Afternoon // Fundació Joan Miró
Burn off your lunch by climbing the steep hill to check out either the “anti-art” of Catalan genius Miró at the Fundació Joan Miró or the stately courtyards of the Castell de Montjuic.
Photo courtesy of Pere Pratdesaba, Fundacio Joan Miro
Where to Stay // Hotel Neri
Somehow the Neri
’s design alchemists have transformed the ponderous weight of an 18th-century palace in the midst of the Barri Gòtic into something contemporary and supercool.
Morning // Mercat de la Boqueria
There are incredible tapas bars (El Quim, Pinotxo) to be found in Barcelona’s bustling historic central market, but pace yourself as you wander around and peruse the best meat and produce Catalunya has to offer.
Photo courtesy of Lonely Planet Images / Alamy
Lunch // Cal Pep
This is the most famous tapas restaurant
in Barcelona. Sit at the bar and let them bring you whatever’s fresh off the boat or their own favorites.