Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Final Barcelona Scenes

For lunch that day, between the Liceu and the Maritime Museum, we went back to Boqueria for a walking lunch on sticks...olives, fruit, shrimp, steak, nuts (no sticks), and then carried on back to the Maritime Museum, over and up the Paral-lel deciding not to climb to Parc Montjuic, and then just walking through whatever barrios (Turkey-town, one of them) we encountered, and back to Plaza Catalunya. While I was visiting El Corte Ingles' gourmet department, one more time, Vicki made the most important food discovery of our visit to Barcelona.
Just in case you ever need a map of the Boqueria

"Welcome to the Fish Department"

Expensif boeuf

Corny dogs, but with french fries substituted for corn

Back at the Maritime, 400th anniversary marker for The Naval

Chris Colon monument (colonoscopy?)

One stage of the cable car ride across the city


Returning from Montjuic

We are fast approaching a world cuisine; here
is part of it

Alas, the beautiful Sant Antoni market was closed for reno...
we'll catch it next time

Art Deco specimen

But mostly Art Nuvo

Cutting through the courtyard of the Biblioteca Catalunya

We wandered into this building with fairly incredible old
tiles but the guard said private property but let me snap just

Resting at a cafe back at the Boqueria, sipping a carajillo, and
watching a barnacle attempting to escape...

The discovery: we were in or near Barcelona 16 days and never
thought to see whether there was an Amorino...Vicki finally
found it, at the top of the Rambla (we usually cross over to that
side further down...)

Best ice cream in the world. Period. One more reason to return
to Barcelona (or Paris, or Madrid, or Florence, or even San

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Amarino! How wonderful! We walked past one in NYC when we were there in April, but it was 9am and closed. Next time!