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Barcelona Tastemakers Tour

Nine discerning locals share their favorite spots.
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Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Multiple days

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Points of Interest

1. Anthony Llobet Salon

The salon is staffed with multilingual London-trained stylists.

Address:
19 Carrer Ros de Olano
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-218-0448

Dine on deliciously fresh seafood tapas.

Address:
192 Carrer de Pau Claris
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-217-4338

3. Bar Raval

Slide into a leather booth at this watering hole and you’ll be immersed in the chatty camaraderie of the professors, writers, artists, and theater types who live nearby in the streets surrounding the Meseu d’Art Contemporani.

Address:
19 Carrer del Doctor Dou
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-302-4133

4. Bateau Lune

Pickup the whimsical traditional toys for children’s gifts.

Address:
7 Plaça de la Virreina
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-218-6907

5. Bubó

Pick up the sweet-savory pan-con-tomate bonbons from Willy Wonka-like pâtissier Carles Mampel.

Address:
10 Carrer Caputxes
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-268-7224

Pied piper Pep Manubens has been pulling off culinary magic in this slender slot of a restaurant for the last quarter century. The formula is simple: squeeze through the door and enjoy a bottle of Albariño while you wait for some of the city’s best tapas. Pep and his staff are gifted at figuring out who’s next and which party fits where,... More

7. Casa Batlló

Join the Gaudi gawkers in front of the architect’s surreal Casa Batlló.

Address:
43 Passeig de Gracia
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-216-0306

8. Complementos Carmina Rotger

Pick up chic earrings and necklaces.

Address:
237 Carrer Balmes
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-218-1987

This independent record shop is renowned for its personal service.

Address:
7 Carrer Tallers
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-302-5946

10. Dos Cielos

Barcelona-born twin chefs Javier and Sergio Torres recently opened Dos Cielos to instant critical raves for their inventive riffs on Catalan food.

Address:
272-286 Pere IV, ME Barcelona Hotel
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-367-2070

11. Eden Lun

The shop stocks unique, handmade leather tops and pants.

Address:
4 Ptge. Camps Elisis
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-487-5470

12. Forn Baluard

Stock up on buttery bread loaves studded with dried fruits and nuts.

Address:
Carrer del Baluard, Mercat Barceloneta, 38 - 40 baixos
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-221-1208

13. Forn Roura

Pick up spinach-and-pine-nut coca (Catalan pizza) at this old-fashioned bakery.

Address:
15 Carrer de Calaf
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-201-2049

14. Fundació Joan Miró

With its high ceilings, arches, and airy passages, this innovative building houses the world’s largest collection of Miró’s work plus British art, from 1945 to 1968—that is, postwar to Pop.

Address:
Parc de Montjuïc
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-443-9470

15. Galería Safia

Contemporary art dealer Natalia Foguet has been showing the work of emerging international artists for over a decade.

Address:
9 Carrer Bruniquer
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-213-8496

With its clean lines and unpretentious look, Juli Capella’s Hotel Omm projects an incandescent warmth. The interiors, created by Sandra Tarruella and Isabel López, set pale woods in bright, airy rooms against moody, barely lit hallways and stylish lobby areas. The tour de force is the façade, a series of undulating limestone waves... More

17. Iguapop Gallery



Address:
15 Carrer del Comerç
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-310-0735

18. Jean-Pierre Bua

The well-edited boutique for men and women is stocked with the greatest runway hits from, among many others, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, and Jean-Paul Gaultier.

Address:
469 Avinguda Diagonal
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-439-7100

A Catalonia-born graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, in New York City, Helena Garriga has worked for the likes of Moschino and Jean Paul Gaultier. Now she’s a curator of edibles, assembling the choicest local and international foodstuffs at her new shop. The sweet-savory pan-con-tomate bonbons at La Cuina come from pastry artist... More

Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola oversaw the conversion of this midcentury bank building (at the main intersection of Barcelona’s elegant Eixample district) to a luxurious Mandarin outpost in late 2009. Urquiola’s décor—in both the common areas and the hotel’s 98 smallish rooms—is a harmonious marriage of clean-lined modernity with... More

21. Muntaner 385

The boutique stocks dapper clothes and accessories.

Address:
385 Carrer de Muntaner
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-202-0001

22. MyDrap

The stand is full of cotton napkins of all colors and sizes.

Address:
Carr. del Amigo, ext. stand No. 50
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-66-914-6239

Antxón Gómez launched this legendary club in the 1980’s.

Address:
15 Carrer de Lincoln
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-238-0722

24. The Outpost

The boutique stocks dapper clothes and accessories.

Address:
281 Carrer del Rosselló
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-457-7137

25. Paperam

This stationary store transports you back in time.

Address:
4 Carrer dels Àngels
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-318-1890

Picnic around the saltwater swimming pool overlooking the Mediterranean.

Address:
2-4 Rambla Prim, Edificio Fòrum
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-356-0612

Known for its waterfront view, this Barceloneta port restaurant brings in ingredients fresh from the fish market, located a mere 100 meters away. Housed in a former shipyard, the restaurant’s interior is filled with maritime novelties, but the outdoor seating is especially popular. A blackboard displays daily specials, which could include suquet, ... More

Do the prefix dinner of eclectic cuisine served around the communal table at the arty yet homey spot.

Address:
53 Carr. de Tapioles
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-329-2238

29. Vermutería del Tano

An old-world vermouth bodega on a small plaza.

Address:
17 Carrer Joan Blanques
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-213-1058

A grand classic helmed by an exciting young chef, Carles Tejedor.

Address:
10 Carrer de Ganduxer
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-200-7244

31. Vinçon

Design aficionados will appreciate the two-storied Vinçon. It carries furniture and decorative objects for every room—except the bedroom; that’s around the corner at spin-off shop Tinçon.

Address:
96 Passeig de Gràcia
Barcelona
Spain

Phone:
34-93-215-6050