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Bar Marsella

Sant Pau 65, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 42 72 63
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“absinthe bar” (11 reviews)
“green fairy” (6 reviews)
“full bar” (2 reviews)
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Sant Pau 65, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Bar Marcella was on my bucket list, I' heard the stories and juts had to visit. I lpove how everything is in tac! It felt amazing to know Picasso and friends used to drink here! ,My only criticism is the absinthe (lovely btw) was served...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Carlyantoinette
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We did this because they guys on our trip really really really wanted to have a drink of absinthe where Hemingway and Orrwell and Picasso all drank. I didn't love it. The ceilings are peeling off, its dirty and in a rougher part of town...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Yvonne A
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We went to Bar Marsella upon recommendation of a couple we met in San Sebastián. The bar itself is very very old. The ceilings are peeling off. They have a full bar but people come for the absinthe. I have never had absinthe before so...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank primmyb
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Sat there for 10 minutes, nothing. No hello, no cleaning the table, no cards only cash. Walked out of there, I almost thought I was a ghost, he couldn't care less..A real misantrope, nice to have seen it, but keep your money and spend it...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lech K
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Absolutely packed on Friday night. Place looks like time stopped: bottles covered with dust and wax from beginning of 20th century I think. I went there knowing that this is where Hemingway and Picasso used to hang out. We loved it! You can drink anything...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Arika P
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

A real must see when visiting the city, soak up the atmosphere of years gone by. The best mojito I’ve had in long time. And the absinthe is definitely worth a try. Absolutely love this place.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 876dianej
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Come here and have a drink! Have an absinthe! This is essential Barcelona. The bar looks like it has not changed in 200 years, including the dust, and the peeling paint on the ceiling. It's beautiful, with old wood, mirrors, floor tiles. The bar staff...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere!! The bar achieves so much without even trying. 100% a must see in Barcelona. The vodka raspberries are amazing.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bjbjbj
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Pretty cheap, pretty hot and maybe too much light in the bar for me, but I think it was the same in the times of Hemingway’s visits, so I enjoyed the night and had a good time there and felt the genius loci all the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Martin N
Reviewed August 2, 2018

My brother in law wanted to visit Bar Marsella in the El Raval area of Barcelona. He had read it's interesting history and the rumor that Hemingway was a regular. It is in kind of a sleazy area, but also a popular area for it's...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Kurt L
El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this
gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an
excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic
spots in the entire city. A sense of humble
authenticity protrudes from the many independent
record stores, second hand shops, and student bars
that seem to light up the streets day and night. The
rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $15
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 PM - 2:30 AM
10:00 PM - 2:30 AM
10:00 PM - 2:30 AM
10:00 PM - 2:30 AM
10:00 PM - 2:30 AM
10:00 PM - 3:00 AM
10:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sant Pau 65, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighborhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 934 42 72 63
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