We spent a short three days in Barcelona which definitely were not enough! considering it was cloudy with heavy rain for two of these days 😦
But even the weather could not stop us from admiring all of its glorious art and architecture, delicious tapas (or pinchos) and refreshing sangria along the way…
But first, we start with a cup of cappuccino (make that four!) right around the block from our Hotel Cram.
We strolled on Las Ramblas on the first day and of course La Boqueria takes the cake 😉 nothing prepared us for the cornucopia of all possible foods; fruits, chocolates, nuts, mushrooms, seafood, meats of all kinds and especially the glorious Jamon! It was an overwhelming experience of the senses due to the sheer variety of food(s) in every vibrant color and texture; bringing to life a photographers’s dream!
We grabbed pinchos and a glass of spanish cider at Taverna Basca Irati – the bites were well crafted and extremely flavorful. It also helped that the staff spoke really good english and could tell us the ingredients as we had a couple of vegetarians in the group.
Another good spot was the restaurant we discovered right next door to the Picasso museum – Cuines Santa Caterina. We grabbed a few delicious tapas and a couple of sangrias and were happy even in the rain-drenched clothes that we braved all day!
For a late night spot that’s quite good – Cafe Taller De Tapas. This particular one had lots of pictures of Woody Allen and ScarJo from their days of shooting Vicky Cristina Barcelona
The food was okay, much of the generic fare for tapas but made for a good late night spot (~midnight) after we had walked around to catch Gaudi’s architecture at night (that’s for another post).