Filmoteca de Catalunya
A government-funded theater that does a fantastic job celebrating Spain’s film culture. They program full seasons from the country’s best auteurs. A good place to go revisit classics on the big screen and discover obscure independent filmmakers. The Filmoteca also has a wonderful library of film-related books, videos, and magazines.
Plays international and independent movies Also a nice cafe right in the filmoteca called la Monroe.
Alternative movie theatre. In the front of it there is a lot of bars and restaurants. Must See!
Cinemateque for film buffs - great films at very cheap prices, in a colourful part of the Raval.
“Wonderful book shop with excellent selection of books in Spanish, English and Catalan. Also it has a very nice café in the inner courtyard with trees. A little oasis of peace in the center if the city in Elisabets, 6.”
“A hidden gem on side street of the city, fantastic tapas (try the cider soaked chorizo). They only have two seatings at 21h and 23h. ”
“If you're a vintage lover Calle Riera Baixa is the street for you. It offers a lot of vintage shops.. you can buy dresses, hats, bags, jewelry or you can just have a walk in this peculiar area ”
“Sifó could not be called all that novel but it still has a great atmosphere which is modern and sophisticated. The restaurant has two rooms; the first is the biggest one with a bar and tables behind for dinner and drinks, this area then bottle necks into the DJ decks, from where music is played to spice up the evenings. The bar is decorated with bright coloured bottles and the ambience is fun and relaxing regardless of how full it is. The prices are reasonable, a beer is about 3€ and cocktails between 6 and 7€. You will find a lot of different people here. Some want just for a drink and others who want to have a nice dinner.”