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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.
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”
  • 385 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“For its modern expositions and its legendary skate spot with the top wolrld' s skaters praticing every day”
  • 119 locals recommend
Café
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“Perfect for breakfast and brunch with a great variety of menu. Informal and fun service.”
  • 148 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“A good restaurant can find very good food, very a delicious meal .and famous restaurant. ”
  • 148 locals recommend
Brewery
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“ Moritz is a trendy restaurant, beer factory, shop, wine store and cafe place.”
  • 121 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
Bar
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“Very nice atmosphere, food and outdoor terrace (it can get very busy after 9 PM)”
  • 89 locals recommend
Plaza
“The oldest and the most beautiful University of Barcelona, 3 mins away from main square Plaza Catalunya”
  • 62 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.”
  • 83 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”
  • 61 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!”
  • 64 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. ”
  • 47 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
Neighbourhood
“Sant Antoni is one of the coolest neighborhoods in Barcelona. Located next to Raval -which is the most multicultural area of the city- and only at a 15 minutes walking distance from the city center -Plaza Catalunya and la Rambla-. Sant Antoni is a combination between a traditional neighborhood and an international youth hub that meet in cool brunch cafés. The big red iron Market from the XIX Century, recently renewed, is one of the main buldings that gives a strong personality to the neighborhood and offers fresh proximity food. Furthermore during the weekends there is a book selling and antiques market. Comte Borrell street is designed for pedestrians and there are families with kids playing around and people gatherings. There are others like Parlament street which is also very pleasant with many terraces under lines of trees. ”
  • 31 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Perfect for breakfast and brunch with a great variety of menu. Informal and fun service.”
  • 148 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“A good restaurant can find very good food, very a delicious meal .and famous restaurant. ”
  • 148 locals recommend
Brewery
“ Moritz is a trendy restaurant, beer factory, shop, wine store and cafe place.”
  • 121 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“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
Bar
“Very nice atmosphere, food and outdoor terrace (it can get very busy after 9 PM)”
  • 89 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“*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”
  • 61 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“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!”
  • 64 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“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. ”
  • 47 locals recommend

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