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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“he Parc de la Ciutadella is very idyllic and probably the greenest oasis in the megacity of Barcelona. It invites you to relax, to rebound and to go for long walks, as well as for a picnic. You can also use a rowing boat on the lake. On the grounds of the Parc de la Ciutadella, there are several attractions: the zoo, the Catalan Parliament. The Museu d'Art Modern is situated in the building of the parliament. The Zoological Museum and the Museu de Geologia are placed in the area of the park. ”
  • 747 locals recommend
  • 7 Experiences
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.”
  • 395 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Entertainment
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“A street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike. A tree-lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kilometres connecting Plaça de Catalunya in the centre with Colombus statue.”
  • 454 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Church
“About 1/2 a mile away. In this host's opinion, it is the PREMIER church in Barna. ”
  • 290 locals recommend
  • 6 Experiences
Neighbourhood
“Would you like to have a swim in the Mediterranean, or just stroll among its quaint narrow streets, have the choice of a great number of restaurants, tapas bars, cafes, take a walk along the shore... This is your choice! ”
  • 227 locals recommend
  • 34 Experiences
Church
“One of the best surviving examples of the Catalan Gothic style, this graceful basilica stands out for its characteristic horizontal lines, plain surfaces, square buttresses and flat-topped octagonal towers. Its superb unity of style is down to the fact that it was built relatively quickly, with construction taking just 55 years (1329 to 1384). There’s also some stunning stained glass, especially the great 15th-century rose window above the main door. The original window fell down during an earthquake, killing 25. The incongruous modern window at the other end was a 1997 addition, belatedly celebrating the Olympics.”
  • 279 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
Concert Hall
“The Palau de la Música Catalana is a concert hall designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. It was built between 1905 and 1908 for the Orfeó Català, a choral society founded in 1891 that was a leading force in the Catalan cultural movement that came to be known as the Renaixença (Catalan Rebirth).”
  • 128 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Monument / Landmark
“The Arc de Triomf of Barcelona, unlike other arcs with a marked military character, was created to commemorate a civil landmark, serving as a monumental entrance to the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona in 1888. Today, it has sometimes served as a goal in various sporting events, the most important being the Barcelona marathon. ”
  • 169 locals recommend
Market
“Great market to find all the food you need to prepare a healthy and tasty meal at home. And the shopkeepers will always advice you about the best way to prepare it!”
  • 236 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Shopping Mall
“It might be too touristic but is one of the little shopping centers opened on a sunday.”
  • 157 locals recommend
Zoo
“Barcelona Zoo is a zoo in the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The zoo used to be internationally known as the home of Snowflake, the only known albino gorilla, who died in 2003.”
  • 121 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
Concert Hall
“The Palau de la Música is a music auditorium located on Sant Pere més Alt Street in the Ribera district of Barcelona, Spain. It was designed by the Barcelona architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, one of the leading representatives of Catalan modernism. ”
  • 181 locals recommend
Night Club
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“Opium Barcelona is placed on an incomparable location with views to the Mediterranean sea and the Barceloneta beach, next to Hotel Arts. As the beach club accoutered with the greatest terrace in Barcelona, Opium has turned into the most cosmopolitan leisure’s proposal of the city. Opium merges the benefits of a very select restaurant, cocktail bar and lounge, with a club where best international DJ’s and artists have left a mark on. Opium becomes daily the place to be in the Barcelona nightlife and the hub of the most exclusive people. A chic and very careful designed environment, unique style and decoration, plus our service’s quality, undoubtedly make the difference. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“One of the most attractive neighborhoods of Barcelona City Center. Amazing Gothic architecture, close to the Sea Port.”
  • 130 locals recommend
  • 6 Experiences
Aquarium
“The Aquarium in Barcelona is a great experience for the sea lovers. It's in Port Vell (Barceloneta underground L4)”
  • 67 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Night Club
“Opium Barcelona is placed on an incomparable location with views to the Mediterranean sea and the Barceloneta beach, next to Hotel Arts. As the beach club accoutered with the greatest terrace in Barcelona, Opium has turned into the most cosmopolitan leisure’s proposal of the city. Opium merges the benefits of a very select restaurant, cocktail bar and lounge, with a club where best international DJ’s and artists have left a mark on. Opium becomes daily the place to be in the Barcelona nightlife and the hub of the most exclusive people. A chic and very careful designed environment, unique style and decoration, plus our service’s quality, undoubtedly make the difference. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“It's a quite curious restaurant: it looks like a fish shop when you get in, so you can choose only the fish and seafood they fished that day. After you choose, they cook it and serve it. There are a few of this, one in El Born, another close to La Sagrada Família and a few others scattered around the city. The food is very good and the experience quite unique.”
  • 151 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Els Quatre Gats -( Catalan for "The Four Cats") is a café, restaurant , that famously became a popular meeting place for famous artists throughout the modernist period in Catalonia, known as Modernism. The café opened on June 12, 1897 in the famous Casa Martí, and served as a hostel, bar and cabaret until it eventually became a central meeting point for Barcelona’s most prominent modernist figures, such as Pablo Picasso and Ramon Casas i Carbó. The bar closed due to financial difficulties in June 1903, but was reopened and eventually restored to its original condition in 1989. ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Bar
“Very nice place to have drinks at Plaça Reial. It has a chic ambiance. It is next to Jazz-alternative club Jamboree.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Quality asian tapas with craft beer / good prices! Local with international vibe”
  • 147 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Guestlist: www.bpremium.com (free entrance) Getting there: - 12 minutes walk. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“It is a bar very close to the flat; if you want to have a coffee or beer or wine you can just go there! The interior is REALLY interesting:) even if you do not want to have anything I would suggest this place to just go and have a look! It worth to see and just couple of mins from us!”
  • 69 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“Guest list: www.bpremium.com (free entrance) Getting there: - 12 minutes walk. ”
  • 66 locals recommend

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