After an early flight we landed at around 10am and jumped on the A2 airport bus that took us straight into the heart of the city at Placa de Catalunya. Barcelona is a BUSY place… Tuesday morning bustle, throngs of tourists and locals alike. We got our bearings and walked to the Gothic Quarter near to the Cathedral where we found our hotel. The area was a great place to stay near to metro stations, walking distance to the waterfront and the famous Ramblas. After checking in we went for a wander through the streets of Barri Gotic, lots of interesting architecture, narrow streets and Roman walls. Our wandering led us to the waterfront where we found a cute beach burger bar called Makamaka to sit and grab a beer and a bite. Also a nice spot to sit people watch!
Back to the hotel after some shopping and time to get ready for dinner and drinks. I always check out restaurants on tripadvisor before trips and try book ahead to eat in some recommended places. I’m sooo glad I read reviews before travelling and discovered the normal dinner time in Barcelona is around 10pm! Settling for a 9pm reservation the first night we ate some great tapas at Sensi Bistro. Before dinner we headed to a must try for ale lovers La Cerveteca, crowd around beer barrel tables and sample the large range of beers on offer. Continue reading “4 Days in Barcelona”