Barcelona is a place where I could get comfortable. Beaches, Gaudi, tapas, sangria, a daily fruit and meat market, parks… what more could you ask for? As a city, Barcelona has it all; decent weather year round, mountains in the horizon, and ocean shores. A beautiful city in a beautiful country. People are friendly, happy, and fashionable. The food is delicious, fresh, and fun. And the sangria… enough said!
One of my favorite parts of this great city was the Gothic district. Narrow cobbled roads with tapas bars tucked in their alleys and graffiti littering their walls. Little oases of nature and architecture hidden around corners.
Quiet and calm, these twisty streets were magical, and I could happily loose myself on them for hours.
One tapas bar in particular, Lonja de Tapas, was my favorite. With moderate prices (4-10 euros/tapa), this restaurant had a modern, chic environment and generous portions. The most disappointing thing about tapas is when a restaurant capitalizes on the nature of them and brings out the tiniest morsel of food you have ever seen. This was not the case here. It was so good, that I ate here twice; each time leaving full and satisfied… and a little tipsy from the delicious sangria!
In summary, Barcelona left me with delightful memories and delicious food. Until we meet again, hasta luego!