Lives in Prince Albert, Canada
Since Jul. 2010
25-34 year old female
Fountains, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues, Speciality Museums, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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Absolutely magical - I think I took close to 150 pictures in the span of 30 minutes! I could have stayed here all night watching the water dance to the music.
Each toothpick = €1 - keep them in your cup and that's you bill for the evening! The tapas are diverse and divine, and there is fresh fast turnaround as well. Many locals eat here, it's a gem!
A Saturday morning must-do is to go to the market (as it's only open on Saturdays). Just off Las Ramblas, wander around and grab some food .... and get the food from here. It's right smack in the middle of the market hustle and bustle. No nonsense prep but amazing everything for flavour. The guys that run it have a lot of fun!
This is a very quirky architectural house that has such a cool story to it. I had no idea and really no interest at the start of the trip to see any of the Casa de Guell, but I'm very happy I walked into this one. Pictures won't do the place justice. It's just very cool.
This place is open for breakfasts on Sundays! This was a major selling point. Also near Park Guell, it's good to start your morning off here.
Quite possibly the cheapest place I ate - a massive selection of tapas and cava bottles for $5 or less! Yes, that's right. So very cheap. This is definitely a local neighbourhood spot, and I found it only through TripAdvisor. It was open late as well, so we grabbed tapas / dinner after the fountain this night. The owners have pictures of their customers all over the walls, and they will add you to it too! They always take pictures of all their guests, and post it on their wall, Facebook and website. It's fun to go and look to see what you look like at the end of the night ...
I grabbed a few pastries to go from here one afternoon. They were delicious! If you want a local bakery taste, definitely get something from here one afternoon with a coffee.
So this was told to me as a great dessert cafe. In all honesty, I found it to be meh, in relation to the rest of the food of the city. It's very pretty for presentation, and if you are stuck for a sweet treat, sure.
Okay, so this place NEEDS to be seen! It's been nearly 100 years (or so) since this project was started. It is an architectural marvel. And it is incredibly beautiful. There isn't a basilica like it in the world.
My introduction to tapas, and I wish I had gone back for more every day. Standing room only, and very small, the place has every type of cava and alcohol imaginable (get the cava). And the tapas are made to order. Delicious. And cheap! It's not open all the time, so check to see the openings.
Probably the most "expensive" place I went, but this is literally a foodie's heaven. Very small, very busy, but you can get in especially if you're solo or a pair. It's so so very worth it.
It opens late, and it's busy until late. There is also a serve yourself wine bar from the barrels when you walk in, so be sure to try them all out! The wines are made in house, and have some cool flavours. The atmosphere of the converted cellars is a cool spot to dine. Very popular with locals!
This is the main pedestrian type road, and on Saturdays, its full of flowers and other tourist shops. The flowers are beautiful! Hard to miss as a pedestrian as you use it to get anywhere as a main artery.
Guell made his mark on Barcelona, and this UNESCO site is a place to see his mark. Be sure to buy your ticket BEFORE showing up, as this was a mistake I made. It will give you a time window, and it's also cheaper.
It's not all that spectacular in my opinion, but you walk through it getting from point A to B. The Picasso museum is in the area if you are an art buff.