For our second (and last ? – for this time at least) day in Barcelona, we were determined to keep to exploration going.
But even the most seasoned of explorers knows that you won’t get anywhere on an empty stomach, so we first set off in search of breakfast.
Which we found at the ultimate Barcelona food Mecca, La Boqueria (La Rambla, 91).
Freshly pressed juice, fruit, fish, meat, the most beautiful fresh produce the city has to offer is to be found there.
If you’re lucky, you might even be able to pull up a pew at one of the very sought after tapas bars located in and around the market place and call patatas bravas and padron peppers brekkie like we did…
Not the healthiest start to the day you say? You really needn’t worry about that…
Because the plan (besides stumbling upon gorgeous golden-light-bathed colonial-style buildings) was to climb all the way up Montjuïc…
A broad shallow hill with a relatively flat top, Montjuïc can be accessed via a variety of funicular and cable car options…
But you’d miss out on those incredible views of the harbour and the southwest part of the city centre!
Not to mention the heavenly smell of jasmine, rose and wild flowers filling the air!
Keep climbing and very soon, the entire city is at your feet in all its 50 shades of pink glory!
Though the views on the way down are no less magical!
Back down to see level, the shade of Barcelona’s narrow streets is more appealing than ever…
Our grumbly stomachs led our feet to Morro Fi (Consell de Cent 171) for one last tapas-and-vermouth feast before heading back to London.
The perfect, laid back ending to a perfect, laid back weekend!
2 thoughts on “Climbing Montjuïc, Barcelona”
Mmm patatas bravas con aïoli…definitely the best fuel for climbing the mountain! The great views and the scent of the jasmine must have been a heavenly combination…xx
Not to forget the post-effort vermouth! Much needed to re-balance my sugar & hydration levels ??