Best Café Sólo in Barcelona

It took me 11 months, but I finally found the best coffee in Barcelona.  With 1.7 million people, and an opportunity for a café solo every 23 feet, it’s no wonder that it’s difficult!

Before they headed to Berlin to study German, two friends of mine from Belmont stopped by Barcelona.  Fortunately, they stumbled upon El Magnífico, a quite impressive coffeeshop with a location in Diagonal and El Borne.

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Photoblog — Mercat de la Boqueria

Aside from its fantastic architecture, rich history, world fair and 1992 Olympic site, Barcelona has some beautiful open air markets.

The one most frequented by visitors is La Boqueria.

Located right off Las Ramblas (metro stop L3 Liceau/Drassanes/Plaça Cataluña) it’s a must see for anyone spending time in Barcelona.  Even better, it’s not jam packed with tourists!  You’ll see plenty of locals purchasing their fish, vegetables, meat and embutidos there!

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Life’s in the Street

La vida está en la calle. 

In Barcelona, life happens in the street.  Home is a place for quite, for stillness, but everything happens outside.  One of my favorite Spanish things is taking two hours to finish a coffee.  On a nice day, it’s beautiful to sit on a terrace with your coffee, sit in the sun, watch the people or read a newspaper.

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