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“Casa Batlló is a building designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí, the highest representative of Catalan modernism. It is a comprehensive remodeling of a previously existing building on the site, the work of Emilio Sala Cortés. It is located at number 43 of Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona, ​​the wide avenue that runs through the Ensanche district (Eixample), in the so-called Manzana de la discordia, because it houses, in addition to this building, other works by modernist architects: the Amatller house, which borders Gaudí's, the work of Josep Puig i Cadafalch; the Lleó Morera House, the work of Lluís Domènech i Montaner; the Casa Mulleras, by Enric Sagnier; and the Casa Josefina Bonet, by Marceliano Coquillat. The construction was carried out between the years 1904 and 1906”
  • 416 locals recommend
Plaza
“This lively square is the heart of Barcelona and it's beating strongly. Steeped in history, the Plaça de Catalunya is the nerve centre of the Catalan capital. Plaça Catalunya has a little bit of everything: Modern cafes, monuments, shops, hotels, bars and beautiful fountains. This square connects the old city with the modern part of Barcelona. At one side, you will find the Eixample district, and on the other side, you will find Raval and Barri Gòtic. Another connected landmark of the city to the square is Las Ramblas, which starts from Plaça Catalunya and heads downwards to Port Vell. Besides that, Plaça Catalunya has a few interesting monuments and sculptures of different artistic movements such as Noucentrisme, Neoclassicism and Avant-garde. Other than its monuments, this square offers a vast variety of stores such as El Corte Inglés, a famous Spanish department store, where you can find anything and everything, and two of the most famous shopping routes of the city, which are Portal de l’Angel and Passeig de Gracia. On these shopping streets, you will find from boutiques and international stores to expensive designer brands. ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Passeig de Gràcia" and walk about 4min to Plaça de Catalunya (all the trip about 15min).”
  • 347 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Just round the corner from Rambla Catalunya . Perfect for family, couples or friends get together. Fantastic tapas!”
  • 190 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“A great place Restaurant/Bar in the center of Barcelona. Beautiful decoration and it is divided into few spots : Meat, Vegie, Fish, Bar etc... ”
  • 149 locals recommend
Bookshop
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“Easy place for tapas in the city center. Not the cheapest but with decent quality.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Nice brunch/breakfast/lunch place with healthy smoothies and food. A lot of options for anyone being allergic to gluten and dairy. ”
  • 94 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Tapas, sandwiches, sea and mountain dishes and Catalan recipes in an intimate rustic and contemporary bar-restaurant.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Museum
“Casa Batlló is one of the two great buildings designed by Antoni Gaudí on Passeig de Gràcia, the other being La Pedrera. From the outside,​ the façade of Casa Batlló looks like it has been made from skulls and bones. The "Skulls" are in fact balconies and the "bones" are supporting pillars.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“Rambla Cataluna has everything you might need for a days shopping, from smaller indis in Boulavard Rosa to the Inditex Group.... a quieter street, intermixed with tapas and coffee shops. As you get closer to Diagonal you'll also find some great restaurants. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Plaza
“The oldest and the most beautiful University of Barcelona, 3 mins away from main square Plaza Catalunya”
  • 60 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great brunch menu with healthy juices and cakes. A 2 minute walk from the loft!”
  • 56 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Created in 1984 by the Catalan painter, sculptor and art theorist to promote the study and knowledge of modern and contemporary art. A must see.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Jovellanos, 2 (at Metro: Placa Catalunya or Universidad Metro), Barcelona, Spain Family-owned establishment that's part of a small network of individualized vegetarian restaurants including: Vegetalia in Barcelona, Paradis in Lleida, and Baobab in Zaragoza. Offers breakfast, brunch, dinner, and takeaway. There is a salad bar and 3 daily changing menu options which usually includes at least 1 vegan. English spoken. Busy, pleasant atmosphere, eclectic ambient music, modern decor. Opened since March 2011. Previously named Vegetalia - Jovellanos (same owners). +34-933171829 Now Open: Mon-Sun 09:00-23:30 Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, International, Western, Salad bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Spanish, Breakfast”
  • 60 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“This modernist building was built by architect Puig i Cadafalch in 1898 and is located in Passeig de Gràcia, just beside Casa Batlló.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Hotshot chef Carles Abellán runs this basement tapas haven known for its gourmet versions of old faves. Highlights include the bikini (toasted ham and cheese sandwich – here the ham is cured and the truffle makes all the difference) and zesty boquerones al limón (lemon-marinated anchovies). You can’t book but it's worth the wait.”
  • 36 locals recommend