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Best things to do in Barcelona

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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.”
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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.”
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Monument / Landmark
“Elaborate family home built by Domènech i Montaner in the early 1900s in the Modernisme style.”
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Restaurant
“Seafood for locals. If you like seafood, try it here. YOu should order, take a paper number and wait for your order. ”
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Meal Delivery
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“The best Thai by far in Barcelona. And they are so accommodating. If you have favorites from other restaurants, don't even both reading the menu. They are happy to make almost anything you ask for.”
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Bar
“Sitio para tomar unas famosas "tapas" acompañado de una buena cerveza o vermut:) ”
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Spanish Restaurant
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“Nice menu of Catalan cuisine at lunch for around 12€. Thursday night 25€ menu and a friend of mine sings with her jazz band”
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Restaurant
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“En el nuevo y hermoso hotel Mandarin Oriental, la mesa en boca de todos es sin lugar a dudas: Momentos. La chef Carme Ruscalleda y su hijo Raül Balam están renovando recetas catalanas e incluso están inventando los primeros menús anti-envejecimiento de Barcelona.”
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Clothes Shop
“Founded 125 years ago by Enrique Loewe, this luxury brand does not only the most exclusive leather luggage but also has turned into a major designer brand, more classic style.”
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Hotel
“Over the epicenter of luxury and expensive shops, on the roof of the elite at the Mandarin Oriental on the street Passeig de Gracia, Terrat is an elegant terrace with swimming pool, comfortable chairs and sofas, green garden and, as usual, great views from the heights to the restless, but very beautiful center of Barcelona. Here refreshing cocktails, Japanese cuisine is always pleasant and the public. The atmosphere in the bar on the rooftop Terrat Mandarin Oriental - match for the hotel itself: luxurious, elegant and incredibly beautiful. During the day you can enjoy the bright Mediterranean sun away from the busy beaches and a refreshing dip in the swimming pool with wonderful views of the city, Passeig de Gracia и улицу Batlló house Gaudi buildings. In the evening, a terrace is opened for all comers. Here you can fine dine easy Japanese food: delicious salads, great choice of sushi and rolls. Or just skip on the traditional mojito or Bellini with your friends. For a relaxing summer evening away from the bustle of the city at night Terrat - definitely one of the best places in Barcelona.”
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Clothes Shop
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Restaurant
“Great place to eat Spanish food at a great price, it's a buffet-style restaurant.”
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Street Address
“A converted parking garage, now one of the chicest hangouts in town. Take dinner or wedge yourself into a spot for a glass of cava or copa de vino. There is a restaurant here for every mood”
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Establishment
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Restaurant
“This place is right next to Tapas 24 and it is AWESOME. The service is fantastic, no waiting like Tapas 24, and the food is great. There are more than 40 different tapas ”
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