Post # 1
My fiancee & I are heading to Spain on September 10th, and I am looking for any restaurant/bar/activity suggestions. We are flying into Barcelona, have 2 days there, then training to San Sebastian for 4 days, then 2 days exploring LaGuardia (wine country) & flying out of Madrid (1 day there). If you’ve been & have a must-see place, please share!!! We have looked all over trip advisor & in guide books for restaurant recommendations, but would love your feedback.
Post # 3
I loved Barcelona! My only suggestion is don’t eat at a restuarant that has the menu in 12 languages. Your best bet for a good meal is to eat somewhere off the beaten track. Have fun, Spain is truly beautiful.
Post # 4
I don’t know if it would fit into your schedule but I highly recommend Toledo for it’s amazing sunset and old town, complete with a cathedral, town walls and other great buildings. It is overall very romantic and easy to get lost. The whole scity appears to be on a hill and there are so many great views. Toledo is a short train ride from Madrid and would work as a day trip if you had the time in Madrid.
In general, eat ice cream and try several red wines. There is a great market street in Barcelona. Be prepared to try some new foods that may be a bit out of your comfort zone, I was pleasently suprised by some bone in fish and cured ham at a tapas place in Madrid. There are several small tapas places around Plaza Mayor and when I went to dinner with a Spaniard, this is where he took us.
Post # 5
One of my favorite things in Barcelona was the COFFEE!!! Yum yum! And the street vendors who sold baked sweet potatoes and corn. My friends and I would buy a baked sweet potato, sprinkle it with salt, and eat it while we walked around the city to explore. At the end of the day, we would find a little cafe, grab a coffee – which was really an espresso with milk, so kinda like a latte but soooo good and rich, and we just sat and took in the amazing scenery!