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Nobody knows the SWISS destinations better than our staff. A restaurant that is not listed in every travel guide, an original bar, a charming café, or great tours with spectacular lookout points. Let our travel professionals inspire you with their tips.

Located in a quiet, small square and next to the traditional quarter of Poble Nou, this restaurant is worth a visit for seafood lovers. They won’t serve any kind of paella because, they say, paella is for tourists. Instead they offer exquisite seafood rices that would beat any average paella in town. Super fresh fish and traditional Catalonian cuisine meet here for an unforgettable dining out experience.

Alexandre
(Manager Inventory Planning)
Restaurant Els Pescadors
Plaça Prim 1
Barcelona 08017
+34 93 225 20 18
elspescadors.com

Two absolute hotspots are the two mountains that overlook Barcelona. «Montjuic» and «Tibidabo»! «Montjuic» is easier to get to from the city centre – even on foot. Or you can just as conveniently take the Barcelona harbour cable car.

Alessandro
(Maître de Cabine)
Montjuic and Tibidabo
barcelonaturisme.com

There are very few Barcelonians who don’t know this bar and its famous «Patates Braves», slightly spicy chips with garlic sauce. In fact, the «Braves del Tomás» are something of an institution. This bar is located in the quiet area of Sarrià, that used to be a separate town from Barcelona before the city expanded. Still, the area makes you feel like you've left the city behind!

Alexandre
(Manager Inventory Planning)
Bar Tomás
Carrer Major de Sarrià, 49
Barcelona 08017
+34 93 203 10 77

Barcelona is a city for those who love architecture. But don’t restrict yourself to the works by Gaudí. The Hospital de Sant Pau is a gigantic complex in the Spanish Modernista style that simply should not be missed. There are tours every day so you can see the hospital interior. It has an exhibit that explains the history of the complex.

Philipp
(Supervisor Onsite Marketing)
Hospital de Sant Pau
Carrer Sant Quintí, 89
Barcelona 08026
santpau.cat

Hot stuff in Barcelona: This newly-opened area combines several different types of tasty food under the same roof in a beautifully refurbished 1889 building. Enjoy a drink or some tapas in the various bars, each one with its own vintage look.

Alexandre
(Manager Inventory Planning)
El Nacional
Passeig de Gràcia, 24
08007 Barcelona
+34 935 18 50 53
elnacionalbcn.com

The Festes de Gràcia takes place every mid August in Gràcia, a district that formerly was not part of Barcelona. A large number of streets here are taking part in a competition and hoping to win a prize for the best street decorations. Nearly all of these decorations are made of recycled materials. In the late hours, street parties and concerts transform the district into a vibrant hum of activity.

Alexandre
(Manager Inventory Planning)
Festes de Gràcia
Gràcia
Barcelona
festamajordegracia.cat

My favourite beach restaurant is the Ávalon at the Grand Hotel Central in the heart of Barcelona. There you can savour the delicacies prepared by the renowned chef Ramon Freixa. After dining, you must take a drink in the City Bar on the roof of the Grand Hotel Central and enjoy the magnificent view of Barcelona.

Alessandro
(Maître de Cabine)
Restaurant Ávalon
Carrer del Pare Gallifa 3
Barcelona 08003
+34 93 295 79 05
avalonrestaurant.es