Spain, Barcelona Guide (B): Tapas in Barcelona’s Old Town

Tapas in Barcelona’s Old Town
Barcelona is known for it’s abundance of tapas bars. It’s hard to walk a block without passing a few restaurants or bars filled with people standing at a bar, especially in the touristy areas. During our trips to Barcelona, we have discovered that it has a very different tapas culture compared to our home city of Valencia. We love that the tapas bars in Barcelona tend to have an actual bar or counter where they will serve you (not the case in Valencia). The atmosphere is more conducive to pulling up for a drink and tapa without needing to sit down for a full meal.

Like it or not, we’ve also found that English is spoken throughout the city center. Everywhere we went, in the shops and bars, people all around us were speaking English. It was hard to believe we were still in Spain, but it made it much easier to order tapas.

If you are looking for traditional Spanish tapas, you won’t have a hard time finding a place to eat. Since we are able to get all the traditional tapas we could want everyday, we decided to make our tapas crawling more challenging by searching for bars that serve more creative and interesting versions.

For this adventure, we focused on the Gothic Quarter and El Born neighborhoods. Touristy areas for sure, but also with a high density of tapas bars and the fun of navigating the labyrinth of medieval streets. The Gothic Quarter is at the center of the old city of Barcelona. Here you can see remains of the old Roman walls (1st century BC to ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Tapas in Barcelona’s Old Town
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Barcelona Cathedral   Mercat del Born   Museo Picasso   La Alcoba Azul   Gourmet Tapas by Sensi   Restaurante Agut   El Chigre 1769   Bar del Pla   Tapeo del Born  
Author: Julia B. Wilde
Read it on author's website: https://jillsurbanfoodcrawls.com/2017/10/15/tapas-in-barcelonas-old-town/

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