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1. Tapas and pintxos

Check out Quimet & Quimet for their tasty tapas …

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Their speciality is a ‘small sandwich’ of honey, yogurt and salmon …

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I also tried fresh anchovies with goats cheese …

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and cured beef with sweet tomato and olive tapenade.

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I also really enjoyed the tapas at La Flauta. We got the tapas selection …

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The best restaurant I visited was Cerveceria Catalana. Unfortunately conditions weren’t conducive to good photography, but it’s certainly well worth a visit. As is the pintxo bar Maitea Taberna …

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You are offered selections of pintxos, slices of baguette with various fillings piled on top …

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… each costing around 1.60 euro …

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I enjoyed the pintxos and tried them again in Sabadell, where I was stranded for an extra day due to the French air traffic control strike …

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2. Mercat de la Boqueria

Visit Barcelona’s famous market for fruit …

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… more fruit …

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… fresh seafood and fish …

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… and a variety of cured meats …

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(and more cured meats)

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3. Barcelona sights

Gaudi tiles at Park Guell …

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The streets of Barri Gotic east of La Ramblas …

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A quiet beach thirty minutes north of Barcelona, at Montgat Nord, is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city …

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La Sagrada Familia …

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Barcelona streets …

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Another impressive view from Park Guell, on a perfectly clear day …

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Sabadell at night …

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 And a return to the grey skies – and bright yellow fields – of England …

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4. Photos montages

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Barcelona architecture

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Barcelona Mercat de la Boqueria …

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