Neighbourhood guide: Barcelona

The capital of Spain’s Catalonia region is world famous for its food, art and architecture. Read our top tips on where to eat, drink and visit in Barcelona.
Neighbourhood guide: Barcelona

Drink: Satan’s Coffee Corner

A coffee shop and café with great music and a Japanese twist. The smell of specially crafted blends hits you as soon as you walk into this colourful place. Full of creativity and something a little bit different, Satan’s change their brews on a constant basis and even have an in-house pastry chef to add flair to their Japanese-inspired food menu. Stop off here for a delicious brunch before exploring the city.

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La Alcoba Azul, Barcelona

Eat: La Alcoba Azul

Nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the city, near the Gothic Quarter lies the restaurant of La Alcoba Azul. Serving traditional tapas plates that change depending on the season, this is the place to try authentic Spanish food in Barcelona. The décor is rustic and traditional and the atmosphere relaxed, making it the perfect place to spend the majority of an evening, ordering dish by dish. Be sure to try their take on Patatas Bravas – an obvious, but necessary choice.

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Visit: Picasso Museum

An impressive collection of Picasso’s early art is housed in this beautiful gothic building. The collections on display starts with the work he created at the young age of fourteen continuing all the way through to his early expressionistic art. Over 3,800 pieces of Picasso’s work are available to see on your visit, ranging from sketches and prints to pottery and temporary exhibits. Tie in your visit with a trip to the nearby Parc De Joan Miro to sit down, relax and admire Miro’s sculpture, Dona I Ocell.

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Drink: Bodega 1900

This place is more like a bar that also happens to serve great tapas. With an impressive wine list, a wide range of vermouth and a traditional menu with a modern twist, this is the perfect place to visit as a couple or small group of 3-4 people. It does get busy here so be prepared to wait outside with a glass of wine or if you’re an organised traveller, book a table in advance.

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Visit: La Pedrera, Casa Mila

La Pedrera is one of Antoni Gaudi’s famous buildings and is well worth a visit to take in the impressive architecture and learn more about the man who created it. The night experience is the best time to visit, whilst the building is lit up and the queues have long gone. They also host regular evening events including a concert series of live jazz on Saturday nights in the summer. Check their schedule to see their latest events and exhibitions.

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