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RESTAURANTS
Those people who sit down at the Catalan table have the pleasure to taste a very delicious and nourishing cooking, characteristic of a strong flavour and original interpretations of the produce of the land.
Barcelona can be proud of satisfying every kind of palate, because its most famous dishes are both meat and fish-based. The most famous Spanish speciality which reunites both meat and fish flavours is the Paella, a single dish where rice, meat and fish are mixed together, but an holiday
Paella
spent in Barcelona can also be a good opportunity to taste unusual approaches like chicken with crayfish. The fish-lovers can pick and choose among delicious soupes (suquet de peix), sea food salades (zarzulea de marisco) and tasty mixed fish grills (farrillada). For “meat-eatings”the Catalan menu suggests-rabbit cooked with rhum and duck with turnips, instead those people who appreciate intense flavours can’t refuse to taste some big roasted onions (calçots) or the typical sausages (butifarra) adding one of the traditional spicy sauces. A dessert which is whorty of a such succulent meal, is without doubt the Catalan cream, a typical dessert spoon including eggs, sugar,milk and cinnamon mixed together. Naturally the Spanish menu doesn’t miss good wines which go well both with meat-for example a Priorat (a red one) or with fish-a Penedes (a white fruity one) or if you prefer, you can decide to have a beer.
  
FIRST CLASS RESTAURANTS

Botafumeiro
Gran de Gràcia 81

You can pick and choose among the whole huge menu one of the many fish-based dishes cooked with masterly skill.
Beltxena
Mallorca 275

Located in the Eixample area, this house with garden readapted as a restaurant proposes Basque specialities and excellent fish.
Jean Luc Figueras
Santa Teresa 10

Is one of the three restaurants opened by the homonymous chef offering an excellent cooking.
Casa Leopoldo
Sant Rafael 24

This typical restaurant is the favourite one of the writer Vasquez Montalban.
Reno
Tuset 27

The menu is various- both fish and game –are fresh and cooked at once.
La Odisea
Copons 7

Nearby the Cathedral, this restaurant is popular for its creative cooking.
Juame de Provença
Provença 88

Located in the Eixample area, here you can taste excellent fish-based specialities.

  
ENJOY A GOOD MEAL

Tram Tram
Major de Sarria 121

It is quite out of the way,but the travel is worthy of its very creative kitchen.
Los Caracoles
Escudellers 14

Photos of Bullfighters and azulejos are hanged on the walls of this restaurant which cooks snails as a tribute to French cooking.
Set Portes
Passeig Isabel II

Nearby the port and Stock Exchange,it is considered a real paella’s paradise.
Tortilleria Flash Flash
La Granada del Penedes 25

You can taste every kind of tortillas in this restaurant opened by a very famous photographer.
Brasserie Flo
Jonqueres 10

French cooking and Catalan tradition are mixed together in an ex textile industry.
Agut
Gignas 16

For over 80 years this restaurant inside the Barri Gotic offers to its customers a cheap and simple menu.
La Vaqueria
Deu i Mata 141

A simply and traditional cooking inside this Restaurant, an ex cowshed.

  
FASHIONABLE PLACES

The classic and pleasant way to begin the evening in the lively Barcelona is to pub-crawls tasting tapas and drinking wine, beer or cocktails. Tapas are a taste of food including-bocadillos(rolls), croquetas(croquettes),tortillas and more, and you can taste them both before lunch(sometimes as an alternative to it) and before dinner. Those people who don’t want to stop at one of these bars (generally open until 2 a.m) ,can choose among many musical bars and discos, gathered together along Avinguda Diagonal. The city offers also jazz clubs,cabaret shows and places where you can dance the tango; the most lively areas of the city are Gracia’s quarter,the Olympic city and Avinguda del tibidabo.Other places where you can spend a good time are Poble Espanyol located on Montjuic hill and Port Vell where you can visit the biggest European aquarium and a spectacular cinema.

  
BARS AND CAFES
Cal Pep
Plaça de les Olles

This place offers different kinds of tapas both hot and cold ones, but the fish-based tapas are particurarly delicious.
La Palma
Palma Sant Just

Inside Barri Gotic,it serves tapas on marble tables and offers daily newspapers to read.
De Tapa Madre
Mallorca 301

In this place inside Eixample area are served Castilian tapas to suit all tastes.
Cafè de l’Opera
Ramblas 74

A very popular cafe builded in a modernist style.
Els Quatre Gats
Carrer Montsiò 3

It is the cafe where Picasso organized his first art exhibition.
Harlem Jazz Club
Comtessa Sobradiel 8

Inside Barrio Gotico this place is small but has a charming atmosphere.
Zeleste
Almogavares 122

ILocated in an ex factory,here you can listen to both rock and jazz music.
El Cordobes
Rambla 35

Here,in a tipycal touristic place nearby Ramblas you can dance the tango or watch people dancing.
  
barcelona card
A useful mean for the tourist who visits the Catalan metropolis: Barcelona card is the cheapest way to cross the city and admire its monuments but also to taste the flavours of its cooking, to buy typical products and to go in the latest fashion cafes. The special card can be valid from 1 to 5 days and allows to the owner the free use of public transports, a 50% discount on ticket for entering in Picasso’s museum or many others, a 30% discount on Sagrada Familla’s entrance and a 20% for example on Foundation Mirò’s admission ticket. Other advantages of the card are price reductions on meals in the Restaurants which agree, in several shops and cafes. You can buy the Barcelona card both in tourist information offices and also in department store ”El corte Ingles”. The price changes from euro 17 of the daily card to euro 27 of a five days valid card.
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