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Barceloneta, Barcelona

Spain, Europe: Port Vell
Barcelona
Spain 08005

La Cova Fumada

56 Baluard
Barceloneta
Barcelona
Spain 08005
Tel: 34 93 221 4061


El Mercat de la Barceloneta

Plaça de la Font S/N
Barceloneta
Barcelona
Spain 08005
Tel: 34 93 221 6471

www.mercatsbcn.com

Lluç;anes

Plaça de la Font
Barceloneta
Barcelona
Spain 08005
Tel: 34-93-224-25-25

www.restaurantllucanes.com

W Hotel

1 Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents
Barceloneta
Barcelona
Spain 08005
Tel: 34-93-295-2800

www.starwoodhotels.com
Concierge.com's insider take:

Bordered on one side by the glitzy yachts of the Port Vell and on the other by the bronzed bodies basking on the city beaches, this triangle-shaped grid of streets offers a rare chance to catch a last fleeting glimpse of gritty Barcelona. La Barceloneta was a poor fishermen's quarter for generations, and though time has brought greater prosperity, it's still as eclectic as ever. Few haul in the nets these days, but the mariners' legacies live on in the many off-the-beaten-track seafood restaurants. Locals' dives hold their own against a handful of contemporary bars—try La Cova Fumada—as the neighborhood faces an inevitable makeover. A face-lift has already come to the brazenly rebuilt El Mercat de la Barceloneta, where you can shop for fresh produce or dine at the Michelin-starred Lluçanes restaurant. Down on the waterfront, a new sail-shaped W Hotel by Barcelonese architect Ricardo Bofill has not proved quite as popular with the locals but acts as a sign that the secret's out on this waterside neighborhood.

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