In a passageway off Paseo de Gracia, the new El Nacional has become a culinary point of reference in the city. In the heart of Barcelona, it is an ideal space for lovers of gastronomy and traditional flavours. Of course, being in Barcelona, it is also architecturally interesting. A variety of culinary experiences are on offer at this large, elaborate Food Hall, which gathers the Iberian peninsula’s entire culinary heritage under one roof. There are four culinary areas and specialised bars to choose from. The 1930s-style La Taperia area is the most informal of the hall, where you can enjoy some light tapas and a cocktail if you would simply like to soak up the atmosphere.