Spain’s largest port and the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is a vibrant and modern big city. From cultural attractions to unforgettable sights and great restaurants to enjoy a leisurely meal, the Catalan capital has it all.
The best place to experience that unforgettable Barcelona feeling is on La Rambla, the city's favourite place to see and be seen. This unique boulevard is lined with street performers treating the crowds to amazing displays and numerous cellar bars which serve the countless pavement cafés.
A host of sights elsewhere in the city including the Barrí Gotic, Sagrada Família and the Parc Güell never fail to set visitors’ pulses racing.
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Razzmatazz Night Club (C/ Almogavers, 122) is probably the most popular party location Barcelona has to offer. Not so much a single venue, Razzmatazz Night Club is in fact five different clubs rolled into one. The five different rooms all focus on a different genre, and have bars with their own distinct character ensuring a highly diverse clientele.
For more information about the various concerts held at the club check out the posters on display outside the building.
Elephant (Paseo de los Tilos, 1) is the destination of choice for Barcelona’s club VIPs and anyone with their heart set on becoming one. The guest list at this sophisticated and luxury establishment reads like a who’s who of the city’s richest and most beautiful denizens.
The club is split across two levels and offers clubbers a unique experience. The white sofas and bronze elephants bathed in soft lighting are a particular highlight. The place to be for all fans of trendy house music.
Anyone looking for authentic Spanish or Basque dishes can’t go wrong with SAGARDI Euskal Taberna (c/Argenteria, 62), which is located in the cellar of a fourteenth century building in the Barrio Gótico, Barcelona’s historic city centre. This cosy restaurant’s specialties include tapas and Basque delicacies.
After a gruelling day’s sightseeing or shopping we recommend stopping off for a coffee at Café Zurich in the heart of the city. Thanks to its prime location on Placa Catalunya this historic coffee house offers the perfect vantage point for watching the hustle and bustle of the city and seeing out the day with a nice glass of Rioja.
Like any other major city Barcelona has no shortage of shopping streets. Options include the upper section of La Rambla, the Placa Catalunya, Passeig de Gracia and Avinguda Diagonal.
These boulevards are lined with stores from all the big international designers such as Versace, Burberry and Cartier. Spanish designers can also be found here, with a surprisingly large range of quality clothing, jewellery and footwear on offer.
El Corte Inglés is the city’s largest department store chain. Of the three Barcelona stores, the shop on Plaça de Catalunya is the most impressive.
It stocks everything from tableware to foodstuffs and clothing, with an entire floor given over to special offers. In short, the three floors are packed with everything the heart desires.