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    Default Where should I go in Barcelona?

    I'm booked to go on a trip to Barcelona with a few mates in mid October. It's 10 years since I last visited the place, I am well out of the game. Where should we head for great food, fine drinking and a legendary night out?

    I hear La Rambla has taken a serious turn for the worst since my last visit. Cock-grabbing, shrieking crack whores and footpads. Or is all that overblown?

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    I went there for the Primavera festival back in the, er, primavera (well worth the trip,I think), so didn't do so much going out in the town itself....but, La Rambla is a shadow of what I remember from visiting as a teenager, and i wouldn't even bother going. Barceloneta is cool for little seafood restaurants ((tho stay away from the beachfront ones, which are obv tourist traps), and Parc Guell is a great Gaudifest.

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    Thanks for that.

    One thing I remember about the backstreets is that they don't give much away - there could be any number of bars, courtyards or restaurants hiding behind those crumbling, graffed facades.

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    Can't say La Rambla was too spesh when I was there a few years ago (though I managed not to get cock-grabbed), but the big food market to (I think) the west of it was deep. Massive fresh prawns and a glass of cava, followed by proper Catalan creme brule with a wonderful hard sugary crust on top. Oh yeah.
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    I seem to remember running down la rambla shouting "help me" while a prostitute held on to my crotch for dear life when I was thewre in december.

    good times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    Can't say La Rambla was too spesh when I was there a few years ago (though I managed not to get cock-grabbed), but the big food market to (I think) the west of it was deep. Massive fresh prawns and a glass of cava, followed by proper Catalan creme brule with a wonderful hard sugary crust on top. Oh yeah.
    I've never made it inside the food market down that end. The entrance was guarded by a powerful woman in blue with crossed arms, stout thighs and a brusque manner last time, she put me right off.

    But this talk of prawn gigantism and sugary crusts... she can get fucking knotted this time round.
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    its a boring place and stinks. feels like a third world coutntry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    its a boring place and stinks. feels like a third world coutntry.
    I suggested Berlin, but somehow Barcelona won the day.

    That's the kind of thing that happens when a dozy cunt's in charge.

    No suggestions for a club, late bar so far. Is the whole place a shower of bastards then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HMGovt View Post
    I suggested Berlin, but somehow Barcelona won the day.

    That's the kind of thing that happens when a dozy cunt's in charge.

    No suggestions for a club, late bar so far. Is the whole place a shower of bastards then?
    shit, met a guy from barcelona last night, but was too pissed to remember this thread at that point. The shame, etc.

    Yeah, Berlin wins that battle any day.

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    The Joan Miro museum is great, as is the Mies Van Der Rohe pavillion.

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    for the record
    gaudi is some kitsch bullshit

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    It's the Brian Sewell of Sydney.

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    Luka's so sexy when he hates everything.

    Just go mullet-spotting. Barcelona is the bad hair capital of the known universe.
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    Luka's so sexy when he hates everything.
    I really wouldn't tell him that...

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    no craner is right, dont encourage me

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