La Rambla holds little interest for drinking, so leave it to those content to settle for expensive pints, and plunge into the narrow streets and back alleys of the lower end of the Barri Gòtic. Check out Carrer dels Escudellers, Carrer Ample (and the parallel Carrer d’en Gignàs and Carrer del Correu Vell) and the area around Plaça Reial.

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Some of Barcelona's most atmospheric cafes lie hidden in the old cobbled lanes of Barri Gòtic. Our favourite spots for a pick-me-up include:


Čaj Chai

La Clandestina


Cafè de l’Òpera

La Granja