Barcelona, Spain
Eloi, 36
Traveler, Life enjoyer & hidden spots researcher
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What are the Barcelona spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

There are several top spots no one should miss in a first visit. To start with I would recommend the Old quarter, Ciutat Vella, full of narrow streets and little shops and restaurants. After that, leave some time to explore the Eixample, with its Modernist buildings and Gaudí masterpiece Sagrada Familia. Spend a day walking through the coastline, visiting La Barceloneta and Poblenou district, which used to be full of factories now reconverted into a business creation district. Gracia and Park Guell are a must-do walking day and if you still have some time you should visit the Montjuic and Tibidabo parks as well as attend a soccer match!

Do’s and don’ts in Barcelona: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

Don't leave your baggage unattended and never lose view of your belongings. It's a safe city but there are lots of pickpockets. Don't eat at Las Ramblas as the quality of the food is really poor and prices are skyrocketing! Leave the crowd behind and explore the less seen streets and barrios.

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

Normally you will get free entrance to some clubs without a drink. Some other clubs will charge from 10€ to 20€ with a drink included.

Your all-time favorite musicians:

I love music, from classic 60-70-80 rock to electro and techno beats! Whatever unless commercial mainstream music ;)

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

I love Gracia, but what can I say...I was born there! At night the most lively areas are downtown in Ciutat Vella.

What’s the one place in Barcelona you think is underrated?

Sant Andreu area!

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Barcelona?

Definitively dowtown, but it depends on how hungry and how drunk haha

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

Check MACBA and take a look at the never ending indoors cultural agenda with me :)

Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?

To Tibidabo and Camp nou

Your go-to brunch spots:

Brunch in the park, which is a cool event held on a monthly basis.

Your perfect night out in Barcelona includes:

A good concert in Razzmatazz followed by a good Dj-Set

Special views that mainstream tourists don't know about:

I know a very hidden viewpoint in Barcelona that not so much people knows! I also love Gracia and Sant Andreu.

Best place for a cheap bite on-the-go:

Pizza circus

Tomorrow’s your last day in Barcelona. How do you spend it?

Walk as much as possible and take as many photos as you can

You’re meeting the mayor of Barcelona - what constructive criticism would you give them?

More green areas and less cars :)

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