Barcelona

When it comes to food Barcelona is one of the best places to enjoy the Mediterranean kitchen and try the Spanish specialties.

A typical Spanish breakfast consists of bread with olive oil and tomatoes. You can find it in every bakery until 11am in the morning. A sandwich with jamón and cheese is also an option. A nice bakery chain we found recently was Forn del Cel.

For lunch, most of the restaurants offer a daily menu (Menú del día) between 12pm and 3pm. It’s a good offer because usually includes an appetizer (i.e. tortilla, paella), a main course (usually with meat), a desert and something to drink – water, beer, or a glass of wine. All of this at the price of 8-13 euros.

(TIP) Another very good option for lunch is the WOK restaurant which is using the model of “all you can eat”. The price is 12 euro (drinks not included) and lunch is served between 12pm – 4pm. You can choose between soups, fried fish and meat, sushi, all kind of fish, squid, octopus or clams – prepared in front of you on grill. It is really a “must try”. The WOK restaurant is located very near to the Arc of Triumph.

In the afternoon you can try another typical Spanish temptation – churros with chocolate. And then do some shopping in the local department stores “El corte inglés” which are located at almost every corner of the city center. There is a big one near Plaza Catalunya. Other popular Spanish labels that we highly recommend are Camper and Desigual. At Camper shops you will find the most comfortable shoes and wearing a Desigual dress will make you feel special. So don’t miss the experience.

Camper lovers

Camper lovers

But let’s go back to our food and wine journey. It’s not possible to go to Spain and not to try “tapas” – a variety of appetizers offered in bars and restaurants. You can try tapas in two different ways – by ordering a portion in a restaurant or by attending a tapas bar and choose from the many types you can see and smell in front of you. All of this while enjoying a glass of good Spanish wine or vino de verano – wine with some type of Fanta or Sprite and lot of ice. We prefer the tapas bars since you can choose the appetizers you like most and try many different ones. The price is about 1.5 – 2 euro per tapa. (TIP) Popular tapas bars in Barcelona are Euskal Etxea and Tapas Bar – Sagardi. Both are located around the metro station Jaume I.

Euskal Etxea

Euskal Etxea

 

Our favorite wine bar is also in the area and is located nearby the Basillica de Santa Maria del Mar, but your challenge will be to find it by yourself using the photo below:

The greatest wine bar

The greatest wine bar

And here are some more places to visit:
BastaixLa Llavor dels Orígens (Zona del Born),  Café El Magnifico - a great coffee made by a professional barista.

In the morning, if you feel like running you can try a route along the beach or one around Plaza España and Montjuïc. The second one is a bit steep but the view is fascinating.

Plaza España

Plaza España

That’s all folks! Have fun in the city of colors :)

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