barcelona

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Impressive architecture and hip restaurants meet a sunny Spanish climate and beautiful beaches. This has transformed Barcelona, in just a few decades, from a rough port city into one of Europe's — if not the world's — premier destinations. Stroll along La Rambla and Passeig de Gràcia, admire Gaudí's masterpieces, visit the colourful Market of La Boqueria, lose yourself in the Gothic Quarter, bask in the sun at Barceloneta beach, and discover some of the city's vibrant late-night haunts while you're at it.

Restaurants

Restaurants to visit

Friends drinking wine at Els 4Gats, a Catalan restaurant in Barcelona

Els 4Gats

Els 4Gats is an iconic and historic restaurant, which opened on June 12th 1897 and served as a meeting point for the great artists and intellectuals of Barcelona, including Ramon Casas and Pablo Picasso. The latter had his first exhibition of drawings here and designed the cover art for the menu that is still used to this day.Housed in a modernist neo-Gothic building, just a few minutes from the Palau de la Música Catalana, Els 4Gats offers Catalan cuisine in a bohemian atmosphere with regular, live piano sessions.

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spanish tapas

Cal Pep

Cal Pep is a very popular tapas bar and restaurant near the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. It is best to jostle your way to the counter seats and let Pep himself recommend the best hors d'oeuvres. Otherwise, there are also tables and a quieter dining room further in. On offer is a mixture of traditional and innovative cooking with a focus on seafood & fish.

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Young people eating in a Thai restaurant, they eating with chopsticks, close-up on hands and food

Banna

Unpretentious Asian restaurant specialised in Thai cuisine offering curries, stir-fries, plus Singha beer in a cosy atmosphere in the heart of the Gràcia neighbourhood.

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juicy bbq rib steak with garlic mashed potatoes and brocolli

El Filete Ruso

El Filete Ruso is a grill house, near Casa Milà, serving organic meats, juicy burgers, steak tartare, entrecôte, and tapas in a cosy atmosphere. Enjoy your meal on the lovely terrace and watch the world go by.

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Collection of tapas foods including dates, chickpea salad, salami, fresh mozzarella, edamame, and olives on a slate board.

Poble Espanyol: the richness of traditional Spanish cuisine

The wide range of bars and restaurants in Poble Espanyol allows you to discover the variety and richness of Spanish cuisine. Enjoying authentic paella or delicious tapas in a peaceful environment is quite an experience. And if the weather permits, why not relax on one of the pleasant terraces too?

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Vegan burger at a restaurant in Barcelona

Vrutal

Vrutal is a vegan restaurant, in the Poble Nou district, serving house-made burgers and healthy bowls, plus cocktails. The Blind Date burger and the crispy cauliflower wings come highly recommended.

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