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hether this is your first time in the Catalan capital or whether you consider Barcelona to be your sunnier home from home, there is always plenty to see and do here. Barcelona is a truly unique city, with spectacular architecture, Mediterranean beaches, world-class sightseeing attractions and a strong cultural identity. We would like to accompany your Barcelona experience with a guide that includes and also goes beyond the regular information offered to tourists. After all, you’re not just visiting, you’re also living with us, in the apartment next door.

structures that make the city tick, from local regulations to the colour of the recycling bins, as we want to help you feel as integrated as possible during your stay in Barcelona. Wishing you a comfortable stay,

Enrique Alcántara-García Chairman Apartur: Barcelona Tourist Apartments Association

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Welcome from Apartur • Tourist information • WiFi • Transport • Tax free shopping Live like a local Shopping hotspots

SIGHTSEEING 12 14 15 16 18 20

Top 10 sights Attractions Inside the Palau de la Música Museums and art Casa Amatller Activities for kids

FEATURES 22 24 26 28

Chocolate route Weekend trip: Andorra Vocab: Local cuisine Seasonal traditions

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November events December events Nightlife

EAT & DRINK 36 41

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Restaurants Bars & pubs

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Editor: Francesca Hector • Editorial Contributors: Alicia Baines, Charlie Bush, Emily Deacock, Asha Jana, Lenny Khennouf, Poppy Mc Alister, Lauren Regan, Sara Siddeeq • Nightlife Desk: Mark J • Sales Director: Ana Sanchez • Marketing: Sandra Roig • Design: James Ramirez. While the publishers endeavour to ensure accurate content, we cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions, or for writers or contributors opinions. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be translated, reproduced, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical or otherwise, without prior written permission from the publishers.

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TOURIST INFORMATION General Tourist Info

· Plaça Catalunya, 17-S · Plaça Sant Jaume, Ciutat 2

Cultural Tourism · Palau de la Virreina, La Rambla 99 · Palau Robert, Passeig de Gràcia 107 TAX FREE SHOPPING Non EU residents can claim VAT back for goods with a value greater than 90,16€. Ask for a tax free cheque. You can only claim for items you are taking out of Spain. Cash in your tax free cheques at:

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Tourist Information Centre in Plaça Catalunya 17-S

Airport

Get cheques stamped by customs, then cashed at any Bureau de Change in the currency you wish.

THEFT REPORT Barcelona is generally a safe city. However, in case of robbery you will need a crime number issued from a police station here to make any insurance claims abroad. Remember to immediately contact your bank to cancel all debit and credit cards.

The most central ones are: Plaça Catalunya, 10 M Catalunya Open Mon-Fri 8:00-22:00 Sat-Sun 9:00-21:00 M

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Getting to Barcelona Airport By Aerobús to Terminal 1 & 2 Buses depart every 5 minutes from Pl. Catalunya, from 5:30 – 00:30. Single 5,90€, Return 10,20€ By Public Transport: Metro Line 9 Sud (4,50€ one way) Bus number 46 to Terminal 1 & 2, from Plaça Espanya, from 05:38 – 23:58, every 25 minutes. Night bus N16 (to Terminal 2), N17 (to Terminal 1.) Every 20 minutes, from Pl. Catalunya, 23:00 – 05:00. Train to Terminal 2 (free bus from here to T1). Every 30 minutes, from Sants. From 05:13 – 23:14. Single 2,15€, or you can also use T10 or other TMB tickets.

Getting to Girona Airport Barcelona Bus from Barcelona Nord Bus Station next to M Arc de Triomf One way 16€, Return 25€ Check timetable online www.barcelonabus.com Buses are timed with flight departures.

Around Barcelona 2,15€ Single ticket for bus/metro 9,95€ T10 ticket, 10 trips on bus/metro (transferable, & valid any day) 14€ Hola Bcn 2 day travelcard (non-transferable)

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FREE WIFI 500+ free WiFi spots are located throughout the city. www.bcn.cat/barcelonawifi POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE


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LIVE LIKE A LOCAL Cycling in the city

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Protective helmets are compulsory for cyclists under the age of 16. Cyclists must use the cycle lanes; if there isn’t one, stay in the lane closest to the pavement. Using the bus lane is not permitted. Bikes can only ride on pavements that are wider than 5 metres.

In the street

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Be aware that drinking alcohol in the street is illegal, and you can be fined from 30€ – 1500€ according to the severity of the disturbance. Bikinis and shirts-off is just for the beach, cover up in town. The police can fine people for buying goods from unauthorised street traders as well as the sellers themselves.


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In your apartment

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Please keep quiet between 22:00 and 8:00. Your neighbours will appreciate this, as they are not on holiday. Lower your voices as soon as you enter the building as sound carries up the stairs, and some people may also have the window open. Make sure doors and windows are locked when you leave the apartment to prevent theft. Don't leave money or valuables in your room. Use a safe deposit box.

Protect your property

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Keep your luggage in sight, or use a left luggage service. Make sure bags are always closed. Protect your personal belongings, especially in crowded areas such as the city centre and La Rambla.

You may wish to leave your passport or identity card in your hotel or apartment's safe, and carry a certified photocopy instead.

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1. PASSEIG DE GRÀCIA If you are drawn to classic and chic labels, then head straight to Passeig de Gràcia. This luxurious boulevard boasts beautiful buildings and décor, including the magnificent Casa Batlló and La Pedrera.

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Many of the most prestigious fashion shops and brands in Barcelona are located here, including Bulgari, Gucci, Hermès, Prada, Emporio Armani, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton. If you are on a budget, or don’t want to splash out as far as a pair of Jimmy Choo stilettos, then check out the high-street stores such as Zara, Mango and H&M which you'll also find here.

2. BORN This beautiful cultural hub is an up-andcoming fashion district with plenty of independent boutiques that specialise in one-off items and contemporary fashion. Many of the most best shops are in C/ Rec, C/ dels Flassaders, and in the small streets off Rambla del Born.

3. RAVAL IF YOU ARE BRINGING GOODS OUT OF THE EU, ASK FOR A TAX FREE CHEQUE IN THE SHOP

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The quirky neighbourhood of El Raval has inspired an abundance of vintage clothing shops, located mainly on C/ Tallers and C/ de la Riera Baixa. You'll find everything from faux fur, camouflage jackets, vintage shoes and bags, to all kinds of retro styles.


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This boulevard crosses the Modernist Eixample district and leads from Plaça Catalunya to Diagonal. One of the trendiest shopping streets in Barcelona, international brands and exquisite local designers present their latest offerings in its small boutiques and larger stores.

Just below Plaça Catalunya you'll find this pedestrian street which is brimming with top high street stores such as El Corte Inglés, Zara and Cortefiel. You'll also find several shoe shops and sparkles from Swarovski. It's a short stroll from here to the Cathedral, and you'll find plenty of boutiques and quirky stores in the streets of the Gothic quarter.

5. GRÀCIA Once an independent village, Gràcia still retains a strong sense of its own identity; alternative, slightly bohemian, and very Catalan. Gràcia provides the classic high street stores found throughout Barcelona, as well as more arty, funky and independent boutiques. It is popular with students and has lots of squares lined by bars and terraces.

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This wide avenue has been recently renovated and its tree-lined pedestrian promenade is full of elegant shops. Its shopping area stretches from the top of Passeig de Gràcia to Plaça Francesc Macià and continues towards Maria Cristina and the L'illa Diagonal shopping centre.

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Discover Gaudí’s garden and works.

C/ Olot, 7 & C/ Larrard, 41 M Vallcarca / Lesseps

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Catch a game at FC Barcelona’s home turf, and tour their grounds and museum.

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Casa BatLló Marvel at its colourful ceramic tiles, impressive interior and chimneys. Passeig de Gràcia, 43 M Passeig de Gràcia

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Gaudí’s magnum opus is a masterpiece of symbolism and sacred geometry. Plaça Sagrada Família M Sagrada Família

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Palau de la Música

A lavishly decorated OLÍMPIC Modernist concert hall with world-class acoustics. C/ Palau de la Música M Urqu inaona

LA PEDRERA Gaudí's unique asymmetric masterpiece is equally amazing inside. Provença, 261-265 M Passeig de Gràcia

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CASA VICENS

Gaudí’s first major commission opens to the public from the 16th November. This private residence was built with red-coloured bricks, undressed stone, and vivid ceramic tiles, using Oriental and Eastern styles as inspiration. Carolines, 20

Fontana

BEST VIEWS! SANTA CATERINA MARKET

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Its colourful roof, lively ambience and central location make this market stand out. Pick up some delicious fresh treats, or enjoy a meal at La Torna tapas bar and surrounding restaurants.

Illuminated by night, the magnificent Sagrat Cor church looks down on the city below. There is also an amusement park and spectacular views over the Collserola Natural Park.

Av. de Francesc Cambó, 16

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TAKE A TOUR! LICEU OPERA HOUSE

POBLE ESPANYOL

This is one of Europe's most important opera houses, with world class performances and spectacular interior design. Experience its grandeur and learn its secrets with daily tours.

Constructed for the 1929 World Exhibition, this mini-village features replica architecture from all over Spain. Its 117 buildings reflect the different styles found throughout the peninsula.

La Rambla, 51-59

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SIGHTSEEING

INSIDE THE PALAU DE LA MÚSICA CATALANA

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onsidered one of the most beautiful buildings in Barcelona, the Palau de la Música Catalana is also one of the city’s most important classical and contemporary music venues. It was built by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner between 1905 and 1908 and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, thanks to its magnificent Modernist architecture. This imposing building has many rooms, each with its own unique ambience. Taking a tour is the best way to discover them all. The guided visit begins in the Rehearsal Hall of the Orfeó Català, the room where the first stone of the building was placed in 1905. The Orfeó Català is one of the most important choirs in Catalonia and has performed an extensive repertoire. A carefully constructed movie explains the history of the Palau and the artists and cultural representatives who contributed to its establishment.

An elegant and wide staircase leads to the Lluís Millet Hall, a fantastic room which has a balcony decorated with columns and flowers in homage to nature. Look out for the stone busts of important figures from the Palau’s history, such as Lluís Millet himself, the founder and first director of the Orfeó Català. The tour then enters the main Concert Hall, which is full of intricate statues and paintings that represent the artistic muses and many great Catalan and international musicians. The space is dominated by a colourful stained glass dome ceiling. Music from the massive organ gives an impressive show of the instrument’s acoustic power. Tour tickets are available online or at the box office. If you get the chance, check out their concert program and enjoy an evening’s entertainment in this unique venue. Lenny Khennouf

Palau de la Música, 4-6 Urquinaona www.palaumusica.cat/en 15


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JOAN MIRÓ FOUNDATION

Barcelona’s contemporary art museum opened in 1995 with a mission to offer a diverse range of artistic visions. Its permanent collection includes works by Klee, Klimt and Tàpies. Temporary exhibitions constantly challenge our ideas of contemporary art and existence.

This is the largest collection of Miró’s graphic art, with over 500 drawings and notebooks, 225 paintings and 150 sculptures. Highlights include the sculpture gallery with the Mercury Fountain by Alexander Calder, and Espai 13 which features the work of young artists.

Plaça dels Àngels, 1

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CATALONIA NATIONAL ART MUSEUM (MNAC) Located in the sumptuous Palau Nacional in Plaça Espanya, this museum holds an extensive range of sculptures, paintings, drawings and photography. Discover the history of Catalan art from the Romanesque period until the middle of the 20th century. Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc Plaça Espanya

Plaça Espanya

ANTONI TÀPIES FOUNDATION This remarkable space was set up to facilitate the understanding of modern and contemporary art. The collection has examples of every aspect of Tàpies’ artistic output and of the different techniques he used, such as painting, sculpture, drawing and engraving. Aragó, 255

Passeig de Gràcia

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BOOK TICKETS ONLINE AND AVOID THE QUEUES IN THE MOST POPULAR MUSEUMS AND ATTRACTIONS

Barcelona’s science museum offers interactive insights into all the different disciplines and principles of science in a clear, dynamic and interactive way. Discover our fascinating planet and cosmos through displays such as the Submerged Forest and Foucault’s Pendulum. Carrer d’Isaac Newton, 26.

PICASSO MUSEUM

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MUSEUM OF WORLD CULTURES

Enjoy a fascinating insight into the controversial artist’s works, with a focus on pieces from Picasso’s earlier years which reveal the deep relationship he had with Barcelona. Much of the art you will find here was created while he was living in the Catalan capital.

This new museum opened in 2015 and presents global diversity through the wide range of pieces exhibited from Africa, Asia, America and Oceania. Discover how other heritages have developed alternative traditions and lifestyles.

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MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF CATALONIA

MANY MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES OFFER FREE ENTRY ON THE 1ST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH

Exhibitions present each major stage of the region’s development from prehistoric times to the present. Find out about the lifestyle of cave-dwellers in the Pyrenees, and the impact of the Spanish Civil War in more recent history. Plaça de Pau Vila, 3

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A world-class centre for contemporary culture, the CCCB emphasises the importance of creative research and strives for new knowledge in the 21st century. Digital and new technologies are integrated in its galleries, exhibitions and archives.

It's the most popular museum in Catalonia, and has historical archives of Barça football strips, sporting material, trophies, and an art gallery. The football memorabilia collection details the team’s history from its early days to the current season.

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Casa Amatller Rethinking Modernist Architecture

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n 1898, a rivalry was brewing. With the Modernist explosion taking over Barcelona, it was no longer enough for the bourgeoisie class to boast their status through glamorous clothes and fancy hats. Colourful, ostentatious, kaleidoscopic houses were the new trend in Barcelona, and Gaudí was not the only architect to oversee their construction.

a renovation that ensured the house is just as enchanting and impressive now as when it was lived in.

For a throwback in time to the luxurious lifestyle of Barcelona’s bourgeoisie, look no further than the guided tour of Casa Amatller. With intimate tours in English, Spanish and Catalan, a step inside the Casa Amatller time warp is Experience a throwback a genuinely breathtaking and thought provoking in time to the luxurious experience which certainly lifestyle of Barcelona's provides an interesting bourgeoisie contrast to Gaudí's work.

Directly next to Gaudí’s better known Casa Batlló is the charmingly undiscovered Casa Amatller. In 1898, Antoni Amatller, a wealthy industrialist chocolatier, bought the building for 490,000 pesetas. He commissioned Josep Puig i Cadafalch, a prominent architect whose work can be seen all over Barcelona, to convert the building into a flamboyant family home. Casa Amatller opened to the public as a house museum only 2 years ago, after more than 5 years and 4.9€ million were put towards

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The tour begins at the foot of Casa Amatller’s grand spiral staircase, where guests are handed blue bags for their feet to protect the carefully restored flooring. A detailed presentation of Amatller’s life follows, using meticulously recovered historiographical documents, photographs and first drafts of Cadafalch’s


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Daily guided and audiovisual tours are available in English

sketches. The tour follows a full circle of the house, from the grand dining room to the private quarters of Antoni and his daughter, Teresa. Every detail of the house museum has been beautifully preserved from the marble and stone statues on the walls to the original beds, clocks and even the dumb waiter. The only significant change to the house is the conversion of the downstairs kitchen to a genuine Amatller chocolate shop…hardly a disappointing end to the tour! Antoni and Teresa are equally responsible for the charm behind Casa Amatller. Both father and daughter were art enthusiasts and together acquired a collection of hundreds of significant pieces, particularly glasswork and both antique and contemporary Catalan paintings. In his will, Antoni requested that if Teresa did not provide an heir, that Casa Amatller would be converted into an Art Foundation to preserve

their collections. In 1942, Teresa oversaw the house’s conversion, which in turn has allowed much of Antoni and Teresa’s collections to be displayed in Casa Amatller today. The time, dedication and effort that have resulted in the incredible renovation of Casa Amatller contribute to the magic of the building, whose family and story clearly mean so much to all those who have worked behind it. The guided tour of Casa Amatller provides one of the most authentic experiences of modernist architecture you will find in Barcelona, as well as leaving you contentedly admiring the unsung heroes of the Passeig de Gràcia. Daily guided tours and video guides are available in English, Spanish and Catalan. Poppy McAlister Passeig de Gràcia, 41 Passeig de Gràcia www.en.fundacionamatller.org 19


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Top Attractions 1. A DAY AT THE ZOO 09:00

Watch the penguins splashing in a pool, marvel at the magnificent giraffes and interact with the animals in the Children’s Zoo enclosure. Ciutadella Park · www.zoobarcelona.cat

2. PORTAVENTURA THEME PARK Maximum entertainment with water slides, epic rollercoasters and spectacular rides at the most visited theme park in Spain, located near Barcelona. Vila-seca, Tarragona · www.portaventuraworld.com

3. BOATING IN CIUTADELLA PARK

Fun to explore with the whole family. Come with a picnic and enjoy a laid-back boating experience on the lake as you glide amongst the ducks. Passeig de Picasso, 21

4. KING AND QUEEN OF THE CASTLE Enjoy the fresh air and wonderful views as you take your kids to see the fascinating castle at the top of Montjuïc, which has plenty of nooks and crannies to explore inside. Carretera de Montjuïc, 66

Older Kids 1. LOCK CLOCK Themed escape rooms challenge participants to solve riddles and find the coins before time runs out. Passatge del Patriarca, 4 · www.lock-clock.com

2. PLAY POINT

Paintball and Laser Tag indoor games offer an adrenaline fuelled experience which is sure to thrill and entertain. Comte Borrell, 88 · www.play-point.es

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Fun Museums

1. COSMOCAIXA

2. CHOCOLATE MUSEUM

3. MARITIME MUSEUM

Science comes to life with a submerged forest, planetarium and interactive experiments.

The history of chocolate, chocolate sculptures, workshops and a delicious gift shop.

Visit this impressively large shipyard and discover Barcelona's rich nautical history and memorabilia.

Isaac Newton, 26

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VALLNORD The second largest ski area in Andorra is located in the northern valleys. You can enjoy 100km of slopes, as well as a wide variety of activities for non-skiers. There are two ski resorts in Vallnord: Pal Arinsal, and Ordino Arcalis. Both are connected by cable car and have hotels at the foot of the slopes. www.vallnord.com 24

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Metro: L5 Sant Pau | Dos de Maig www.santpau.barcelona #SantPauBCN

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LOCAL CUISINE Catalan cuisine is a delight of flavours, fusing fresh ingredients from the nearby sea, mountains and countryside. Here are a few specialties for you to try.

SPANISH

CATALAN

ENGLISH

Alioli

Allioli

Garlic mayonnaise

Albóndigas

Mandonguilles

Meatballs

Boulettes de viande en sauce

Escalibada

Escalivada

Peppers & aubergines

Poivrons et aubergines grillés

Cocido

Escudella i carn d'olla

Meat and veg stew

Viande et légumes vapeur

Pimientos del padrón

Pebrots del padró

Small green peppers

Des petits poivrons verts

Pato con peras

Ànec amb peres

Duck with pears

Canard aux poires

Butifarra de setas

Botifarra de bolets

Sausage with mushroom

Saucisses aux champignons

Embutidos

Embotits

Cold meats

Charcuterie

Morcilla

Botifarra negre

Black pudding

Du boudin

Caracoles

Cargols

Snails

Escargots

Fideuá

Fideuà

Paella with noodles

Paella de nouilles

Una mariscada

Una mariscada

Seafood grill

Pleateau de fruits de mer

Calamares a la plancha

Calamars a la planxa

Grilled squid

Poulpe à la plancha

Caldereta de pescado

Suquet de peix

Fish stew

Soupe de poisson

Bacalao gratinado

Bacallà gratinat

Baked salt cod

Morue gratinée

Bacalao

Bacallà

Salt cod

Morue

Crema catalana

Crema catalana

Catalan custard

Crème catalane

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FRENCH Aioli

Miel y mató

Mel i mató

Soft cheese with honey

Fromage frais et miel

Carquinyolis

Carquinyolis

Almond biscuits

Croquet aux amandes

¡Buen provecho!

Bon profit!

Have a nice meal!

Bon appetit!

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FEATURES

ITALIAN Maionese all'aglio

GERMAN Alioli

RUSSIAN Чесночный соус Айоли

Polpette

Fleischbällchen

Тефтели

Peperoni & melanzane

Gegrillte Aubergine und Paprika

Овощи на гриле Эскалибада

Carne e verdura stufato

Eintopf mit Fleisch und Gemüse

Мясной суп Эскуделья

Piccoli peperoni verdi

Gemahlener, grüner Pfeffer

Зеленый перчик

Anatra con le pere

Ente garniert mit Birne

Утка с грушами

Salsiccia con funghi

Pilzwürstchen

Грибные сосиски

Salumi

Aufschnitt

Колбасы

Sanguinaccio

Blutwurst

Кровавый пудинг

Lumache

Schnecken

Улитки

Paella con tagliatelle

Paella mit Nudeln

Паэлья с лапшой Фидеуа

Grigliata frutti di mare

Platte mit Meeresfrüchten

Ассорти из морепродуктов

Calamari alla griglia

Gebratener Tintenfisch

Осьминог на гриле

Zuppa di pesce

Fischsuppe

Рыбный суп

Baccalà al forno

Überbackener Kabeljau

Запеченная треска

Baccalà

Gesalzener Kabeljau

Треска

Crema catalana

Pudding

Каталонский крем

Formaggio con miele

Pudding mit Honig

Мед с мягким сыром

Cantuccini

Spekulatius

Миндальное печенье

Buon appetito!

Guten Appetit!

Приятного аппетита!

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CATALAN SEASONAL TRADITIONS CHRISTMAS MARKETS

CAGANER

The most important Christmas market is the Fira de Santa Llúcia, opposite Barcelona Catherdral, in the Gothic district. The square in front of La Sagrada Família also fills with festive stalls offering traditional Christmas figurines, nativity scenes and artisan gifts.

A key character in the Catalan nativity scene is the caganer, a small figure defecating discretely behind the crib of baby Jesus. These statues symbolise fertilisation and renewal. Children love finding the caganer in the larger nativity scenes that have dozens of characters, from shepherds and kings to villagers and angels.

CAGA TIÓ This Christmas log is a smiling hollowed out piece of wood with a red barretina hat. Children "feed" him every day from the 8th December and keep him warm with a blanket. On Christmas Eve the children beat him with a stick, singing songs that demand he poops presents... and candy, nuts and figs come pouring out! 28

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STREET LIGHTS Once Barcelona's street decorations are switched on at the end of November there's no denying that Christmas is just around the corner. Look out for the pretty lights in small streets of the Gothic and Born districts, and the large wall of electrified colour along Gran Via.


FEATURES

TURRÓN: A TASTY TRADITIONAL TREAT

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING Festive window displays beckon shoppers into their colourful decorated consumer wonderlands. Shops are normally closed on Sundays and public holidays in Catalonia, but during the month of December many will open on the 6th, 8th, 10th, 17th and 24th.

TURRÓN This traditional Christmas sweet is made with honey, sugar, egg whites and almonds or other nuts. Turrón de Jijona is a soft blend with ground almonds and oil, which makes it more sticky. Turrón de Alicante is a hard block made with whole almonds. There are many other modern variations with additional ingredients such as chocolate, puffed rice and candied fruits.

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Nov

XXIII SALÓN DEL MANGA

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This mighty celebration of the manga genre and Japanese culture is truly impressive. Activities range from cosplay battles and live music to Japanese tea ceremonies and the opportunity to experience various martial arts. There is a large marketplace area with games and memorabilia, and themed food trucks. Fira Montjuïc · www.manga-xxiii.ficomic.com

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MIRA Digital Arts Festival

MIRA focuses on digital culture and technology’s new trends, and has an eclectic program which includes classic and full dome audiovisual shows, art installations, 3D sound shows, full dome screenings, conferences, presentations and workshops. Live music from James Holden & The Animal Spirits (UK), the art installation Quantum Chromodynamics by Artworks, and an Onionlab VJ set are a few of the highlights to look out for. Fabra i Coats, Sant Adrià, 20 www.mirafestival.com

Nov-Dec

13-19

L'ALTERNATIVA Film festival

The nucleus of this festival concept is cinematography which presents new ways of seeing and representing the world. Innovation, investigation and social commitment are powerfully expressed through more than 200 international films. Independent cinema explores issues of frontiers, human rights, personal freedom and the search for a new life. CCCB, Montalegre, 5 · www.alternativa.cccb.org 30

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TRANSGRESSION IRÉNE THEORIN STEFAN VINKE ÀLEX OLLÉ (LA FURA DELS BAUS)

28 NOV

15 DEC

Tristan und Isolde WA G N E R

2 01 7 | 2 0 18 Conductor Josep Pons Stage Director Àlex Ollé Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu English and Spanish subtitles available

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TRISTAN UND ISOLDE

28-15

Opera

This is the culmination of Wagner’s artistic ethos, an opera which revolutionised tonal music with its harmonic ambiguity. Musically, the work conveys Arthur Schopenhauer’s nihilistic philosophy. The stage design and video projections contribute to the realisation of the Wagnerian ideal of a “comprehensive work of art”. Gran Teatre del Liceu La Rambla, 51-59 · www.liceubarcelona.cat

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KEBYART ENSEMBLE

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Classical music

The "El primer Palau" season closes with a performance by four talented saxophonists who combine the sounds of the soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone with a classical repertoire. Palau de la Música Catalana www.palaumusica.cat

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LiveS brings together the choreographer Moreno Bernardi and the composer Gigi Piscitelli to create a unique piece inspired by the cult film Blue, by Derek Jarman. The blue dance presented is both reassuring and irritating, and reveals an intimate diary of the body that dances through a live sound and musical collage. The performance will be in English. Sala Hiroshima. Vila i Vila, 67 www.hiroshima.cat

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NEW YEAR'S EVE

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Traditional

Barcelona has never been known to turn down any excuse for a fiesta, and this night is no exception. A few areas to keep on your party radar are Plaça Espanya for its fireworks, the seafront restaurants for their special events, and the city centre for its general mayhem. 32

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Info and tickets : www.barcelonayflamenco.com +34 93 301 06 60 facebook.com/bcnyflamenco


NIGHTLIFE

If you have any event info, tips or pics to share with us for January/ February, let the Nightlife team know at night@barcelonaconnect.com facebook.com/barcelonaconnect

It’s winter in Barcelona and Christmas and New Year’s celebrations are close in view. November is no slouch when it comes to nightlife action, with plenty of talent across a multitude of venues all over the city with styles to suit every taste. Regular events like the MIRA Festival dominate the nightlife agenda from November, and here is our pick of the best of the rest to help you enjoy your stay.

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LATE NIGHT VENUES Sant Jordi Club The Sant Jordi Club is located just behind the Palau Sant Jordi on Montjuïc and accommodates approximately 3000 people. It is a stunning concert venue and hosts the biggest names in music.

ROCK OUT

LIVE BANDS November 04 W.A.S.P. at Razzmatazz

10 MODDI presents "Unsongs" at Sidecar 25 Peter Hook and The Light at Apolo 26 Shakira at Palau Sant Jordi

Sidecar Factory Club One of the finer band venues with a history spanning 30 years. Go there to enjoy rock, punk, indie, experimental music and all the styles that don't fit in the mainstream. Always supporting talent from the local scene, Sidecar also hosts international rock music artists regularly. Plaça Reial, 7 www.sidecarfactoryclub.com Marula Café

29 Chambao at Palau de la Música Catalana

Located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, this bustles with funk, jazz, soul, house, boogaloo, Brasilian and Latin sounds and aims to please an eclectic crowd of aficionados, listening to resident DJs, live acts and jam sessions.

31 Plaça Espanya hosts the best party in town, get there early though!

Escudellers, 49 www.marulacafe.com/bcn

December 07 Depeche Mode at Palau Sant Jordi 14 Dani Martín at Teatre del Liceu

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Passeig Olímpic, 5-7 www.santjordiclub.cat/en

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WHAT'S ON

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE!

La Fianna Thursday Fun In the historic barrio of the Born, La Fianna offers something special and slightly off the beaten track. Good music, great people, food & tapas. It’s a stunning space featuring Gaudí themed mosaics, and taberna style décor with a few nooks and crannies to sneak and soothe into, setting you up for the perfect start to a Thursday night out in the city centre. There is a great selection of tasty and well priced cocktails. All in all, it’s a fantastic meeting point and is buzzing all night with laid-back music provided by some of the best DJs in the city. Manresa, 4 www.lafianna.com

TOP ELECTRONIC PICKS

FULL LISTINGS WWW.BARCELONACONNECT.COM

FLAMENCO

November 03 Argenis Brito at Red 58 11 Hivernacle Life & Death with John Digweed and guests at Poble Espanyol 17 This Side UP presents Camea at Parallel 37 Club 24 Samuel Keridge presents Fatal Light Attraction at Caixaforum December 01 Tiga at Razzmatazz

Flamenco is a tradition from Andalucía and not Catalunya, but there are several magnificent venues where you can experience the passionate music and dance, and vibrant costumes that define flamenco.

24 Andre Crom at Pacha

Barcelona y Flamenco Palau de la Música Catalana C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6 M Urquinaona

31 Guests TBA at R33, see facebook.com/barcelonaconnect for our VIP ticket competition!

& Teatre Poliorama, La Rambla, 115 M Catalunya

07 Depeche Mode at Sant Jordi Club

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EAT & DRINK

RESTAURANTS Find more recommendations for eating and drinking in Barcelona, and exclusive interviews on

www.barcelonaconnect.com

Mediterranean MariscCo

GOTHIC / EIXAMPLE

Mediterranean cuisine with fresh top quality products in a modern and welcoming ambience. Choose from the extensive selection of fresh fish and seafood on display, and it will be grilled or prepared in front of you. Specialties include lobster paella, prawn paella and homemade desserts. Not to be missed!

“Don't miss MariscCo's outdoor terrace in Plaça Reial” p45

C/ Còrsega, 272 93 292 2816

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Diagonal, FGC Provença www.mariscco.com

Casa Nova

Plaça Reial 8 93 412 4536 Liceu

BORN

It’s a real treat to find a culinary gem like this. Authentic tapas dishes are made from fresh locally sourced ingredients, such as exquisite patatas bravas, Spanish omelet, and salt cod. Stop by for a vermut or sangria in the evening, or their delicious Barcelona style brunches with botifarra sausage and eggs Benedict.

“Come for an evening drink, dancing and live guitar” p47

Passeig del Born, 27 93 310 0786

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Jamón Experience

RAMBLAS

The largest space in the world dedicated to Iberian ham, opposite the Boqueria market. Its excellent restaurant offers an unmissable gastronomic experience with specialties such as Joselito Iberian meats, seasonal dishes and the best selection of Iberian ham. Lunchtime menu on weekdays 15€.

“Discover the best Iberian hams and local dishes” p43

La Rambla, 88-94 93 412 3726 Liceu www.jamonexperience.com

Pescadito de Balmes

SANT GERVASI

Traditional family-run restaurant that has been offering the best local dishes with all fresh seasonal market ingredients for 20 years. Lunchtime menu during the week and group menus available for all special events in 2 independent rooms for up to 90 diners. C/ Balmes, 440 · 93 417 1659 · www.elpescadito.es Mon-Sat 11:30-00:00, Sun 11:30-17:00 FGC Tibidabo / El Putxet

Vegetarian Govinda

CENTRE

Barcelona’s original Indian vegetarian restaurant offers a wide range of creative Indian dishes. Tickle those taste buds with one of their mild or spicy specialities. Set lunch 3 course menus available for 10,50€ and weekend menus for 15,30€. Located just off La Rambla. p43

Plaça Villa Madrid, 4 · 93 318 7729 · Tue-Sat 13:00-16:00, 20:00-23:00 Mon & Sun 13:00-16:00 Catalunya · www.amalteaygovinda.com

Amaltea

EIXAMPLE

Amaltea use the freshest and most natural ingredients, including many biological products, to make its delicious and creative vegetarian dishes. Generous midday menus 10,70€, weekends and evenings 15,30€. Midday combination dish with a drink just 8,70€. p45

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C/ Diputació, 164 · 93 454 8613 · Mon-Sat 13:00-16:00, 20:00-23:00 www.amalteaygovinda.com Urgell


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Live Music/DJ

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Café Blueproject

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Gopal

Super healthy raw dishes, a treat for the indulgent vegan, and delicious homemade desserts. Princesa, 57

Below 15€

Reasonably priced vegan burgers and great selection of fast food on the go.

BORN

Carrer dels Escudellers, 42

GOTHIC QUARTER

International Namaste

EIXAMPLE

This friendly and welcoming restaurant has served authentic Indian cuisine since 1985. Each recipe on the extensive menu is made with a careful selection of fresh ingredients that will delight your palate with one thousand and one different flavours, such as their delicious vegetarian dishes, halal lamb and chicken.

“Pioneering Indian cuisine and generous hospitality.” p39

Villarroel, 70 · 934 514 027 Tues-Sun 13:00-16:00, 20:00-23:30 Urgell · www.namastebcn.com

Ziryab Fusion Tapas

BORN

Ziryab's tapas and dishes are all freshly made, using quality ingredients and blending traditional local tapas with Middle Eastern flavours to create interesting, spicy and flavoursome dishes such as grilled halloumi cheese with serrano ham, delicious dips with pitta, and some excellent Middle Eastern wines.

“It’s intimate, it’s cute, it’s lively, it’s Barcelona with a twist…” p47

C/ Ases, 4 · 932 68 17 74 Jaume I www.ziryab.es · Mon-Thurs 13:00-23:30 Fri-Sun 13:00-00:00

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CDLC

Bunbo

Lounge club seafront restaurant with fusion Asian, Arabic and Mediterranean cuisine.

Delicious curries, Pad Thai and other Vietnamese specialties, amongst a lively décor.

PORT OLÍMPIC

Passeig Maritim, 32

Sagristans, 3

Rangoli

GOTHIC QUARTER

Abissínia

Dishes from different regions of India, and a large outdoor terrace. Joan de Borbó, 78

Travel to Ethiopia and discover their traditional flavours with dishes to share.

BARCELONETA

GRÀCIA

Torrent les Flors, 55

Brunch Federal Café

Milk Bar & Bistro

Aussie style brunch with smoothies and juices, sandwiches and hot favourites. Parlament, 39

Welcoming atmosphere and diverse selection of recovery brunch classics.

BORN

Gignas, 21

Picnic

Brunch & Cake

From fresh pancakes to huevos rancheros and Bloody Mary. Carrer del Comerç, 1

GOTHIC QUARTER

Sweet treats include homemade nutty banana bread and coconut bread.

BORN

Enric Granados, 19

EIXAMPLE

BARS Flaherty's Irish Bar

GOTHIC

Very centrally located family owned Irish Pub, just off La Rambla. Great food served, from traditional Irish breakfast and steak & kidney pie to burgers and fantastic Sunday Roast. Special food and drink deals. 400+ sports channels. Large outdoor terrace. Pool and darts.

“Home made food and a huge selection of beers!” p51

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Joaquim Xirau · 93 412 6263 · Open everyday from 9:00 Kitchen open till late Drassanes www.flahertysbcn.com


EAT & DRINK

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15:30 Shenanigans Irish Bar

RAVAL

Barnabier

Formerly known as The Quiet Man, it was the first Irish pub to open in Bcn. Located off La Rambla, Irish family owned and home to the cheapest beer in town from just 1€, it's a popular spot! Have great craic, meet new people and enjoy a few pints. It's the place to be!

Pints of Guinness and Ales 4€ Pints of Lager 3€! p43

Carrer Marqués de Barberá, 11 · 93 412 12 19 Mon-Thur: 18:00-2:00 · Fri-Sat: 14:00-3:00 Sun 14:00-2:00 · www.shenanigansbcn.com Liceu

Cat Bar

BORN

Cat-themed craft beer bar with 9 taps and 30+ bottles of mainly local Catalan & BrewDog Beers. Serves a selection of vegan food and wheat-free options. Limited table service. A piano is available for anyone who can play, and random passing guitarists and violinists play. Free WiFi. p47

C/ Boria, 17 · 18:00-1:00 or 2:30 · www.catbar.es Kitchen open daily except Sun from 18:00-23:30

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Ziryab Shisha Lounge

BORN

If you are looking for a shisha in Barcelona, this is the place for you. Choose from flavoured tobacco - apple, grape… even watermelon, lemon and mint, and capuccino. You can also enjoy a glass of wine, fresh teas and infusions in this unique spot in the trendy Born area. p47

C/ de Grunyi, 4 · 93 667 3786 · www.ziryab.es Every day 19:00-1:00

Ale&Hop

Dry Martini

A great selection of European and craft beers on tap and bottled. Vegetarian snacks. Passeig del Born, 17

BORN

Berimbau

A classic uptown establishment with excellent cocktails. Aribau, 162

EIXAMPLE

Manchester Bar

Spain’s oldest Brazilian bar serves one of the best mojitos in town. Passeig del Born, 17

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Latin American cocktails, cheap beer and an excellent indie music soundtrack. Milans, 5

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GOTHIC QUARTER Barcelona's Old Town The heart of Barcelona's historic centre is a labyrinth of small streets. This was once the Roman town of Barcino, and you'll find parts of the old Roman wall, tombs, and even columns from the Temple of Augustus. Imposing churches back onto the historic Jewish quarter and lively cafés and tapas bars fill the many squares, from the busy Plaça Reial just off the Ramblas to the more secluded Plaça Sant Felip Neri.

Don't miss..... Plaça Sant Jaume

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Prestigious opera house with an international repertoire. La Rambla, 51-59 E

A 14th Century Gothic church with a magnificent stained glass rose. Plaça del Pi, 7 La Seu Cathedral

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Gran Teatre del Liceu

City History Museum See fascinating artefacts in this unique museum. Plaça del Rei

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Impressive Gothic cathedral, with geese living in the cloister. Plaça de la Seu

Plaça Reial Historic square with many restaurants, bars and clubs. Plaça Reial

Recommended! RESTAURANTS

BARS & CULTURE

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MariscCo. Seafood & Mediterranean Restaurant Pl. Reial, 8................................p37

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Jamón Experience. Audiovisual & gastronomic insight to Spanish ham La Rambla, 88-94 ........................................p3

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Govinda. Indian vegetarian restaurant Pl. Vila Madrid, 4.........................................p38

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Sala Bagdad Avda Paral•lel, 58……...............................p51

SERVICES

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Locker Barcelona. Luggage storage Estruc, 36 ...................................................p29

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Shuttle bus to Viladecans The Style Outlets Plaça Catalunya, 21

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Shenanigans Irish Bar Marqués de Barberà, 11.............................p41 Flaherty's Irish Bar Pl. Joaquim Xirau.......................................p40 Barcelona y Flamenco at Teatre Poliorama Rambla dels Estudis, 115............................p32


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EIXAMPLE Home of Modernism The first thing you'll notice is this district's distinctive grid structure with roads that cross in diamond-shaped blocks. The Eixample was built between 1850-1910 and is renowned for its many Modernist buildings created by different architects. It is a busy commercial area, with elegant shops, trendy restaurants and comfortable hotels. You'll find an area nicknamed the “Gayxample,” for its gay community and nightlife.

Don't miss..... A

Fundació Antoni Tàpies

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Modern art gallery with the artist's permanent collection. Aragó, 255 B

La Pedrera/Casa Milà

Gaudí's imagination inspires visitors and passersby every day. Passeig de Gràcia, 43 E

Unique building by Gaudí with an asymmetrical façade. Provença, 261-265 C

Palau Robert

Casa Batlló

Casa Lleó i Morera Modernist building by Domènech i Montaner. Passeig de Gràcia, 35

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Free exhibitions, and a tourist information office. Passeig de Gràcia, 107

Casa Amatller Another distinctive Modernist construction in this block. Passeig de Gràcia, 41

Recommended! RESTAURANTS

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Amaltea. Vegetarian restaurant Diputació, 164............................................p38

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Namaste. Indian restaurant Villarroel, 70..............................................p39

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MariscCo. Seafood & Mediterranean restaurant Còrsega, 272..............................................p37

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SHOPPING

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BORN Charm and tradition This district is arguably one of the most beautiful in the city. The atmosphere of El Born is both historical and trendy; be sure to explore all the way through to Cituadella Park which acts as its leafy green backdrop. Take a wander down C/ Princesa and into the narrow side roads. You may feel like you are getting lost, but rest assured you are guaranteed to find all the best little bars and restaurants favoured by the locals.

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Santa María Del Mar

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A beautiful Gothic church built between 1329 and 1383. Plaça de Santa María, 1 B

MEAM

Important collection with many of Picasso's earliest works. Montcada, 15-23 E

Contemporary figurative modern European art. Barra de Ferro, 5 C

Born Cultural Centre

Picasso Museum

Cituadella Park Well-kept gardens with a boating pond and fountains. Pg. Picasso, 21

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Medieval Barcelona and exhibitions. Plaça Comercial, 12

Barcelona Zoo Family fun with different animals and habitats. Ciutadella Park, Pg. Picasso 21

Recommended! RESTAURANTS

BARS & CULTURE

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Ziryab Fusion Tapas & Wine Ases, 16.........................................................p39

4

Ziryab Shisha Lounge Grunyí, 4....................................................p41

2

Cat Bar. Vegan restaurant and draft beers Boria, 17........................................................p41

5

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Barcelona y Flamenco at Palau de la Música Catalana Palau de la Música, 4-6..........................p31

Casa Nova. Tapas restaurant and bar Passeig del Born, 27....................................p37

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BARCELONETA & PORT OLÍMPIC Along the seafront This seafront area was rebuilt for the 1992 Olympic Games and has since become one of Barcelona's top visitor destinations. Take a walk along the seafront promenade and see the sailing boats in the port below. There are many seafood restaurants and lounge bars with terraces overlooking the Mediterranean, and there's a busy nightlife scene.

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Barceloneta Seafront

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l' Estel Ferit

Discover a magical underwater world from sharks to penguins. Moll d'Espanya E

Modern art sculpture “The Wounded Star” by Rebecca Horn. Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta C

Catalonia History Museum

Aquarium

Golden Fish An imposing 56 metre goldfish statue by Frank Gehry. Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta

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A journey through time, from the prehistoric to the present. Plaça de Pau Vila, 3

Port Olympic Marina This picturesque port is home to hundreds of yachts. Port Olímpic

Recommended! RESTAURANTS

ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURE

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Magnum. Restaurant of Casino Barcelona Marina, 19-21

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Skyline Boats. Sailing boat tours Port Olímpic Mooring, 2861-2862

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La Fonda del Port Olímpic. Mediterranean cuisine. Moll de Gregal, 7-10.......................p36

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Casino Barcelona. Games & gastronomy Marina, 19-21

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La Barca del Salamanca. Seafood and fresh fish specialties Moll de Gregal, 13-17................p36

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Poblenou Cemetery Av. Icaria

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Salamanca. Mediterranean and market cuisine. Almirall Cervera, 34.....................................p36

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Skyline Boats Office Sailing boat tours. Andrea Doria, 51

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