Welcome to Welge Travel Report's guide to the best of Barcelona. WTR's Barcelona map shows you the location of the Casa Mila aka La Pedrera, Park Güell and The Caixa Forum.
WTR's Carlota Cuisine describes the signature dish at Restaurante Lasarte what to order at Ristorante Barceloneta.
Welge Travel Report Notables for Barcelona
Getting around in Barcelona
Transportation in Barcelona
WTR's Tommy Transit says buy the Barcelona ten-trip metro ticket (T10)
Lagniappe for Barcelona
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums. Such as: The Musee Picasso
Now to April 14, 2018 see Lucien Clerque: 27 Meetings with Picasso
In 2016 the Museu Picasso in Barcelona purchased Lucien Clergue’s collection of photographs of Picasso’s life: almost 600 black-and-white vintage gelatin-silver prints.
This exhibition includes almost all the photographs acquired and presents them as a chronicle: the photographic narrative Clergue made of Picasso on their just 27 meetings between 1953 and 1971 in the south of France, where they both lived.
People Watching in Barcelona
Our Francois Flaneur starts his pw at Barcelonas Las Ramblas and moves on to Rambla de Poblenou, Placa Reial and Passeig de Garcia.
Beverages in Barcelona
WTR's Winnie Winesnob suggests many of Barcelona's delicious Spanish wines. Local popular non-alcoholic drinks are orxata (papyrus juice), granizado (orange or lemon juice) and beguda de pobre (orange, anise and sugar). If you want a Barcelona beer order a cana (drought).
Dining in Barcelona
WTR's Carlota Cuisine says the best place in Barcelona for dinner is Tickets - D: Tu-Sa, L: Sa, Av. del Paral.el, 606 22 55 45 Reservations are a must!
What's it all about? There’s no other tapas bar in the world quite like Tickets. In standard Adrià fashion, the eccentric 90-seat restaurant is converted into a culinary amusement park that takes tapas to the cutting edge. Five small-plates bars and open kitchens surround the perimeter of the restaurant, each specializing in different preparation methods.
What’s the vibe? A playful atmosphere meets seriously imaginative tapas bites. The entrance resembles an old-school circus ticket booth, with the sign of the restaurant’s name brightly shining as guests walk inside. The dessert area is like a modern day Candyland with giant berries hanging from the ceiling and pastry chefs constructing incredible sweet creations in front of diners.
Typical dishes: The infamous liquid olive returns. Olive juice from perfectly handpicked olives is transferred into a solid olive through a spherification process with calcium chloride, alginate, and xanthan gum. Other dishes include a world tour of oysters and mollete papada. Think traditional tapas dishes deconstructed with an imaginative lens.
Our Carlota Cuisine foodie tip is to visit Barcelona's Mercat de la Boqueria and for the best breakfast check out El Quim de la Boqueria - Tu-Th: 7 AM-4 PM, F, Sa: 7 AM-5 PM Parades 584 and order the special: fried eggs with squid.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Barcelona
Our Shauna Showtime knows Barcelona's best choice for nightlife is - Las Ramblas, Gothic Quarter, El Born, Raval, Eixample, Gracia, Poble Sec and Port Olympia.
Shopping in Barcelona
Shari Shopper says the best shopping is Barcelona's Passeig de Garcia, the Barri Gotic streets and the Placa de Saint Josep Oriol.
Tour Recomendation in Barcelona
WTR's Wylie Walker says Running Bean Walking Tours is the best local tour for Barcelona's Old City.
Note: WTR's Miguel Museum says the best art museum deal is Articket (articketbcn.org) You can purchase your Articket BCN from ticket offices at the art centers (or online.)
A single ticket takes you to the leading art exhibitions in Barcelona that include: Museu Picasso, Fundació Joan MIró, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC), Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Fundació Antoni Tàpies and Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB).
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Recognition for Barcelona
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.