One of the best ways to enjoy Barcelona is with your taste buds. You'll find an amazing gastronomic culture ranging from reasonably priced daily set menus to internationally renowned Michelin-starred restaurants, together with traditional and creative tapas and tasting platters, or a glass of vermouth and a snack on a terrace with views of the Mediterranean. Bon appétit!
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With a history dating back more than 2,000 years, Barcelona has evolved into a more accessible and user-friendly place, meaning that, if you're a wheelchair user, you can explore its streets among relics of Roman times, Gothic churches, art-nouveau, or modernista, buildings and contemporary landmarks free of restrictions.
Where to find wine served from the barrel in Barcelona
Drinking wine served straight from the barrel is a tradition that has recently made a comeback and is here to stay. In Barcelona there are lots of places to choose from, where you can also enjoy a bite to eat with your chosen glass, in the best company.
Experience Barcelona's gastronomy first hand
It is almost impossible to visit a city without experiencing its cuisine, and this is an excellent way of getting to know the local culture. Barcelona is no exception to this rule.
On the vermouth trail: discover some of the best places to have an aperitif
Do you want to feel like a true Barcelonian? Well, if you do, you can't miss out on going for a vermut. For years this aromatic, herby wine has been the favourite Sunday pre-lunch tipple with local families.
Barcelona, a city made for walking with a lifestyle for sharing
Barcelona has got something for everyone. It is a walkable city and enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate, which makes it the perfect place to visit at any time of the year.
The district of Sant Andreu: Barcelona at its most authentic.
There are many Barcelonas, and the district of Sant Andreu is one of the clearest examples of this. Although outside the city centre, it is steeped in the essence of Catalonia: picturesque spots, history, centuries-old shops and futuristic amenities blend harmoniously. Come and visit and you'll feel like a genuine Barcelonian.
Family-friendly Barcelona: Things to do and places to eat with kids
Barcelona is bursting with things to do for all the family. You'll find a whole host of fun activities all over the city to make sure you never get bored. And you can do all this without having to pack a lunch box in your rucksack, as most of Barcelona's restaurants are considered family friendly.
Culture and food in Barcelona to suit all tastes!
If you can picture yourself enjoying the most iconic architecture and finest food, Barcelona is the place for you. You can dine at superb restaurants inside landmarks of historic and architectural interest. Have we whet your appetite?
The sacred principles of "pa amb tomàquet"
If you ask any Barcelona local to name the best Catalan invention of all time, nine out of ten will probably reply "el pa amb tomàquet!" (bread rubbed with tomato). More than a simple recipe, culinary technique or custom, the gesture of rubbing tomato on a piece of bread is a sign of Catalan identity.
Passeig de Sant Joan and its surrounding area: where the locals love to hang out
Passeig de Sant Joan doesn't just link two of the city's coolest neighbourhoods, it has recently become the go-to place for Barcelona locals. The stretch between Carrer València and Carrer Casp and the surrounding area has been newly laid out making it ideal for cyclists and pedestrians. It has become a hotspot with interesting bars and restaurants, delightful shops and places that will simply amaze you.
Bread: a staple food to tempt your palate
As you may well know, in Barcelona, and throughout Catalonia, food is central to our lifestyle. And bread is certainly one of the most ubiquitous, and important, foods on our table. Come and discover why the smell of freshly baked bread is one of the Catalans' favourite aromas. We're sure you'll love it too!
Delve into Barcelona's unknown architecture and the most authentic local flavours with a zero-carbon footprint
Do you want to discover a different, unknown Barcelona while you take your palate on a journey of discovery to sample the finest flavours of the city's locally sourced food? Don't wait any longer and get ready to discover a Barcelona that goes beyond its must-see attractions.
Three city squares for a peaceful Sunday
City squares, particularly in Barcelona, are a meeting point, the focus of city life that gauge the mood of its residents. Spending a Sunday exploring the city's squares can be a great way to discover the city.
#ExperienceBarcelona, an alternative way of enjoying an intensive weekend in the city
Art, gastronomy, views, excursions by sea and historical secrets… you can do a lot in Barcelona in 48 hours, and we had the opportunity to take advantage of all of it on June 16th and 17th with #ExperienceBarcelona. How would you like to discover it too?
Autumn's here to bring you a new # ExperienceBarcelona
Autumn brought us a new #BarcelonaExperience… and we enjoyed it to the full! A wine and food tour, a visit to Europe's biggest art nouveau complex, a helicopter ride… Could you ask for anything more?
Classical emotions, emotions on a plate
Journeys are emotions. Sensations. Small but big experiences. Like the discovery of an innovative, surprising dish. Or the feeling of an aria, the magic of a musical score played by angels. In Barcelona, small but powerful emotions await. At the restaurant table, signature dishes. But in the concert hall too, in the darkness with your favourite composer.
Bars where you can travel back in time
As we have already mentioned in Historic restaurants and In the hidden jewels of the Raval, Barcelona is full of bars and restaurants that seem frozen in time. Here are some suggestions in case you feel like getting away from the present and landing in the past, even if it’s just for a short time.
Poble-sec, from bodega to bodega
It's no coincidence that Poble-sec has been given different names and nicknames in recent years. It could be said that it is one of Barcelona's most laid-back neighbourhoods so it's no surprise that the city's hipster set are making a beeline to live here. This authentic Barcelona neighbourhood was known as "little Paris" in the 1940s when it was a hotbed of fun and its cabarets, theatres, concert halls and bars were at the height of their popularity.
Barcelona offers a wide range of gastronomic delights to suit all tastes and pockets. Places where you can travel back in time and discover some of the kitchens where people first began to cook what we know today as Catalan cuisine.
Barcelona's gin and tonic temples
In five short years, this curious invention, known as gin and tonic has conquered Barcelona's bars; so much so that bottles of gin fill their display cabinets and shelves. Their origins and blends are as varied as the combinations you'll find at the thousands of bars that specialise in serving them.
Barcelona cocktail bars with pedigree
Making cocktails can be compared to symphony music because you have to be very precise if you want the mixture to attain the perfect harmony. You can't just mix for the sake of mixing; you have to mix with mathematical rigour and in-depth knowledge. If you want to visit some of the city's shrines to cocktails, keep on reading, sit at the bar and watch how the cocktail waiters in their uniforms perform magic in their laboratories.
If you're someone who enjoys savouring every trip to the full, this is unquestionably your time of year to visit Barcelona. Every year, with the first autumn rains, Catalonia undergoes a cultural and culinary transformation focusing on a food that is an intrinsic part of its identity: mushrooms.
Gastronomy in cultural centres
Gastronomy and culture go hand in hand so much so that Barcelona combines culture with fine dining. You can eat in a Museum or in a unique builing here... the choice is yours!
Near Barcelona, you'll find a whole host of wine-tourism activities and ideas you can enjoy on your own, with your husband, wife, partner or friends including wine trails that will give you an insight into the tradition of wine and cava that is deeply rooted in extremely beautiful and diverse landscapes. The five Designations of Origin in the counties of Barcelona have a great deal to offer, from traditional wineries located inland to vineyards by the sea, paired with traditional cuisine and cutting-edge architecture.
Enjoying good wine in Barcelona is one of the activities you should not miss out on during your visit to the city. It is an experience to complement your discovery of the city's history and architectural heritage, along with its varied and diverse cultural offerings.
Plans for the summer in Barcelona: grab your diary
Summer's here and the city is awash with things to do! Festivals, summer nights, tapas restaurants and terraces… Choose yours and enjoy!
Christmas in Barcelona: spirit, culture and cooking
Christmas is one of the most magical times of year, and Christmas in Barcelona is an unforgettable experience. Are your ready to discover all the traditions surrounding the festive season while you try Catalonia's most traditional dishes?
Plans for summer in Barcelona. Enjoy!
Look no further, because Barcelona has everything you want. This summer, the city has the best plans for the summer: more than 400 live concerts, international festivals, plans for the evenings so you can escape the heat and enjoy the peace and quiet of the night, cultural activities across the city, food to suit all tastes… and the sea, beaches, boulevards, gardens, shops… Welcome to the summer of your life.
Summer festivals in Barcelona: the definitive guide
Barcelona's fine weather and eclectic, cosmopolitan spirit make it one of the world's festival capitals. And we're not just talking about music but practically every artistic trend: literature, film, design, theatre, dance, food… Get ready to cool off with our great choice of culture, concerts and leisure attractions.
Download the free Barcelona Restaurants app where you'll find a selection of 100 restaurants in the city. You can search for them according to your preference, by location, type of cuisine, price… and contact them to make your booking.
The perfect wine for every dish and menus designed right down to the smallest detail to ensure the flavours and aromas become more intense with every mouthful. Come and discover Barcelona's restaurants that offer wine and food pairings and enjoy the most complete foodie experience.
Barcelona's culinary boom is reflected in its amazing dishes combining tradition, creativity and innovation. If you're into food, look at our restaurant tips for the year and bring out your inner foodie with some of our suggestions.
Barcelona's Michelin-starred restaurants
Barcelona is a city that has set the culinary benchmark and has a great many Michelin-starred restaurants. Choose yours!
Gastronomy and good music is what you will find in this selection of restaurants that combine their attractive menu with all kinds of music: from live piano concerts to sunset music sessions in a terrace. Good gastronomy and music at the same time, don't miss the beat!
There’s no need to compromise when it comes to enjoying the fine weather while you eat. Choose a restaurant with a terrace and enjoy the sunshine and the bustle of the city with this selection of restaurants.
A hand-picked range of restaurants where adults and kids will find a friendly atmosphere and dishes that will live up to their expectations.
Restaurants in landmark buildings
Barcelona is known for its outstanding architecture and food. Can you imagine combining both? Discover the restaurants inside the city's landmark buildings: art-nouveau, or modernista, landmarks; mansions and even medieval farmhouses.
Restaurants serving zero-carbon food
Discover all the restaurants where you can sample dishes made from locally sourced produce.
The city's hotels offer a rich and varied range of dishes. With their high-quality standards, Barcelona's hotels are a convenient and delicious option to enjoy cutting-edge cuisine.
Going for tapas is a great way to combine food with a leisurely stroll around Barcelona. Here is a selection of restaurants that offer these delicious mouthfuls so you can enjoy this gastronomic experience.
Restaurants serving Catalan cuisine
Catalan cuisine is a mouthwatering combination of heritage, produce, terroir, tradition, creativity and innovation. Discover the restaurants where you’ll be able to sample some of our most traditional dishes.
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