Barcelona, day six

Our day today was all about food. We started at the small and locally famous Conesa, which supposedly has the best sandwiches in the city. Their sandwiches are one of a kind because the press that they use is 60 years old, and it is never cleaned with water, so it gains its own flavor. I ordered a sandwich with chicken, lettuce, and onion, which was amazing. In fact, it was soo good and I was hungry enough to get seconds. This time with sausage and cheese. 

From there, we headed over to La Boqueria, which is world famous. La Boqueria is a food market filled with fresh meat, fish, fruit, and vegetables. In fact, there are even some small restaurants. We walked from booth to booth looking at and sometimes trying the food. The colors there were magnificent, and so were the smells. 

We walked through the Barrio Gotico, which is filled with narrow passageways, and we easily got lost, which let us find places that we would not have found if we knew where we were going. 

It was finally time to visit Granja Viader, which is full of Catalan and Spanish sweets. The Granja Viader was founded in 1870, at the same place where it is now. The first manufacturers of Cacaolat, a local chocolate drink, Granja Viader is run by a family’s fifth generation. There we had ensaimada (a roll with powder sugar on top), creme Catalan, melindros, and Cacaolat with the richest real whipped cream I have ever had. 

From left to right: Creme Catalan, Cacaolat, coffee, ensaimada, and melindros.


Frommer’s Walking Tour of Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter)

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