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Feedback on Barcelona Itinerary - Sept 2011

deepfry7 | Sep 5, 201103:08 PM

I'll be traveling solo in a couple of weeks to Europe (my first time) and spending 4 full days in Barcelona (my only destination in Spain). I'll be landing Sunday early morning and leaving Thurs morning.

I live in NYC and I've been lucky enough to eat at a lot of the best restaurants in the US. I'm very excited to try European cuisine in Europe, especially the Spanish.

So far I have the following:
Sunday & Monday - no solid plans. Probably visit/eat in La Boqueria on Monday. I know it's closed on Sundays. I'm staying in a hotel in the Gothic Quarter, and for Sunday, I'll probably try and look for some local restaurants that are open Sundays.

Tuesday - 2pm lunch reservations at Sant Pau. I was a little hesitant in traveling out of Barcelona with only 4 days there, but after reading a few strong recommendations on this board, I'm most likely going to go. Initially, I would have preferred to go to Can Roca, but unfortunately, I couldn't get a reservation either the Monday or Tuesday that I'm there.

Wed - 7pm dinner reservations at Tickets (had to book 3 months in advance!). Then I decided to make 10:30pm reservations at 41 degrees for a couple of drinks just to check it out. I'm traveling solo, but hopefully I meet some cool people there.

Please critique or recommend some additions to my eating itinerary. It will be greatly appreciated.

Lastly, I've read so many great things about Cinc Sentits on this board. They are open for lunch and dinner Tues - Sat. I'm only there Sunday to Thurs morning. Should I try squeezing it in with my current Tues and Wed itinerary? I read on this board not to really plan dinner after having lunch at Sant Pau (Tues lunch). And I'm afraid I might be still full when I get to Tickets (7pm reservation) if I go to Cinc Sentits for lunch on Wed (earliest reservation would probably be 1:30pm). Maybe if I do the simpler "Essencia" menu at Cinc Sentits?

Thanks in advance.

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