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Once you have experienced Barcelona you will want to shout about it from the rooftops but at the same time...keep it all to yourself! There is something for everyone in Barcelona...it is so versatile and so satisfying!

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  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

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Mix

Bars & Clubs

El Born

Neighbourhoods

NoSe Cocktail Bar

Restaurants

Passeig del Born

Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Mercat Gotic

Gift & Speciality Shops

sophieloumarren's City Tips

  • Be aware of the african pick-pocketers/ prostitutes - they take advantage of drunk men!
  • Do not be afraid to get lost in the windy back streets! - ditch your tourist map!
  • Do not waste all of your time on La Rambla!
  • Mix
    Bars & Clubs
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    sophieloumarren Says:

    This is a club for the 'locals!' Not many tourists go here apparently, we found out, as were staying in 'El Born' which is a very 'local' area. This club has great vibes, great atmosphere, owner was lovely. Beer was pretty good for price as apposed to your tourist prices on the la rambla and the fact that it is a club! Decor was nice. Music was fab. Would definitely say it's worth a boogie and I would go again!

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Dress smart but nothing fancy
    • This place gets busy so the later you leave it the less chance you have getting in
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #443 of 583 Nightlife in Barcelona
    • They say company is what counts 13/12/2016
    • Cheats.... 02/05/2016
    • Mix
    Address:
    Carrer Comerc 21
    08003 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 933 19 46 96
    Other:
  • El Born
    Neighbourhoods
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    sophieloumarren Says:

    El Born is my 'go to' place in Barcelona...it makes me feel at home =) Soak everything up here and just relax. You will find all of your artisans, one off pieces and designer items here. This is a very hip trendy place to be. I love the boutiques, I love the cafes, I love the vibe, I love the mix of bars, I just love the location. This place is special to me as when I stumbled upon it, it was like I had found a hidden gem...I was surprised but at the same time I thought yes, this is what I expected to find after getting lost in the windy back streets! yes yes yes...this is where I want to keep coming back. Not far from the beach - just a straight walk to Barcelonetta. Not far from La Rambla. Just around the corner from La Gothic Quarter, This is my hub. I did not find this on my tourist map! Enjoy!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • soak up the vibes here and relax
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 866 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lugar espetacular 24/04/2019
    • Good neighborhood to stay in. 23/04/2019
    • El Born
    Address:
    La Ribera, Ciutat Vella
    08003 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 932 56 68 51
    Other:
  • NoSe Cocktail Bar
    Restaurants (Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Italian)
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    sophieloumarren Says:

    Lurve this bar...I wished I could pick it up and take it home and make it my local! Love it! Best cocktails! Best barmen! Best music! Best food!...They do it well here. Out of all of the bars in El Born, this is my favorite...It gets really busy here so that says a lot. Great place to people watch too.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • get here early evening and try the delicious free aperitifs!!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #526 of 8,970 restaurants in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Perfect place to have a drink in the evenings 02/02/2019
    • Birthday Trip 14/12/2018
    • NoSe Cocktail Bar
    Address:
    Passeig del Born 21
    08003 Barcelona
    Spain
    Price range:
    US$6 - US$17
    Hours:
    Mon - Wed
    8:00 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
    Thu - Fri
    7:00 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
    Sat - Sun
    6:00 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
    Other:
  • Passeig del Born
    Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    sophieloumarren Says:

    There is something about El Born, there is a lovely feeling you get whilst being here. If you do not visit I think it is a shame, as without visiting, you are missing part of the best experience Barcelona offers. You must visit both day and night! I find Barcelona really comes alive at night and you must visit everything both day and night.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • visit in the day - visit at night - totally different place! - it comes alive!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #73 of 866 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Passeig del Derek 15/11/2018
    • Love this area. 27/10/2018
    • Passeig del Born
    Address:
    La Ribera, Ciutat Vella
    Barcelona
    Spain
    Other:
  • Mercat Gotic
    Gift & Speciality Shops
    sophieloumarren Says:

    This is a great market - a proper vintage, antique and artisan market. I find some items are way over priced personally but it is worth a gander! There really are some great things to look at, if not to buy. Location is amazing by the Cathedral de Barcelona!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #120 of 401 Shopping in Barcelona
    • Holiday time 03/04/2018
    • Nothing special here! 07/09/2017
    • Mercat Gotic
    Address:
    Avenida de la Catedral
    Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 671 84 20 81
    Other:
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