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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
General College & University
“Guinardó's Park is below the Carmel Bunkers and it also has amazing panoramic views of Barcelona. A nice place to visit if you want to do some exercise, get some fresh air and discover some of Barcelona's best sights.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Tours of a huge Art Nouveau complex & former hospital with mosaics, stained glass & gardens.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Hospital
“The Hospital de la Santa Creu and Sant Pau is located in a set of buildings located in Barcelona, designed by the architect Lluís Domènech i Muntaner, one of the main representatives of Catalan modernism.”
  • 214 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Cocktails, gin tonics, vermouth ... your oasis in Barcelona. One of the most beautiful terraces in Barcelona. Don't miss it!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven. If lucky you can also enjoy the terrace ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“All in one, cafe, restaurant with a beautiful terrace. Open everyday from monday til sunday. The setting just inside the entrance of the Hospital Sant Pau is hard to beat, ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Hospital
“Gaudí Modern Style masterpiece, closer than Sagrada Familia church deserving a good guided tour too”
  • 73 locals recommend
Gym / Fitness Centre
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Good typical dishes from around Catalonia. 5 different dining rooms all in a catalan style atmosphere. Try its "esqueixada" and sauced snails. Abundant dishes often to share. Market prices. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Mediterranean and catalan food in a pleasant atmosphere, with excellent (and affordable) wine.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
  • 2 locals recommend
Place to shop
“It's quite well supplied. You can buy cheep and diverse food. Just 5 min walk far.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“I recommend this restaurant for my guests. (Mariscos, paella, embutidos, fish)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Big supermarket with very affordable prices and good quality products. Food, cosmetics, cleaning...”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Tapas Restaurant
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“por mi es uno de los restaurante tapas muy rico a demás ser cerca de casa es muy bueno y de precio muy accesible .”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven. If lucky you can also enjoy the terrace ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“All in one, cafe, restaurant with a beautiful terrace. Open everyday from monday til sunday. The setting just inside the entrance of the Hospital Sant Pau is hard to beat, ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“I recommend this restaurant for my guests. (Mariscos, paella, embutidos, fish)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Tapas Restaurant
“por mi es uno de los restaurante tapas muy rico a demás ser cerca de casa es muy bueno y de precio muy accesible .”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Large selection of different sandwiches. Try the Catalunya, Sardana or Manelic's one. It has no tables, only bar. They offer home delivery service. Cheap.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Brew, world beers and beer store. Real bear in a cozy place, they also have a good tapas.”
  • 1 local recommends

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