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1. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I'll be in Barcelona the 20th to 26th of May and was just wondering if there is anything I have to see/do/eat etc. that I won't find in any tourist guides?

2. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hiding from tourists in Barcelona is saying something heh. There are not many spots that are worth a visit and not crowded with tourists.

However, I reccomend you get lost in the Gothic Quarter streets while you make your way to the port from there. Tourists usually visit the main streets of the gothic quarter, and once they've seen them they go back to les rambles, as it's just by the gothic quarter. There are some very lonely streets that are worth a visit.

Park Güell has some lonely spots as well, but they are not what I'd call beautiful.
You can visit Parc de la Ciutadella by the way: there's the catalan parliament there, from which our politicians "organise" stuff. I don't think many foreigners go there, and it's a nice walk.

Barcelona has plenty of nice spots, but as I said not manye scape from tourism

3. Posted by fraluchi (Full Member 130 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Deisler is right, Barcelona is a hot tourist spot all over. Visit the Gothic quarter, possibly on sunday morning (if you make it in time from your arrival) when there is Sardana dancing in front of the cathedral. Walk over the Ramblas de las Flores, past the statue of Colombus towards the modern port side. Make an excursion to the Pueblo Español, and possibly to Tibidabo to view the city. You must see the Sagrada Familia, and if you want to do something different, visit Montserrat with its monastery.
And whilst in the Gothic part, go have an evening meal at Los Caracoles: very touristy but very special. Try to be in good company though!
Enjoy.

4. Posted by katz (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

CAVA BAR in Gottic Quarter!!

5. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

You have to go to Shoko down by the beach! real chilled out restaurant that turns into a dance bar - great atmosphere & music & stretches out onto the beach. A must!