Barcelona

Had to move some shit around on a trip this fall. Was originally going to spend 4 days in Barcelona but now only have 2 days. What are the can't miss sights/food/bars in Barcelona for a short trip?

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  1. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Barcelona is boring as frick. Literally a colony of the US.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      The reason why Europeans don't like Barcelona is because it's a little expensive. There are fricking amazing restaurants and bars, but they aren't cheap. The begpackers want $10 hostels and $2 beers, but that isn't happening in Barcelona. Also, the people there shower and wash their clothes, which is usual for Spain and France. That's not a joke.

      If you're not completely broke, definitely go to Barcelona. Have $10 wienertail at Creps Al Born. Get a 60 day dry aged steak at El Rincon for $30. It's a fun fricking city. Just don't show up with 20 euros for a week and expect to have a good time.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nah. The "Special Breweries" serve American bar fried food, IPAs, and all that other shit.
        The "Spanish food" is actually just South American chefs.
        The night clubs and bars are filled with British stag parties.
        The streets are filled with Roma beggars blaring music 24/7 from a shitty radio.
        There's a ramen shop and sushi shop on each block.
        The fortress overlooking the city has cope and seething about "muh beloved dead commies".

        The best thing about Barcelona is the beach and even that's not that good.

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          >The best thing about Barcelona is the beach
          What about the prostitutes?

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        How poor are Europeans if a $10 wienertail and $30 aged steak are too expensive? Lol

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          Spain and Portugal have the 2 worst average salaries in western Europe. Half the people in Barcelona work in the food service and hospitality industry. Locals sit on the corners and drink from paper bags like homeless people. They can't afford to eat out or drink with the tourists.

          It got so bad that Barcelona had to ban public drinking outside on the street and in parks. But what other choice do the locals have when they can't afford to go out?

          • 10 months ago
            Anonymous

            >country that takes a 3 hour lunch and stays out until 3am 5x a week has low income
            Color me shocked

            • 10 months ago
              Anonymous

              That's exactly the problem. They can't get anything done. They'll be working on that church for another 100 years and never finish it. They produce almost nothing as a country. When your work ethic is worse than the Italians, you know you're a lazy POS country. That's not to say that Spain is a bad country. It's awesome. Outside of Barcelona, you can stay in a nice Airbnb in pretty much any city for $70 a night. In September/October, the weather is fricking amazing. The food is great. The wine is great and cheap. The women are hot as shit. The public transport is good. And crime is really low everywhere outside of Barcelona. We did a road trip to the Costa Brava a few years ago and I easily could have moved there I liked it so much.

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Spain provides its people with a great social life
                >plenty of rest
                >great climate
                >great food and drink for cheap
                >beautiful women
                >low crime with one exception
                >and all that is exactly the problem
                Spain is borderline heaven, precisely because of its work-life balance. I can't understand how your complaint is "they should work harder" when everything is set up to maximize a healthy social life over maximizing profits and productivity.
                >but they're not efficient like germanic and scandinavian countries
                But if you want to have a great time, you don't go to finland or norway or sweden, you go to Spain because their work-life balance is just that much better.

                [...]

                This was exactly my experience in Spain and Italy too. They just work hard enough during the day so they can drink all night.

                As opposed to working so much you can barely go out for a drink at night? Spain's great.

            • 10 months ago
              Anonymous

              Total nonsense lmao. I’ll take a guess and say that you’ve never been there.

              I’m from Northern Europe. Working hours/ethic in Barcelona is far longer/greater than anywhere I’ve been in my country.

              Most stores are either open extremely late night. There are 24 hour convenience stores on every street. Restaurants/bars are open extremely late too, mostly catering to tourists. Working hours in hospitality/service industries are usually insanely long, my gf for example begins work at 8 in the morning until 4pm, she has a 3 hour break and then works until 2am, extremely normal shift pattern in Spain/BCN, 12-15 hour working days aren’t uncommon at all. In my country, finding a decent fricking meal after 9pm is a struggle. In BCN many restaurants are just getting started.

              >Stays out until 3am 5x days a week
              Which is a good thing. In any case, how would this effect the income of people? If anything, it boosts the economy and service sectors.

              The great thing about Spain and the Mediterranean in general is the fact that people do value social time and enjoying life outside of work, even on Weekdays, spending time with the people they love and enjoy.

              If you think going to work, coming home and watching an hour of some mind numbing corporate drivel on TV then going to bed 5 days a week is the key to a fulfilling life I feel sorry for you

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                Do you really not get this? Germanic/Scandinavian countries work efficiently and don't party all the time so things get done quickly and everything works as intended. Vacations are scheduled to in advance minimize disruption to productivity.

                The Spanish work long hours but nothing actually gets done, everyone is always hungover or spends all day chatting, so nothing works like it should which further inhibits productivity, the quality of goods and services is low (except things related to drinking and socializing of course) and everything depends on some bureaucrat that probably doesn't show up half the time.

                If Spain didn't have a marvelous climate the country would be as developed as Moldova or Albania.

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                >If Spain didn't have a marvelous climate the country would be as developed as Moldova or Albania.
                What? If climate developed countries, temperate cities would be extremely developed, yet Medellin is a fricking shithole and muggy swamp Singapore has nothing but rich fricks.
                What a dumb thing to say.

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                Missing the point entirely. Spain only has an ok economy and not a total shit one because people go there on vacation. 90% of that is due to the weather and has nothing to do with the (mediocre) contributions of the Spanish people. God I wish English comprehension was required on this board.

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                How does that help your point at all you fricking moron? Medellin has one of the best climates of the entire world, it's temperate ALL year round, plenty of Americans go there for vacation, and it couldn't be any more of a poor violent shithole even if it actively tried.
                Why the hell do you insist on climate being the ultimate economy savior of a lazy country? As much of an underdeveloped failure Spain might be, it's leagues ahead of Medellin even though the weather in world famous cities like Seville or Toledo are plain miserable. And always temperate Canary Islands are even less developed than the Spanish mainland.
                Shut up about climate already, you sound like an autistic G*rmoid.

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                >country that takes a 3 hour lunch and stays out until 3am 5x a week has low income
                Color me shocked

                This was exactly my experience in Spain and Italy too. They just work hard enough during the day so they can drink all night.

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                >staying out drinking until 3am several times weekly is a good
                t. Andres Rafa Ramos

  2. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    With just 2 days:
    >Start early morning at plaza catalunya and walk down La Rambla (tourist trap hellhole) quickly to La Boqueria farmers market, get some breakfast at El Quim de la Boqeuria.
    >immediately proceed east to the Gothic Quarter, check out the cathedral and just enjoy the goodness of this little corner of Barca
    >Can continue east towards El Born, the triumphal arch and ciutadela park or can cab it to Guell architecture tourism, pick from Casa Batllo, La Pedrera and/or Parc Guell
    >prebook tickets to Sagrada Familia for after lunch, have lunch at La Paradeta (renamed Puertecillo Sagrada Familia on google maps) nearby for some of the freshest seafood you'll find in the city.
    >nighttime go hang out in El Raval, Miño will be your restaurant of choice. Hole in the wall restaurant hidden behind a micro bar, took me a few minutes to find the entrance.
    Some other stops to check out will be the picasso museum, museo nacional de arte catalan (MNAC) and the garden behind it, the magic fountain at 8 or 9pm, walk by the beach, find a flamenco show.

    Another restaurant rec I'll give is Vinitus, great modern tapas place. Nevermind is a solid dive bar, Dux is the spot if you like Gin, El Trece is fun divey/mid scale bar, La Alcoba Azul is a good tapas bar. The Alchemix is imo the best wienertail bar in the city and I wouldn't dare skip it.

    La Rambla is a tourist trap and should be avoided, but its the best spot to stay near since you'll access el raval, gothic quarter, el born and sort of "midtown" above and around plaza catalunya. Use the north entrance to La Rambla as your jumping off point.

  3. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Picrel is a masterpiece of architecture and you are a smoothbrain if you don’t like it

    with two days you can either rush through a tick list of sights or pick a few things you like the look of and spend time there. I liked the israelite mountain, all the gaudi stuff and the vibe at night. La Rambla is full of pickpockets and shite but it’s the artery from where all the interesting stuff can be found

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      That abomination is a practical joke to everyone who lives in Barcelona and any person with more than half a brain and a modicum of taste. I wandered away from the tour after the fifth time the tour guide called that tasteless fricking architect a genius.

      They got my money and left me with nothing but a higher chance of eye cancer later in life.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        I live there and disagree.

        Barcelona is boring as frick. Literally a colony of the US.

        Moved to Barcelona from another European city. For me, I’ve been to 100+ cities on earth and there’s nowhere I’d want to be more than right here in BCN.

        I’d suggest rather than focusing on specific attractions, focus on neighbourhoods. Just enjoy your time in each one, sit out and have drinks/food on a nice terrace, visit the local museums, see if there’s any live music going on or events.

        4 areas I would focus on are as follows

        >El Borne + Ciutadella park.
        - artsy historic area, lots of independent stores, restaurants, great scenery etc. also recommend the cultural centre which is free. A good restaurant recommendation is Mimos.

        >L’Eixample/North on Passeig de Gracia
        Probably wouldn’t want to spend an insane amount of time here but, a lot more modern and upscale. Lots of high end bars etc.

        >Sagrada Familia
        Visit the cathedral. There’s a great rooftop bar at the Hotel Rosillion that overlooks it, you need to reserve in advance. There’s also a great, cheap Mexican restaurant called La Taqueria.

        >Marina/Barceloneta.
        Good restaurants and bars everywhere + hottest women you’ll ever see.

        >Villa de Gracia
        Very residential area north of the city, beautiful and lots of good restaurants, not many tourists.

        >El Raval
        for something a little different

  4. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you insist on being pickpocketed you might just give me your money right now

  5. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hows the cooming in barcelona?

    How hard is it to pick up spanish girls if you are a manlet? t. 5'6

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      There are plenty of brothels.

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