Poble Sec Nieghborhood Guide

The bohemian neighborhood of Poble Sec is famous for its theatres, nightlife and fabulous restaurants. It is also rich in history with important landmarks such as Refugi 307.

El Molino

El Molino (the mill) is a theatre and concert hall on Parallel Avenue in Poble Sec, a neighborhood historically known for the performing arts. It opened in 1898 under the name of Aviary Catalana. In 1910 the name to changed to Petit Moulin Rouge, but with the arrival of the Franco dictatorship in 1939, the … Read more

Pakta

Pakta was launched in 2013 by the culinary dream team of the Adrià brothers (Albert and Ferran) along with the Iglesias brothers. It is one of six restaurants owned by the group in the Poble Sec neighborhood. In Quechua, the original language of Indigenous Peruvians, Pakta means ‘Union’. At Pakta restaurant, chefs Kioko Ii from Japan … Read more

ManoRota

ManoRota was launched in 2015 by Bernat Bermudo and Oswaldo Brito, veterans of several top restaurants and alumni of Barcelona’s Hofmann catering school. Mano Rota literally means ‘broken hand’ and is a Spanish idiom that describes consummate skill. Situated in the Poble Sec neighborhood, the restaurant serves a unique cuisine with both Mediterranean and international influences. … Read more

Teatre Grec

Teatre Grec is a theatre made in the style of ancient Greece and set on Montjuïc, surrounded by parks and gardens. It was built out of a disused quarry for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition by the Catalan architect Ramon Reventós i Ferrerons.

Xemei

Xemei is located in a charming area of Poble Sec, at the foot of Montjuïc near the Teatre Grec. The restaurant was started by two Venetian twins, Stefano and Max Colombo after discovering the lack of good Italian restaurants in Barcelona.

Hotel Brummell

Hotel Brummell is situated in the Poble Sec neighborhood, off the beaten tourist trail but surrounded by many cultural gems. Owned by photographer Christian Schallert, the boutique hotel has twenty designer rooms and two (80m²) apartments.  The building’s facade dates back to 1870, but the interior has been completely transformed by architect Inma Rábano. Interior design was … Read more