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Top Choice Gastronomy in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Enigma

Resembling a 3D art installation, this conceptual offering from the famed Adrià brothers is a 40-course tour de force of cutting-edge gastronomy across six different dining spaces. A meal takes 3½ hours all up and i…
Top Choice Museum in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

From across the city, the bombastic neobaroque silhouette of the Palau Nacional can be seen on the slopes of Montjuïc. Built for the 1929 World Exhibition and restored in 2005, it houses a vast collection of mostly …
Top Choice Museum in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Fundació Joan Miró

Joan Miró, the city’s best-known 20th-century artistic progeny, bequeathed this art foundation to his hometown in 1971. Its light-filled buildings, designed by close friend and architect Josep Lluís Sert (who also b…
Top Choice Tapas in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Tickets

A flamboyant affair playing with circus images and theatre lights, this is one of the sizzling tickets in the restaurant world, a Michelin-starred tapas bar opened by Ferran Adrià, of the legendary (since closed) El…
Top Choice Tapas in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Quimet i Quimet

Quimet i Quimet is a family-run business that has been passed down from generation to generation. There’s barely space to swing a calamar (squid) in this bottle-lined, standing-room-only place, but it is a treat for…
Top Choice Bar in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

La Caseta del Migdia

The effort of getting to what is, for all intents and purposes, a simple chiringuito (makeshift cafe-bar) is worth it. Gaze out to sea over a beer or coffee by day. As sunset approaches the atmosphere changes, as re…
Top Choice Bistro in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Agust Gastrobar

Set up by two French chefs (one of whom trained under Gordon Ramsay), Agust occupies a fabulous mezzanine space with timber beams, exposed brick and textured metro tiles. Baby scallops with seaweed butter and prawn-…
Top Choice Brewery in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Abirradero

Barcelona is spoilt for choice with craft breweries, and this bright, buzzing space has 20 of its own beers rotating on the taps, including IPAral·lel (a double IPA), Excuse Me While I Kiss My Stout, and Tripel du P…
Bistro in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Mano Rota

Exposed brick, aluminium pipes, industrial light fittings and recycled timbers create a hip, contemporary setting for inspired bistro cooking at Mano Rota (which literally translates as 'broken hand', but is actuall…
Bar in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

El Rouge

Decadence is the word that springs to mind in this bordello-red lounge-cocktail bar, with acid jazz, drum and bass and other sounds drifting along in the background. The walls are covered in heavy-framed paintings, …