10 Best Places To Visit In Barcelona

It’s one of those European cities that’s on everyone’s bucket list, but most people only visit for a long weekend and that’s never really long enough to experience this vibrant and creative city. So if you love a stylish bar, inspirational restaurants or just a stunning décor, check out these amazing venues when you’re next there.

 

A large restaurant with a great atmosphere. With a mixed Catalan and French décor, it has a great menu of fantastic food, including meat, fish and seafood. The restaurant has a small but impressive bar that is worth visiting and having a drink at before your meal. It’s worth booking a table on the weekends and on Friday and Saturday nights they have a DJ that sets up at around 11.30pm.


Napar BCN
Craft Beers

Napar BCN Craft Beers has created a state-of-the-art brewery that is both a bar and a restaurant. The design and décor is really well done with a mix of stainless steel, contemporary Spanish tiles and industrial lighting, all surrounded by their own fermenting beer tanks. It’s a cool bar to enjoy a beer that has been “brewed in-house”.


Solange Cocktail Bar

named after Solange Dimitrios, a Bond girl from Casino Royale. You can definitely see James Bond here with his Dry Martini; it’s very slick with its unique gold décor. They pride themselves on a creative and comprehensive cocktail menu that is backed with professional and knowledgeable staff.


Palau de la Música Catalana

A stunning concert hall in the centre of Barcelona. Designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, it was built between 1905 and 1908 and has been declared an UNESCO World Heritage site. You need to check out the tiled walls and the centrepiece is an impressive skylight of stained glass, designed by Antoni Rigalt, it’s stunning.


Alaire Terrace Bar

Situated on the 8th floor of Hotel Condes. This is one of Barcelona’s top roof top terrace bars overlooking La Pedrera and the Sagrada Familia. It is situated on Passeig de Gràcia. We love their lifts, they’re definitely an experience and a great way to get to the top. The bar is open to non-residents from 6pm - 2am.


Dry Martini Bar

Dry Martini Bar, is located in Barcelona’s Eixample district. You feel like you’re in a London club with its wood paneling, antique mirrors and plush seating. You’ll find friendly, skilled white-jacketed waiters who know their cocktails. It’s a true art form. They have a wide range of classic and new cocktail collections.


 El Nacional

A definite must-visit if you’re in Barcelona, is just off the Passeig de Gràcia. It has a wow factor as soon as you walk in. An old car park, it has been transformed into a very impressive complex of bars and different restaurants. You’ll find an assortment of food types in the four different restaurants. If you don’t want to eat, just pop in for a drink at one of the impressive bars. It even has a stylish oyster bar.


Artte

is a very well-designed restaurant and bar with a unique industrial feel. The theme is based around tea and art (don’t worry you can get proper drinks too). They have lots going on, from DJs to live music and concerts. In the evenings they have a clever wall lighting system that creates a lighting show using the space to project a different feel.


Nuba BCN

Nuba BCN is a very cool indoor and outdoor restaurant and bar in the centre of Barcelona. You will forget you’re in the city centre and you can choose to eat inside with a décor that feels like an upmarket nightclub or al fresco under the stars surrounded by a plant and chill out area. Nuba is a perfect venue for that special night.


Martinez restaurant

Situated on Montjuic mountain with great views over the port of Barcelona. A colourful and fun venue, it makes a change from the busy central restaurants and is a lovely place to sit outside on a warm evening. The menu offers a good selection of seafood and paella dishes. We would definitely recommend going or a big seafood paella, great for sharing with friends.

 


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