General Discussion: Barcelona


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NigelBenn
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4038 posts since 6/2/08

15 Jul 2013 21:28
Thanks Joe mate Smiling
blackham
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1697 posts since 17/7/13

5 Dec 2013 11:40
cheeky bump - but anyone know of any good shops in Barca, off for the weekend tomorrow and wouldn't mind having a look around
Rirawin
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9220 posts since 17/7/05

9 Feb 2014 18:04
I'm going in May for one week with the missus, and spending one night in Girona for a trip to El Cellar de Can Roca. It'll be our second time going there, so we've done most of the major tourist spots before.

Got a few things planned like a cable cart up the mountain to see the Montserrat Monastery, the botanical garden, maybe a trip to this http://www.airedebarcelona.com/ for one afternoon.

Looking for any other suggestions, or anything new that's popped up in the past year or so?

Also any recommendations for clubs and good jazz bars, as the missus is keen to check out the Spanish night life. We're staying in an apartment near Parc de L'Espanya Industrial so ideally looking for somewhere within walking distance. Probably wishful thinking though…

Thanks in advance!
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

10 Feb 2014 15:16
Moog is pretty close to there, depends vastly on how into fashionable house and techno you are if you actually go.

Get the train to Sitges if you want some peace and quiet on your beach day.
Shiggy
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1773 posts since 28/9/03

12 Feb 2014 15:17
have to here to eat:

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g187497-d782944-Reviews-Cerveceria_Catalana-Barcelona_Catalonia.html

and also this best place possible:

http://www.botafumeiro.es/en/home

i did the bike, cable car and boat tour which was about £40 each…took 4 hours but on the bikes you get these mercedes electric things which are excellent. best way to see the place in such a short period of time and also covers a good portion of the city
Rirawin
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9220 posts since 17/7/05

12 Feb 2014 19:19
Thanks for the suggestions guys, much appreciated. Cerveceria Catalana looks on point Cool
Crackajack
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7057 posts since 21/4/05

12 Feb 2014 19:27
Anyone got any tips for a lads weekend? Not going until late Sept.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

posted 12 Feb 2014 21:12, edited 12 Feb 2014 21:12
don't put yer wallet in yer back pocket

eat off the main drags to avoid tourist restaurants
Rirawin
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9220 posts since 17/7/05

11 Mar 2014 20:50
Looking at the following restaurants in Barcelona:

Tickets
Bodega 1900
Tapas 24

Anyone have any comments on the above?
YLAup
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5110 posts since 5/9/11

11 Mar 2014 21:06
No doubting the place but what's with the Barcelona resurgence? Everyone and his hairdresser seems to be going.
Rirawin
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9220 posts since 17/7/05

posted 11 Mar 2014 21:26, edited 11 Mar 2014 21:26
We're primarily going for El Cellar de Can Roca in Girona. However, the lady thought why not spend some time in Barcelona while we're out there as well, doing stuff we haven't done before.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

11 Mar 2014 21:37
^^ Going over Bank Holiday weekend in May (£55 return flights).

I've been several times before, so like Rira I'll just be taking it easy as I've done most of the main tourist spots before. Still my favourite city in Europe though
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

11 Mar 2014 21:39
Where did you find 55 quid flights? Aint booked my flights for Prima yet.
swede
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7877 posts since 21/3/09

11 Mar 2014 22:06
EVERS wrote: don't put yer wallet in yer back pocket

eat off the main drags to avoid tourist restaurants

this is really key. only go to tapas bars that are busy (with spanish people). they are busy for a reason and you usually wont have to wait too long.

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trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

11 Mar 2014 22:27
Double D wrote: Where did you find 55 quid flights? Aint booked my flights for Prima yet.

Ryanair from Manchester. Grim, but I can cope for 2 hours

People always bang on about the pickpockets and I know its an issue, but the only time I've seen anything in 3 visits was someone who looked like this get pocketed on the train after a Barca match

georgeyounan
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488 posts since 22/12/11

posted 11 Mar 2014 22:41, edited 11 Mar 2014 22:41
found this site absolute gold when I went last summer -

http://petitepassport.com/category/spain/barcelona/

(Bar lobo, pez vela, federal cafe were some favourites)

spent a lot of time getting lost in little back streets for hours which was always fun, came across
this huge park called 'Ciutadella Park' lovely there, little indian man selling ice creams etc at the gate in the summer, recommend these highly -


never once felt like I needed to be on guard, had everything in my tote bag secure at my side though, didn't have to worry about pockets that way. Even on the beach we just left stuff by our towels while having a little dip and they were fine.
snaye
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10637 posts since 24/10/02

posted 11 Mar 2014 22:49, edited 11 Mar 2014 22:49
So put everything of value all in the same bag you got given free which is open all the time and made out of piss thin cotton because its imposible to snatch or slash
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

posted 11 Mar 2014 22:53, edited 11 Mar 2014 22:53
Yeah jesus, the pickpockets in Barca are very real, had a lad try it on with me at about 5am, pretending to be drunk and messing around… couldn't get his hand in my pocket though Laughing out loud basically get your 17cms on and you'll be alright.
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

11 Mar 2014 22:56
trailofdavid wrote:
Double D wrote: Where did you find 55 quid flights? Aint booked my flights for Prima yet.

Ryanair from Manchester. Grim, but I can cope for 2 hours
Urgh no fucking way, I flew Easyjet last time and swore never again, first and last time I'm ever getting on a plane you have to get shut in one of those horrible buses with a load of stags and hens to get in.
leemc77
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2545 posts since 24/10/06

12 Mar 2014 20:40
my brothers stag last year, one of my mates gets thrown out a club, guy comes over to console him, wallet taken. someone else on the stag decides to buy drugs on the street off someone, gets taken to an alley and gets mugged for his wallet and watch Laughing out loud