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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.
Tapas Restaurant
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“The rambla that is a pedestrial street is full of bars, terrasses, shops and restaurants. All type of food and prices ”
  • 108 locals recommend
Paella Restaurant
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“Awesome paella and sea food right in front of the Mediterranean Sea. Don´t miss it”
  • 71 locals recommend
Beach
“We highly recommend visiting the beach near our flat! Its a little more calm than barceloneta and you can take a coffee or dinner along the water in one of the beautiful restaurants in the neighborhood.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“In Vila Olimpica there are some of the most popular disco clubs of the city (Shoko, Opium, Cat Walk, Casino, Carpe Diem, Bestial, Pacha). During summer time the area gets overcrowded with many young tourists. If you decide to go there, make sure to keep an extra eye on your belongings as there are also many pickpockets.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Nature
“This is one of the more “ family and adult beaches” of the Barcelona coastline. If you enjoy ping-pong, there’s a table near the breakwater, as well as a volleyball court. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“A few minuts of the flat you will find the best ice creams, cold drinks and sandwiches un Poblenou. More than 100 years makes It one the better places to have something. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Romantic & special place for dinner with your friend or couple. Traditional Catalan cuisine. You must book for dinner:)”
  • 47 locals recommend
Hotel
“Jump onto a bicycle and ride along! The technological quarter. Wide roads, old industrial state area. Now buzzing with remodeled lofts, cafes, multicultural bars and restaurants, an artist hub with lots going on during the day and during the night. Stroll down la Rambla de Poblenou if you rather avoid the over visited Ramblas in the city center.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Poblenou’s most emblematic square is also home to some of its oldest residences. The humble, white 19th-century buildings that line the square were home to fishermen when Poblenou was a fishing village. Plaça de Prim doesn’t need a lot of frills to seduce passers-by. Three fantastic ombú trees, a less-than-spectacular fountain, a few benches and a single restaurant ... but what a restaurant! Els Pescadors has the privilege of exclusive terrace rights and it’s imperative you get stuck in to a selection of their fresh seafood dishes to set everything right with the world.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“It's worth getting to know Balius, a cocktail bar that specialises in top vermouth and cocktails made with vermouth, and when you're feeling peckish you can order from a repertoire of cured foods, tapas and small dishes that have their origins mainly in Aragon and Castilla. For example, the 'lomo de orza' is finely cut pork loin marinated with 'alioli' (garlic mayonnaise) and lemon, and the 'atascaburras' is a salted cod dish that has the fame of being mentioned in 'Don Quijote'.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Nature
“Sunny , relax, have a drink and lots of "chiringhitos" , bar with music and food”
  • 27 locals recommend
Flea Market
“creative designers, live music, local food, all in one place (first weekend of each month)”
  • 24 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Spanish tapas bar located in Las Ramblas de Poblenou - a typical Spanish ambiance”
  • 25 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely park with nice views. Nice to chill. Kids playground, basketball courts and ping pong tables. Picnic friendly ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best place for brunch in the neighbourhood. Often full as it is only a small place but you can call and book ahead. They have excellent pan cakes, poached eggs and other warm breakfast options, coupled with some of the best coffee in the neighbourhood.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Timesburg has become a modern classic for all the burger lovers in Barcelona. The creative burger menu offers three types of bread, each of which has a distinctive feature – a stamp of ‘Timesburg’ excellence. Customers can customize the ingredients of their burgers in almost endless combinations. Timesburg also offers a nice selection of sandwiches with Iberian jam and Nordic sausage made from salmon. The interior is very welcoming and features full height windows, indoor plants and white furniture which overall create a relaxing and laid-back atmosphere.”
  • 20 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Paella Restaurant
“Awesome paella and sea food right in front of the Mediterranean Sea. Don´t miss it”
  • 71 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“A few minuts of the flat you will find the best ice creams, cold drinks and sandwiches un Poblenou. More than 100 years makes It one the better places to have something. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Romantic & special place for dinner with your friend or couple. Traditional Catalan cuisine. You must book for dinner:)”
  • 47 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Poblenou’s most emblematic square is also home to some of its oldest residences. The humble, white 19th-century buildings that line the square were home to fishermen when Poblenou was a fishing village. Plaça de Prim doesn’t need a lot of frills to seduce passers-by. Three fantastic ombú trees, a less-than-spectacular fountain, a few benches and a single restaurant ... but what a restaurant! Els Pescadors has the privilege of exclusive terrace rights and it’s imperative you get stuck in to a selection of their fresh seafood dishes to set everything right with the world.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“It's worth getting to know Balius, a cocktail bar that specialises in top vermouth and cocktails made with vermouth, and when you're feeling peckish you can order from a repertoire of cured foods, tapas and small dishes that have their origins mainly in Aragon and Castilla. For example, the 'lomo de orza' is finely cut pork loin marinated with 'alioli' (garlic mayonnaise) and lemon, and the 'atascaburras' is a salted cod dish that has the fame of being mentioned in 'Don Quijote'.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Spanish tapas bar located in Las Ramblas de Poblenou - a typical Spanish ambiance”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best place for brunch in the neighbourhood. Often full as it is only a small place but you can call and book ahead. They have excellent pan cakes, poached eggs and other warm breakfast options, coupled with some of the best coffee in the neighbourhood.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Timesburg has become a modern classic for all the burger lovers in Barcelona. The creative burger menu offers three types of bread, each of which has a distinctive feature – a stamp of ‘Timesburg’ excellence. Customers can customize the ingredients of their burgers in almost endless combinations. Timesburg also offers a nice selection of sandwiches with Iberian jam and Nordic sausage made from salmon. The interior is very welcoming and features full height windows, indoor plants and white furniture which overall create a relaxing and laid-back atmosphere.”
  • 20 locals recommend

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