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Barcelona itinerary and dining


Trying to finish up our final itinerary for 1 week in Barcelona late March for my adult daughter and I.

Any suggestions on where to eat on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday?

--Arrive BCN early afternoon
--La Manual Alpargatera (Espadrilles custom shoe workshop)
--Explore Barrio Gotico/Barcelona Cathedral late afternoon for photo lighting-- 5 pm'ish???
--El Drac or Restaurante Palermo or Parking Pizza???
-Return to hotel for early night

--La Sagrada Familia-- 10 am
--Espardenyes Barcelona (shoes)
--Sant Pau hospital--3 pm'ish???
--Restaurante Azul or Chicha Limone (menu del dia)???
--Explore quirky Vila de Gracia neighborhood

--Churreria Laietana (churros)
--Palau de la Musica-- 10 am
--Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar
--Tlaxcal Cantina or Cierzo (menu del dia)
--7 Portes or El Glop (late nicer dinner)???

--morning tour--Recaredo Cava tasting tour—train leaves Barcelona 8 am'ish

--Parc Guell before 8 am free
--Parc Laberint
--Casa Milà
--Can Boneta or La Balmesina or La Pubilla or Goliard or La Singular (menu del dia)???
--Casa Batlló--walk by only
--Shopping at El Corte Ingles near Placa de Catalunya (food court)

--Vic day trip
--lunch in Vic--Meal???

--Teleferico (cable car) to Montjuïc Fortress (Views)
--Walk down Montjuïc, stopping at Botanical Garden of Barcelona
--Look at Olympic Stadiums
--Montjuïc cemetery
--End day at Magic fountain--- 8 pm show

--flight home mid-morning

*** Trying to add in a self-guided street art walk- find a good place to add???

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Let me add a disclaimer about 7 Portes, while in the past it was quite a well known place with a storied history, its reputation with locals has deteriorated in recent years, as quality has gone down the drain while prices have gone up.

Instead I'd recommend an excellent restaurant called Barceloneta, just a little bit down the road from 7 Portes, I think you will have a much better experience there, the food is great and they have an incredible view of the Barcelona harbor front.

For lunch at Vic, I'd actually recommend you make a fun picnic out of it, buy some local food from the market and set out for the nearby riverside park. I also remember there is a large historic cemetery just outside of Vic (I recall you have an interest in these kind of things lol!).

For dinner close to Montjuïc on Sunday, you could consider checking out some of the trendy Tapas bar in the nearby Poble Sec neighborhood, like Quimet & Quimet.

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I'm trying to get restaurants, (mostly Menu del Dia types), that are close to our locations that day.

Barceloneta looks very nice but is it that close to our activities on Wednesday?

Yes, I do have an interest in photographing interesting things in cemeteries :)

On Wednesday, I think after daughter and I talked, that we might like to do a lunch meal instead of an evening meal. Late evening meals may not be our best choice. I think we'll be bushed after a day of site-seeing and ready to just chill or have something light with some good wine in the evening.

Any food suggestions on Thursday during or after our Recaredo visit???

A picnic in Vic on Saturday sounds nice as Plan A but, I would also like to have a Plan B inside restaurant in case the weather isn't good.

On Sunday, we were thinking of a sit down place to have an entire meal. I'm not sure we'll have time to do a tapas crawl of sorts?

Thanks so much for the help :)

This is the list I've gathered from your suggestions as well as others. It sounds like 7 Portes should be taken off :)

Menu del Dia:

Transatlàntic Price: € 10.70 La Nau, 5
Can Lluís Price: € 12 Wax, 49
The Balmesina Price: € 11.90 Balmes, 193
The picantería de l'Escribà Price: € 12 Marià Aguiló, 59
GatBlau Price: € 13.70 Comte Borrell, 122
Can Boneta Price: € 13 Balmes, 139
Cierzo Price: € 12.50 Bailèn, 56
Chicha Limoná Price: € 13.90 Paseo de Sant Joan, 80
Txacal Price: € 12 Comerç, 27
La Grangeta del Raval Price: € 12.50 Painter Fortuny, 26
Mabel The Farm Price: € 11.80 Marina, 114-116

La Pubilla--Placa de la Llibertat 23
Restaurante Goliard--Carrer Del Progres 6
Onofre-- Magdalenes, 19
Restaurante La Singular--Francisco Giner, 50
Restaurante El Rebost de la Plana--Gran de Gracia, 196-198 Plaza Trilla, 3
Restaurante Cafeteria Palermo--Calle Mallorca, 280
Braseria El Glop--Casp, 21
El Drac de Sant Jordi--Plaça Sant Josep Oriol 3
Bar Celta Pulperia--Carrer Simo Oller, 3
Can Mano--Calle del Baluard, 12 Non Quello Segnato Su Trip
Paellar Bar Boqueria
L’Arrosseria Xàtiva restaurants
La Cova Fumada
Bar Tropezón
Restaurante Azul
Jamon Cinco Jotas Barcelona

Restaurante Barceloneta--Carrer de L'Escar, 22 Moll Dels Pescadors
La Barca Del Salamanca--Moll De Gregal 13-17 Port Olimpic
La Fonda Del Port Olympic

Churreria Laietana--Via Laietana 46


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Joby, I'm way too lazy to do pre-trip research on restaurants. I am so stealing your Barcolona list!

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No problem, glad I could help:) I'm the queen of lists!

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@Carlos. Thanks for the link to the podcast.
Very interesting and very curious. The producers ripped off, without any credit or even passing mention, a good chunk of my material —, and word for word quoting my translation (no-one else's, because another translation doesn't exist).
Such is life.

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I did listen to the podcast and read the print article, if it's any consolation--it was a great article, Bill :) Thanks for the info and the website.

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Oh man... that sucks Bill, maybe you can reach out to the podcast producer or to the journalist he interviews, Fiona Govan, to at least reference your work on their web page for the episode?

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I would second the suggestion for Quimet y Quimet for your Montjuïc day. They do a 12-4pm serving, so you could do a late lunch if you prefer that to dinner, and it's tapas so you can order as much as you'd like.

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