Menu del dia

If yesterday was the taster (or tapas) today was definitely the full menu. We picked up our Barcelona Card, and set off to explore the old part of the city. After sampling the extraordinary colours and smells in the indoor market we visited the gothic cathedral, including the geese who live in the cloisters.

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Our card gave us free entrance to the fascinating Museum in the Placa del Rei where an underground route took us through amazing archaeological remains of Roman Barcino, (Gaudi was not the first mosaic maker!) through medieval times to the present. Above ground again we wandered through the maze of streets looking for a menu del dia, three courses plus drink, 11euros, good value.

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Just off La Rambla we found Palau Guell, an early house designed by Gaudi. Stunning is a cliche but it was stunning. And the quirky chimneys were a delight.

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A refreshing beer and cappuccino at Cafe L’Opera was called for, before we set off for our last stop of the day, Casa Batllo, a later house of Gaudi’s, which we had seen last night from the outside. Gorgeous inside, a feast of curvaceous designs, with coloured glass and ceramics, and equally quirky roof decoration.

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Traditional tapas rounded off a very full day before we returned to our hotel with aching feet!

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One response to “Menu del dia

  1. annajanegreaves

    OOOh…so fabulous.

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