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Spain has always been home to world-famous attractions and a favourite among tourists. Now the European country has a new accolade to be proud of.

The world’s best bar has been crowned and it’s Paradiso in Barcelona.

This Mediterranean-style speakeasy moved up from third place on the World’s 50 Best Bars list in 2021.

Paradiso can only be entered through the freezer door of a pastrami bar in Barcelona’s trendy El Born district.

Giacomo Giannotti, co-owner along with Margarita Sader, shared his excitement after winning the coveted award.

“It’s a big honour to win and a big responsibility. We will work hard to live up to being the best and stick to our principles. Our cocktails try to push creativity. But it comes down to hard work. The more you work, the more you discover and the more creative you can be. We will celebrate and then go back to the bar to do what we do.”

This year’s award ceremony was held in Barcelona. Not only is the Spanish city host to three of the top 10 bars on the list, but it also broke a record as it was the first city to host the awards outside of London.

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