Food, Museums, and Gaudi

Address: Carrer de Jovellanos, 2, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

On the morning of our third day in Barcelona we went to Teresa Carles for breakfast. The breakfast menu was a little smaller than what I was expecting. There were SO many cold pressed juices and some nut mylks to choose from which was awesome! As for food, there were a couple egg dishes, a few granola/yogurt bowls, a couple toast options, and some other little dishes like fruit. I chose the Green Medicine juice and avocado toast. Corey tried the Jordi full breakfast which came with orange juice, coffee, veggie scrambled eggs, toast, and fruit. Prices weren’t bad and it was all delicious!

After breakfast we went to the Sagrada Familia. AMAZING! Simply amazing and so beautiful. Words can’t even describe it and pictures do not do this place justice. They’ve been building this magnificent church for over 100 years and expect to finish in 2026.

Address: Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 3, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

In the evening we met up with a friend of Corey’s friend. He was born in Barcelona but grew up in Los Angeles, then moved back to Barcelona about 5 years ago. He took us to this restaurant called Bar Lobo. I think this was my favorite restaurant in Barcelona. They serve these crispy aubergine (eggplant) tapas drizzled with a little honey. They’re to die for! If you like eggplant you MUST try this dish in Barcelona.

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The next day we had planned on visiting the Picasso Museum and Park Guell. The Picasso Museum was interesting. I was surprised at how drastically his artwork changed from very detailed and classical to casual and abstract.

Our next destination for the day was Park Guell. Gaudi was a very impressive man and his designs and creations were just phenomenal.

Address: Carrer d'en Xuclà, 4-6, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

In the evening we went looking for another cafe on my list of places to check out called Granja Viader. They serve suis, which is a rich hot chocolate topped with a giant dollop of thick whipped cream. We also ordered an ensaimada pastry and churros to share.

Address: Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 1, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Afterwards I was still hungry so we walked through the steets until we found a restaurant called Luzia Street Grill. I feel like it had to be associated with Bar Lobo because the decor and menu design were practically the same. I loved it! And I was so happy to find crispy aubergine on the menu because that is exactly what I was craving at the time.

Barcelona is simply amazing, but what we were really looking forward to was the Barcelona game on Sunday night! More about that to come in my next post.

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