Embraced by the Mediterranean Sea and bordering Montserrat mountains, only here does haute cuisine follow tapas, and techno follow flamenco. As one of the few metropoles on earth to have seriously sandy beaches on its doorstep, Barcelona is a city where you really can have your cake and eat it.
Get your sweat on at Sala Apolo before plunging into the sea at Mar Bella. If energy levels are low, Quimet & Quimet knock out fine tapas which should perk you up for all the latest cultural vibrations over in CCCB. Showing you the best of both worlds is our essential listing of the Catalan capital.