Barcelona Travel Blog› entry 10 of 11 › view all entries
September 22nd, 2009 – by: Pearl510
I woke up really early this morning because I wanted to go to Tarragona. But on my way to the train station I somehow made up my mind. I had seen pretty much everything I wanted to see in Barcelona but still, it was my last day and I wanted to have time to "say goodbye". So halfway the passeig de gracia I decided to go to the beach instead. As I woke up really early I was still a bit tired and a little lazing in the sand would definitely do me good. It did really. When I got to the water the area was very peaceful still, with not much people around. The ones that were, were mostly locals trying to catch some breakfast. I didn't pack my swimsuit obviously, so all I could do was sleep and people watch, but it was perfect.
After wandering around the streets behind the beach I took the Metro back to the the Passeig de Gracia for lunch. I had first considered to eat at the waterfront but most places I passed by looked so touristy and hideously over priced. Instead, I went back to the café I ate before, called Cervesseria D'Or. Pattatas bravas were on my pick-list of course, together with some other nice dishes. As this was the last day: it was time to visit all the places I enjoyed the most and to have the things I would miss the most when back home.
In the afternoon I just wondered around. I did some shopping at the Lefties branch at Plaza Universitat, had a stroll through the streets of El Raval, ended up at the waterside again for some Rambla del Mar lazing, had another shopping spree at Desigual (one of those 1000 shops, I can't remember which one), back up through the barri Gotic and into La Ribera at night for tapas and wine first, diner after. The tapas were at various bars around the Carrer de la Princessa and the side streets to Carrer dels Sombrerers. I don't remember the names, I just went in on sight. For me it worked: I looked at the tapas on the bars and if they looked good I went in to taste some. They were all delicious.
Dinner of course was back at Origins. I re-ordered the cheese plate, just because it was so delicious two days ago. I still was :) I had some Cava and a lovely crema Catalana for dessert.
After dinner I went back to the Esglesia de Santa Maria del Mar for a last glance inside, and strolled the old town from terrace to terrace. I went to bed with a really happy feeling. This holiday has been sooo good!
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