Pieter and I went to Barcelona for a weekend in August. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect! Even though we were in the city, we wanted to also chill a bit. So we spent a whole day just soaking up the sun and swimming in the pool of our hotel. We stayed at the gorgeous Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I. You can see my review of the hotel here.
Because of the heat, we had no choice but to have as many ice creams as we could to cool down. We started by paying Amorino a visit. It had been ages since I last had one of their ice creams. It didn’t hurt that besides being delicious, they are gorgeous (very Instagramable) and they have a few locations in the city.
We also made a mandatory stop at the Boqueria market. We indulged in juices, fresh fruit and of course Jamón ibérico. Another reason why I love this market is because in their large variety of products that they offer, there is a little stand that has Peruvian products. So of course, it was heaven for me.
El Nacional is a nice place to have some bites or a full meal. A friend of mine recommended it to me. If you are ever in Barcelona it’s worth a visit. The restaurant has 4 different areas where you can enjoy different kinds of food. From tapas to meats, to a large bar in the middle.
We went there a couple of hours before closing time so it was already too dark for taking pictures, but we really enjoyed everything we ordered. The lady serving us was very kind and attentive. And if you go, don’t forget to check out their bathroom.
Peruvian food still needs to become a thing here in the Netherlands but when I found out that Barcelona had a Tanta restaurant, I was eager to go try it out. Tanta is a Peruvian restaurant that we always visit when we are in Lima. It was a mini trip to Peru in one sitting. The chicha morada, ceviche and leche de tigre were on point.
Besides a couple of trips to Amorino, we also tried the ice creams at Rocambolesc. An artisanal ice cream shop by the Roca brothers (El Celler de Can Roca). They serve innovative flavors of soft serve with many toppings to choose from and fun looking popsicles.
While strolling through the gorgeous Passatge Sert in El Born, we made a little stop to get our caffeine kick at Nømad Coffee. We had a really good cappuccino there. Got some cold brew for on the go and brought some coffee beans back home with us.
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