Day Three: Barcelona, Spain

In attempts to avoid the crowd, we started our morning early and went straight to El Raval to visit one of Europe’s great produce market to satisfy our fruit cravings. If you want some of Spain’s freshest produce, Mercat de la Boqueria is the place to be. We munched on some freshly cut fruits and decided to try some seafood tapas (and a glass of cava) at Quiosc Modern La Boqueria.

With hours to spare before we were due to meet up with our Top Deck tour group, we lined up to go inside La Pedrera (officially called Casa Mila), one of Barcelona’s finest Modernism structure. It’s €16 to get inside, but this gives you access to the roof terrace, apartment and the Espai Gaudí that showcase Gaudí’s work.

We made our way to the new accommodation, checked in and met with our tour group. Our day continued with a driving tour around Barcelona with an hour stop at Park Güell. This park was originally designed by Gaudí as a playground for the rich citizens of Barcelona. The fluid lines and ceramic tiles combined with the greenery is a photographer’s dream and one hour is clearly not enough.

Our day ended with a three course dinner and bottles of wine at Divinia on Passeig de Gràcia.

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