What is a great week in Barcelona made of? Sun, sand and the sea, and great food accompanied by cava. We really got lucky with the weather, as well as choice of restaurants. If one is allowed to complain about something, it was the beds in our rental apartment. They were rock hard. So we slept poorly. I actually needed the weekend to recover from our vacation.
As always, M had done some good prework with the restaurants. We found some great new places: Gresca, Auto Rosellon and Tragaluz. My Tripsteri friends also introduced me to restaurant Xarxa, which was a gem quite far from the tourist streets in Gracia. I will try to write more about these placed on the weeks to come. Additionally, we visited some old favorites: Bar Brutal, Velodromo and the Mikkeller bar. We always go to a Mikkeller bar if there is one around. Its a tradition.
The ambiance in Barcelona was slightly stressed though. As everyone has probably seen in the news today, the vote on Catalonias independence was looming. Traffic was heavy and people were gathering on the streets to show their support for the cause. Still it was calm and friendly – getting from one place to another was the most challenging part, and even there we chose walking. The weather was so nice all week. Today, the news has been a bit more worrying. Luckily we just made it home before the big day.
Sleep deprived but happy, I will end this week in pictures. More about new Barcelona favorites in the coming weeks.