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The Barcelona itinerary challenge


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The Barcelona itinerary challenge

Nyleve | May 30, 2010 06:32 AM

I'm overwhelmed and having trouble planning a short visit to Barcelona. I'd like to hand this over to the collective wisdom of knowledgeable board-dwellers and see what comes up. Here are the parameters:

- Arriving in Barcelona early Friday evening and leaving Tuesday morning (4 nights).
- We'll be staying in an apartment in the Born area.
- Definitely want to see Gaudi stuff, cathedral, Picasso museum (maybe) and absolutely for sure will go to the Dali museum in Figueres. Markets are a huge passion.
- My travel partner has food limitations - annoying but not impossible. She doesn't eat meat or shellfish (of ANY type). She will eat all vegetables, fish, eggs, dairy. I will eat anything.
- Budget is moderate, but could splurge a bit. LOVE more rustic, peasanty food - but might appreciate something more upmarket for a meal or two.

How can we tailor this trip? I'd like to have some kind of sketchy plan - maybe a few targeted eating spots to fit our sightseeing around. And if we wanted to do a tasting menu at, say, Cinq Sentits, would they be able to accommodate my friend's eating restrictions (I'd call ahead, of course). And of course, we have to take into account the fact that one of our days is a Sunday.

As the Dali museum is more or less a full day excursion, we could do that on Sunday maybe. Is there anywhere good to eat in Figueres?

I know what will happen if I don't make at least some basic plan. We'll go out to see things, get hungry and eat at somewhere stupid - thus wasting precious meals pointlessly, when there's so much good eating to be done. I'd appreciate any suggestions - and promise to report on our return.

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