Vermut Barcelona

The history of vermut in Barcelona

Although vermut (vermuth or vermouth) is an essential drink in Spain today, its origins go back much further. The tradition of flavouring wine with herbs dates back to ancient Egypt. Hippocrates is said to have macerated wormwood flowers in wine, creating a "wine with herbs". This practice was adopted by the Romans, who used herbs such as rosemary, thyme and camomile to flavour their wine.

The evolution of vermut

Modern vermut was born in northern Italy in 1786 thanks to the distillers Antonio and Beneditto Carpano. They created a sweet, alcoholic moscatel white wine, macerated in various aromatic herbs and spices, including absinthe. The word "vermut" comes from the German "wermut", meaning "wormwood". Vermut quickly gained popularity in Germany and Italy, then spread to other European countries, including France and Spain.

Vermut in Spain and Catalonia

In Spain, it was the Catalan town of Reus that began producing the country's first vermouths with the Yzaguirre brand in 1884. Today, Reus remains a symbol of quality for vermut. Vermut has become an essential drink in Catalonia, where it is particularly popular.

Vermut Barcelona

Vermut customs in Barcelona

In Barcelona, vermut hour is a special time. Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., locals often gather in bars to enjoy a vermut before lunch. This tradition is a great way to cool down on a hot summer's day and share a convivial moment.

Vermut is usually served on the rocks with a slice or zest of orange or lemon in a small glass. It can be found in a wide range of establishments, from small market bars to vermuterias and gourmet restaurants that make it into cocktails.


Our guide to the best vermuterias in the Catalan capital.

  • Las Vermudas - Barcelona

    Las Vermudas

    Vermouth is all about sharing, talking and laughing!

    If you're a fan of vermouth, a visit to Las Vermudas is a must during your stay in the Catalan capital. Located not far from Gaudí's famous Casa Vicens, this establishment is the perfect place to discover this emblematic Catalan drink.

    Gracia - Carrer del Robí, 32
  • Senyor Vermut - Barcelona

    Senyor Vermut

    Tapas and Vermouths

    As the name suggests, Senyor Vermut is a must for tapas and vermouth lovers. This family-run bar, run by the Miralles family, offers an impressive selection of over 40 different vermouths, enough to delight enthusiasts and novices alike eager to discover the famous tradition of drinking a vermut before lunch.

    Eixample left - C/ de Provença, 85
  • El Viti Taberna - Barcelona

    El Viti Taberna

    Tapas, vermut and much more ..

    In El Passeig Sant Joan, the trendy foodie neighborhood in Barcelona, El Viti Taberna describes itself as a vermutería contemporánea...

    Eixample right - Passeig Sant Joan, 62
  • Morro Fi - Barcelona

    Morro Fi

    Doing Vermut!

    The vermut (vermouth) is making a real comeback to become the hippest drink of the moment in Barcelona. Morro Fi is one of its temples..

    Eixample left - Consell de Cent, 171
  • Terraza Martinez - Barcelona

    Terraza Martinez

    A must terrace restaurant on Montjuïc

    A new terrace in Barcelona is always an event.  With Terraza Martinez, directed by famous Jose María Parrado, one passes to the higher degree of hedonism...

    Sants / Montjuïc - Parc de Montjuïc - Carretera de Miramar, 38
  • Vermut Mercerino - Barcelona

    Vermut Mercerino

    Enjoy tapas and local wine in.. a 5 Stars!

    The Mercer is already one of our favorite hotels in Barcelona, but this review is to talk this time about its tapas bar called Vermut Mercerino...

    El Born - Calle dels Lledó, 7
  • Gran Bodega Saltó - Barcelona

    Gran Bodega Saltó

    Tapas, copas and concerts.

    A surrealist decoration for Gran Bodega Saltó, a “tapas y  copas ” of the Poble Sec area...

    Poble Sec - C/ Blesa, 36
  • Quimet & Quimet - Barcelona

    Quimet & Quimet

    Quimet & Quimet is a great tapas bar, especially for cheese and mussels...

    Poble Sec - Poeta Cabanyes, 25

We Recommend >> Must-sees in Barcelona

These are the most recommended things to do in Barcelona for your holidays.

Barcelona Hotels

The ideal hotel for your stay

Whether you are looking for a family or a business stay or just for a weekend, we have selected for you the best hotels in the city to choose from. All categories at all prices. But also the bargains according to your travel dates. Have a good stay!

Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Bus tour

Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Best City Tour: One single ticket, 3 routes and 45 stops!

Discover city sightseeing at your own pace with our selection of Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour tickets. An extraordinary and economic way to make the first connection with main tourist attractions.

From € 31.00
Hola Barcelona Public Transport Card

Hola Transport Card

Unlimited access to public transport

Enjoy unlimited access from 48 to 120 hours to Barcelona's public transport: Metro, bus (TMB), urban railway (FGC, Zone 1), Montjuïc funicular, tram (TRAM), regional railway (Rodalies de Cataluny) + 1 round trip from the airport to the city center. Only excluding NitBus, Aerobus & hop-on hop-off.

From € 19.50
Barcelona City Pass

Barcelona City Pass

Incl. Sagrada Familia, Park Güell + Hop-On Hop-Off..

The "City Pass Barcelona" our best selling pass!
> Sagrada Família Fast Lane + Audioguide
> Fast entrance to Park Güell + Audioguide
> Hop-on Hop-off 24 or 48 hours or Casa Batlló or Casa Milà
> 10% discount on other tours
> Audioguide of Barcelona

From € 85.00
  1. Be the first to comment this page !
    Please, click the [Add a new Comment] button below.

Your comment has been recorded and will be published after moderation.

flag-de flag-en flag-es flag-fr flag-it flag-pt logo-ba-white icon-avatar icon-facebook icon-instagram