Barcelona

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  1. saint

    saint Senior member

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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.
     


  3. Alec_Jan

    Alec_Jan Well-Known Member

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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
     


  4. ville_e

    ville_e Senior member

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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?
     


  5. JohnnyCrockett

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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.
     


  6. ville_e

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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
     


  10. 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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    Bump. Going to Barca soon and would love some recs for nightlife and things to do. Any particular area where we should look to stay in terms of hostels?
     


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    ville_e Senior member

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    Any new recommendations for Barcelona??

    Hotels, restaurants, shops etc.? Advice is most appreciated. Thank you!
     


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    lol I'm going to Barcelona in May....

    Should I even bother shopping for clothes there? I'm into ZARA and that's all...
     


  14. Frigiliana

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    El Corte InglÃ[​IMG]s is the large department store in the center, pretty much sells everything from Zegna to Burberry and everything in between , be careful on the Ramblas with pick pockets ,just wander round a bit and you'll find plenty of tapas bars , the bus tours are i thought good value as you can jump on and of and even change routes , a must see is the Segrada Familia unbelievable be prepared to que , i agree about the market of the Ramblas great for food . Have a great holiday i will definitely be going back
    PS if you look on youtube there is a brilliant 6 part documentary about Gaudi i think made by the B.B.C UK television i wish i had watched it before i went
     


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    How about shopping for the cheap?
     


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