Food, Travel

Picasso, Baby.

Our last day in Barcelona was packed with more sightseeing, and even more food.

Started out seeing The Giants (behemoth paper mache figures that are commonly used in fiestas), a walk through the Gothic quarter, the Picasso museum, a tour inside Gaudi’s Casa Batllo, a metro trip to Quimet y Quimet for dinner, and finally, a nightcap at Els Quatre Gats – a cafe that used to be frequented by Picasso himself.

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A Full Day of Salvador Dali

A photo diary from our visit to the Dali museum and his home in Figueroas followed by a short trip to Costa Bravas. Pretty incredible! Ended our day eating mountains of sandwiches at 100 Montaditos.

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Montjuïc, Sagrada Familia, Mercat Santa Caterina, Park Güell, Casa Mila, Las Ramblas, & Quimet y Quimet!

Yes. We saw all of this in one day. I can’t believe it either.

This was one of my favorite days spent in Barcelona. It was insanely busy but I enjoyed it nonetheless. The only thing is that I wish we could have spent more time at Park Güell. That and have a bigger stomach so I could have gorged more at Quimet y Quimet.

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Santa Maria de Montserrat, Cava at the Codorníu Winery, & a mountain of paella at La Barceloneta

A foggy, mountainside excursion to see the Virgin of Montserrat followed by a tour of the Codorníu Winery. The trip took all day and it was early evening by the time we got back to our hotel room in L’Eixample. Afterwards, we trekked all the way to La Barceloneta to gorge on seafood paella.

Saw the Black Madonna in a mountain in the morning, sipped on cava in a wine cellar in the mid afternoon, and had fresh seafood by the beach for dinner. Not a bad day, right?

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The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Barcelona Edition

When I book a vacation ANYWHERE in the world, I scour Yelp, Tripadvisor, Chowhound, Serious Eats, & Time Out simultaneously to figure out which restaurants I should grace my presence with. It’s no secret that I love good food so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that I have a systematic approach with my restaurant research months prior to a trip. I mean it only makes sense, right? I leave a lot of wiggle room for spontaneous choices but for the most part, I have a hit list of places already bookmarked on my phone. The mere thought of “winging it” for 8 days’ worth of lunch and dinner gives me shudders. I’m a liiiiiiiiiiiiiittle too Type A for that.

Anyway, if you are taking a trip to Barcelona in the near future, here is a list of top places. My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE is a must so scroll down for the count down!

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