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What is Barcelona good at?

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What is Barcelona good at?

Pigurd | Dec 21, 2009 10:55 AM

Hello Spain! (and portugal)

I will be in Barcelona for 10 days starting the next week, coming from Toronto, Canada with my girlfriend, I will be doing more research soon, but I thought i would get a post out there to fish for recommendations.

Truthfully, i am quite ignorant on most things spain, all i know is that Anthony Bourdain considers it the most exciting place to eat in the western world currently...

so, my question is, what food is barcelona known for? and where to find it?

i only know the more famous stuff, maybe some chowhounders can add some for me or i will ask more as i do more research.

so far, where do you go for:

- Jamón ibérico
- angula (sp) (those baby eels... )
- paella (heard it is supposed to be best in valencia, but would assume barcelona has some good ones)
- seafood in general
- chirizo
- canned food
- various tapas
...
- and other items, maybe those things you would miss most if you ever left spain? barcelona will be my base camp for 10 days, but i am hoping to do day trips, so any food within a days travel distance would be ok too

... again sorry for my ignorance, that is all i know so far from the top of my head, thanks for the help!

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