó.

Local Tips for Barcelona

Carretera de les Aigües
by Javi

Javi was born and raised in Barcelona and is crazy about sports, especially FC Barcelona.

Carretera de les Aigües is a flat mountain path in the Collserola Hills that spans the width of the city. It's a great place to go for a run, cycle or walk – it's a joy to exercise in the fresh mountain air, with amazing views over the city.

  • Carretera de les Aigües 157, 08017, Barcelona
  • Open every day
Plaça dels Àngels
by Ric

Ric moved to Barcelona for its vibrant skateboarding scene, street culture and creative vibe.

Skateboarders around the world revere the square around the MACBA. You’ll find a mix of skaters, tourists and locals in the area. It’s a gathering place for young people and watching the world go by – just make sure you watch your stuff!

  • Plaça dels Àngels, 08001 Barcelona
  • Open every day
Mercat de la Princesa
by Carla

Carla is super positive and loves seeing new places and spaces with her loved ones.

This is Barcelona’s best-kept secret: a show-cooking market set in a restored 15th-century palace. There are all sorts of stalls with gastronomic delights: eggs cooked in a hundred different ways, Japanese, Spanish, Italian food – it's a charming place to grab a bite to eat!

  • Carrer Flassaders 21, 08003
  • Open Monday to Thursday 9 am – 12 am, Friday 9 am – 12:30 am, Sunday 9 am – 11 pm
Carrer de Blai
by Alba

Travel-crazy Alba loves to return home to Barcelona, which always welcomes her with open arms.

I really recommend visiting Carrer de Blai for the tapas route. One of the central streets in the Poble Sec district, beer or wine plus tapas or pintxo are two euros on Thursdays. The quality far outstrips the price, which is much cheaper than the regular tourist spots!

  • Carrer de Blai, 08004
  • Open every day
Torre Rosa
by Noemi

Noemi is crazy about reading and jigsaw puzzles, especially of cities she has visited.

Torre Rosa is a unique bar set in an old colonial house with a peaceful terrace outside, isolated from the hustle and bustle of the city. I used to go out with my friends to places around Marina or in the Old Town, but nowadays I prefer to go to quieter places with a bit of background music where my friends and I can sit and chat.

  • Carrer de Francesc Tàrrega, 22, 08027 Barcelona
  • Open Monday to Thursday 7 pm – 2:30 am, Friday 7 pm – 3 am, Saturday 12 pm – 3 am, Sunday 12 pm – 2:30 pm
Fabrica Moritz
by Arlette

Arlette is passionate about discovering unique places that are original, historical and beautiful.

If you are a beer lover, La Fábrica Moritz (Moritz Brewery) is the perfect place to discover more about this Catalan beer brand and its history, while enjoying the beautiful rustic architecture that’s on offer.

  • Ronda de Sant Antoni, 39 - 41, 08011 Barcelona
  • Open every day 6 am – 3 am
The Courtyard of the Pati Museu del Marés
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Photographer Alfonso has lived in Dublin and Madrid but always returns home to Barcelona.

If you love taking photos as much as I do, you must visit Pati Museu del Marés, the courtyard of the Marés Sculpture Museum. It’s a perfectly relaxing spot in which to read a book, grab a coffee, look at the water or simply enjoy contemplating life among the orange blossoms.

  • Plaça de Sant Iu, 5, 08002 Barcelona
  • Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 am – 7 pm, Sunday 11 am – 8 pm
Monastery of Sant Miquel del Fai
by Laura

Laura moved back home to Barcelona from Amsterdam to be closer to nature.

My favorite place near Barcelona is Sant Miquel del Fai. It is an amazing Romanesque church set in the cliffs, next to a waterfall. It is about 50 km (31 mi) from Barcelona and there are some really beautiful walking routes in that area.

Teatre Grec
by Virginia

French-born Virginia loves green spaces and has called Barcelona home for 25 years.

I love green spaces so the gardens around Teatre Grec (Greek Theater) are some of my favorite in Barcelona. Enjoy the sun and wander among the ash trees, cypresses, rose bushes and bougainvillea or come here later in the day to enjoy the sunset over Barcelona.

  • Passeig de Santa Madrona, 36, 08038 Barcelona
  • Open every day
Granja Viader
by Jordi

Music and sports lover Jordi has lived most of his life in Barcelona.

Granjas are cafés that serve breakfasts and brunches. The experience of eating in one of these traditional cafes has hardly changed in 140 years. It's also special to me because the family who run it are from Cardedeu, a town where my family is originally from. I recommend the suizo (hot chocolate with cream on top).

Taking the open top bus tours is best way to see so much. They were frequent and had running documentary to listen to. Hop on hop off stops but feel going whole way round on first bus then stay on and get off where you like. Probably 2 day pass best value as so much to see and visit Trains efficient but miss sights from under ground and beware as had purse taken while on train from castle to Ramblas asked travelers...

Why do you recommend Barcelona for food?

Food, as with the whole of Spain, is a way of life. Whether enjoying sangria and olives outside a quiet cafe on ramble del poblenou or eating tapas at one of the many bars in La boquieria, you're pretty much surrounded by excellent fresh food. If you're a sea food lover, then you're in for a real treat. La boquieria market just off las ramblas is the place to be. You can't help but be inspired by the wonderful ingredients. You can either buy from the market and take away to cook yourself or as previously mentioned, eat from one of the many tapas bars, such as El quim or Barcentral, they're all amazing. Good food is everywhere in Barcelona. I recommend also you try Bar Mut. I could go on forever. Just go and eat!

Cleanest city beach ever seen, impressed with maintenance. Rare that a major metropolitan modern city has such nice beaches and a very clean sea with good underwater visibility. Yes, there are crowds, but there is mostly a respectful and peaceful atmosphere. Also a choice of beachwear, topless is optional and beaches to the north are optionally nudist.

Do eat anywhere that isn't a mom and pop shop or where tourists go. Eat fancy one day or so but visit all the little restaurants and ask them to give you some authentically Spain. Get different tapas, bocadillas, eat patatas bravas but don't order food that "your used to" otherwise why go on vacation. You will love what the Spainards eat, its healthy, portioned right and different.

Usually the prices at Barcelona are cheaper than english country for example, I living at Ireland and the prices on Barcelona are better than here, I couldn't compare with another country.

I suggest to plan walks for each quarter per day: Barri Gotic, Eixample, Montjüic, etc. Barcelona is full of tourists and in front of each attraction there's a huge line (even though the prices are really high: for example, to enter the !!!unfinished!!! Sagarada Familia you have to wait for hours in the line and pay €21) I suggest to enjoy the architecture from the outside. Also, walking along the port is very nice and relaxing, cause there are not so many tourists and you can have a break from the urban noise.

There are shops everywhere in Barcelona, you just need to move away from the areas around Passeig de Gracia/Placa de Catalunya/Rambla de Catalunya (though they also have good shops).

Visit somewhere off las rambles. Food is cheaper and also quite tasty. We love to eat locally.

Willing to help always and most people can speak English so did not have problem with language


Barcelona Transportation

Air – El Prat

El Prat is Barcelona’s main airport. A 7-mile train ride gets you to Passeig de Gràcia and takes approximately 26 minutes (operating from 6 am to 11:30 pm every day). Taxis take approx. 20 minutes and it’s not necessary to book in advance. Another convenient option is the Aerobus, running every 15 minutes from 5:30 am to 1 am, 7 days a week. The Aerobus stops at Carrer Sepúlveda and Plaça Catalunya.

Air – Girona

Budget airlines usually fly to Girona Airport near the Costa Brava, about 54 miles from central Barcelona. Rental cars and taxis are available. The bus to Estació del Nord takes 70 minutes – departure times depend on incoming flights, but they usually run every 3 hours. Advance bookings are not essential. If you want to catch the train, you’ll need a taxi to Riudellots station 2.5 miles away.


Barcelona's relatively modest size and reliable Metro network make it an easy place to travel around. You can buy single, monthly or ten-journey tickets for the Metro. The ten-journey option costs around EUR 10 and can be used by several people, so you don't necessarily have to buy one each. These tickets can also be used on the bus. There are plenty of well-marked stations scattered throughout the city.


There are two main stations for train travel within Barcelona – Barcelona Sants (the main transportation hub) and Passeig de Gràcia (the most central). Both stations have shops and restaurants nearby and offer easy and quick connections to local trains and the metro. If you’re traveling to destinations outside of Barcelona, you’ll probably depart from Barcelona Sants; tickets can be booked online in advance or purchased from a service desk.


Taxis are well marked and readily available throughout the city. Official taxis are black with yellow stripes. Simply go to a taxi stand or hail one from the street – taxis that are available will have a green light on top. If you have special requirements (for instance, facilities for wheelchairs, larger vehicles) it’s best to book in advance.


If you rent a car at El Prat Airport, getting to the city is simple. Follow the signs to Centre Ciutat on the C-31 highway. There are very few turns involved. If you’re looking for a rental, there are plenty of options available at the airport and most international chains (Hertz, Budget, etc.) are represented. On-street parking can be difficult, but there are plenty of "Saba" brand garages around the city.


Bus travel within the city is not recommended – the metro is extremely efficient and easier to understand for non-locals. If you do need to catch a bus, bus numbers are listed on the signs and stops are clearly marked throughout the city. Unfortunately, there are no maps displayed at the bus stops, so you might need to ask a local for help. Single-journey tickets are available on board.


Barcelona’s relatively compact size and growing number of bike lanes make it a great place to explore on two wheels. There are many bike rental places in the center of town, such as Green Bikes in the Gothic Quarter and Bornbike in Born. Both of these operators offer bike tours of the city where you can take in some of the most popular sites.

Food in Barcelona

Top Restaurants in Barcelona

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Els Quatre Gats

Open since the late 19th century, this traditional and lovingly preserved restaurant was once a haunt of Picasso and Rusiñol. Their extensive lunch menu features mainly local Catalan cuisine. Enjoy live jazz on Tuesday evenings.

  • Carrer de Montsió 3, 08002 Barcelona
  • Open every day 10:00–01:00
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100 Montaditos Urquinaona

This chain restaurant is great for budget-conscious travellers looking for a friendly place to eat. It has a very informal but lively atmosphere that occasionally gets quite busy. They also serve a variety of tapas-style dishes, as well as a selection of beers.

  • Plaça Urquinaona 1, 08010 Barcelona
  • Open every day 08:00–00:00
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El Asador de Aranda

Vegetarians definitely need to steer clear of this restaurant, which features a huge range of meat options. Their menu is mainly traditional Castilian fare, including a delicious roast lamb. There are a few other branches around the city. Traditionally decorated, it's great for group meals and attracts a mixed clientele.

  • Pau Claris 70, 08010 Barcelona
  • Open Monday–Saturday 13:00–16:00 and 21:00–00:00
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Julivert Meu

For something a little bit different, Julivert Meu serves do-it-yourself style Catalan cuisine. Pa amb tomàquet (a traditional Catalan dish of bread, salt, garlic, oil and tomato) - is served in a DIY sort of kit that you prepare yourself. With its very rustic vibe and traditional accents on the wall, it's unusual to find a place this authentic next to the tourist-heavy Las Ramblas.

  • Bonsuccés 7, 08001 Barcelona
  • Open every day 13:00–01:00
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Brasserie Flo

Enjoy traditional Mediterranean food in an Art Nouveau-inspired restaurant. It's spacious and suitable for larger groups of people or travellers with children. They offer a set menu with mainly seafood that varies between the week and weekend.

  • Jonqueres 10, 08003 Barcelona
  • Open Monday–Thursday 13:00–16:00 and 20:30–00:00, Friday–Sunday 13:00–16:00 and 20:30–00:30
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Dos Palillos

A one Michelin star restaurant with Asian-Fusion style tapas, Dos Palillos's head chef is Albert Raurich, formerly of El Bulli. Located in the stylish Casa Camper hotel, it's pricey but not totally out of the question. Make sure that you book well in advance.

  • Elisabets 9, 08002 Barcelona
  • Open Tuesday and Wednesday 19:30–23:30, Thursday–Saturday 13:30–15:30 and 19:30–23:30
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Bilbao Berria

Bilbao Berria is known for being somewhat of a tourist trap, but its central location is a huge draw. There are cheap pintxos and a modern ambience that attracts an international crowd.

  • Plaça Nova 3, 08002 Barcelona
  • Open Monday–Saturday 08:00–23:00, Sunday 09:00–22:00
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La Rosa Negra

Locals and tourists alike flock to La Rosa Negra for some of the best Mexican in town. They serve cheap mojitos and make nice ceviche (cold citrus and coriander soup with seafood.) It's always buzzing and often hard to get a table - so try and book early!

  • Laietana 46, 08003 Barcelona
  • Open every day 13:00–01:00
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Bun Bo Vietnam

This Vietnamese restaurant has cute and colourful modern décor and features an outdoor eating area. Drawing a mixed crowd, it's great for younger travellers who want to relax in an informal environment. They also stock a range of Asian beers.

  • Calle Sagristans 3, 08002 Barcelona
  • Open every day 13:00–00:00
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Thai Gardens

Traditionally inspired Thai décor adorns this most lovely of restaurants, with cushioned seats and low tables. The menu features standard Thai cuisine served on flamboyantly decorated plates. Great for groups or an intimate evening, the spacious restaurant has quiet corners surrounded by greenery that are good for a bit of privacy.

  • Diputació 273, 08007 Barcelona
  • Open Sunday to Thursday 13:00–16:00 and 20:00–23:30, Friday to Saturday 13:00–16:00 and 20:00–00:30
Upscale Dining
Tapas 24

Tapas 24 is a fairly upmarket tapas restaurant. They serve classic tapas staples such as patatas bravas, croquettes and bombas, as well as more innovative dishes. It tends to attract a younger crowd and can get very busy, due to its small size.

  • Diputació 269, 08007 Barcelona
  • Open Monday–Saturday 9:00–00:00
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Caravelle is a gastropub that tends to draw people in for its extensive brunch menu. Also a good coffee spot with ethically grown beans, it has an expatriate feel given their majority English and Australian staff. The interior is quite minimalist and charming.

  • Pintor Fortuny 31, 08001 Barcelona
  • Open Monday–Wednesday 08:30–18:30, Thursday and Friday 08:30–01:00, Saturday 10:30–01:00, Sunday 10:30–18:30
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La Tagliatella

This Italian restaurant chain is fairly cheap and cheerful - their menu consists of pasta, pizza and risotto-based dishes. La Tagliatella has traditional décor with maroon walls and accents, as well as a large mezzanine to accommodate groups.

  • Pau Claris 118, 08010 Barcelona
  • Open every day 13:00–16:00 and 20:00–23:30
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La Rosa del Raval

La Rosa del Raval serves very affordable Mexican food in a bustling, often extremely busy environment. Attracts a younger crowd of locals and is also popular with tourists. They serve delicious soups and cocktails, like raspberry mojitos. It's often hard to get a table, so get in early!

  • Àngels 6, 08001 Barcelona
  • Open Sunday–Thursday 13:00–00:30, Friday and Saturday 13:00–01:30
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Veggie Garden

With a smorgasbord of options for the vegetarian, Veggie Garden is great for big portions on a budget. It has an Eastern vibe that attracts a more alternative crowd, particularly for their thalis (an Indian and Nepalese style set menu with various dishes).

  • Àngels 3, 08001 Barcelona
  • Open every day 12:30–23:30
Upscale Dining

Bacaro is a small Venetian tavern that serves tapas-style dishes and great gnocchi. Suitable for small groups and couples, it attracts a mixed crowd of locals and tourists.

  • Carrer de Jerusalem 6, 08001 Barcelona
  • Open Monday–Saturday 12:30–16:00 and 20:00–00:00
Mid-Range Fare
Middle Eastern
  • Carrer de Sant Pere Mes Alt, 18 - 08003
  • Open Monday–Sunday 12:00–02:00.
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La Flauta

For a tapas restaurant slightly off the tourist map, this restaurant serves high quality, fresh tapas - especially 'flautas' - small baguettes with a range of fillings. It's good for a relaxing evening and more informal dining occasions.

  • Aribau 23, 08011 Barcelona
  • Open Monday–Saturday 13:00–16:30 and 20:00–01:00
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Doble Zeroo

Fresh and healthy Japanese fusion, which blends Japanese food with Mediterranean and Latin American influences. The slick and modern décor combines wood with accents of exposed wood. It's popular with young people and has a relatively informal atmosphere.

  • Carrer de Jaume Giralt 53, 08003 Barcelona
  • Open Monday 20:00–23:30, Sunday–Thursday 13:00–16:00 and 20:00–23:30, Friday and Saturday 13:00–16:00 and 20:00–00:00
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Tasca i Vins

Tasca i Vins is perfect for lunch on a low budget. They have an extensive lunch menu serving Mediterranean food, as well as hearty roast lunches. The interior is like a traditional tavern, with lots of beams and rustic accents. Attracts a mainly young crowd.

  • Diputació 304, 08009 Barcelona
  • Open every day 08:00–00:00
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O Toxo Tres Hermanos

A traditional restaurant that serves Galician food, including baby octopus and many other fresh seafood specialities. It's more of a local place, but great for groups because dishes are served with sharing in mind. Gets quite busy on the weekend, so get in early to avoid disappointment.

  • Carme 59, 08001 Barcelona
  • Check website for details.
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  • Consell de Cent 377 - 08009
  • Open Monday-Thursday 13:15-15:45 and 20:30-23:30, Friday-Saturday 13:15-15:45 and 20:30-23:45, Sunday 13:15-15:45
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Café Alsur

On a sunny day, pull up a chair at this café located in a quiet square. With mainly Argentinian fare, it features free Wi-Fi and a separate lounge area with sofas. The cafe generally attracts a young and modern crowd. They do nice cakes, including Argentinian alfajores - and cheap cocktails!

  • Plaça de Sant Cugat 1, 08003 Barcelona
  • Open every day 12:00–00:00
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Middle Eastern
Maoz Vegetarian

This cheap and cheerful chain restaurant is popular with vegetarians. It has multiple locations throughout the city and has limited space to sit down. The cuisine is typically pita bread filled with salad of your choice.

  • Ferran 13, 08002 Barcelona
  • Open every day 11:00–02:30
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Can Culleretes

For a touch of authentic tradition, this restaurant has been in operation since 1786. It has a traditional environment to match its cuisine, which is made up of various seafood options and home-made desserts. Tends to attract a more mature crowd.

  • Quintana 5, 08002 Barcelona
  • Open Tuesday–Saturday 13:30–16:00 and 21:00–23:00, Sunday 13:30–16:00
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