Places Around | el Born | Tantarantana

Tan-ta-ran-ta-na. Carrer d’en Tarantana. A nice and quiet street, off the tourist mainstream, still very close to many well known attractions.

Halfway between the Picasso Museum and Arc de Triomf, and heading almost directly to the Cultural Center of el Born, the small street of Tantarantana gathers local taste, as well as local design and city history.


Bar del Convent

This bar is right inside the Sant Agustí Convent, a 14th-century Gothic building. The terrace with views of the cloister gives a peaceful and cozy feeling. You can enjoy here some empanada filled pastries, a daily special dish, or a beer on tap that comes with a free tapaBar del Convent is also a kid-friendly place. On Thursday and Friday afternoons they host live music.

Bar del convent - the entrance

The inner court of Bar del convent


Impossible Project Barcelona

Impossible Barcelona & Chandal share a beautiful space. If looking for accessories, home ware or publications, Chandal might be a good address. They also have a generous kids section with toys, games and books.

Impossible Barcelona is the official Impossible Project partner store. Here you will find instant photography, film, cameras and accessories, exhibitions, presentations and specialized workshops.

When Polaroid announced the end of instant film in 2008, Impossible bought the last remaining factory, days before it closed down. The machines had been dismantled, there were no formulas to follow and the supply chain had already been destroyed.

Graphics for Impossible Barcelona by Estudio Primo

If we wanted to keep instant photography alive, we had to reinvent instant film from scratch. We believe in making real photos. Photos with a life after the shutter clicks. Photos that develop in the palm of your hand, ready to pin to the wall or give to a friend. That’s why we’ve spent eight years working on our film formula. It’s why we’re reinventing analog instant photography in a digital world’ they say.

Graphics for Impossible Project by Antonio Moreno


Restaurant Tantarantana

A special tavern featuring quality dishes and tapas, fresh market and Mediterranean cuisine, Tantarantana has two terraces, one in front of the restaurant and the other in the quaint square, Plaça Allada Vermell. Opens every day from 1:00 pm to 12:00 am. Serves lunch and dinner, as well as tapas. If you’re just in the mood for a quick bite, we warmly recommend the anchovies tapas, as well as a glass of vermouth, served in the Catalan way and accompanied by tasty olives.

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