A Travel Guide To Barcelona

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Barcelona Aquarium – Barcelona has one of the world’s largest aquariums. Here you can go into a tunnel under the water while the sharks swim right over your head. Barcelona Zoo is also home to lions, gorillas, chimpanzees, hippopotamuses, rhinoceroses, giraffes and elephants. The zoo is separated by areas relating to areas of the world where the animals are from. It is situated in the beautiful Parc de la Ciutadella, is a great place to spend a sunny day in Barcelona. There are enjoyable and picturesque areas to sit and relax, as well as over 325 species of animal to look at.

Museu Picasso – This is the most visited art gallery. The museum mostly displays his early works, but the exhibition also includes examples of his later works. Since all his works are in chronological order, you can easily follow this extraordinary artist’s development.

What to Eat?

Barcelona is on the Mediterranean, so most of their foods being served are seafood. The neighboring Valencia and France also have had an influence on Barcelona’s cuisine.

Fideua – It is characterized as a skinny, short noodles mixed with poultry, meat, vegetables and shellfish. It is their version of paella.

Calcotada – this is a local kind of baby onions called Calcots. The Calcots are burned over the open flame and then braised with the special Catalan sauce of tomatoes, garlic olive oil and almonds called Romesco.

Sarsuela – this is a variety show of the Catalan food – a seafood combination such like shrimp, different types of white fish, mussels, clams, lobster, squid, shrimps and crayfish. These ingredients are then mixed with lemon, tomato, olive oil, sherry, white wine, paprika and more spices in one casserole.

Crema Catalana This is a very delicious form of desert, a cold custard with crunchy caramelized sugar coating.

 

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