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Best things to do in Barcelona

Art Museum
“Surely "the" museum to visit in Barcelona. For the artist and for the building. Imagine Montcada Street, in the Gothic quarter, five mansions united to form a museum, lovely to visit. About Pablo Ruiz Picasso the museum is essential to understand his formative years. The genius of the young artist is revealed to us through more than 3,500 works that make up this permanent collection.”
391 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“An architectural work of art by catalan genius architect Gaudí. An impressive palace open for visits. Just meters away from my flat.”
127 locals recommend
Museum
“The Chocolate Museum is a dynamic facility driven by the Pastry Shop of Barcelona, located in the old convent of Sant Agustí, which presents a journey through the origins of chocolate, its arrival in Europe and its diffusion as an element located between myth and reality, between medicinal properties and their nutritional value, which relate tradition to the future and that are part of our collective imagination.”
64 locals recommend
Museum
“The History Museum preserves a few Roman sites across the Gothic Quarter, such as the temple of Augustus and the Funeral Way on Plaça de la Vila de Madrid. But Plaça del Rei is where you can see Barcelona’s ancient history in detailed layers. You’ll take a lift down to where the remnants of a garum factory, laundries, dyeing shops and parts of ancient Barcino’s walls are all visible. The site is large, covering 4,000 square metres, which you’ll explore via elevated walkways. As you rise through the museum building you’ll step forward through time and enter the vaults of the Palau Reial Major, seat of the medieval Dukes of Barcelona.”
54 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The city’s wax museum is located in a 19th-century landmark palazzo which stands just off the famous Rambla, and brings to life some of the most prominent figures from the history of mankind. ”
42 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“A government-funded theater that does a fantastic job celebrating Spain’s film culture. They program full seasons from the country’s best auteurs. A good place to go revisit classics on the big screen and discover obscure independent filmmakers. The Filmoteca also has a wonderful library of film-related books, videos, and magazines.”
61 locals recommend
Museum
“Museo con ilusiones ópticas que hacen que parezca que los visitantes forman parte de las grandes imágenes..”
6 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Interesting and free entrance exhibitions by catalan artists. Its two minutes away from Boqueria and next to Las Ramblas. The exhibitions usually are worth to see.”
13 locals recommend
Museum
“This beautiful former cloister is now home to the sweet Museu de la Xocolata and the family friendly Bar del Convent, holding exhibitions, activities and cultural events during festivals. ”
16 locals recommend
Library
“Bar restaurant hidden in the gardens of the Biblioteca de Catalunya, nice place to have a drink or snack while you discover El Raval”
22 locals recommend
Art Museum
“It is a place that few persons know. It is a cafeteria with terrace to take mojitos or another thing. Frederic Marès is inside the museum and it is not necessary to enter him to take something.”
16 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“I really recommend you to have a cocktail in this place, the decoration is charming, the staff very professional and the cocktails are the best, you gonna have more than one and you will end drunk ”
13 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Exhibition center. Beautiful building. Very centric and for free (Las Ramblas). ”
20 locals recommend
Museum
“The European Museum for Modern Art is the first museum to exclusively display and promote contemporary figurative art. It is part of the Fundació de les Arts i els Artistes, whose main goal is to spread and promote the Figurative Art from the 20th and 21st century. Llocated in Palau Gomis, an old palace from the 18th century built by a merchant named Gomis in 1792, in El Born district, Barcelona.”
12 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Hand-crafted cocktails served with love and attention in the Born. Don't miss out on the free pica pica if you are drinking--a steal for Barcelona. ”
8 locals recommend
Library
“Just to visit the building is already worth the visit. Gothic art, beautiful cloister where you can enjoy a coffee in the interior cafeteria.”
8 locals recommend