The capital of Catalonia is a very popular destination among British people because of the diverse opportunities which Barcelona offers. With an array of different cultures to explore people can find almost everything in one place and they can enjoy all the famous buildings and famous artists. Along with the great holidays there is an assortment of choices for places to eat which is also very important part of finding out something more about the country and city and the Spanish food is definitely one of the most popular.
Spanish food is considered as a combination of Russian, French and Italian cuisines with the hint of Spain. Tapas is the most common food found in every corner of Barcelona and these small plates are variations of different food starting with Russian salad and through to seafood to sweet treats such as churros , often served with a cup of hot chocolate. There is an option to choose from many tapas and to share them with as many people as you want to. Sometimes there are strange combinations of tastes but it is all about your options of food. The most interesting is the “Salmorejo” which is the cold tomato soup with small pieces of Iberian ham.Barcelona is very luxurious city which ranges from the pricey to the affordable for both Spanish and foreigners.
Restaurants start to create daily menus which are offered for better price and they contain more courses which mean that it is more attractive. They are usually served between 12 and 2pm. The most common food for the lunch is Paella which is the traditional food of Spain, made of rice, saffron and often seafood or meat, served with glass of Sangria or Spanish wine. For people who are in a rush, there is a Focaccia, served with many toppings, usually with chorizo, cheese or prosciutto. If the traveller wants to save some money regarding food, an apartment instead of a hotel room would be ideal as the food in the local shops is cheaper and there is also a very popular market which is worth seeing. Seafood, chorizo, prosciutto, Parma and other perfect hams are sold there for better price and customers can choose from different kinds.
They have a wide variety of cheeses with goat cheese a popular choice among many restaurants usually served with a salad or bread. Very popular restaurants in Barcelona are hidden. They look like a souvenir shop or dry cleaners from outside and inside there is a small door which is the entrance to the restaurant. It is mainly because it makes them interesting and people are happy to see something which is unusual. The food there is sometimes more expensive than near the beach but the experience from the atmosphere of hidden restaurant is worth trying.
Barcelona is the perfect city for those who love delicious Spanish food, different kinds of entertainment, surprising classical dancing on the street, lovely sunny weather, clean beaches and temperament people. Spanish wines and Sangria are offered everywhere and this Catalonian centre is full of exceptional monuments, Picasso´s galleries, fans of Spanish football and Gaudi´s buildings. If you find yourself in one of these, then you should spend a week in Barcelona and enjoy it with all aspects alongside with their delicious food.