Barcelona: Paradise

I’m interrupting my series about Tuscany for an excellent reason: Barcelona!

My boyfriend gave me this trip as a birthday gift (and what a gift!)! We spent 4 days in this wonderful city, experiencing amazing things. We had 3 amazing days at the beach after 9 months without sun (!), we tried delicious food, we walked A LOT, drank a lot too, we did free walking tour and heard a lot of stories… What seemed to be an average city in the beginning, became something unique, addictive and wonderful at the end.

This is my first post in this blog that I’ll post pictures of ourselves, and not only things/places. The reason is only one: Barcelona is about experience, not tourism. And who made this trip happen was me and him, nothing else. And, for the first time, I’ll let the pictures talk by themselves. 😉

Since our trips are usually food oriented and on a low budget, you can see below the names of some places that really worth it if you are looking for non-touristic places to eat, with very good local food:

– Tasca El Corral – small bar, with only one man behind the counter serving customers and preparing food. This is the place for an amazing bread with tomatoes, good cavas and rosè wine. (Carrer de la Mercè, 17)

– Bodega de la Plata – one of the best bars in Barcelona, for sure! Famous for the salads, fried sardines, bread with tomatoes and the homemade wine! The environment is super cozy, the price is good and the food’s flavor is breathtaking! (Carrer de la Mercè, 28)

– Bar Celta Pulperia – plenty of “tapas” (fingerfood)! Just sit next to the counter and start your gastronomic tour! (Carrer de la Mercè, 16)

– Bootleg Café e Bar – amazing place! Looks like a pub, very clean and organized, serving extremely cold Estrella Damm, wonderful sangria and different types of tapas. Try the “chouriço” in white wine! (Carrer dels Lledó, 5)

– El Rabipelao – for the best mojito ever! (Carrer de la Mercè, 26)

– La Cova Fumada – the best “bombas” (fried potato and meat balls) in Barcelona! The best fried sardines in Barcelona! The best food in Barcelona! (Carrer del Baluart, 56)

– Can Paixano (La Xampanyeria) – very good homemade cavas, “entrepans” (sandwiches) with the local sausages and prices incredibly low! Go early because it’s always crowded! (Carrer de la Reina Cristina, 7)

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7 thoughts on “Barcelona: Paradise

  1. Great photos as always 🙂 and what a fantastic birthday gift! Barcelona is definitely one of my favourite cities, it has an amazing atmosphere. Love the shot of the cathedral with the sun shining behind it, very dramatic!

  2. Wow! Barcelona has been on my to-go list for ages now! And since food is one of my biggest motivators for traveling… This post is going to come in very useful when I finally do go!! Amazing pictures. Drooolinggggg!!

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