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Barcelona recommendations

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  1. SloopJB

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    Off to Barcelona with the Mrs for a 3 day break tomorrow. Any recommendations on what to visit and more importantly where to eat. I went there in the 80s when a Seaman and it was a drunken blur. We are doing the hop on hop off bus.
    I do like the side street type bars with the big legs of Ham/Jamon Iberico hanging around. Don't want posh restaurants.
    Cheers in advance
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    Las ramblas, the main street, the spiky cathedral thing.
    Just find a side street pub and get bolloxed.
    I found it impossible to get fosters anywhere so I was drinking local stuff
     
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    I'd never go to a restaurant on your or Joe city recommendation, be all fancy shit like kale and avocado on bread with that bird seed shit in.

    The man wants some chicken nuggets and beans mun
     
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    The market, whilst being a massive tourist hot spot has some nice cafe's around it's perimeter using products from the market. Put your chair leg over the strap of your bag though.
     
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    The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is nice if you like that sort of thing, they do a big light show to music at night.
     
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    Bit obvious I know but the museum at the Camp Nou is fantastic.
    Eating wise, there is a market just off las Ramblas that has some small eateries which are great and good value.
     
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    Go onto Trip Advisor, Barcelona eating and there will be loads of great options. I do this every new city I go to and very rarely am I disappointed.

    Plus keep your wallet close, pickpockets everywhere.
     
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    Bearing in mind I haven't been there for over 30 years, I don't have any restaurant recommendations. Plus I was a student at the time so McDonald's featured heavily in my diet, although I did have a brilliant paella once in a place just off Las Ramblas.
    Montjuic is nice, Las Ramblas is a must, as you walk down towards the sea, the best places are on the left. Plaza Real was nice if memory serves
    La Sagrada Familia ( The spiky cathedral thing) is worth a look, plenty of Gaudi buildings
    nearby as well.

    If you get the chance, look out for the Castellers Castellers - the human towers in Barcelona - https://www.barcelona.de/en/barcelona-castellers-human-towers.html

    As others have said, watch out for pickpockets, they are world champions. I got off a metro train once with two friends. Guy on the left, girl in the middle, me on the right. Someone managed to open the strap of her bag, nick her purse and away and none of us noticed a thing. You really can't be too vigilant. Tourists especially are seen as easy meat. So don't carry too much cash keep everything of value in your front pocket and keep your hand on it would be my advice.
     
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    Talk Catalan .It's not in Spain.
     
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    They speak Catalan and Spanish. Most signs in shops etc are bilingual
     
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    Or Catalan.
     
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    Many thanks the advice peeps.
    SJB
     
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    I was at my mate's stag night last weekend, when him and his brother handed me a glass full of disgusting yellow, warm liquid.
    "Drink it" they said giggling.
    It was only when I smelt it that I realised the prank the bastards were trying to pull.
    Fosters.
     
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    Went there on a stag do 15 years ago.

    Don’t remember much.
     
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