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El Bosc de les Fades

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Address: Passatge Banca 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 933 17 26 49
11:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 01:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 01:00

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Unique venue for a drink, coffee or snack

Lovely fairytale decor in this cafe near the Waxwork museum. We had been recommended it by friends and it did not disappoint us.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexandra G
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This bar is tucked away close to the wax museum but is really worth finding! It's so unique. Inside it's softly lit and there are lots of statues/dolls of fairies. There is also lots of trickling water. Then occasionally there will be a thunder sound and the lights will go dark and flash, just like a thunderstorm!

Thank Doughty1
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely fairytale decor in this cafe near the Waxwork museum. We had been recommended it by friends and it did not disappoint us.

Thank Alexandra G
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere was great. It was easy to find seating, the prices were reasonable, the bartenders polite and efficient. You have to order the food and drinks at the bar and settle your check on the spot. Entrance is almost at the end of Las Ramblas.

Thank Hannah T
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of my trip highlights. What a lovely place and we did enjoy the 'thunder storm'. The look and ambiance is so fabulous, even the loos were on theme! Reasonably priced and fabulous tortilla!

Thank Mrs_C00per
Patras, Greece
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully decorated bar with an amazing atmosphere. There is even running water from the trees and little ponds, and there are fairies hidden in the nooks of the bar. Their coctails are very tasty. Definitely recommend checking it out!

1 Thank Labrini_m
Heraklion Prefecture, Greece
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cool bar for snacks and drinks, very reasonably priced. The Sangria tasted a bit watered down and the margarita was a little pricey. But unique decor and worth a pit stop if you're bar hopping.

Thank w0iny
Durham, England
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Quirky bar, in the style of an enchanted forest, next to the waxworks. Well worth a visit, it's dark and different.

Thank Ronnie S
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

A really charming and earthly themed bar, with fairies and forrest for tables, it feels like wonderland. Drinks are not expensive and it feels like a secret garden you've encountered.

1 Thank Viacely S
Caterham, United Kingdom
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353 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

You could easily miss this place as it is located off the Ramblas and down a side street. Really different setting, quirky with lots of space inside. Service was great and drinks are very reasonable given the location. Hard to do this place justice but really good.

1 Thank kdw72
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful well hidden gem this place is!!. We were lucky enough to have someone recommend this place to us, and so glad we went there to check it out. Definitely head there towards the end of the evening, when after a long day sightseeing you can sit, relax and soak up this amazing bar, and then do it... More 

1 Thank Lee K

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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