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Art Museum
“Meier embraced the difficult task of creating a building that would ultimately display a variety of contemporary artworks that were unknown to him at the time of design. The choice to build the museum in the Plaça dels Ángels is consistent with Meier’s vision to situate the building amongst some of Barcelona’s oldest streets and buildings, in addition to revamping the public space of the Raval. After the completion of the $35 million construction, local media referred to the museum as “the pearl” amongst the old architecture and narrow streets just a few blocks from Gothic center of Barcelona.The building’s architectural style has strong references to Modernism. The large (120 by 35 meters) white building has much of its southern elevation glazed, providing the visitor with views across the plaza, and allowing for an abundance of natural light to illuminate the interior galleries. The museum has three main galleries, which can be subdivided, as well as five smaller galleries, one of which is in a tower. Collection The permanent collection of around 5,000 works(up from 1,100 works at the time of the museum's opening in 1995) dates from the mid-20th century onward. There are three periods of modern art represented: the first one covers the forties to the sixties; the second spans the sixties and seventies; the third period is contemporary. The collections focus on post-1945 Catalan and Spanish art, although some International artists are also represented”
  • 375 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“You can find plenty of restaurantes on the top of the mall and a supermarkt called Mercadona in the floor -1.”
  • 332 locals recommend
Plaza
“This is where I decided to live in Barcelona, there is a lovely museum there and if you take the inside escalator until the very top of the shopping center right in there, you can reach the 360 hotel viewpoint!”
  • 188 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“For its modern expositions and its legendary skate spot with the top wolrld' s skaters praticing every day”
  • 116 locals recommend
Café
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“A place nearby. If you want to sit down with a computer with some food or coffee.”
  • 146 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“If you are looking for a culinary experience check this Adrià's brothers restaurants (must book months in advance)”
  • 147 locals recommend
Brewery
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“ Moritz is a trendy restaurant, beer factory, shop, wine store and cafe place.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Park
“This large park with lots of open space is also known as the Parc l'Escorxador (so named because it stands on the site of the old municipal slaughterhouse: escorxador in Catalan) and is used by visitors and locals from Barcelona's Eixample Esquerra to relax. This great urban "lung", full of possibilities, is located at the south-west end of the neighbourhood and is the perfect appetiser before you begin exploring the monumental Plaça Espanya. An artificial water channel runs parallel to Carrer Tarragona, lending coolness to this side of the Parc de Joan Miró. This is the site of Joan Miró's 22-metre-high monumental sculpture Dona i Ocell (Woman and Bird). Like the park, it was dedicated in 1983, shortly before the artist's death. There is a public library on the other side of the park, which is named after Joan Miró.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Bar
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“Very nice atmosphere, food and outdoor terrace (it can get very busy after 9 PM)”
  • 87 locals recommend
Cinema
“This cinema is close by and shows all movies in original language, in case you are not yet familiar with the spanish language.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“*Desayunos, meriendas o esas pausas necesarias, en un lugar acogedor. * Breakfasts, snacks or those necessary breaks, in cossy place. *Colazioni, spuntini o pause necessarie, in un'atmosfera accogliente *Petits déjeuners, collations ou pause nécessaires, dans une atmosphère complaisante”
  • 58 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“BRUNCH. Spelled big, for that big Sunday recovery brunch. If you are out the evening before they have really good burgers. Also a very good drink-list. A personal favorite is their bleeding bellini!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Café
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“An easy going place for those of you that appreciate simple things. I love the daily menu which always offers a delicous soup and a quiche of the day. I feel at home!”
  • 56 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“A hidden gem on side street of the city, fantastic tapas (try the cider soaked chorizo). They only have two seatings at 21h and 23h. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“This is known as a bar with great cocktails but they also have some amazing burgers”
  • 43 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“One of my favorite restaurants in Barcelona, though it´s hard to get a table. It´s possible to make reservations for groups of 4 or more. Great tapas with excellent products and a little modern twist.”
  • 39 locals recommend