Opera Samfaina

Catalan in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Image by Sally Davies Lonely Planet

A surreal sensory experience deep in the bowels of the Liceu opera house. Enter through the Vermuteria, a tenebrous tapas bar, and then either head to the Odissea – a shared table, surrounded by audiovisuals – for a tasting menu of traditional Catalan dishes; or down to the Opera Prima, a dreamlike labyrinth of wine and tapas bars and psychedelic installations.

The celebrated Roca brothers, of former Best Restaurant in the World El Celler de Can Roca, are behind the project, which takes visitors on a playful journey through Catalan mythology via the food of the region.