Absinthe and Atmosphere

Bar Marsella is a nearly 200-year-old bar, reputedly the oldest in Barcelona.
Its location is on a corner of Carrer de la Pau in the neighborhood called the Barrio Chino or Raval.
More than anything, Bar Marsella gets its ambience from its house drink: absinthe.
Absinthe is a distilled, highly alcoholic, anise-flavored spirit derived from herbs. Everybody orders it on Friday night at Bar Marsella…