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The 3 oldest restaurants in Barcelona – where tradition comes to life!

By | 5 September, 2018 | 0 comments

Barcelona is a city that’s full of history, enchanting places and unique destinations. As we’ve already seen in previous blog posts, Barcelona’s dining options are as extensive as they are varied, as we discovered in our best Michelin-starred restaurants in Barcelona and international cuisine in the Raval Quarter posts. Today, we wanted to explore some of the oldest restaurants in Barcelona, so that you can take a culinary journey through our city’s past on your next visit.

Restaurants in Barcelona

Can Ramonet, since 1753

The first home built in Barceloneta, the restaurant was originally a wine cellar, but quickly became a popular tavern frequented by local fishermen.

In 1956, it reopened its doors as a traditional restaurant that conveys a rich and colourful history through beautiful interiors. Its traditional cuisine has become a staple on the Barcelona food and drink scene.

Can Culleretes, since 1786

The oldest restaurant in Barcelona and the second oldest in the whole of Spain never to have closed its doors, Can Culleretes simply brims with history in each and every corner. Found in the Gothic Quarter, it has the honour of being listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The Agut Family bought the restaurant in 1958, taking over the reins and turning the business into one of Barcelona’s most famous eateries. Inside, you’ll see plenty of photographs hanging on the walls, where the historic significance of this place can truly be felt as you discover all the famous people who have dined here over the years.

Antiga Casa Rafael, since 1873

In Barcelona’s old town, on Calle Major de Sarrià, we find Antiga Casa Rafael, run by the same family ever since it opened its doors in 1873. Each generation has passed down their skills and values onto the next, keeping the lines of traditional cuisine going, but much more than that, every generation has added their own unique spin and innovative techniques to constantly achieve high quality.

So, now you know all about the three oldest restaurants in Barcelona, you can put a special twist on your Barcelona plans, and if you want to really put the icing on the cake, you can enjoy a refreshing gin and tonic on the terrace in Barcelona to round off your trip to the city.

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