Descending from Montjuic
The Poble-sec orography, which stretches along one of the sides of Montjuic Mountain, has determined the development and growth of this neighbourhood. This land of steep slopes, and very close to the city’s old walled enclosure, was not included in the Eixample’s plan approved in 1859, five years after the walls were razed. The owners of the area began building houses for the working class in small parcels, in the slope of the Montjuic side. In this way, water always kept running down so that dry areas were born and they would give these lands the name of “Poble sec” (Dry country).
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|The neighbours recommend
LA BODEGUETA DE POBLE SEC
carrer de Blai, 47
Phone 934 420 846
This traditional tavern offers Mediterranean cuisine and grill food, at reasonable prices and with a menu for groups.
TAVERNA CAN MARGARIT
carrer de la Concòrdia, 21
Phone 934 416 723
Once you step inside you will feel like in a local tavern. It’s highly recommended their rabbit, simply delicious!
Restaurant EL SORTIDOR
plaça del Sortidor, 5
Phone 935 188 544 – 671 520 482
This Modernist establishment has been in business since 1908. Its croquettes made with Idiazábal cheese and its Panzerotti with mushrooms and truffle oil, will be a gift for your palate!
Restaurant LA LIA D’EN VICIUS
carrer de Blai, 28-30
Phone 934 416 072
In the heart of Poble-sec and run by very friendly women, this is a perfect place to eat some tapas and have a glass of wine at very reasonable prices.
TINTA ROJA – Arts space
carrer de la Creu dels Molers, 17
Phone 934 433 243
This theatre and bar with a circus style decoration will carry you to a world of magic. They have music, theatre and dance shows. Open from Thursday to Sunday.
EL MAMA & LA PAPA
passatge de Pere Calders, 2
Phone 934 417 662
A multi-purpose place of 700 sq. m where you can stay drinking and eating snacks, the well-known tapas, throughout the day and where you can dance and enjoy shows at night. A different place in the centre of Barcelona.
|Places of Interest
MERCAT DE LES FLORS
carrer Lleida, 59
Phone 932 562 600
Another emblematic site of the city, where concerts and dance and theatre performances are organized within a special building, the old Agriculture Palace of the 20th century.
MUSEU NACIONAL D’ART DE CATALUNYA (MNAC)
Palau Nacional – Parc de Montjuïc
Phone 936 220 376
An emblematic building which was built for the International Fair of 1929. It accommodates an exceptional collection of Gothic and Roman art. Activities for children on Sunday.
Passeig de Santa Madrona, 40-46
Phone 932 892 770
Founded in 1976, the Lliure(free) is among the most representative theatres of the scenic arts of this country. It has another seat in Gràcia district.
ESPAI BOMBERS DE BARCELONA
carrer Lleida, 30
Tel. 932 565 434
A quite new space where it is possible to visit the firefighters’ museum, an information and outreach centre dedicated to risk prevention and firefighting. An interesting place for the little ones as well as for adults.
CENTRE CÍVIC EL SORTIDOR
plaça del Sortidor, 12
Phone 934 434 311
Workshops, music, fairs and a lot more take place in this centre, open to everyone.
ASSOCIACIÓ CULTURAL MAGÍN
carrer de Tapioles, 12
Phone 931 272 496
Poetry, music, painting, interpretative arts… an underground little corner of Barcelona.
FRANCESC BOIX LIBRARY
carrer de Blai, 34
Phone 934 430 105
Another district library where to enjoy your time because despite the silence you can hear the heartbeat of the city.