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  • Barcelona’s Best Chiringuitos

    Originally a beach shack serving drinks and a few snacks, the chiringuito (or xiringuito in Catalan) has evolved from its humble beginnings, but the essential experience remains the same - a bar or restaurant on the beach to have a cool drink and chill out in. DestinationBCN delves into Barcelona’s Best Chiringuitos.
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  • Barcelona’s Best Gin Bars

    Discover Barcelona’s Best Gin Bars to sip in style. From secret speak-easys to sumptuous and clandestine saloons, DestinationBCN serves up the perfect list of bar recommendations.
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  • Nani Marquina – Handmade Luxury

    At the top end of the Eixample district, there is a shop that is like no other. It was originally a private garage, and inside you can clearly make out the ramps and large spaces where cars would have pulled in to sleep for the night. But with walls now bathed in white and hung with […]

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  • Discover Barcelona’s El Born neighbourhood

    El Born neighbourhood of Barcelona offers something for everyone, from historical and architectural sights to unique and individual boutique shops, surrounded by a plethora of great cafes and restaurants it is easy to lose yourself in the winding backstreets of this old-town area.
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  • Sant Antoni neighbourhood – Barcelona’s new hub!

    Sant Antoni is a neighbourhood in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain). Its non-official centre, the marketplace of the same name was designed by Antoni Rovira i Trias and built between 1872 and 1882. It is one of the oldest and most popular in the city, known for the secondhand bookstalls that surround the building on Sunday mornings.
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  • Best food markets in Barcelona

    Barcelona is well known for having some of the world's best food markets, with each city neighbourhood having its own special place where locals go to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood, local cheeses and olive oils. Check out our round-up of the best food markets in Barcelona
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  • Cooking classes in Barcelona

    A cooking class in Barcelona on traditional Catalan and Spanish recipes is a great way to learn something new (or polish up your skills), meet new people and take a bit of local knowledge home with you. As a city alive with gastronomic delights and wonderful local produce from the land and sea Barcelona is the perfect place to take a cooking class and there are a host of cooking schools springing up to help you do just that.
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  • The riveting Raval district, Barcelona

    Located downtown, next to the gothic district, Raval is an underground district with a variety of up and coming restaurants, bars and cafes in addition to art and cultural gems such as the pivotal MACBA museum and the CCCB museum.
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