Carrer Montcada, Barcelona

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Packed with an array of historical buildings dating back to the medieval era, Carrer Montcada serves as one of the city's epicenters for commerce, architecture, and tourism. For centuries, this bustling street has hosted and displayed the wares of Barcelona's merchants, artists, and entrepreneurs, as evidenced by its courtyards, mansions, and windows. Wander down this busy lane, take in the grandeur of the stately buildings, and maybe pick up a handcrafted souvenir or work of local art. Stop in for a bite of famous Spanish tapas at one of the many cafes along the way to recharge after some intense shopping. Plan my day in Barcelona using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • All the Carrer Montcada and palaces are declared property of National Cultural interest, given the Majesty of the facades, as well as the rich interior of the houses, often decorated with frescoes. It is a street that takes you back to the past and there is always a great atmosphere and people of all countries, highly recommended to take a stroll.
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  • Excellent choice. SA Ona is more than a beach bar. Very good service and product first. Recommendation: ask the parrillada for two (eating three). Come soon, it fills up fast.
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  • Place of visit: Carrer Montcada Fecha of visit: 08/07/2017 if you are walking through the Gothic quarter of Barcelona, you have to go through this narrow street, where you will find several museums, including the Picasso Museum, houses Palace, shops, etc.
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Because the city's metro system makes traveling from area to area relatively painless, you have more flexibility in choosing a place to stay. Barceloneta, the neighborhood surrounding the city beach is somewhat removed from the city center, making its hotels popular with families. Only a 15-minute walk from the center, Barceloneta has a more laid-back beach atmosphere but still offers several restaurants and entertainment options. Farther away from the beach and closer to the city center, El Born is a charming neighborhood well-known for its restaurants and lively bar scene. Eixample is also popular as it is more central and home to some of the city's best shopping and tourist sites, including La Sagrada Familia. For a more traditional experience, consider staying in the Gothic Quarter, the heart of Old Barcelona. This picturesque neighborhood boasts a tight network of historical architecture with boutique hotels and traditional restaurants.
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