April 1, 2011- Travel day, en route to Barcelona. April 2, 2011- We finally arrive, 9am local time. Check-in: Hotel Condes De Barcelona.
We wasted no time indulging in the regional food. This after all, was one of our main contributing factors for choosing Spain; world renowned restaurants. For lunch we had reservations at Lasarte, by chef Martín Berasategui. The food was delicately prepared, but the flavors were hit and miss throughout the whole meal. By the time our meal was finished we were so exhausted, Denver time it was about 8am with no sleep. So we called it a day.
April 3, 2011- To get us going our first stop was, Café Viena. A simple cheap sandwich shop. NY Times wrote an article about these tasty sandwiches locals call fluatas, of course we had to try them. On a tasty meter I will give them an 8. After brunch we toured the Salvador Dali museum: super impressive with so many different pieces of his work.
From there we walked several blocks to check out Sagrada Familia. By far my favorite site of the whole trip. The project was started in 1882 by architect Antoni Gaudí and to this day it is still not finished. I can go on and on about this cathedral because there is so much symbolism that was put into every detail of the building.
More sites of the city, I am obsessed with all the ornate buildings this city has to offer.
That night we ate at Paco Meralgo, a popular and delicious tapas restaurant.