You probably all know how much I loved Barcelona during my few short days there, so I’ll keep this short and sweet. If you’re stopping in Barcelona here’s everything you need to eat and see while you’re there:
Brunch & Cake – Expect funky colors, bold flavors and really fun, healthy food. The wait here is long so I’d recommend going on a weekday and on the earlier side if possible.
Da Greco – I wouldn’t normally recommend an Italian restaurant in Spain but Da Greco is that good. For every pasta you order (they’re all about 10-15 E) you get a second “sample size” for the people you’re dining with to try. PS: the sample sizes are bigger than most pasta portions you’ll find in NY.
Cervesería Catalana – Really great, authentic tapas in a fun atmosphere. Opt for a pitcher of sangria and be sure to try out some of their daily specials. You should be sure to have an order of the Bravas on your table, too.
Tickets – Make your reservation here in advance. I’ve never experienced anything quite like Tickets – it’s a light-hearted and whimsical gastronomic experience. Some favorites here included a cold crab ravioli wrapped in braided avocado and the Crunchy Octopus with kimchi mayo, which was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.
Bo De B – Cheap, delicious sandwiches and platters. This is definitely a tourist spot but it really is so good. If you’re near the gothic quarter and are looking for lunch, this is your spot.
Parc Güell – One of Gaudís major sites and one of the most beautiful views in the city, conceived within a natural park. Buy your tickets in advance online and go in the evening during the sunset if you can.
Boqueria Market – Come HUNGRY. You’ll be overwhelmed by all of the overflowing meat and seafood so we’d recommend you sit down for a meal. Wash it all down with a cup of fruit, or three!
Sagrada Familia – Gaudís emblematic temple in Barcelona built in 1882. Like Parc Güell, you’ll need to buy your tickets in advance online. Make sure your shoulders and knees are covered – they WILL NOT let you in otherwise (we had to learn this the hard way).
Museu Picasso – The Picasso museum holds over 4,000 pieces of work, making it home some one of the artist’s most extensive collections. I loved that the museum is situated in the gothic quarter – it adds a whole new level of charm!
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