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El Nacional

$$$$+34 935 18 50 53
Hours:WEDNESDAY12:00PM to 2:00AM

Because of the city’s ridiculous popularity, Barcelona locals are allergic to anything touristy. Once a train station, El Nacional is now an open-concept, gorgeous space that houses several different high-quality bars and restaurants. Its newness and location near Plaça de Catalunya means there’s lots of tourist traffic, but natives love it anyway. It’s a perfect post-sightseeing option, whether for your early evening vermouth and tapas or for dinner.

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