A must when you are in Spain is to explore tapas, a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine and what is better suited than a tour to several different restaurants to enjoy their special treats with a glass of wine or beer. This tour (see below) starts on “La Rambla”, Barcelona’s most famous street. The guide has an incredibly knowledgeable an shares all the delights of the city. Expect participants from all over the world. This is a great way to meet new people and share your experiences.
Barcelona Tapas Walking Tour
Sample domestic wines
In the alleys of the Barrio Gothic you will find the wine bar, Andú. It can be tricky finding the place, it is well hidden, but well worth a visit. They have local wines, little good pica-pica menu. One can try many different wines, then you have the option to order by the glass, between 3-5 € / Copa. Perfect stop over before noon, and night life. Andú is located on Carrer del Correu 3 Vell, Barcelona. A tip is to Google map the address to be sure to find it.
Mariscos, ie. seafood is something that is really delicious in Barcelona. Forget paella, or have it on a on Sunday, the day when most people eat paella, but earmark one evening to try a fabulous seafood dinner. A favorite is La Paradeta. There are always long queues outside. Get there in time, prepare to queue, it’s worth it. They Restaurant chain has 4 restaurants in Barcelona, so check which one is nearest to you. The restaurants are well designed, but their energy is put into the their food. All the food is on ice-beds, almost looks like a covered market. Point out what you want and the food is put in a paper cones, get weight, and you pay per kilo. Then you get a number and the food is cooked while you wait. Here you can test anything you not previously have tested – a guaranteed treat.
A night long Fiesta
The best drinks areavailable at the hotels so head your steps to any of the cool hotel terraces that are in Barcelona, where, incidentally, most Barcelona residents hang for a while before they go out. Some favourites are Hotel ME, or the Central Hotel 1898, located on La Rambla. They have beautiful roof terraces where you are welcome to chill over a drink, even if you are not staying at the hotel.
If you like music, and want to go to a real music club, go to JazzSi, a small “hole in the wall” club run by a music school which have performances almost every night of the week. The club is located in the Raval and sometimes the entry is free, or about 7 € including a complimentary glass of wine or beer, depending on which artists they invited. The club tends to be crowded and open from 20-22.00, perfect as a start of the evening. Here you can enjoy authentic jazz, salsa, flamenco, etc.
Barcelona is known for its nightlife. There are many clubs and bars at any time. In general, you will find the “hottest” clubs above the diagonal. In Port Olympic’s nightlife you will find most tourists. An advice is to go on Facebook, find Barcelona, where you will find lots of club sides & party organizers, Like / Add as a friend, then you can sign up on their guest list directly and get updated on what’s happening.