Flamenco and tapas and Gaudi, oh my!

Barcelona

Barcelona

Barcelona Catherdral

Barcelona Catherdral

Barcelona Catherdral

Barcelona Catherdral

La Boqueria Market, Barcelona

La Boqueria Market, Barcelona

La Boqueria Market, Barcelona

La Boqueria Market, Barcelona

Churros y chocolate! Barcleona

Churros y chocolate! Barcleona

Barcelona

Barcelona

Barcelona

Barcelona

Barcelona

Barcelona

Making the most of a long weekend, the kids and I headed to Barcelona for a bit of exploring.  Traveling with two teens meant that most churches, museums, and tourist sites were off the to-do list.  Instead, we spent time strolling though the neighborhoods, searching for good food, and absorbing the sunshine.  I am not sure what came first, the sun-drenched colors of Barcelona inspiring Gaudi, or Gaudi and his imagination spurring on the explosion of colors in Barcelona, but one thing is for sure, Barcelona is vibrant in color and spirit.  From the markets to the mosaics, everything is alive.  Our favorite area was the Gothic Quarter, where you could find blue haired old ladies along side tattooed skateboarders.   We managed to eat our way through the neighborhood, indulging on Churros y Chocolate, grilled ham sandwiches, and Venezuelan arapas.  Each narrow passage brought another hip store or a new eating possibility.  My only regret was I couldn’t eat more!

Here are a few places we tried and I highly recommend:

  • Churros: Xurreria Dels Banys Nous; Carrer dels Banys Nous 8, Barcelona
  • Arepas: La Taguara Areperia; Carrer del Rec, 10, 08003 Barcelona
  • Sandwiches: Conesa; Barri Gòtic, Llibreteria 1(Plaça Sant Jaume) , 08002 BARCELONA

Comments 3

  1. isabellachristiana October 30, 2014

    I love the pictures you provided of the different scenery; and of course the food and alcohol. Chilling, eating and shopping in Barcelona sounds like the perfect day! I also like how you provided the restaurants you visited, very helpful. The title was also clever, and I liked how you mentioned how “everything is alive” that’s the common statement I’ve heard from people who have been to Barcelona. I am very curious about the Gothic Quarter and will definitely check it out when I visit Barcelona. Good to know!

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