About a month ago, my sister Katherine came to visit for a few days allowing me to both see her lovely face and get out there and play tourist. Whilst a 3 month stay in a city does not a local make, it's easy to get complacent and having visitors is the perfect excuse to get out there and explore.
We started off on the right foot with brunch at Alsur Café
(El Born). I'll be doing a full post on this place at some point soon as it's become a firm favourite - eggs benedict and a kind of potato/egg stack which I forget the name of were good fuel for a day of sightseeing.
First up, we headed to one of my favourite places in the city - the Parc de la Ciutadella. An oasis of calm and beautiful green space in the city, it's the perfect place to wander around, explore and relax amongst the groups of people doing yoga, admiring the beautiful fountain and reading in the sun. There's a small lake where you can hire rowing boats, which we obviously couldn't resist taking advantage of.
We finished the day in the best way possible, with burgers from Bacoa
. Another place deserving of its own post, these are delicious (and almost unfinishable, they're so generously sized) - just look at those patatas bravas
Labels: barcelona, travel