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Bar Marsella

Sant Pau 65, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 42 72 63
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“absinthe bar” (11 reviews)
“green fairy” (4 reviews)
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Sant Pau 65, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its the oldest bar in Barcelona, a lot of artist has been there, dust all over, its unique bar but the worst service in Barcelona

Thank Divizija
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barcelona's oldest bar with peeled wallpapers on the walls and ceiling ...Dust everywhere and the old retro furniture really took me back in past time... Surely worth visiting this place and drink the most famous Catalan's beer Estrella Damm the official beer of the Barcelona...More

Thank Minatas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A 200 year old Absinth bar. Authentic, full of history and a lot of character! The absinth was very good, quite strong and available for a good price (5€). Snacks were delicious. It was a good experience.

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one spot full of history. All the great passes by there, from Hemingway to Picasso, Bar Marsella provides the best Absyntho in the world, classic spot to visit when in BCN.

Thank CarloBrunoMontalvao
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a bar that hasn't been cleaned properly for 200 years, and the ceiling is peeling. So don't go expecting luxury, it's more a bit of local history. The cocktails are great, and pretty strong. We got there at opening time and it filled...More

Thank Dougdog
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

200 year old Absinthe bar. History, character, dust, chatter, sugar cubes, artists, pretentious. No where else like it! Just go!

1  Thank SimonGrs
Reviewed February 12, 2018

incredible that people complain on here about lack of options, service and no wine etc. This place is an absinthe bar and serves exactly that. have been here many times and taken different people and everyone has loved it!

Thank TonyPenhurst
Reviewed November 21, 2017

Pros: really fun looking interior and a hip vibe. Good mix of locals and tourists. Would have loved to give a better review, but they pocketed 10 euro from my change and wouldn't give a receipt. Could have been an honest mistake, but based of...More

1  Thank Sterling B
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

We were taken there by our friend, who is living in Barcelona. She said that it is the oldest bar in the city and It looked just like the oldest bar should. Dust on the furniture, older than our party combined and retro furniture really...More

1  Thank Paweł G
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

It was just a dive bar. No expression from the staff.. Only went because of Hemingway used to hang out there back. In the day.

1  Thank BlackDogPub
El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this
gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an
excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic
spots in the entire city. A sense of humble
authenticity protrudes from the many independent
record stores, second hand shops, and student bars
that seem to light up the streets day and night. The
rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$7 - US$15
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
10:00 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
10:00 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
10:00 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
10:00 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
10:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
10:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sant Pau 65, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighbourhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 934 42 72 63
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