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Bosc de Fades - A Magic Pub in Barcelona

Bosc de Fades - A Magic Pub in Barcelona

Transport Yourself to a World of Mystery and Enchantment

It may seem unreal, but there is a pub in Barcelona that's taken straight from a fairytale, full of mystical creatures... An unusual refuge that's just a short walk away from Las Ramblas.

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In Barcelona, ​​not far from the monument of Columbus, between the wax museum and the Rambla, lies this enchanted corner that's ideal for a quick drink; the Bosc de les Fades, which literally means "The Fairy Forest" in Catalan.

Hada en el Bosc de Fades
Fairy in the Bosc de Fades

Exploring this place is like diving into a world away from reality. The lights are dim and soft, the bar is lit with candles, and most of the tables are placed amongst the foliage of thick bushes. To say that it felt like in a forest is not enough, because we are not talking about a common forest, but a forest inhabited by fairies, elves, gnomes and leprechauns. Near the bar where drinks are served (self service) water flows from a fountain and occasionally some mysterious noise can be heard, like thunder or lightning, to create atmosphere.

Fuente en el Bosc de Fades
Fountain at Bosc de Fades

You will also find the ghost of Captain Hook who likes to come and go... Or Mary Poppins who goes backwards through the walls, as well as other famous reproductions from fantasy movies.

Bosc de Fades is a unique and magic escape inhabited by fantastical creates, and judging by the hustle and bustle of tourists that flock to visit, you can definitely see that it works. Of course, you'll also find the occasional local on their way for a lunch break with a cup of tea/coffee, before coming back at night for something a little... heavier.

Bosc de Fades
Bosc de Fades

Considering that the location of the pub is in the heart of the tourist centre of Barcelona, just off Las Ramblas, the prices are what you would expect. A sangria will set you back more or less €3.50.

El Bosc de Fades
Bosc de Fades

What's more, if you like design then you cannot miss out on visiting Passatge de Temps at the Wax Museum nearby. What a design shop has to do with wax? Who knows... But it's there! The wax museum also is crowned by a sculpture of Hermes, a character that has a deep relationship with the city of Barcelona, be sure to read about that in our Guide to Hermes in Barcelona

Useful Information:

  • Address and Telephone: El Bosc de Fades, Ptge. Banca, 7 Barcelona. Tel. 93 317 26 49
  • Metro: L3 verde - Drassanes, Rambla exit
  • Bus: 14-18 - 36-38 - 57-59 - 64-91


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