A classic Cava bar from the art nouveau era
If you haven’t sampled the delights of Cava, Catalonia’s own take on French Champagne, then here’s your chance. El Xampanyet is considered by many to be the best Xampanyeria (Champagne bar) in the city and the Barcelonese pack this place out on the weekends before hitting the late night bars and clubs.
The colourful ceramic tiles are very much in keeping with Barcelona’s Modernisme movement, whilst the house Cava, served in litre bottles is a bubbly well worth imbibing. The unfussy tapas is surprisingly delicious and – importantly – keeps you from keeling over. All-in-all a winner. Find it by the Picasso Museum.