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Tour Around Barcelona – 3 – Ciutat Vella, La Barceloneta, Mont Juic


Miscellaneous photos from different days…

In Ciutat Vella area
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA La Barceloneta area…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA View from Telefèric de Montjuic…another cable car trackOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Street performers are everywhere…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Some night views…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Alkimia Restaurant, Barcelona


This is probably my most favourite fining meal of this trip.  All the meals we had were great but this was most suited to my taste.

The restaurant is located on a more local street so best to go by taxi.

IMG_6944 The interior is very simple.IMG_6948 IMG_6947

I like how they use veggie instead of flowers to decorate the tables.IMG_6956

We chose the “Traditions Menu” on their Midday Menu which is a really good deal considering the quality we got.IMG_6949This is fun – the liquid version their popular bread with olive oil and tomato sauce.
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IMG_6959 Cod fish with green beansIMG_6962 Blue bouillabaisseIMG_6964 Leek pieIMG_6967 IMG_6968 IMG_6969 IMG_6975 IMG_6977 IMG_6981

Papillote banana with coffee ice-cream

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Park Guell, Barcelona


Park Guell is up on the hill (though not very high) and the hop-on-off tourist buses only get you to the foot of the hill.  To walk up it is about 5-10mins.  Buying tickets online is recommended because if you buy on the day, you may be allocated with an entry time that is 1 or 2hrs later on a busy day.

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Restaurant Lasarte by Martín Berasategui, Barcelona


Our first fine dining in Barcelona … our reservation was 8.30pm, for us it is already quite late but apparently people still walked in passed 10pm!  We chose the tasting menu and it took approx 3 hours.IMG_6855 IMG_6856 IMG_6864Butter in various flavours 
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Starting our 1st course…IMG_6873 IMG_6875 IMG_6876 IMG_6877 IMG_6879 IMG_6881 IMG_6883 IMG_6886 IMG_6887 IMG_6889 IMG_6890 IMG_6893 Here is the menu we had…IMG_6861

 

All dishes were perfectly cooked and beautifully presented.  Overall the tasting menu portion was a bit too much for me but I managed to try everything.  Flavours are strong but mostly in the garnish so the freshness of the meat or seafood was not compromised.  Service was good too, very attentive yet not overdoing it.