Barcelona Online | Curiosities
Our favourite Barcelona restaurant
7 Portes ("The Seven Doors"), opened in 1836, claims to
be Barcelona’s oldest restaurant, and is a personal favourite,
being particularly recommended if you must eat paella while you're
here. Go early-ish or you'll find yourself queuing outside on the
We've included in this section as we're not quite sure why a restaurant
really needs a website (ok, so everyone's got one…). I mean,
what content are you going to put there? Most interesting on this
site is probably the famous visitors section (Antonio Banderas,
Bo Derek, Catherine Deneuve, Che Guevara…). An impressive
For other bars and restaurants in Barcelona, we recommend the TimeOut
Barcelona guide. The Guia del Ocio also
has a very complete listing.
•We liked: Some of the mouth-watering images on the "menu"
•Not so hot: The recipe section is a good idea – but
there’s only one there (for "escudella", a typical
•Languages: English, Spanish, Catalan; and French, German,
Japanese and Italian (that's impressive, too!)
This site tells you all about "Barcelona's Confectionery Guild,
its members and the School of Confectionery" (though in fact
that "all" doesn't amount to very much). The site's main
interest – we thought – is that you can send someone
a virtual cake (choice of six).
Cake (or rather chocolate) freaks shouldn't miss the Chocolate
Musuem in Barcelona.
•We liked: The one in the middle (see picture) for my Mum's
•Not so hot: ... she doesn't have Internet. Duh!
•Languages: English, Spanish, Catalan
Don't say you haven't been warned
ways to get ripped off in Barcelona
They say that you only ever get your bag snatched, wallet stolen
etc if you look like you are real easy pickings. This guy must really
be some kind of freak, if we may say so, to have been had in all
these different ways.
•We liked: Why now (evil laugh)... I could supplement my income
with some of these!
•Not so hot: Having your wallet nicked (don't wear Union Jack
shorts, unfold ginormous street maps in public, go round clutching
huge bottles of mineral water or wear silly hats...)