12 days in Spain & 4 days in Paris- 9/12/14- 9/9/28/14

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Barcelona- Day 2 - Lunch/Barcelona Cathedral

We are back to La Boqueria looking for a place to eat.  There a lots of bars serving fresh seafood so it is just a matter of picking the right one for us.

Bar central food looks good but it is so crowded so we moved on to the next one.


We stumbled on Clemen's Boqueria and the seafood on display looks so fresh and appetizing that we decided it is worth the wait.


Turned out we did not have to wait that long (maybe 15 minutes) and we were seated at the front counter.


Starting our meal with an order of fried bait fish -€8 which is perfect with a glass of cold beer! - Beer €2.5/glass


We ordered a plate of grilled clams razor drizzled with olive oil and minced parsley -€12.  Oh my good they are out of this world.  Fresh, sweet, flavorful!

This is probably the best razor clams I have ever eaten!


Grilled assorted vegetable - €7


Grilled baby octopus with roasted potatoes and drizzle with olive oil and mince parsley - €15

This dish was recommended by our server and we were so glad we ordered it.  Incredible dish!  So delicious that I can definitely eat this dish just by myself.


Here we are at the counter. As you can see the whole bar can probably sit 15 people at the same time.

 This place really served the best seafood and it is really dirt cheap for the quality, freshness of the seafood, and how the food was cooked.

Close look at the razor Clams and the baby octopus.



We also ordered a coffee € 1.20,  and cafe con Leche €1.50.  A perfect ending to a perfect meal.


Cathedral de Barcelona

There is a music festival today there is a huge stage in front of the cathedral and music is blasting pretty much all day.




The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona. The cathedral was constructed from the 13th to 15th centuries, with the principal work done in the 14th century. In the late 19th century, the neo-Gothic façade was constructed over the nondescript exterior that was common to Catalan churches.



Lots of tourists are lining to get in...


€6 euros to get in so we decided to skipped it and just enjoy the exterior!

A gargoyle on of the wall of the church


The main portal


The Gothic Quarter is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. It stretches from La Rambla to Via Laietana, and from the Mediterranean seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere. It is a part of Ciutat Vella district.

The Barri Gòtic retains a labyrinthine street plan, with many small streets opening out into squares. Most of the quarter is closed to regular traffic although open to service vehicles and taxis.


We are now walking behind the cathedral on the Carrer dels Comtes.

The street is pretty narrow and so charming.

Narrow street with Tall buildings that are so close to each other.

Frederic Marès, the founder of this museum was a sculptor, historian, and a teacher. Its heterogeneous collection includes the most important gathering of Hispanic sculpture from the 12th to the 19th centuries in Spain.

Located on Plaça de Sant Lu



The back of the cathedral of Barcelona also on Plaça de Sant Lu.


Huge portal but it is not open to the public.


On the Plaça de Sant Lu there is a huge square with two guys playing the guitar.


Their music is similar to the Gypsy Kings.  We see a lot of people giving them money.

They were pretty entertaining...


We stopped by sat of the steps and listen for them for while.  They are actually pretty good.

Gave them a tip and then Hoa bought a CD from them and we listen to it while driving around Spain.


Next.. Day 2-Barri Gòtic



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