This morning, on the advice of many, many people, we made our way over to La Boqueria — formally known as El Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria — for breakfast and shopping.
Dating back to 1217, La Boqeria is situated on La Rambla, and is jam packed with stalls selling every food item imaginable, from jamons to seafood to fruits, vegetables, cheeses, nuts, and even bulk fresh ground spices.
Restaurant stalls sell fresh made tapas and pintxos and folks were drinking wine with their breakfast! Naturally, we joined in; no need to twist my arm! After all, when in Rome…
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Barcelona, Zaragoza, San Sebastián, and Valencia will be our homes-away-from-home as we explore the food & wine and the cultures of Catalunya, Aragon, the Basque Country, and the autonomous community of Valencia over the course of three weeks.
Barcelona, Zaragoza, San Sebastián, Valencia. These four cities will be our homes-away-from-home as we explore the food & wine and the cultures of Catalunya, Aragon, the Basque Country, and the autonomous community of Valencia over the course of three weeks.
Our itinerary also includes an afternoon layover in Madrid and two overnight side trips: one to Girona, where we will lodge in the shadow of its famous cathedral, and one to Logroño, the capital of La Rioja, whose renowned Ruta de Pintxos awaits. We’ll wind up the trip with a day-long drive up the Mediterranean coast from Valencia to Barcelona for our return to the U.S.
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