Barcelona Historic Bars Overview

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There aren’t a ton of stellar historic bars in Barcelona, but the few that are around are timeless classics that anyone would be remiss not to visit at least once.

The cool thing about historic bars is that they’re not going anywhere – you’re all but guaranteed to be able to hop in any time, any day, and any year and expect the same experience. They also have remarkable histories and usually boast of their famous clientele from days past.

One of the really great Barcelona historic bars is London Bar. Opened in 1910, this bohemian hotspot has been frequented by everyone from Ernest Hemingway and Joan Miró to Picasso and Salvador Dalí. Ironically, one of the things that makes this classic spot a modern favorite is the fact that it’s one of the rare central spots in Barcelona with free Wi-Fi.

Another really classic historic spot is Marsella’s, where the same writers and artists above went for their absinthe.

Whether you’re a local looking for some drinking roots or a visitor wanting to hit every bar Hemingway drank in (good luck), you’ll be able to find some great old school watering holes in Barcelona as long as you know where to look.

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