Barcelona City Guide

2015 06 16
Marie Schulz


I would like to share my favorite places in Barcelona with you. When you learn to avoid super touristic places like the Ramblas and Plaça Reial, it's awesome! Remember to drink a lot of Vichy Catalan, the yummiest bubbly water in the world. I will update this guide for every trip!


Uterqüe, Passeig de Gràcia 65 - High End look for less € 

Bimba y Lola, Passeig de Gràcia 55-57, Cool Spanish brand with excellent bags and accessories

Sandro, Carrer Consell de Cent 349 - Classic French Fashion, Female & Male

Maje, Rambla de Catalunya 120 - Also great French style

Les Topettes, Carrer Joaquin Costa, 33 in Raval - Excellent perfume shop with high-end brands such as Diptyque

The Outpost, Carrer Rosselló 281 - High end menswear accessories, worth a look!

Parfumeria Regia, Passeig de Gràcia 39 - Perfume shop with the best of the best niche brands. Find Byredo, Frederic Malle, Maison Francis Kurkdjian etc.

Sivasdescalzo, Bailén 18 - Beautifully designed sneaker shop

MiiN, Pau Claris 110 - Korean Beauty shop. All the best-sellers from Korea.


La Pepita, Carrer de Còrsega, 343 - Innovative Tapas & great Cava. 

L'eggs, Passeig de Gràcia, 116 - Egg everything, great for brunch. 

Bar Lobo, Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 3 - Just great for dinner, "safe" place for tapas in Raval!

Quimet & Quimet, Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes, 25 - very small tapas place in Poble Sec, so come early and enjoy their salmon tapas. No chairs!

Jai-ca, Carrer de Ginebra, 13 - Great tapas place in Barceloneta, try it at lunch time and que up for a table outside.

El Vaso de Oro, Carrer Balboa 6 - Also tapas in Barceloneta, go in and enjoy the ambience and the quite cool waiters in uniforms.

Meatpacking Bistro, Travessera de Gràcia, 50 - A little piece of New York in Gràcia, try it for dinner and have a drink in their private bar afterwards.

Gouthier, Carrer de Mañé i Flaquer, 8 - A French restaurant in Sarrià with yummy oysters, shellfish and champagne. Located in a really cute little square.

Café Emma, Pau Claris 142 - French café great for breakfast/brunch with good-tasting omelettes and Eggs Benedict.

Jaime Beriestain, Pau Claris 167 - Pretty and a somewhat more expensive café/restauant. Go there to indulge in some cava and cheese+jamon plates. This place also has a interior store with a great selection of coffee table books. 

Cultural stuff: 

Tibidabo - Mountain, Amusement Park & Church...Best view over Barcelona!

Macba - Their contemporary art museum is a must-see.

Miró Museum - Great museum and don't forget to go out on the rooftop for a beautiful view of the city.

Palo Alto Market - Drinks, food trucks, concerts and shopping in an old factory setting. Go there to see the most beautiful greenery! Open most weekends, but check their homepage to be sure!


Barceló Raval, Rambla del Raval, 17-21 - Hotel bar, take the elevator all the way up and enjoy a 360 degrees view of Barcelona.

Old Fashioned, Carrer de Santa Teresa, 1 - Small bar in Gràcia serving properly made cocktails.

Bar Calders, Carrer del Parlament, 25 - with a nice terrace.

L'Antic Teatre, Carrer de Verdaguer i Callís, 12 - This bar has a very nice outdoor space, great spot for a pre-drink or two. 

Satan's Coffee Corner, Gran Via 700 - Cool and nicely designed coffee shop. Also has 2 other locations in the city. 

Patrón, Travessera de Gràcia 44 - Restaurant and cocktail bar with a great outdoor terrace.