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11 days in Barcelona

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Barcelona is city rich with history, beautiful architecture a cool beach culture, friendly people and some great food.

Good for
  • Solo
  • Foodie

15 Places

1 City Tip

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15 Places

Citizen Cafe

Restaurants

Aborigens -Local Food Insiders

Food Tours

Palau de la Musica Catalana

Architectural Buildings, Theatres

Tickets

Restaurants

Violeta Boutique

Hotels

Buon Appetito

Restaurants

Barcelona Bus Turistic

Bus Tours, Hop-On Hop-Off Tours

El Quim de la Boqueria

Restaurants

chok - The Chocolate Kitchen

Restaurants

Bar Pinotxo

Restaurants

La guingueta

Restaurants

Tapas 24

Restaurants

Cal Pep

Restaurants

Bar del Pla

Restaurants

Las Ramblas

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Peter K's City Tips

  • I walked everywhere in Barcelona(except for 1 or 2 cabs). It truly is a great walking city but there's also the city bus tour the I highly recommend, it's a great way to get you bearings early on I your trip. Tipping is included but it's up to you if you want to leave something extra. I have to say that I encountered some of the worst, surliest service ever in Barcelona, so be prepared.
  • Citizen Cafe
    Restaurants (Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
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    Peter K Says:

    This was my "local breakfast/lunch spot. Clean, friendly service and good food.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Very casual, lots of locals doesn't open early on weekends.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #389 of 9,097 restaurants in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Late night desert and coffee 16/07/2019
    • Gluten free 10/07/2019
    • Citizen Cafe
    Address:
    Plaza Urquinaona 4
    08010 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 933 15 59 61
    Price range:
    US$6 - US$17
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Mon - Fri
    8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Aborigens -Local Food Insiders
    Food Tours
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    Peter K Says:

    Fantastic local food tour. I can't recommend this enough. Lot's of hidden gems and places you might not otherwise discover. The guides friendly and very passionate about their city.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • I did the evening tour bit the also have a day tour and a tour of the country side. be prepared to eat well, drink lots walk a lot and laugh the night away.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 273 Food & Drink in Barcelona
    • Getting to experience Food in Barcelona with a Friend that's a Local 16/07/2019
    • Come hungry leave happy 07/07/2019
    • Aborigens -Local Food Insiders
    Address:
    Arago, 184 entl. C
    08011 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 931 87 37 50
    Other:
  • Palau de la Musica Catalana
    Architectural Buildings, Theatres
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    Peter K Says:

    Absolutely beautiful music venue! I saw a fantastic Flamenco show there, buy chance I might add. A must see if you're into live music.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • I bought my tickets same day, but you might want to check ahead.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 949 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Incredible venue! Amazing show! 17/07/2019
    • Beuatiful peice of architecture 17/07/2019
    • Palau de la Musica Catalana
    Address:
    Carrer Palau de la Musica, 4-6
    08003 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 932 95 72 00
    Price range:
    US$22 - US$22
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Other:
  • Tickets
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
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    Peter K Says:

    The best and my favorite restaurant of my stay in Barcelona! Fun, whimsical, fantastic food and service. It's a Michelin starred restaurant so expect a hefty bill. Not for everyone.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • You MUST make reservations far in advance(2 months) but it's so worth it. Dress code is "smart casual" and let them do the ordering for you, just go with the flow..
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #453 of 9,097 restaurants in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • MUST get a reservation while in Barcelona 11/07/2019
    • Absolutely Amazing 07/07/2019
    • Tickets
    Address:
    Avinguda Paral.lel 164
    08015 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 932 92 42 52
    Hours:
    Tue - Sat
    7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    Sat
    1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Other:
  • Violeta Boutique
    Hotels
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    Peter K Says:

    A lovely little boutique hotel in a perfect location(Eixample). Friendly staff, clean spacious rooms, great neighborhood. Within walking distance of almost everything. I chose the triple room even though I was solo The single room looked very small and had no view,ok for 1-2 nights, but not for an extended stay. I would return in a heartbeat.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The airport bus drops you off a few blocks from the hotel so no need to spend $$ on a cab. Ask for a room with a street view.
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 321 Bed and Breakfasts in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Hotel and location 10/07/2019
    • Lovely place to stay 01/06/2019
    • Violeta Boutique
    Address:
    Caspe, 38
    Eixample
    08010 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    011 34 933 02 81 58
    Other:
  • Buon Appetito
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European)
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    Peter K Says:

    Great pizza, ok service in the Borne district. Stumbled upon it by chance. Very busy spot. tons of locals. If you're in the mood for some good pizza in Barcelona, I recommend this restaurant.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Casual dress code. I had the pie with prosciutto and a fried egg on it. real good.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #376 of 9,097 restaurants in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent 06/07/2019
    • Lovely atmosphere, great food! 20/06/2019
    • Buon Appetito
    Address:
    Av. Marques de la argentera, 19
    08003 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 932 68 76 33
    Price range:
    US$17 - US$34
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Mon - Fri
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Sat - Sun
    1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Other:
  • Barcelona Bus Turistic
    Bus Tours, Hop-On Hop-Off Tours
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    Peter K Says:

    A good way to see the city. 2 different routs(east/west north south I think).

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Get the 2 day pass, it's only a few Euros more. Start early, the lineups and the sun can be hell. Bring a hat and water.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #200 of 875 Tours in Barcelona
    • Very pleasant day 17/07/2019
    • A waste 16/07/2019
    • Barcelona Bus Turistic
    Address:
    Pl Catalunya 1
    08002 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 934 65 53 13
    Price range:
    US$38 - US$38
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • El Quim de la Boqueria
    Restaurants (Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Catalan)
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    Peter K Says:

    A hidden gem inside the Boqueria market. Great food a little spendy but well worth it. Limited counter seating so be prepared for a bit of a wait.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Tortilla Espanola and chorizo are a great way to start the day!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #432 of 9,097 restaurants in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • My favorite place for lunch in Barcelona 16/07/2019
    • Great food! 13/07/2019
    • El Quim de la Boqueria
    Address:
    Rambles 91
    08002 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 933 01 98 10
    Hours:
    Tue - Thu
    7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Fri - Sat
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • chok - The Chocolate Kitchen
    Restaurants (Cafe)
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    Peter K Says:

    Fantastic gourmet donuts and chocolates just off Las Ramblas, a nice respite from the teaming masses.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #261 of 9,097 restaurants in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great bakery 01/07/2019
    • Fantastic looking, delicious sweets in many forms shapes and sizes, cronut available! 29/06/2019
    • chok - The Chocolate Kitchen
    Address:
    Carrer de Carme, 3
    Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 936 81 78 49
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Bar Pinotxo
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
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    Peter K Says:

    Another great pinxto bar in the Boqueria market. The head waiter is local celebrity. 2 choices, meat or fish. Great for breakfast or early lunch. Another busy spot so there might be a wait for a seat. I say go early as possible.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • The baby squid and beans, xuixo pastry,gambas a la plancha are a must have. Your bill can add up quickly so be carefull.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #541 of 9,097 restaurants in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The heart of the Barcelona Boqueria 02/07/2019
    • Bar Snacks Boqueria 02/07/2019
    • Bar Pinotxo
    Address:
    Rambla, 91. Mercat de la Boqueria
    08002 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 933 17 17 31
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$15
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • La guingueta
    Restaurants (Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
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    Peter K Says:

    Surly service, ice cold beer, gorgeous wait staff, ok food and it's on the beach. What else can you ask for? I'd go back

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    Tips
    • No dress code, a little on the pricy side the burgers are all right. You're not going for the food. Ask early for the bill and be prepared to wait.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6,975 of 9,097 restaurants in Barcelona
    • Enjoyed the mussels and the seaand beach view 05/11/2017
    • So so - but there are better beach eateries 02/11/2017
    • La guingueta
    Address:
    Avinguda del Litoral
    Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 628 27 35 78
    Other:
  • Tapas 24
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Catalan)
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    Peter K Says:

    So much hype about this place and I don't get it. Long wait for a table, good but over priced food and ok service.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • They don't take reservations so be prepared for a long wait. Very expensive for what it is.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2,074 of 9,097 restaurants in Barcelona
    • Delicious tapas 15/07/2019
    • Amazing tapas😋 14/07/2019
    • Tapas 24
    Address:
    Carrer de la Diputacio, 269
    Esquina Paseo de Gracia
    08007 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 934 88 09 77
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Other:
  • Cal Pep
    Restaurants (Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
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    Peter K Says:

    A tourist trap. Expensive, but good food. No real choice of what you're going to order. Robotic service at best. 60 euros for lunch..for 1.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • The hours are a bit weird so check before you go. The Butifarra with beans was excellent if you must go.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #942 of 9,097 restaurants in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best Tapas in Barcelona and a true adventure 12/07/2019
    • Lunch counter throwback 04/07/2019
    • Cal Pep
    Address:
    Placa De Les Olles 8
    08003 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 933 10 79 61
    Price range:
    US$30 - US$40
    Hours:
    Tue - Sat
    1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    Other:
  • Bar del Pla
    Restaurants (Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
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    Peter K Says:

    Another over hyped tapas bar. Food was good, service was meh. Make reservations or get turned away. I don't get the hype.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Make a reservation, I saw the turn away dozens of people while I was there.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #903 of 9,097 restaurants in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Disappointed 15/07/2019
    • Used to be better 15/07/2019
    • Bar del Pla
    Address:
    Carrer Montcada, num. 2
    08003 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 932 68 30 03
    Price range:
    US$17 - US$45
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Fri - Sat
    12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Other:
  • Las Ramblas
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Peter K Says:

    Tacky, gaudy, crowded with tourists and overpriced shops and restaurants but if your in Barcelona, you have to stroll Las Ramblas..

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Go early to get to the market, and if you go at night hand on to your belongings.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 949 things to do in Barcelona
    • Barcelona's Social Hub 17/07/2019
    • Bustling Ramblas 17/07/2019
    • Las Ramblas
    Address:
    La Rambla
    08002 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34602186169
    Other:
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