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What’s the cheapest way to enjoy this city at night?
Buy a couple of drinks from the local stores and take a walk around the beautiful city, we walked around La Rambla most nights and ended up in a few bars. Happy hour is the cheapest time to get a bit merry. ‘Maccaroni’ does the most amazingly delicious yet cheap homemade pasta. There are also lots of local places that do reasonably priced Tapas, but be careful not to wonder into one that is tourist orientated. Also be prepared to embrace the language barrier if you do wonder into somewhere extremely authentic and homely!
What’s your favorite restaurant here? What’s so special about it?
Taller de Tapas’ was incredible! I think the one we went to was located on ‘Rambla de Les Flors’.
The food was amazing, our waiter was not only great at his job, we ordered the seafood paella and he recommended that we get some tapas in the mean time as it would take 20 min wait for the fresh paella, he pretty much recommended and ordered three dishes for us. Think we had calamari, king prawns, and chips with some nice sauce on the top, and each dish (yes! even the chips!) was so deliciously amazing, and mouthful was oh so satisfying. The paella was authentic, and had an rustic look to it, the smells were so seductive and the taste did not disappoint, even the thought of this place is making me insanely hungry.
What’s your favorite thing to do on a warm Sunday morning in this city?
It wasn’t that warm when we visited (end of March) but I’d imagine relaxing on the beach would be wonderful in the summer.
What were some of the hidden gems in that city? Why?
I would say Barcelona is not a shy city, it shows you what it has to offer. If you appreciate unique architecture then you are in for a treat! There are plenty of Gaudí’s work, from an entire park of art (Park Güell) to Gaudí’s masterpiece, a one of a kind Cathedral that is still currently being completed and funded on donations (La Sagrada Família). You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to sights and architecture.
Anything else you want to add?
Barcelona is a beautiful city, filled with history and a welcoming atmosphere. I’d recommend going in the summer to see it’s true beauty in the warmth, enjoy the beach and absorb the sun. If you are looking for a cheap get away then early Spring is also a good time to go, plenty to see but be sure to pack your coat!
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