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Barcelona

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ville_e, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. 0b5cur1ty

    0b5cur1ty Senior member

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    Other than the view from the vantage point in Parc Guell (which it seems you'll be taking in anyway) my no. 1 recommendation in Barcelona is Harlem Jazz Club (www.harlemjazzclub.es) - assuming you'd also like to take in some live music in a (night)clubby atmosphere in between the shopping and eating.

    Speaking of food - standards are surprisingly variable in Barcelona (compared to other Spanish cities) and 'tapas on the Ramblas' is not always all it's cracked up to be...
     
  2. embowafa

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    FC Barcelona plays Atletico Madrid on Sept. 20 @ home. It's not food or shopping, but still something to check out.
     
  3. ville_e

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    Thanks for all of your suggestions.. would love to hear more if anyone has any in terms of shopping, restaurants, sights etc. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  4. ville_e

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    FC Barcelona plays Atletico Madrid on Sept. 20 @ home. It's not food or shopping, but still something to check out.

    I have tickets to the first El Clasico of the season at the Nou Camp 29th November. [​IMG]
     
  5. Corniche

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    I'm going to visit Barcelona and would greatly appreciate some recommendations in terms of shopping/restaurants etc. Thanks in advance! [​IMG]
    There is a shop who carries Brioni but I prefer Madrid, there is the typical Armani store, very bad of course. Visit la sala Bagdad,where the actor Nacho Vidal started[​IMG] Beware of La Rambla, plenty of non european thieves ,, southamerican transexuals, indian beer illegal sellers and black prostitutes that touch you to steal your wallet. snuff said! Non racism but the true! Now quote this.
     
  6. Corniche

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    Yanko is carmina's "other" brand

    Oh really? I didn´t know that. Carmina´s are top notch ones while Yanko are cheapo shoes for old unstylish people.[​IMG]
     
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    Taller de Tapas on La Rambla has decent tapas and is where Woody Allen filmed a scene for Vicky Christina Barcelona, if you like that sort of thing. Definitely hit the Gaudi stuff (Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, Parque Güell, Sagrada Familia) the Palau de la Musica Catalunya is pretty cool. Also, if you're there on the right Sunday and in the mood for seeing something really gross, take in a bullfight at Monumental.
     
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    I was there a few weeks ago and whilst there wasn't any good clothes stores there was a great restaurant called Les Caracoles. The address is Escudellers 14.

    i have been to les caracoles many times, well worth the visit
     
  9. Corniche

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    Taller de Tapas on La Rambla has decent tapas and is where Woody Allen filmed a scene for Vicky Christina Barcelona, if you like that sort of thing. Definitely hit the Gaudi stuff (Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, Parque Güell, Sagrada Familia) the Palau de la Musica Catalunya is pretty cool. Also, if you're there on the right Sunday and in the mood for seeing something really gross, take in a bullfight at Monumental.

    Sorry but the corrupted socialist, allied with the commies and independentist are ready to close the Monumental and declare illegal the bullfighting, oh yes, the defenders of the " freedom" are closing things.[​IMG] [​IMG]

    Or perhaps those real punks throught you some acid on your face when you get out of the show. Yes, the " pacemakers" and hippies.
     
  10. ville_e

    ville_e Senior member

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    i have been to les caracoles many times, well worth the visit

    Thank you for your recommendation. Will be sure to visit! [​IMG]
     
  11. saint

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    Carmina for shoes, especially cordovan. Oh, and I hear El Bulli has decent food.

    Try Alkimia its Adria's restaurant where he showcases his take on Catalan food. Much easier to get a reservation there than at El Bulli, and quite a bit cheaper. Try the foie gras in a cocoa broth, its incredible.
     
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    El Raco con Fabes is also good, but its about an hour outside of Barcelona.
     
  13. Alec_Jan

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    stay away from ramblas for food

    vaso de oro has good tapas (get chorizo).. but it's a really... really thin bar, so be ready to wait or be uncomfortable

    lottusse (close to the university hospital) has some nice loafers, not pricey
     
  14. ville_e

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    Santa Eulalia has two stores.. Pau Casals 8 solely for men & Passeig de Gracia for men & women... which one would be better to visit? As I am looking for men's clothing I would assume Pau Casals is the best?
     
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    Yes -- do stay away from Ramblas for food.

    Definitely go to the Gaudi park (forgot the name) -- it is much better than anything else Gaudi in the city (most of which didn't really appeal to me).

    I don't think Carmina has a shop there.

    FWIW, when in Madrid I went to the two largest Carmina stores in town but neither held a candle to the Carmina store on Avenue de l'Opera in Paris.

    If you want good "local" eateries in Barcelona, the Rick Steve's book is quite good. PM me and I can take a look at my book to give you the names of a few places.
     
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    I haven't seen Carmina's shoes in Barcelona in August.

    For the seafood try Botafumeiro restaurant at Gran de Gràcia.
     
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    There's a small restaurant in an alley somewhere off of Ramblas that's actually quite good. It's a tucked away little gem and it's called "Menage a Trois." Regardless of the name, the food is excellent.

    Worst comes to worst, there's a very large market off of Ramblas that offers fresh everything. Pick up a bottle of wine, bread, cheese, various meats, and have at it.
     
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    Don't do the harbour tour. Barcelona harbour (bar the small area where the yachts are parked) is an idustrial sh!t whole. I wasted my Euro's in 2006 wine in hand (that I also paid for) being driven past a pile of what looked like coal not not once but twice!

    The rest of the city is groovy.

    If you want Harbour go Sydney or HongKong
     
  20. ville_e

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    Thanks so much everyone for your wonderful suggestions! I will let you know how the trip went when I get back..

    I leave on Thursday so if anyone has any more suggestions I'd love to hear them.. will def. visit the Miro, Picasso, Contemporary and Naval museums.. will also visit Bel y Cie and Santa Eulalia for shopping and some of the restaurants mentioned. [​IMG]
     

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