Relax In The “Forest Of Shadows’’ In Central Barcelona, Spain

Relax In The “Forest Of Shadows’’ In Central Barcelona, Spain
Anna
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El Bosc de les Fades, or “Forest of Shadows, is an extraordinary café in the heart of the Catalonian capital, Barcelona. What makes it so special? Well, it’s an imitation, as the name suggests, of a magical woodland. This place will make your imagination move and serve you something you cannot buy with money: a fairy-like atmosphere.

First steps into magic

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Hidden in the corner, just next to La Rambla, the most famous and the longest street in Barcelona, lies a magical place which opens its doors to the ones who know how to find it.

Once you get inside this café, you will immediately feel like entering another world. Like its name suggests, El Bosc de les Fades (Forest of Shadows) reminds of a forest, but not an ordinary one! It’s more like the forests you can find in fantasy movies, gloomy and full of secrets.

If you look closer, you may find a massy door in little, wooden cottage and peek through the window, to see a vintage interior. You won’t see them, but you will hear hoppers chirping, murmuring water, or even, if you are lucky enough, you will notice water-nymph in the lakelet. Trees and exotic flora are surrounding you in low-light rooms, and lampions and tiny, flickering lamps reminds glow-worms.

Tribute to classic fantasy worlds

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Everyone visiting Barcelona has to walk at least once through La Rambla street. As for most of the year weather is warm and sunny, bars and cafés in neighborhood are bursting at the seams, serving ice cold drinks. But this is not just another café with similar tables and not original posters on the wall. El Bosc de les Fades must be a tribute to The Lord of the Rings, or longing for Disney in real life. If you are familiar with regional legends, rural stories and fairy-tales, you will better understand the images used inside (like Hansel and Gretel, or Greek mythology).

Some magic for everyone

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Even if you are not planning to go further, and you just want to enter a place with air-conditioning and have a drink, you can’t choose better. Either alcohol-free, variety of cocktails are inviting you to drink them! It is also perfect place to take a photo session, professional or not, the background stays impressive.

You’ll believe that you are in a cave or a jungle rather than a café! And it’s not only for adults, the café is opened from 10:00 AM, and younger customers will also certainly be delighted! Finally fairytale comes true.

Thrill to the nightlife

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Just after walking on La Rambla turn left, to little street Passatge de la Banca, which is close to Museu de Cera (Waxworks Museum), our lovely place is just opposite! The Café is actually owned by the Museum, which is why you can find intriguing waxworks inside El Bosc de les Fades.The waxworks look so real it is difficult to tell the difference between the mannequins and the actual customers! Be prepared to enter another world…

A visit that you will not forget

If you are going to sit somewhere anyway, there is nothing else like El Bosc de les Fades, winner in originality competition! It’s also a free sample of Museu de Cera, so you can decide if you want to see more. Highly recommended for anyone looking for creative, magical places.

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My name is Anna, I am majoring in American Studies, and living in Kraków, a historic royal city and second biggest city of Poland. I have spent one year studying at the University of Barcelona...Read more

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