I'm arriving in Barcelona on Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. for 5 days (meeting out at the convention center in Diagonal Mar). I have rented a small apartment in the Diagonal Mar area.
1) My apartment is at Paseo Garcia y Faria 57-59. After checking in I wanted to head out to El Boqueria for shopping/eating. I will need to stuff my backpack with breakfast stuff: coffee, fruit, bread, butter, chocolate, and cava. But I probably won't be there til at least around 2-is that too late? My meal plan is to eat my way around the market, with a stop at Pinoxto of course.
DAY 2-My free day for sightseeing. I'll hit the high spots of the tourist trail, and I'm looking for a rec for lunch. Oh-I'd like to try some Basque cider, too. Where would be the best spot for that?For dinner I was thinking Cal Pep? I need somewhere casual as I'm not going back to the apartment to put on heels and makeup!!! (Uh-oh, this is a Sunday, are they open on Sunday?)
DAY 3-Meeting, so will have to grab lunch at the convention center (IS there a place to eat there???) I get out at 6 - I was hoping to connect with a good seafood place along the waterfront-travelling by cab or metro is fine.
DAY 4 - Meeting, out at 6. I am trying for a seat at Passadis del Pep. If that falls thru, where might I find the suckling pig with the crunchiest skin?????
DAY 5- I get out of the meeting at 2, so this is my afternoon for shopping: 1 pair of cool shoes and lots of food gifts: olive oil, wine, Iberian ham for attempted smuggling, saffron, and chocolate. Is there a tabernacle of all food Spanish where I might indulge?
Lastly- Oh oh oh-- Cinc Sentits or Commerc 24????? I can only do one!!!
Thanks for all your help!!!