Day 18, May 29, 2014
Our last day in Barcelona. We were anxious to get out and enjoy the day and realized as we locked the door that we didn’t have breakfast. Oh well, at least we had a coffee. We headed toward the El Gotic neighbourhood and discovered yet another indoor market and had a small snack to tide us over. We walked into a huge building that housed the excavated ruins of the El Born Market circa 1775. It was a market designed after the French model of hygiene and morality.
|El Born Market circa 1775|
The El Born neighbourhood is also the location of the Picasso Museum, which had one of the longest lineups we have seen. We don’t do lineups. We saw the grand entrance of the Cathedral whose interior we explored days ago.
|Upper window of the Help Museum|
|Help Museum balcony|
We were searching for a small tapas bar and looked at so many menus before we found a quaint little bar that fit the bill. One tapas of the day (tuna empanadillas) plus a glass of wine for 2.50 Euros. I had been craving anchovies since I had the one in Herceg Novi so we also ordered white anchovies in oil, patatas bravas and chorizo in spicy sauce.
On the way home we stopped in at the Boqueria Market to buy some fixings for our tapas dinner we were going to prepare at our apartment and have with our first sangria, a proper send off. We also stopped at Carrefour to buy smoked paprika and saffron, key ingredients, so that we could make paella at some point down the road. I already have a variation in mind which will include chicken, shrimp, scallops, and chorizo. Now we pack.