The last time I was in Barcelona was the first time. It was 8 years ago and I came with my Mom and Josh. Josh was 10 years old. My Mom took a trip with each of our kids when they turned 10. I came along too. It was fun to go back and read those posts before we got here. Many of the restaurants we went to are still some of the ones to go to today.
Barcelona and I believe most of Spain is a late town. Dinners start late and in turn so does the day. We walked over to the Contemporary Museum of Art but it was not open until 11. So instead we walked over to the main department store, El Corte Ingles, where you can go to the top and get the views of the city. The windows were filthy so the pic isn’t great.
It was finally time for lunch. I think that Mercat de la Bouqueria is one of the best markets in the world. A few more markets have opened around Barcelona such as Mercado de San Miguel, Mercardo de San Anton and Mercato de San Ildefenso. Each are a little different as some have produce and others just small restaurants. Maybe we will go to them but the Mercat de la Bouqueria is key. We snagged two seats at Bar Pinoxto and had lunch. There are a handful of places to sit down and eat in the Mercato but I think this is one of the best.
We walked over to an area that has a handful of art galleries. It is now getting super warm outside. There is a reason people take siestas in Spain. We bought this piece and it will be interesting getting it back. It is all wrapped up now and it appears that I am carrying a baguette.
Nothing else rocked our boat. We had been walking for about 6 hours and decided to call it a day.