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Best things to do in Barcelona

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Point of Interest
“The most iconic Food Market in Barcelona. A must visit! Also grab a bite the food court in the back of the market, you will enjoy great seafood!”
479 locals recommend
Paella Restaurant
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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.”
455 locals recommend
Hostel
“There is nothing else like La Boqueria in this city! A hive of tourist and local activity. Go with an empty stomach and full wallet… taste the food and smell the smells of the City's premier market.”
80 locals recommend
Paella Restaurant
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“Famous central street runs from the north of the city to the sea. A lot of shops and restaurants.”
9 locals recommend
Establishment
“where we buy our fresh food, a museum to food probably best in the world! great place to have tapas and snacks, huge choice of produce and worth a visit for sure”
31 locals recommend
Paella Restaurant
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“Most anyone in Barcelona has a love-hate relationship to Les Rambles. It's something of a must. On the street you'll find some markets, kiosks and tons of restaurants that fill up with tourists - in the high season, you're unlikely to see many locals at all. Despite this, it's still the main drag through the city and full all year round.”
6 locals recommend
Café
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“In Spanish “granja” means farm, and in Barcelona a trip to Granja M. Viader means you’re in for a chocolate treat. At Granja M. Viader, guests can order up churros and melted chocolate, a classic Spanish treat. Granja M. Viader isn’t just a sweet shop. It’s also a historic site, dating back to the mid 1800s when it did in fact operate as a farm in Barcelona. If it’s a hot day and warm thick chocolate sounds too intense, try one of the milkshakes. They’re just as thick the melted chocolate but will still cool you off.”
31 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Es la calle donde las tiendas, com Zara, Bershka, H&M.... También es Paseo de gracia hay muchas tiendas y un poco mas caras!!”
13 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“famous barcelona chocolate shop, should try their cheese cake with white chocolate... amazing”
21 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Exhibition center. Beautiful building. Very centric and for free (Las Ramblas). ”
20 locals recommend
Bar
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“Though you may wait half an hour for a place to seat, this authentic Boqueria eating place has simple but well prepared dishes. The atmosphere is cool and we enjoyed our lunch very much. ”
18 locals recommend
Food Truck
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“You must have a chocolate with cream, that we call "a Swiss", accompanied with "melindros" (sweet bread), typical of Barcelona. This café was established in 1947, it is very authentic and charming.”
14 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great place! With delicious pastries! This is the place to go for chocolate lovers. They offer chocolate in all kinds”
14 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Si pasas por el Mercat de la Boqueria no te dejes atraer por las paradas Take Away, acércate un poco más a los sabores locales, siéntate en la barra de la Cafetería Pinotxo y pide un café con leche y un tradicional Xuxo. // If you pass by the Mercat de la Boqueria, don't stay only in front of the Take Away shops, get closer to the local flavours, sit down at the bar of the Pinotxo Cafeteria and order a café con leche and a traditional Xuxo.”
15 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“Another beautiful design by the Tragaluz group offering simple fare in a lively and cosy atmosphere: dainty pizzas, chili con carne, chicken wings, burgers and so on. ”
6 locals recommend
Lodging
“Being one of Barcelona main tourist attractions, this market offer a huge variety of goods; an ideal place also for going at lunch, to try some local food directly from the market’s stalls.”
13 locals recommend